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    What The World Was Like The Last Time Adele Released An Album

    The album was 21, the year was 2011, and the world was a totally different place.

    1. James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the Oscars.

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    And people were not impressed.

    2. People were addicted to playing Angry Birds.

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    And there was even Angry Bird merchandise for those dedicated fans.

    3. Charlie Sheen was #winning.


    After being let go from Two and a Half Men, Charlie was a bit different. Whatever the case, he gave us catchphrases like "winning" and "tiger blood."

    4. Bridesmaids was released, thus changing the perception of female comedies forever.

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    We still can't stop watching it.

    5. The world was captivated by the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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    These two love birds are still going strong, with their second baby on the way.

    6. We said goodbye to the The Oprah Winfrey Show forever.

    Harpo Studios

    We're still not over it.

    7. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, Part II premiered.

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    It was truly the end of an era.

    8. Queen B blessed us with her performance of "Love on Top" at the VMAs.


    And she announced she was pregnant with Blue Ivy, too!

    9. Kim Kardashian called it quits with Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage.

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    That's right. Only 72 days!

    10. And Rebecca Black's "Friday" made nearly everybody go crazy.

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    This lyrically intuitive gem was gifted to the people. Let us rejoice!

    Let's hope that Adele's angelic voice brings us another eventful year filled with great music and memories.

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