Adele Biography

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Name:  Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

Born:  5 May 1988 (age 33)London, England

Occupation:  Singer-songwriter

Years active:  2006 - Present

Genres:  Pop, Soul

Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

Father:  Mark Evans

Mother:  Penny Adkins

Brother(s):  Cameron Evans

Spouse:  Simon Konecki (m. 2018; div. 2021)

Son(s):  Angelo Adkins

Website: https://www.adele.com/


1988:  Born in the Tottenham district of London.

May 2006:  Graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon.

October 2007:  Written her breakthrough song, "Hometown Glory".

2008:  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.

January 2008:  Released her debut album, named '19'. Won an Urban Music Award for "Best Jazz Act,"[27] and a Music of Black Origin (MOBO) nomination in the category of Best UK Female.

Early 2009:  The album was certified gold by the RIAA.

February 2009:  Won the award for Best New Artist at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

January 2011:  Released her second studio album titled '21'.

February 2011:   "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You" topped the charts in multiple markets and broke numerous sales performance records.

November 2011:  Won three awards; Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for 21 at the 2011 American Music Awards.

December 2011:  Album '21' became the biggest-selling album of the 21st century. She also became the first artist ever to have an album, 21, hold the No.1 position on the Billboard 200 concurrently with three number-one singles. Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year, Billboard 200 Album of the Year, 21, and the Billboard Hot 100 Song of the Year, "Rolling in the Deep".

February 2012:  Won in all six categories for which she was nominated, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year at the 2012 Grammy Awards. She also received the Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist, and British Album of the Year.

October 2012:  Released the theme song "Skyfall", the twenty-third James Bond film. The song earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

January 2014:  Received her tenth Grammy Award with "Skyfall" winning Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

October 2015:  Released the lead single "Hello" from the album, "25".

November 2015:  Released album titled "25" and became the best selling album in a number of countries, including Australia, the UK and the US. Was also named the Global Recording Artist of the Year by IFPI.

February 2016:  Received the awards for British Female Solo Artist, British Album of the Year for 25, British Single of the Year for "Hello", and British Global Success at the 36th Brit Awards in London.

End 2016:  Billboard named her Artist of the Year for the third time and also received the Top Billboard 200 album.

February 2017:  Won all five of her nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 25, and Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Hello" at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

November 2021:  Released her fourth album, "30' and  reached No.1 in 24 territories. Topping the Global Album All-Format Chart, Global Album Sales Chart, and the newly created Global Vinyl Album Chart.

February 2022:  The album "30" won British Album of the Year at the 42nd Brit Awards


Personal Quotes:

  • I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
  • Heartbreak can definitely give you a deeper sensibility for writing songs. I drew on a lot of heartbreak when I was writing my first album, I didn't mean to but I just did.
  • The bigger your career gets, the smaller your life gets.
  • You're only as good as your next record.

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