Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice” award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London, to an English mother, Penny Adkins, and a Welsh father, Marc Evans. Evans left when Adele was two, leaving her mother to raise her. She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices. Growing up, Adele spent most of her time singing rather than reading; the last book she read was Roald Dahl’s Matilda when she was six years old. In 1997, at the age of nine, Adele and her mother, who by then had found work as a furniture maker and an adult-learning activities organiser, relocated to Brighton on the south coast of England.
In 1999, two years later, she and her mother moved back to London; first to Brixton, and then to neighbouring district West Norwood, in south London. West Norwood is the subject of Adele’s first record, “Hometown Glory”, which she wrote and composed in 2004, when she was 16. Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006, where she was a classmate of Leona Lewis and Jessie J. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent even though, at the time, she was more interested in going into A&R and hoped to launch other people’s careers.
Born: May 5, 1988, Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
Spouse: Simon Konecki (m. 2017)
Children: Angelo James Konecki
Hello, Someone Like You, Set Fire to the Rain, Rolling in the Deep, Send My Love, When We Were Young, All I Ask, Make You Feel My Love, Don’t You Remember, Skyfall, Water Under the Bridge, Chasing Pavements, Turning Tables, Hometown Glory, Million Years Ago, One and Only, Hello, Someone Like You, Set Fire to the Rain, Rolling in the Deep, Send My Love, When We Were Young, All I Ask, Make You Feel My Love, Don’t You Remember, Skyfall, Water Under the Bridge, Chasing Pavements, Turning Tables, Hometown Glory, Million Years Ago, One and Only, Rumour Has It, I Can’t Make You Love Me, Love Song, Love in the Dark, Take It All, Daydreamer, Cold Shoulder, Remedy, I Miss You, Sweetest Devotion, River Lea, Melt My Heart to Stone, He Won’t Go.
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