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Jennifer Lawrence: 'Adele's music changed my life'

Jennifer Lawrence has described Adele as an "international treasure" in a gushing tribute for TIME magazine.

The 27-year-old singer features in the 2016 TIME 100, the publication's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In honour of her friend, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer, who also features on the list herself, penned a gushing essay describing the mother-of-one's greatest attributes.


The pair first met at the Academy Awards back in 2013, but Jennifer's love of Adele's music started with the release of her single Chasing Pavements back in 2008.


"Then when (Adele's 2011 album) 21 came out, mine and billions of other lives were - not to sound dramatic - changed," Jennifer wrote. "Suddenly there were words to that before-indescribable pain, frustration, sadness, then revolution that all comes from a breakup. I felt understood, I felt stronger, and above all, I hadn’t sung in front of a mirror with a hairbrush since Destiny’s Child."


Adele followed 21 with the release of 25 last year (15), which only served to further her monumental worldwide success - as well as once again increasing Jennifer's love for her music.


"The way she is able to capture herself, and then in turn us, has turned her into a star that’s not a star we look at, but a giant star with its own gravity that we are drawn to," she continues. "All of this about her lyrics, and I haven’t even gotten started on the voice - how could I? It’s once-in-a-lifetime."


Jennifer adds that Adele has "intelligence, 500-year-old wisdom and patience and kindness all wrapped up in the tough skin of a damn gangster".


Adele became a mother to son Angelo with partner Simon Konecki back in 2012 and it's motherhood that has given the singer's life an entirely different aspect, Jennifer writes.


"We all see her success. Her undeniable talent and beauty. But what you don’t see is what a wonderful mother she is," she wrote. "What a wonderful partner and friend she is. That she makes her son’s Halloween costumes. Adele is a gift, an international treasure, but she’s also sweet, funny, intelligent and beautiful. B**ch."


Other stars to feature on the 2016 TIME 100 include Gael Garcia Bernal, Leonardo DiCaprio, Taraji P. Henson, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Melissa McCarthy, Charlize Theron, Priyanka Chopra, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Caitlyn Jenner, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Kendrick Lamar.