Adele and Other Grammy Winners Who Swoon (and Even Croon) Over Their Pets
by Laura Cross
Published on February 16, 2012
Adele took home six Grammy statuettes on Sunday night. And she has one special man in her life to thank: her Dachshund, Louie, named after none other than the legendary performer Louis Armstrong.
The singer told People Pets that Louie was born on the night that she went to see another Grammy-winning artist in concert — Britney Spears. Adele also divulged that she plans to adopt another Dachshund and christen her Ella. Get it?
But Adele isn’t the only Grammy winner who loves animals. These four other Grammy winners also have affinities for cats and dogs — and even use them as inspiration for their songs.
An Indie Artist With Feline Cred
Best New Artist Justin Vernon of Bon Iver devotes an entire section of his blog to his cats, Flo and Melmon, who hang out with him in the studio when he records his haunting songs. "They are a good thing to have around for your brain,” he told People.
Cee Lo Green's Curious Lap Cat
Cee Lo Green may have won the Grammy this year for Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, but his cat, Purrfect, is causing quite a stir on the set of NBC’s The Voice. Why, you ask? The judge apparently strokes the fluffy white feline — à la Dr. Evil in Austin Powers — during backstage interviews. Purrfect even has his own Twitter account, with almost 16,000 followers. Not bad when you lack opposable thumbs.
Just Call This Beatle a Dog Person
Sir Paul McCartney not only won the Grammy for Best Historical Album but he got a kiss from Lady Gaga. Aside from being an iconic singer, the former Beatle has been a lifelong animal-rights activist. And his 1968 ditty “Martha My Dear” was inspired by his Old English Sheepdog, Martha.
It's Kitty Love for One Country Crooner
Country star and multiple Grammy winner Taylor Swift owns a Scottish Fold named Meredith, whom she adopted last November. Will the adorable kitty get a mention on her next album? Only if she’s involved in Swift’s next celebrity boyfriend breakup.