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.
She released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was critically well received 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.
- Adele is struggling with bugs in Australiahttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04w3brh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04w3brh.jpg2017-03-07T13:49:00.000ZShe has been harassed by mosquitos and bats on stage during her world tour.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04w39v3
Adele is struggling with bugs in Australia
- Stormzy is obsessed with Adelehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04sx7c2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04sx7c2.jpg2017-02-14T14:11:00.000ZBut he claims he doesn't want to record a duet with her.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04sx7fy
Stormzy is obsessed with Adele
- Adele’s Grammy night was an emotional roller coasterhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04st17p.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04st17p.jpg2017-02-13T14:01:00.000ZShe made Grammy history, made Beyoncé cry and then (kind of) announced her marriage.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04st18m
Adele’s Grammy night was an emotional roller coaster
- Radio 2 Album of the Year: Adele 25https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zkcx9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zkcx9.jpg2016-12-13T01:46:00.000ZAdele's 25 wins Radio 2 Album of the Year at the BBC Music Awards 2016.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04l5dmv
Radio 2 Album of the Year: Adele 25
- Song of the Year: Adele - Hellohttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh953.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh953.jpg2016-12-13T01:41:00.000ZAdele's Hello wins Song of the Year at the BBC Music Awards 2016.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04l5dkz
Song of the Year: Adele - Hello
- Beyoncé has amazing things to say about Adelehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dvl9z.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04dvl9z.jpg2016-11-01T14:45:00.000Z"She’s funny as hell and her comebacks are legendary."https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04dvlf1
Beyoncé has amazing things to say about Adele
- Adele - Glastonbury 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zkcx9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zkcx9.jpg2016-08-03T12:56:00.000ZShowcasing her superstar status, Adele takes the Pyramid Stage by storm.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p043h8yp
Adele - Glastonbury 2016 Highlights
- Adele talks to Jo Whiley before her Glastonbury sethttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh3sf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03zh3sf.jpg2016-06-25T21:14:00.000ZAdele on headlining at this year's festivalhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03zh4hj
Adele talks to Jo Whiley before her Glastonbury set
- What's it like to write a song with Adele?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ty83d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ty83d.jpg2016-05-12T17:40:00.000ZAdele co-wrote her track Someone Like You With songwriter Dan Wilson. He recalls the writing and recording.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03ty850
What's it like to write a song with Adele?
- Adele sweeps 2016 Brits and talks upcoming tourhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03krkxh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03krkxh.jpg2016-02-25T20:00:00.000ZAdele chats to Jo Whiley about the challenges of recording her latest album and how she plans to celebrate.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03knsf1
Adele sweeps 2016 Brits and talks upcoming tour
- Adele enters the Singers Hall of Fame in 2016!https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cm6rw.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cm6rw.jpg2016-01-03T20:48:00.000ZThe all conquering Adele is the first inductee into the Singers Hall of Fame in 2016https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03cm6sd
Adele enters the Singers Hall of Fame in 2016!
- Adele: 'The most profound thing in my life was turning 25 & the expectations of being an adult'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ckv6l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03ckv6l.jpg2015-12-19T16:54:00.000ZAdele in a revealing interview with Nick Grimshaw during the launch of her massive hit 'Hello'.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03ckv6m
Adele: 'The most profound thing in my life was turning 25 & the expectations of being an adult'
- Best British Artist - Adelehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03btvzb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03btvzb.jpg2015-12-10T22:01:00.000ZAdele wins Best British Artist at the BBC Music Awards 2015.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03brmjx
Best British Artist - Adele
- Jo Whiley visits Adele for the Live Lounge Tourhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p012z3g2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p012z3g2.jpg2008-09-22T11:20:00.000ZJo Whiley visits Adele at her home for a chat and a noodle cook-off.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0360hfx
Jo Whiley visits Adele for the Live Lounge Tour
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