Adele – Biography. Famous People.


Adele Biography.
Adele is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame owing to her distinctive
voice and has become one of the best-selling artists of our times. Know more about her
childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline, in this brief biography.
Adele is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame owing to her distinctive
voice and has become one of the best-selling artists of our times. Born in England, she
was raised by a young single mother in various working-class neighborhoods of London. She
enjoyed singing contemporary pop music from an early age and later became interested in
the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James. In her early teens, she began to consider
a musical career while studying in the BRIT School. Her flair for music eventually caught
the attention of record labels, and after graduating, she signed a deal with XL Recordings.
After building anticipation in Britain with some well-received live performances, Adele
released her first album ‘19’ in 2008 which debuted at No. 1 on the British album
chart, and she received much praise for her unique and soulful voice. Later, her second
album ‘21’ was released which comprised several hit singles including “Rolling in
the Deep” and “Someone Like You”. Both the songs topped the charts in multiple markets
and broke many sales performance records. She also received an Academy Award for her
song “Skyfall”, which she wrote and composed for the eponymous James Bond film. With an
incredible voice and an outspoken personality, she has become one of the most popular performers
of the present generation. Childhood & Early Life.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham, England, to a Welsh father,
Mark Evans, and an English mother, Penny Adkins. When Adele was still a kid, Evans left the
family and thereafter, she was raised by her mother single-handedly.
Adele developed a passion for music at a young age and started singing. She was influenced
by the Spice Girls and enjoyed the works of Lauryn Hill, Destiny’s Child and Mary J. Blige.
At the age of 14, Adele discovered the collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald at her local
music store and was fascinated by their music. A stage performance by ‘Pink’ which Adele
witnessed as an audience member played a significant role in fueling her ambition to become a singer.
She was enrolled at the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon. While studying,
she wrote and composed songs, later posting them on her MySpace page.
After graduating in 2006, she recorded a three-song demo for a class project which impressed the
XL Recording executives. Subsequently, she was contacted by the company and signed for
a recording contract. Career.
In 2008, Adele’s debut album titled ‘19’—named for the singer’s age when she began recording
it—was released. The album featured two popular lead singles “Hometown Glory”
and “Chasing Pavements” which propelled her to overnight fame.
In March 2008, she signed a deal with Columbia Records and XL Recordings for her foray into
the United States. Later that year, her world tour ‘An Evening with Adele’ began which
lasted till June 2009. In January 2011, she released her second and
the much-anticipated studio album titled ‘21’, again named for her age when she recorded
it. The album was a success and she received much appreciation for its classic American
R&B and jazz style. Anchored by hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and ‘Someone Like
You” the record was a monster hit. The album’s another single “Set Fire to
the Rain” became Adele’s third No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she
became the first artist ever to have an album, ‘21’, hold the No.1 position on the Billboard
200 concurrently with three No.1 singles. In 2012, she composed and recorded the theme
song titled “Skyfall’ for the eponymous James Bond film. Upon its release, the song
became a chartbuster and rose to No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The track also entered
the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8, selling more than two million copies in the United States
in its first three days. Major Works.
Her album ‘21’ sold over 3.4 million copies in the UK, and became the biggest-selling
album of the 21st century. It also made Adele the first artist ever to sell three million
albums in the UK in one calendar year. In 2012, Billboard announced Adele’s “Rolling
in the Deep” as the biggest crossover hit of the past 25 years, topping pop, adult pop
and adult contemporary charts. Awards & Achievements.
In 2009, Adele received Grammy Awards in the ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Female Pop
Vocal Performance’ categories. In 2012, she was ranked at No. 5 on VH1′s
100 Greatest Women In Music. The same year, she was named one of the 100 most influential
people in the world by the American magazine ‘Time’.
In 2013, Adele won the Academy Award in the ‘Best Original Song’ category for the
James Bond theme song “Skyfall”. In 2013, she was made a Member of the Most
Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her services to music.
Personal Life & Legacy. In January 2012, it came into light that Adele
was dating Simon Konecki, a charity entrepreneur. Later that year, she announced that the couple
was expecting a baby and in October 2012, she gave birth to their son, Angelo.
Net Worth. Adele has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
Trivia. Adele is associated with various charities
and has performed in numerous charity concerts in order to raise money. She is associated
with charities for musicians in need, charities related to LGBT, and raises money for organizations
that promote research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives. adele someone like you

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