Adele voted Associated Press ‘Entertainer of the Year’
By JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer December 19, 2012 9:36AM
FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, Adele accepts the award for record of the year for "Rolling in the Deep" during the 54th annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles. Adele rolled so deep in 2012 that shes been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Updated: December 27, 2012 12:57PM
NEW YORK — Adele rolled so deep in 2012 that she’s been voted The Associated Press Entertainer of the Year.
In 132 ballots submitted by members and subscribers of the AP, Adele easily outpaced other vote-getters like Taylor Swift, “Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. James, the South Korean pop star PSY and the cast of “Twilight.” Editors and broadcasters were asked to cast their ballot for who had the most influence on entertainment and culture in 2012.
Adele’s year began in triumph at the Grammys, where she won six awards including album of the year for her sophomore disc “21.” It ended with the birth of her son in October.
Previous winners of the AP Entertainer of the Year include Lady Gaga, Betty White and Stephen Colbert.