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John Legend's Gripping A Capella ''Rolling in the Deep'' Cover Is Basically Flawless

The Voice Coach did a special arrangement of the 2010s hit. 

By Jackie Manno

Back in 2011, The Voice Coach John Legend did a riveting cover of one of Adele's biggest hit, ''Rolling in the Deep,'' shortly after its original release.

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During his stripped-back version, he sang acapella amongst soulful background singers, his voice soaring at the chorus. 

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What to know about ''Rolling in the Deep'' by Adele

Released in 2011 off of her second album 21, ''Rolling in the Deep'' is one of Adele's most well-known songs to date. It reached the number one position on the US Billboard Hot 100 charts, and won three Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Short Form Music Video. 

In 2019, Billboard described ''Rolling in the Deep'' as a ''song that defined the decade.''

''Like the ’60s soul classics it’s styled after, “Rolling In the Deep” is a musical master course in relentlessly building to a thunderous catharsis,'' the outlet wrote of the track.

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