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Adele

Adele

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birthday
5th
May, 1988
Birth Place
London, England
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a singer-songwriter from London, England. Born on May 5, 1988, the 33-year-old pop sensation first gained the attention of the masses with her breakout hit  “Rolling in the Deep.” However, she’s had a successful career in music since long before that song – and her Grammy-winning album 21 – were released in 2011. 

Adele has now released three studio albums, with the third being 25, which came out in 2015. She’s won 15 Grammy Awards and nine Brit Awards, been named “Artist of the Year” by Billboard, and even been featured on the TIME magazine list of the most influential people in the world for multiple years. She’s even won an Academy Award thanks to her Bond theme, “Skyfall,” her first song to be featured in a blockbuster film.

Want to know more about Adele, how she got famous, and what she’s up to these days? Keep on reading.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Alma Mater

BRIT School

Children

1

Genres

Pop R&B blue-eyed soul pop-soul

Labels

XL Columbia

Occupation

Singer, songwriter

Spouses

Simon Konecki (m. 2016; div. )

Website
Years Active

2006 present

Name

Adele

Nationality

England

Adele's Early Life 

Adele was born in the Tottenham district of London to an English mother and a Welsh father. She was raised solely by her single mother, Penny Adkins, who encouraged her to sing from a young age.  Growing up, Adele was a fan of Etta James Ella Fitzgerald, who inspired the young Englishwoman to become an artist herself. She has also cited Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, and Alicia Keys as influences.  Adele went to BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, graduating in 2006. She attended the school alongside fellow British pop sensations Leona Lewis and Jessie J. In interviews, Adele has spoken fondly about her time in college, saying that attending the BRIT school helped her get a feel for how the music industry works.

Releasing 19 

Right after Adele graduated from BRIT school, she started recording songs. She shared a demo tape with a classmate, who posted her songs on MySpace. From there, she was scouted by Richard Russell of XL Recordings, who helped her get a deal with the label. Adele was just 17 years old when she signed with XL. After getting signed, Adele sang backing vocals on Jack Penate's track "My Yvonne." Through working with Penate, Adele met Jim Abbiss, who worked as her producer not long after. Adele's debut album, 19, was produced by Jim Abbiss, Mark Ronson, and Eg White and came out on January 28, 2007, via XL Recordings and Columbia Records. Featuring the singles "Chasing Pavements," "Make You Feel My Love," "Hometown Glory," and "Cold Shoulder," the album became a huge sensation, earning a triple Platinum certification in the US and selling over 6 million copies around the globe. 19 got Adele her first Grammy Awards – Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. When the album had been out for a bit, she appeared as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live, traveling to New York City to perform on set for a spellbound audience.

21 Makes Adele a Worldwide Phenomenon 

On January 24, 2011, several years after the release of 19, Adele put out her second album, 21, via XL and Columbia. Produced by Jim Abbiss, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Ryan Tedder, and others, including Adele herself, the album became a massive success.  21 went on to break multiple records and earn a host of awards. The album is:
  • The second-best-selling record of all time
  • The best-selling album of the 21st century
  • A diamond-certified record in the United States
  • The best performing Billboard 200 album of all time
  • The first album by a female solo artist to top the Billboard 200 for 24 weeks straight since 1985
  • Included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
  • Ranked on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
  • The winner of the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year
After the release of 21, Adele was awarded seven Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Pop Solo Performance.  Some of the most successful songs from the record were "Set Fire to the Rain," "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone Like You," and "Rumor Has It."

25 

After 21 came out, Adele released Live at the Royal Albert Hall, a wildly successful live album and movie that broke the record for most weeks spent at the top of the charts for a concert DVD. Her next full-length studio release was her third album, 25, which was released on November 20, 2015. The album was initially announced in August 2015, which built up the anticipation for its release for several months. The record features production work by some of the biggest names in the Industry, including Danger Mouse, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Mark Ronson, and Ryan Tedder, to name just a few.  25 became the fourth best-selling album of the 20th century and the second-best-selling album of the 2010s. Tracks like "When We Were Young" and "Water Under the Bridge" became huge hits, as did "Send My Love to Your New Lover" and more songs from the album. After the release of the record, Adele went on the Adele Live 2016 world tour, which brought her to Oceania, North America, and Europe. The final show of the tour took place at Wembley Stadium in June of 2017.

What's Adele Up to Now? 

In 2016, Adele got married to Simon Konecki, a philanthropist. However, the couple split up in 2021. They have one child together.  As of late 2021, Adele is set to release new music for the first time in several years. 30, her fourth studio album, started being promoted around the world on October 1, building up the anticipation of the record to a fever pitch.

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