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

1,214,646
12,893,424
Someone Like You - Adele

Someone Like You

958,055
9,685,351
Set Fire to the Rain - Adele

Set Fire to the Rain

841,173
8,830,293
Chasing Pavements - Adele

Chasing Pavements

793,945
5,536,940
Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Make You Feel My Love

681,462
4,667,056
Rumour Has It - Adele

Rumour Has It

621,479
4,851,721
Hometown Glory - Adele

Hometown Glory

564,958
4,273,343
Turning Tables - Adele

Turning Tables

529,260
4,094,280
Don't You Remember - Adele

Don't You Remember

510,192
3,593,310
One and Only - Adele

One and Only

488,056
3,363,511
Lovesong - Adele

Lovesong

480,036
3,025,238
Cold Shoulder - Adele

Cold Shoulder

468,824
2,549,065
Daydreamer - Adele

Daydreamer

465,960
2,566,634
Take It All - Adele

Take It All

463,816
2,884,779
He Won't Go - Adele

He Won't Go

458,431
3,007,110
I'll Be Waiting - Adele

I'll Be Waiting

424,294
2,611,158
Right as Rain - Adele

Right as Rain

423,736
2,334,204
Best for Last - Adele

Best for Last

419,926
2,116,537
Crazy for You - Adele

Crazy for You

413,469
2,020,028
Melt My Heart to Stone - Adele

Melt My Heart to Stone

399,749
2,087,675
First Love - Adele

First Love

383,786
1,926,099
Hello - Adele

Hello

378,096
3,929,910
My Same - Adele

My Same

370,827
1,886,783
Tired - Adele

Tired

361,367
1,796,043
Skyfall - Adele

Skyfall

230,270
2,279,427
When We Were Young - Adele

When We Were Young

199,622
1,546,393
Water Under The Bridge - Adele

Water Under The Bridge

159,538
1,163,911
If It Hadn't Been for Love - Adele

If It Hadn't Been for Love

152,827
1,011,226
Hiding My Heart - Adele

Hiding My Heart

145,768
987,833
Turning Tabels - Adele

Turning Tabels

109,233
757,570
Remedy - Adele

Remedy

106,091
644,131
All I Ask - Adele

All I Ask

94,646
735,037
I Miss You - Adele

I Miss You

91,351
598,479
I Found a Boy - Adele

I Found a Boy

87,199
563,239
Million Years Ago - Adele

Million Years Ago

85,691
597,286
River Lea - Adele

River Lea

81,672
534,662
Love In The Dark - Adele

Love In The Dark

79,527
526,648
Sweetest Devotion - Adele

Sweetest Devotion

71,102
414,245
My Same (album) - Adele

My Same (album)

50,258
138,155
Chasing Pavements (Live) - Adele

Chasing Pavements (Live)

48,457
257,675