Artist: Adele Biography

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Artist Adele Biography Info



Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, (born 5 May 1988), is a multiple Grammy Award-Winning English singer-songwriter from Enfield, North London. Her debut album, 19, was released in January 2008 and entered the UK album chart at #1. The album has since received four-times Platinum certification in the UK and has sold 5,500,000 copies worldwide. The album included the hugely popular song Chasing Pavements. 19 earned Adele two Grammy Awards in February 2009 for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Her second album, 21, was released on January 24th 2011 in the UK and propelled Adele to unprecedented mega-stardom. In just eleven months, 21 received fourteen-times Platinum certification in the UK for shipments in excess of 4,500,000 copies, and has sold a further 6,200,000 copies in the US denoting sextuple-Platinum status. As of January 2012, 21 has sold an estimated seventeen million copies worldwide. The album has produced three global chart-topping singles thus far: Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, and Set Fire to the Rain. 21 won Adele six awards at the 2012 Grammy Awards, among them Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Adele graduated from BRIT School in Croydon in May 2006, where she was classmates with Leona Lewis. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent. In school, she was more interested in going into A&R, and hoped to launch other people's careers. Four months later, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine.com. She had recorded a three-song demo for a class project and gave it to a friend who posted it on Myspace where it became very successful and led to a phone call from music label XL Recordings. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting. Nick Huggett at XL Recordings recommended Adele to manager Jonathan Dickins at September Management and in June 2006 Dickins became her official representative. September was managing Jamie T at the time and this proved a major attraction for Adele who was a big fan of the English singer-songwriter. Huggett then signed Adele to XL Recordings in September 2006.

Adele's breakthrough song, Hometown Glory, was released in October 2007. Adele provided vocals for Jack Peñate's song, My Yvonne, from his debut album. Adele became the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008. She released her second single Chasing Pavements on 14 January 2008, two weeks ahead of her debut album, 19. Chasing Pavements reached number two on the UK Chart, and stayed there for four weeks, finally remaining in the Top 40 14 weeks after its release. The album itself entered the British charts at number one. The Times Encyclopedia of Modern Music would name 19 an "essential" Blue Eyed Soul recording.

In June 2013, Adele was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to music.

The much-anticipated third studio album "25" was released on November 20, 2015 on the label XL. The first single from the album, "Hello", was released on Friday, October 23, 2015.

Grammy Awards (2017) - At the 59th Grammy Awards on Sun, February 12, 2017, Adele took the awards for "Album of The Year" and "Best Pop Vocal Album" for "25". and "Song Of The Year" and "Best Pop Solo Performance" for "Hello".


"Adele" Music List

Download Rolling in the Deep - Adele Music

Rolling in the Deep

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13,335,620
Download Someone Like You - Adele Music

Someone Like You

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10,117,870
Download Set Fire to the Rain - Adele Music

Set Fire to the Rain

878,571
9,158,249
Download Chasing Pavements - Adele Music

Chasing Pavements

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5,686,889
Download Make You Feel My Love - Adele Music

Make You Feel My Love

717,086
4,939,042
Download Rumour Has It - Adele Music

Rumour Has It

639,790
4,988,611
Download Hometown Glory - Adele Music

Hometown Glory

577,170
4,357,939
Download Turning Tables - Adele Music

Turning Tables

550,024
4,245,859
Download Don't You Remember - Adele Music

Don't You Remember

523,882
3,691,164
Download One and Only - Adele Music

One and Only

500,079
3,457,923
Download Lovesong - Adele Music

Lovesong

491,692
3,102,578
Download Daydreamer - Adele Music

Daydreamer

475,244
2,623,300
Download Cold Shoulder - Adele Music

Cold Shoulder

474,626
2,585,725
Download Take It All - Adele Music

Take It All

472,703
2,943,778
Download He Won't Go - Adele Music

He Won't Go

468,326
3,072,426
Download I'll Be Waiting - Adele Music

I'll Be Waiting

432,647
2,665,822
Download Right as Rain - Adele Music

Right as Rain

429,885
2,375,759
Download Best for Last - Adele Music

Best for Last

424,993
2,144,851
Download Crazy for You - Adele Music

Crazy for You

420,675
2,057,877
Download Hello - Adele Music

Hello

419,544
4,308,729
Download Melt My Heart to Stone - Adele Music

Melt My Heart to Stone

407,152
2,127,722
Download First Love - Adele Music

First Love

388,778
1,957,651
Download My Same - Adele Music

My Same

375,915
1,916,307
Download Tired - Adele Music

Tired

365,943
1,821,724
Download Skyfall - Adele Music

Skyfall

246,955
2,386,289
Download When We Were Young - Adele Music

When We Were Young

236,212
1,854,380
Download Water Under The Bridge - Adele Music

Water Under The Bridge

185,370
1,373,930
Download If It Hadn't Been for Love - Adele Music

If It Hadn't Been for Love

153,321
1,015,851
Download Hiding My Heart - Adele Music

Hiding My Heart

148,972
1,004,620
Download Remedy - Adele Music

Remedy

124,259
765,109
Download All I Ask - Adele Music

All I Ask

119,328
917,184
Download Turning Tabels - Adele Music

Turning Tabels

109,470
759,970
Download I Miss You - Adele Music

I Miss You

104,857
686,846
Download Million Years Ago - Adele Music

Million Years Ago

100,136
704,842
Download River Lea - Adele Music

River Lea

94,258
612,481
Download Love In The Dark - Adele Music

Love In The Dark

90,759
610,113