Adele

Adele

Biography

Adele (born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins 05.05.1988) is a British singer-songwriter who rose to fame after being selected in the BBC's annual end of year 'Sound Of' poll in 2008.

Net Worth: As of 2015 Adele's net worth is $75 million according to various sources.

Childhood & Early Career: Adele was born in Enfield, North London and started singing at the age of four, impersonating the Spice Girls at dinner parties. Her mother even made her a sequin eye patch because she wanted to look more like Gabrielle.

As she was growing up, Adele became interested in a wide variety of music, singing Destiny's Child songs at her school, then going through a heavy metal phase, wearing Slipknot t-shirts and studded dog collars. She later became interested in the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James.

Adele attended the highly publicised BRIT School in Croydon, which was also attended by Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, and Kate Nash. Adele graduated from the school in 2006 and soon published a couple of her songs on the online publication PlatformsMagazine.com.

Adele went on to tour with a number of people, including her friend Jack Penate, Jamie T and Devendra Banhart. Her first headline tour came in 2007.

Debut Album Onwards: Adele's first track, 'Hometown Glory' was written when she was just 16 years old. She later signed to XL Recordings, home to The Prodigy, MIA and Radiohead. Adele came to the attention of XL Recordings after posting a track on a MySpace page. When she received her first call from a record company, she assumed that it was a hoax.

'Hometown Glory' was released as Adele's debut single and in December 2007, Adele won the Critics' Choice Award at the Brit Awards. In January 2008, it was followed by 'Chasing Pavements'. 'Chasing Pavements' was co-written by Ivor Novello-winning Eg White, who orchestrated the piece.

Adele's debut album was named 19. In February 2008, the album entered the UK album chart at the top spot. Later that year, Adele's record deal was expanded into a joint contract with Columbia Records and XL Recordings. In February 2009, the album was certified Gold in the USA, as well as being nominated for the 2008 Mercury Music Prize Award. Paul Rees, the editor of Q magazine, also heaped praise on Adele, noting that after a slew of male bands like The Libertines, Adele's music was a welcome change. On top of this, Beyonce Knowles and Kanye West have also been vocal in their praise of her talents.

Adele's US TV debut came when she appeared on The Today Show. She also made a number of other notable appearances, including the Late Show With David Letterman The Ellen Degeneres Show and Late Night With Conan O'Brien.

Adele also made a TV appearance on the hugely popular US show Ugly Betty, appearing as herself, playing at a wedding. The song 'Hometown Glory' has been widely used in a number of television shows, such as So You Think You Can Dance, Skins and Grey's Anatomy.

Early in 2009, a number of live dates were posted on Adele's website, including a June date at the Hollywood Bowl with Etta James, one of her idols.

In April 2009, appeared in Vogue Magazine, in a photo shoot by Annie Liebovitz.

A deluxe edition of 19 was released which featured a collaboration with Jack White on a cover of The Raconteurs' 'Many Shades Of Black'. At the BBC Electric Proms in 2008, Adele performed with Burt Bacharach, singing 'Baby It's You'. She also sings on Daniel Merriweather's debut album, on a track entitled 'Water and a Flame'.

After the success of her first album Adele released her second studio album 21 on 24 January 2011 she claimed that the inspiration behind this album came from the breakup of her second partner. The album made it to number 1 in 26 different countries across the world.

Her appearance on the Brit Awards in 2011 with the single 'Someone Like You' saw her gain the number one hot spot in the UK. Her first album re-entered the album chart alongside 21 and so did her first single 'Rolling The Deep'. This meant that she became the first living artist to have released both in the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart at the same time since The Beatles in 1964.

In December 2011, 21 became the fastest selling album of the 21st century selling over 3.4 million copies in the UK. To promote the album she went on the Adele Live tour but this had to be cancelled due to a vocal- cord hemorrhage, this meant she had to have laser surgery and extended period of rest in order to recover.

In 2012 she made her live comeback at the 2012 Grammy Awards where she won in all of the six categories that she was nominated for, this made her the second female artist to win in all her categories on a single night. She also received to further awards in the same year from the Brits for Best British Female and British Album of the year.

As of 2014 Adele's album 21 has sold 40 million copies and 50 million singles worldwide.

In 2012 she confirmed that she had been composing the song Skyfall for the twenty-third James Bond film. This song sold 176,000 copies in the UK and 261,000 in the US it also earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song and the academy award for Best original song. 

In 2013 she received her ninth Grammy for Best Pop solo Performance for her live performance of 'set fire to the rain'. She also spoke of taking a few years off in order to live her life and then her third album would be released. 

Her fourth studio album titled 25 was released on 23rd October 2015 where she stated that this album was a 'make up record' that is making up for lost time and getting to know who she has become without even realising. She has said that this will be the last album titled her age and is an end to the trilogy. 

On the 30th October 2015 the single Hello was released ahead of the album and in it became number one in the UK singles chart and sold 330,000 copies on its release. 

The album made its debut on the UK Albums Chart selling 800,000 copies and became the fastest selling album in the charts history. She has sold 19 million copies globally and spent seven weeks at the top of the UK Albums chart.  

In November 2015 Adele announced her first tour since 2011, the tour sees her visiting Europe, the UK and the USA. 

At the 2016 Brit Awards she won four Brits including British Album of the year and closed the ceremony performing 'When We Were Young' with an emotional performance showing how grateful she was for the support that she has received after taking a few years out. 

Adele headlined Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage in 2016.     

Personal Life:  In January 2012 it was reported that Adele had been dating Simon Konecki a charity entrepreneur since 2011, it was announced in June 2012 that the couple were expecting their first baby. Their son was born on 19th October 2012 and is called Angelo. Since the birth of her son she states that since becoming a parent she now feels as if she has a purpose to her life. 

Adele has been criticised in the media for being overweight but states that she would much rather go out for a meal with friends than to the gym. 

Adele also likes to be involved in various charity events as she has performed at numerous charity concerts throughout her career and has raised thousands for Sands the UK stillbirth and neo-natal death charity.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Adele's '25' Wins Diamond Certification For 10 Million Sales In Under A Year


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Although her massive world tour is heading into its final run, nothing seems to be stopping Adele’s current album 25 from continuing to smash chart milestones to smithereens, with the news that her third album has already been certified diamond in the United States in under 12 months.

The 27 year old megastar released the album on November 20th last year, but Entertainment Weekly reported on Tuesday (September 27th) that it has already shifted more than 10 million copies in the States, enough to award it a diamond certification from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

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Justin Bieber And Beyonce Lead The MTV EMA Nominations


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Justin Bieber and Beyonce lead the field in this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards with five nominations each, with Adele, Coldplay and Rihanna all receiving multiple nods.

Following her sweeping success at the Video Music Awards last month off the success of her current album Lemonade, Bey has been shortlisted for five awards at the annual EMAs. The American performer has been given the nod for Best Video for ‘Formation’, Best Female, Best Live Act, Best Look and Biggest Fans.

Justin BieberJustin Bieber has picked up five MTV EMA nominations, along with Beyonce

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Adele Thinks Quitting Smoking Has Made Her Voice Worse


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Superstar singer Adele has made an extraordinary claim about her powerful voice - that it’s got worse since she quit smoking. The Hello hitmaker made the decision to quit five years ago when she had a vocal cord haemorrhage in 2011 and had to undergo surgery.

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However, Metro has reported that the 28-year-old star has since revealed to Canadian entertainment show, etalk that kicking the habit has actually made her vocals worse.

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Adele Pays Tribute To Amy Winehouse On What Would Have Been Her 33rd Birthday


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Adele has paid tribute to Amy Winehouse, on what would have been the late star’s 33rd birthday.

“Happy Birthday Amy X,” Adele posted on Instagram and Twitter on Tuesday night (September 14th), following that the following night with an on-stage dedication to Winehouse’s memory while on tour in Boston.

Before breaking into her cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’, with the crowd responding by holding up their phones, Adele said that it was the ‘Back To Black’ singer who first inspired her to pursue music when she was a teenager.

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Adele Reportedly To Quit Touring For TEN Years


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Potential bad news for Adele fans, as new reports suggest that she might quit touring for as long as TEN years, in order to spend time with her family.

The Sun reported on Thursday (September 15th) that the ‘Hello’ singer is considering taking a decade-long hiatus from the rigours of touring, once her current 107-date ‘Adele Live 2016’ tour wraps in November.

The 28 year old is reportedly making the decision because her three year old son, Angelo, whom she shares with her fiancé Simon Konecki, will be starting school next year, meaning that he won’t be able to join her while she’s on the road.

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Adele Apologises To Fans After Illness Causes Her To Cancel Show


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Adele has apologised to fans in an emotional video after she was forced to cancel her scheduled concert in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday. In the video, a make-up free and exhausted looking Adele told fans she had been battling a cold for days and her illness had finally gotten the better of her.

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Adele Confirms She Won't Be Doing Super Bowl Halftime Show, But The NFL Deny Making An Offer


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Adele has confirmed she won’t be performing at the halftime show of the 2017 Super Bowl, after tabloids reported that NFL bosses were desperate to land her. But while Adele did say she got the call, the NFL and halftime show sponsor's Pepsi have denied that an offer was ever made.

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Speaking onstage in Los Angeles on Saturday (August 13), Adele told the crowd: “First of all, I’m not doing the Super Bowl, I mean, come on, that show is not about music. And I don’t really, I can’t dance or anything like that. They were very kind, they did ask me, but I said no.”

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Adele Is Trying To Quit Swearing During Concerts


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She’s as famous for her potty mouth as she is for selling millions of records, but Adele has vowed to try and curb her swearing. The ‘Hello’ singer managed to swear a massive 33 times during her Glastonbury set this year, which was broadcast live on the BBC with viewers pre-warned to expect bad language.

AdeleAdele has vowed to try and stop swearing so much

Speaking about her Glastonbury performance during her show at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre on Monday night, Adele said: “I managed to swear 33 times, 33 times. I mean I’m not a mathematician — I didn’t even pass my exams and that — but that’s like every couple of minutes, swearing, right?”

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Adele Left "Mortified" After Her Credit Card Got Declined In H&M


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She might be the highest-earning female in pop music – but Adele was left rather red-faced after her credit card was declined during a recent shopping trip to H&M.

The 27 year old chart-topper, who is thought to be worth in the region of £85 million and enjoyed a global multi-platinum-selling album less than a year ago, was left feeling “embarrassed” after she visiting the high street fashion outlet ahead of a gig in San Jose last weekend, according to the Daily Mirror.

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Biffy Clyro Outselling The Rest Of The Top Five Combined In Mid-Week UK Albums Chart


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Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro are on track to score the second number one album of their career with new record Ellipsis. Ellipsis is the band’s seventh studio album and was released on Friday (July 8) and it's so far taken a strong lead in this week's chart.

Biffy ClyroBiffy Clyro are on track for a number one album with Ellipsis.

According to the Official Chart Company’s midweek chart update Ellipsis is currently outselling the rest of this week’s top five albums combined. The band’s closest competition is last week’s number two, Adele’s 25, which is currently a non-mover in the midweeks.

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Adele headlined the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. She impressed the crowds performing songs from her most recent album '25' as well as tracks from '21' and '19'. Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Somerset, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Adele headlined the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night of the 2016 Glastonbury Festival. She impressed the crowds performing songs from her most recent album '25' as well as tracks from '21' and '19'. Worthy Farm Pilton, Glastonbury Somerset, United Kingdom - Saturday 25th June 2016

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Adele Adkins - Adele wins an award whilst on stage in Birmingham as she wraps her UK tour. Adele was presented the iHeartRadio music awards gong for best song and gave an acceptance speech mid concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham as she wraps her UK Tour this week. at Genting Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th March 2016

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Adele Adkins - Adele performs live in Birmingham at the Genting Arena on her UK tour at Genting Arena - Birmingham, United Kingdom - Wednesday 30th March 2016

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Adele Adkins - Adele performs for the first time at The O2 arena - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 15th March 2016

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Adele

Date of birth

5th May, 1988

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

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