Adele
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1988-05-05
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Adele Biography (Wikipedia)

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (born 5 May 1988) 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.

Releasing her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer numerous awards in 2012, among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year, and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is the fourth best-selling album in the UK of all time. In the US, it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified diamond. The album has sold over 31 million copies worldwide. The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.

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Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2016
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
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2016
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Live Lounge: Adele (Live Lounge Special)
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
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2011
Live Lounge: Adele (Live Lounge Special)

Live Lounge: Adele (Live Lounge Special)

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Live Lounge: Adele (Live Lounge Tour)
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London
2008-09-22T08:12:04
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2008
Live Lounge: Adele (Live Lounge Tour)

Live Lounge: Adele (Live Lounge Tour)

London
Live Lounge: Adele
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2008-01-23T08:12:04
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Jan
2008
Live Lounge: Adele

Live Lounge: Adele

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London

Latest Adele News

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    Adele's victory over Beyonce at the Grammys isn't a matter of racism, says the Recording Academy.
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    BBC News - Adele fluffs cover of George Michael's Fastlove
    Adele calls halt to cover of George Michael track at Grammys and starts again.
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