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Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988 in Enfield, North London), known professionally as Adele, is an English jazz singer. Adele has described her musical style as "heartbroken soul". She is the first recipient of the Brit Awards Critics' Choice, which was given to artists who, at the time, had yet to release an album. She debuted at number one with her Mercury Prize nominated debut album 19 in the UK album chart and has since then been certificated platinum with sales over 500,000 copies.

Adele's first public singing performance was in a school presentation where she sang "Rise" by

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Adele Music Videos

Adele performs "Right as Rain" Live and Unplugged

Adele performs "Cold Shoulder" Live and Unplugged

Adele performs "Right as Rain" Live and Unplugged

Adele News

Updated May 6, 2014
Is Adele working on a new album? Well that seems to be the case after singer sent out a tweet bidding farewell to her ...
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Multi-award winning singer, Adele, will soon add another notable accolade to her list of achievements. The British ...
Adele’s 21 finishes the year as the biggest-selling album for the second consecutive year selling over 4.4-million ...
Adele tops Forbes’ list of Brightest Music Stars Under 30. The 24- year-old singer has sold over 23-million copies of ...
Songs written or performed by Adele, Arcade Fire, Katy Perry, Florence Welch and Jon Bon Jovi are among the 75 tracks ...
Adele is now a mom! Before the British singer got pregnant, she was a tad concerned about giving birth. Since Adele ...
Rumors are all over the Internet that the baby of singing sensation Adele and boyfriend Simon Konecki is due sometime ...
Adele and boyfriend Simon Konecki are sparing no expense for their child’s nursery. According to MTV, Adele has spent ...
Adele might be having her first child earlier than we thought. Though the “Someone Like You” singer just announced her ...
International superstar and soon-to-be-mom Adele has more exciting family news! A source told Rolling Stone that Simon ...
Adele took to her web site on Friday to announce she is expecting a child with her boyfriend Simon Konecki. According ...
There’s a revelation about Adele in Marc Shapiro’s Adele: The Biography. Apparently, the 24-year-old singer struggled ...
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Adele tops the Billboard album chart, selling 75-thousand copies of her breakthrough album, 21. According to Nielsen ...
Adele's 21 is at number two on this week's Billboard album chart, selling over 101-thousand copies. The record has ...
According to NME, Adele isn’t interested in fame. The singer told NBC, “I don't want to be a celebrity. I don't want to ...
Adele turns 24 tomorrow (5/5). The British singer was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins back in 1988 in Tottenham, North ...

Full Biography

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988 in Enfield, North London), known professionally as Adele, is an English jazz singer. Adele has described her musical style as "heartbroken soul". She is the first recipient of the Brit Awards Critics' Choice, which was given to artists who, at the time, had yet to release an album. She debuted at number one with her Mercury Prize nominated debut album 19 in the UK album chart and has since then been certificated platinum with sales over 500,000 copies.

Adele's first public singing performance was in a school presentation where she sang "Rise" by Gabrielle. To make her look like the singer, her mother made an eye patch with sequins, which she said was embarrassing. Adele then claimed she was influenced from the music of Etta James and Dusty Springfield at her teens by accident, as she stumbled on the artists' CDs in HMV in the Classics section while looking for a new hair style. She only got to listen to those songs for the first time as she was clearing her bedroom. She graduated from The BRIT School for performing arts & technology in Croydon in May 2006, which was the same performing arts school attended by Amy Winehouse, Katie Melua, Leona Lewis and Kate Nash. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent. A month later, she published two songs on the fourth issue of online arts publication PlatformsMagazine.com. Since then Adele has played in small UK gigs, and has toured with best friend Jack Peñate, as well as Jamie T, Raul Midon, Amos Lee and Devendra Banhart. Adele went on her first UK headlining tour in October 2007. During her teenage years she recorded demo's and gave it to her friend Lyndon. He eventually put it on MySpace and it became very successful there. Adele got a record deal through MySpace. When she got a phone call she couldn't believe it was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records. When a friend told her that it was a real record company she signed.

Adele's first record, "Hometown Glory", in which she sings the praises of Tottenham, was released on 22 October 2007 as a limited edition 7" vinyl on Jamie T's label Pacemaker Recordings, with B side "Best For Last". "Hometown Glory" was featured as the single of the week on iTunes. Since launching her MySpace page on Christmas Eve 2004, Adele became popular on the site which she used as a media focus and test point for songs. She then signed to independent music label XL Recordings. In January 2008 released her second single "Chasing Pavements", hitting #2 for 4 weeks in the UK Chart and still in the Top 40 14 weeks after release.