Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, more commonly known as simply Adele, is a Grammy Award-winning British singer and songwriter.
Adele singer was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London. Her father is a taxi driver and her mother a hairdresser. Adele first attended St Mary Magdalen Church of England Primary School, Higham Hill, London and then William Holloway School, Mill Hill as a boarder between 1995-2004. During this time she took part in school musical productions including The Sound of Music (as Maria), Guys and Dolls (as Adelaide) and Grease (as Rizzo).
Adele’s maternal grandparents were enthusiastic about music which inspired her to follow in their footsteps by taking piano lessons from age seven onwards. At age 14 she met guitarist Jamie Lidell at the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology where she performed her first song “Bleeding Love” as well as other covers of popular songs such as Alicia Keys’ “Fallin'” live on radio station Reprezent FM where it became an instant hit with listeners who were able to relate to their own experiences with love lost or gained through listening
She was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London.
Adele was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London. She was born to a working-class family, with her mother Penny Adkins being a hairdresser and her father Mark Evans a taxi driver. Her parents split when she was 5 years old, after which time she began writing songs and singing in pubs around London. After finishing school at age 16 she applied for three universities: Cambridge, Durham, and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design; however, she did not get into any of them because she didn’t meet the academic requirements.
Adele was in a relationship with Slinky Sunbeam, who she met through MySpace in 2006.
In 2006, Adele met Slinky Sunbeam through MySpace. They were in a relationship together for three years before breaking up in 2008. In 2010, she started dating Simon Konecki, whom she married in 2016.
Her first album 19 was released in January 2008.
The first single from the album, “Chasing Pavements”, was released on November 17, 2008. It debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in January 2010.
The second single, “Cold Shoulder”, was released on May 10, 2009. It charted at number nine in the United Kingdom and at number 11 in Ireland. The third single from 19 was “Turning Tables”, which was released on November 7, 2009 and peaked at number one on both the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100. It also topped several other music charts such as New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Germany. In addition to this achievement, it received four nominations at the 52nd Grammy Awards: Record of Year; Song of Year; Best Pop Solo Performance; Best Pop Vocal Album.
She was discovered by Gradio A&R representative Rick Rubin in 2006.
In 2006, she was discovered by Rick Rubin while performing at a concert. She was the first artist to be signed to his record label, American Records.
She met Chris Martin from Coldplay at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards after her first single “Hometown Glory” was nominated for Best Female Video. The two were set up on a date by a mutual friend and started seeing each other soon after; they got engaged in 2010 and married six years later.
In June 2011, Adele’s first album 19 won the Best British Album award at the Brit Awards and her second album 21 won Best British Album again at the 2012 Brit Awards.
In June 2011, Adele’s first album 19 won the Best British Album award at the Brit Awards and her second album 21 won Best British Album again at the 2012 Brit Awards. The same year she won three BRIT Awards including best female artist, best live act and best album for 21. In 2012 she also received multiple Grammy nominations for her work on 21 including “Album of the Year”, “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year”.
21 was released in January 2011 and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide to date.
Adele had breast reduction surgery in June 2009 after she developed a cyst.
In June 2009, Adele underwent breast reduction surgery in London to reduce her 34G cup size. She had a cyst on her left breast which she also had removed. The surgery was performed at The Portland Hospital in London by Dr David Mills and lasted for six hours. A spokesperson for the singer confirmed that she underwent a “minimally-invasive” procedure to remove the cyst and reduce her breasts to a more manageable size.
In December 2010, she was invited by Barbra Streisand to duet on “Stoney End” for Streisand’s album What Matters Most.
In December 2010, she was invited by Barbra Streisand to duet on “Stoney End” for Streisand’s album What Matters Most. The same month, Adele and XL Recordings released her second single, “Someone Like You”. The song reached number one in over 30 countries and sold over 1.5 million copies in the UK. She also recorded a live concert DVD at the O2 arena called Live at the Royal Albert Hall which was released on November 20th 2011.
In May 2011, it was announced that Adele would be opening for Beyoncé Knowles on her I Am… World Tour. Adele’s third studio album 21 was released worldwide on February 22nd 2011 to critical acclaim. It became an international commercial success as well as topping charts in nineteen countries including Australia and the United States where it debuted at number one. On February 13th 2012 she won six Grammy Awards including Album of Year for 21. In November 2012 she undertook her first tour outside Europe named ‘Adele Live’; its final concert took place on June 19th 2013 at Wembley Stadium with an audience of 84 000 people.
Record producer Jim Abbiss saw her performing live and signed her to XL Recordings label.
In 2007, Jim Abbiss was in the audience at a gig she played at the Carling Academy Brixton in London. He signed her to XL Recordings and produced her debut album 19. It went on to top the UK album chart and has sold over six million copies worldwide.
The following year, Adele won two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Song of the Year at The 51st Annual Grammy Awards (2010). She released 21 – which became an international bestseller – in 2011; it marked a departure from her previous releases as it was not written or recorded live but instead had its songs pre-recorded with producer Paul Epworth while Adele worked on multiple other projects during its recording process. The album received critical acclaim, topping charts worldwide including those in Ireland, Italy, Germany and Austria as well as reaching number one on Billboard 200 Albums Chart where it remained for 24 non-consecutive weeks becoming one of longest running albums by a woman ever on Billboard 200 Chart history until being surpassed by Pink’s Beautiful Trauma (2017) which spent 31 non-consecutive weeks atop Billboard 200 Albums Chart marking most consecutive weeks atop Billboard 200 Albums Chart since Adele’s own 21 spent 24 non-consecutive weeks there from March 11th 2011 through January 7th 2012 making both records tied for second place behind Carole King – Tapestry (1971), which spent 33 consecutive weeks atop Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart when first released back then despite being #1 position wasn’t counted until 1972 when Nielsen started counting streaming data too; this means that Tapestry could have actually been #1 every week between January 1971 through April 1972 than just once during Jan/Feb 1971 before streaming
Adele is an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C., an English football club based in Tottenham, North London.
You may be wondering why Adele, a Texas-born and -bred woman who has never lived in England, is so passionate about Tottenham Hotspur. If so, you’re not alone.
Adele’s love for the team began when she was a teenager, when she started to follow them around the country on tour and became enamored with their fans’ passion for football. She has been seen at several matches over the years — including one where she sat in an executive box — and even got her own logo tattooed on her ankle during her 2011 tour!
In addition to being an avid supporter of Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Adele also performs regularly at White Hart Lane Stadium in North London (where they play). She even appeared on their television show “Spurs Show” in 2013 alongside other famous faces such as Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams!
Adele has sold over 80 million records worldwide
- Adele has sold over 80 million records worldwide.
- She’s won 19 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
- She’s also won 7 Brit Awards, 1 Grammy for Album of the Year, and 1 Grammy for Record of the Year.