Artist: Adele Biography

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Adele 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".

Top Track "Adele"

Rolling in the Deep - Adele

Rolling in the Deep

1,191,281
12,659,670
Someone Like You - Adele

Someone Like You

932,716
9,434,942
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

Set Fire to the Rain

824,182
8,659,457
Chasing Pavements - Adele

Chasing Pavements

785,072
5,463,603
Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Make You Feel My Love

664,037
4,528,286
Rumour Has It - Adele

Rumour Has It

613,146
4,777,605
Hometown Glory - Adele

Hometown Glory

559,832
4,232,205
Turning Tables - Adele

Turning Tables

520,098
4,022,306
Don't You Remember - Adele

Don't You Remember

504,414
3,542,218
One and Only - Adele

One and Only

482,732
3,313,407
Lovesong - Adele

Lovesong

474,599
2,981,095
Cold Shoulder - Adele

Cold Shoulder

466,132
2,531,048
Daydreamer - Adele

Daydreamer

462,409
2,540,615
Take It All - Adele

Take It All

460,185
2,853,823
He Won't Go - Adele

He Won't Go

454,192
2,973,022
Right as Rain - Adele

Right as Rain

421,131
2,312,323
I'll Be Waiting - Adele

I'll Be Waiting

419,220
2,577,027
Best for Last - Adele

Best for Last

417,987
2,103,230
Crazy for You - Adele

Crazy for You

410,674
2,002,370
Melt My Heart to Stone - Adele

Melt My Heart to Stone

397,003
2,068,665
First Love - Adele

First Love

381,730
1,909,069
My Same - Adele

My Same

368,395
1,870,343
Tired - Adele

Tired

359,612
1,783,061
Hello - Adele

Hello

353,555
3,734,519
Skyfall - Adele

Skyfall

221,529
2,217,031
When We Were Young - Adele

When We Were Young

176,939
1,357,016
If It Hadn't Been for Love - Adele

If It Hadn't Been for Love

152,810
1,007,935
Hiding My Heart - Adele

Hiding My Heart

143,599
976,650
Water Under The Bridge - Adele

Water Under The Bridge

139,913
994,383
Turning Tabels - Adele

Turning Tabels

109,319
757,160
Remedy - Adele

Remedy

93,003
557,907
I Found a Boy - Adele

I Found a Boy

86,954
560,584
I Miss You - Adele

I Miss You

82,847
537,220
All I Ask - Adele

All I Ask

81,909
628,382
Million Years Ago - Adele

Million Years Ago

75,859
521,718
River Lea - Adele

River Lea

73,744
478,886
Love In The Dark - Adele

Love In The Dark

72,200
467,627
Sweetest Devotion - Adele

Sweetest Devotion

64,666
372,565
My Same (album) - Adele

My Same (album)

50,419
138,456
Chasing Pavements (Live) - Adele

Chasing Pavements (Live)

48,395
256,249