Adele Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


13th February 2017

Quote: "First of all, I really do apologise for swearing. It's George Michael and I love him. It means a lot to me so I'm really sorry if I offended anyone anywhere." Adele takes a moment during her Song of the Year acceptance speech to apologise again for accidentally swearing during her George Michael tribute blunder at Sunday's (12Feb17) Grammy Awards. The star had to halt the music and restart her version of Fast Love after suffering sound problems.


8th February 2017

Fact: Adele has nabbed the number one spot on Forbes magazine's Top Paid Grammy nominees for 2017. The Hello singer, who is nominated for five awards including Album of the Year, brought in $80.5 million (£64.4 million) due to the global success of her record 25. Rihanna followed Adele in second place, accumulating a $75 million (£60 million) fortune, which included streams and sales of her album Anti, along with her endorsement deals with Puma, Samsung and Dior.


20th January 2017

Fact: Adele is set to perform at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on 12 February (17). She joins previously announced performers Carrie Underwood, John Legend, Keith Urban, and Metallica. Adele is up for five awards on the night including album, record and song of the year.


17th January 2017

Tweet: "Happy Birthday my Lady! We love you x". British soul superstar Adele expresses her admiration for Michelle Obama as she celebrates the U.S. First Lady's 53rd birthday on Tuesday (17Jan17).


6th December 2016

Quote: "Adele is nothing but class. She reached out to me privately and publicly in the middle of winning her own award (at the 2016 BRIT Awards). What a beautiful soul." Pop star Kesha is thankful for Adele's support as she continues to battle Dr. Luke and bosses at Sony Music in a bid to get free her from her record contract. The TiK ToK hitmaker has accused the producer of physical and emotional abuse.


25th September 2016

Quote: "Close your legs, men." Adele calls out guys who ride the subway in New York, claiming they 'man spread' and take up too much room in the cramped carriages by spreading their legs.


24th May 2016

Quote: "I was wearing a ridiculous skirt, which was silly... (and) I had a little thin jumper on, and Bruce came out and said, 'You're going to be cold'... He gave me his coat, so I was watching the show, wearing his coat. I was too embarrassed to try to put my arms in because, obviously, too small. So I just wore it on my shoulders." Adele reveals Bruce Springsteen came to her rescue after spotting her shivering just before his Rock in Rio show in Portugal last week (ends20May16).


17th May 2016

Fact: Adele will premiere her new single and video during the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May16). The soulful Brit's new promo for Send My Love (To Your New Lover) will air during the ceremony's telecast. Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, Ariana Grande, Pink, Britney Spears, Meghan Trainor, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Nick Jonas are among the acts performing at the TMobile Arena event in Las Vegas.


4th April 2016

Fact: Adele has become only the sixth artist to score 20 weeks at the top of the Billboard Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart in the U.S. with the same song. She ties Bruno Mars, who spent 20 weeks at number one in 2011 with Just The Way You Are, with Hello. Celine Dion's A New Day Has Come, Breakaway by Kelly Clarkson, and Train's Hey, Soul Sister have also spent at least 20 weeks on top, while Drift Away by Uncle Kracker featuring Dobie Gray leads the list with 28 weeks.


30th March 2016

Fact: Adele came face to face with her lookalike at a concert in the U.K. on Tuesday night (29Mar16). The Hello singer thought she was looking into a mirror when she spotted Emily Bamforth during a gig in Birmingham, England, and invited her up onstage. The doppelgangers chatted and posed for a 'selfie', which Bamforth's fiance, Tom Winkler, shared on Twitter after the gig. Bamforth also posted photos from her encounter with Adele on Instagram.


28th February 2016

Tweet: "Good luck Leo! Everyone loves you because you're the best. Meet me at the clock anytime bruv X". Oscar winner Adele sends her best wishes to The Revenant star Leonardo DiCaprio as he vies for the Best Actor Academy Award at Sunday's (28Feb16) ceremony. The British star also tweeted a photo of herself standing on a set similar to the grand staircase seen in his blockbuster classic Titanic.


27th February 2016

Fact: Soul superstar Adele is holding on to the number one spot in the U.K. albums chart following her quadruple win at London's BRIT Awards on Wednesday (24Feb16). Her critically-acclaimed 25 keeps David Bowie's Best of Bowie sitting at two, while Jack Garratt's Phase is new at three. Meanwhile, Lukas Graham remains unmoved atop the U.K. singles chart with 7 Years.


12th February 2016

Quote: "I've always been a really big fan of Bruno, but when we worked together he was beyond. He can do anything, literally singing the best vocals you've ever heard live in your life while he is playing a drum or a bass or doing some mad percussion riff. I think he definitely will be the biggest, biggest, biggest artist in the world." British soul star Adele is full of admiration for Bruno Mars, who co-wrote All I Ask on her latest album, 25.


7th February 2016

Fact: Adele has used a childhood photograph as the artwork for her new single, When We Were Young. The snap shows the singer as a gap-toothed youngster smiling in a photobooth.


22nd January 2016

Fact: Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Little Big Town are set to perform at the upcoming Grammy Awards on 15 February (16). Lamar leads the nominations with 11, closely followed by The Weeknd and Taylor Swift with seven. The ceremony will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


19th January 2016

Fact: Adele has broken another record with her comeback hit Hello. The video accompanying the song has become the quickest video to reach one billion views on Vevo.com. The popular Xavier Dolan-directed promo also hit 100 million views on YouTube.com in just five days following Hello's release in November (15).


19th January 2016

Fact: Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Adele, Kanye West, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Hanks, and Zac Efron are all in the running for prizes at the upcoming Shorty Awards, which honour the best social media usage. The trophies will be handed out at a ceremony in New York City in April (16). The public vote which determines the winners closes on 17 February (16).


14th January 2016

Quote: "I want my fans to come on, like, a journey with me and I feel like it's one of the reasons I name my albums after my age as well. They're sort of just prologues of my life at that time. (But), this is the last album after my age. I believe in trilogies." Adele's age will not inspire the title of her next album after she named her first three releases 19, 21 and 25.


14th January 2016

Fact: Adele plays the drums in her hit song Hello.


18th December 2015

Fact: Justin Bieber and Coldplay are set to join Adele as performers at the 2016 BRIT Awards. The Sorry singer will take to the stage at London's O2 Arena on 24 February (16).


15th December 2015

Fact: Adele has broken another record in America - her Live In New York TV special was a massive hit in the U.S. when it aired on Monday night (14Dec15). Over 11 million viewers tuned in, giving the singer the highest-rated TV concert in a decade.


15th December 2015

Quote: "I used to drink 10 cups a day with two sugars in each, so I was on 20 sugars a day. Now I don't drink it and I have more energy than ever." Adele's a lot healthier after cutting back on her daily tea intake.


9th December 2015

Quote: "I just don't see what all the fuss is about. I don't like her music. I think it's music for f**king grannies." British rocker Noel Gallagher is not a fan of singer Adele.


7th December 2015

Quote: "I've never been happier and I've never been healthier, so I'm good." Soul superstar Adele is feeling great after shedding a few pounds before launching her record-breaking comeback album 25.


27th November 2015

Fact: Multi-instrumentalist Jack Garrett has been named the recipient of the Critics' Choice prize at the 2016 BRIT Awards. He beat out competition from soul singer Izzy Bizu and songwriter Frances to land the honour, which he will receive at the London ceremony in February (16). Previous winners include Adele, Sam Smith and James Bay.


25th November 2015

Quote: "My son comes everywhere with me. We're all good, we're tight (close). He's the first person I see in the morning and the last person that I see at night... and I make time for him, like I always have. That's one of the main reasons I've been away for so long, is because I was like, 'No, my kid is more important. My kid comes first and my music comes second, and I come second'." British soul superstar Adele will always put motherhood before music after welcoming son Angelo in 2012.


25th November 2015

Quote: "I feel like I kind of knew what I was getting into this time, not that I expected this kind of reaction, but I think because I'd experienced the success of 21, I was a little less frightened. When it happened at 21, I was clueless; it'd never happened to me before, so I feel a little bit more prepared for it now, and plus I've got a kid, which is the most grounding thing, as I'm sure any parent will know!" Adele insists she is no longer as terrified of fame following the release of her record-breaking album 25 after struggling with the success of her last release, 21.


24th November 2015

Fact: British superstar Adele enjoyed a girls' night out on Monday (23Nov15) when she joined actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Stone for dinner in New York City. The trio was photographed arriving separately for the meal at Cosme Mexican restaurant following the Hello singer's taped appearance on America's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.


24th November 2015

Fact: Izzy Bizu, Jack Garratt and Frances have been named as the finalists for the BRIT Awards' prestigious Critics' Choice prize. The winner will be announced on 27 November (15), and the chosen artist will follow in the footsteps of previous recipients Adele, Sam Smith and Jessie J. The award will be handed out at the London ceremony on 24 February (16).


23rd November 2015

Quote: "I knew Hello would be the first song that I came back with in any capacity. Just because of the opening line and stuff like that. At first, I was a bit like, 'Is this too obvious?' But, it's so conversational, and I wanted to have a conversation with everyone. After I heard it on the radio, it was such a relief. I went to the toilet and cried my eyes out." Adele had an emotional reaction to the first time she heard her comeback single on the radio.


19th November 2015

Quote: "It was boring for anyone who wasn't his mum. A lot of my fans aren't parents. A lot of my fans probably don't want to be parents... but my kid makes me proud of myself. I had no ambition before this album. I was never reaching for anything. Then when I had my kid... I want to show him what I manage to pull off." Adele recalls why she ditched songs she wrote about being a mum.


16th November 2015

Quote: "What have I said no to? Everything you can imagine. Literally, every f**king thing. Books, clothes, food ranges, drink ranges, fitness ranges... That’s probably the funniest. They wanted me to be the face of a car. Toys. Apps. Candles. It’s, like, 'I don’t want to endorse a line of nail varnishes, but thanks for asking'. 'A million pounds to sing at your birthday party?' I’d rather do it for free if I'm doing it, cheers..." Adele has no interest in endorsing cars, cosmetics or anything else.


10th November 2015

Fact: Soul superstar Adele is adding editor to her resume after taking charge of Britain's Observer Music Monthly publication. Announcing the news on Twitter.com, she writes, "I'm so excited this magazine has come back, and I've guest edited the first one. The new Observer Music magazine xx".


9th November 2015

Fact: British soul star Adele has been given a Simpsons makeover by pop artist aleXsandro Palombo. The illustrator is famed for transforming famous faces into cartoon characters that would fit right into the longrunning animated comedy, and now he has reimagined the Hello hitmaker as a Simpsons character, too. One piece of artwork features Adele with her signature voluminous hairstyle nude, with a telephone cord wrapped around her body, while another shows the singer in a leopard-print bodysuit dancing around her microphone stand.


4th November 2015

Quote: "I used to be able to drink anyone under the table and still be able to put on an all-right show, but with kids, hangovers are torture. They just know. They pick up on it and just go for you." Adele has cut back on her wild nights now she's a mum.


3rd November 2015

Quote: "When I've sat down and thought, 'What can I do to bring something new to the table?' It was just like, 'Tour'. Because I haven't done it properly. (But) if my throat goes, then I'll never be able to do a tour again. I'll be able to get my throat fixed again and do studio work, but do I want to do something and then fail at it and be too scared to ever try it again?" Adele on her touring concerns.


3rd November 2015

Quote: "He's so supportive and that takes a very big man, because I'm very successful at what I do. My last boyfriend was uncomfortable with how successful I was, and the fact that he had to share me with lots of people." Adele on her boyfriend Simon Konecki, the father of her son Angelo.


3rd November 2015

Quote: "I have said a million times I'm not married and everyone still says we are, but, yeah, we're still together. We haven't broken up. We've never broken up. We've been together. We just haven't felt the need to get married. We've got a kid together. I feel like that's a big enough commitment." Adele has no plans to rush into marriage with the father of her son Angelo, partner Simon Konecki.


30th October 2015

Fact: Adele's U.S. TV concert special has been confirmed. Adele Live In New York City will be filmed at Radio City Music Hall on 17 November (15) and is due to air on NBC on 14 December (15). She is also set to perform on morning show Today and comedy show Saturday Night Live during her U.S. visit.


28th October 2015

Quote: "I was sobbing all over her, oh my God. I don't really like crying in front of famous people because it's awkward and it can make them feel really uncomfortable. But I couldn't contain myself." British singer Adele burst into tears when she met Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks.


23rd October 2015

Quote: "I think this will be my last age one. I feel like the idea of naming albums after my age is always to show a photograph of what's going on in my life (at that time). I feel like not that much is going to change profoundly in me from now on, in terms of how important years of my life are to myself." Adele promises to come up with more imaginative album titles after announcing details for her new album, 25. The project is the follow up to her debut, 21, released in 2011.


23rd October 2015

Fact: Adele's stunning new video for her comeback single, Hello, is the first music promo to be shot on IMAX cameras. Directed by Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan, the video features 90210 and The Wire star Tristan Wilds as the singer's ex-lover.


23rd October 2015

Quote: "(He's) totally fine with it. We're, like, in a solid relationship and he's my soulmate and my best mate, and he sees it as my art and my outlet and something that I did before him. Hello is not about a past boyfriend or anything like that, but if it was, I think he'd be alright with it anyway because we're in a strong healthy place. It wouldn't be an issue." Adele insists her boyfriend Simon Konecki has no problems with her writing heartbreak songs about ex-lovers.


23rd October 2015

Quote: "I don't smoke no more (sic)... Who would have thought I would give up smoking? I thought I'd be smoking forever... You should do it - no one be a victim of that little white stick!" Singer Adele has finally given up cigarettes after years of smoking.


23rd October 2015

Quote: "I'm definitely going to do as many shows as I've done before, it's not that many... and I would love to go on tour and I would love to think I have it in me to do one of those global tours. Whether I do or not I don't know. We haven't made any firm plans." British pop star Adele has yet to decide if she plans to head out on a tour to support her new album 25.


23rd October 2015

Quote: "We've definitely got to do something, me and Lionel. Lionel, I'm putting it out there." British singer Adele is keen to work with Lionel Richie after her new song Hello drew comparisons to his classic hit of the same name.


29th January 2015

Quote: "We're very different and I feel like the constant comparison might p**s her off. It just annoys me that people can't digest two pop stars singing really personal songs who don't look like normal pop stars." British singer Sam Smith wants critics to stop comparing his vocals to those of Adele.


28th November 2014

Quote: "When I heard Chasing Pavements I had to lie down. It was that good I couldn't believe it. Now maybe that might upset the hardcore rock 'n' roll side of our audience, that U2 are listening to Adele. But she's more rock 'n' roll and soul and everything I love than a lot of the people that we get to hang with. I don't care what category she's put in." Bono is a big fan of Adele.


28th November 2014

Fact: James Bay, George The Poet and Years & Years have been unveiled as the final three rising acts nominated for the BRIT Awards' coveted Critics' Choice prize. The award, which has helped launch the careers of stars including Adele and Sam Smith, will be handed out to the winner at the ceremony next spring (15). The new all-male shortlist marks the first time since the award's inception that a female artist has failed to make the cut.


30th October 2014

Tweet: "Just watched Nightcrawler after months of being excited and it Was Amazzzing! Go and see it!" Soul superstar Adele is a big fan of Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie.


13th October 2014

Quote: "We used to sing together at lunchtime. It was not planned or anything - we used to just make stuff up and riff together. We're not in touch very much now, but I feel lucky to think that once upon a time, me and Adele did a duet, even though no one ever heard it!" English pop star Jessie J recalls her early musical adventures with fellow BRIT School student Adele.


11th October 2014

Fact: Adele's hit album 21 has passed the 11 million sales mark in America. The 2011 release is only the 12th album to sell that many copies since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991. The album sold 4,000 copies in the last sales week (ends05Oct14), taking it past the 11 million mark in its 189th week.


18th August 2014

Fact: Lady GaGa completed the Als Ice Bucket Challenge by tipping freezing water over herself, and she nominated the cast of her boyfriend Taylor Kinney's Tv show Chicago Fire and British singer Adele to follow her lead. The scheme aims to raise money and awareness of Als, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and motor neurone disease.


10th June 2014

Tweet: "I pretend I'm Drop Dead Fred every day. Thank you for all the laughter Rik Mayall" Singer Adele pays tribute to British funnyman Rik Mayall and his iconic movie alter ego, following his death on Monday (09Jun14).


30th May 2014

Tweet: "And on the 2nd Ldn (second London) show the Queen graced me with her presence." Katy Perry was visited by fellow pop star Adele at her London show on Thursday (29May14). Perry posted a picture of the pair posing together on her Twitter.com page.


18th February 2014

Fact: Adele enjoyed a rare night out in London to watch Prince play an intimate gig at Ronnie Scott's jazz club on Monday night (17Feb14). She was joined by a host of celebrity guests including models Kate Moss, Sophie Dahl and British singer Rita Ora. Adele has kept a low profile since giving birth to her son in October, 2012.


20th December 2013

Quote: "It was an honour to be recognised and a very proud moment to be awarded alongside such wonderful and inspirational people. Very posh indeed." Singer Adele is delighted after receiving a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (Mbe) medal on Thursday (19Dec13).


1st December 2013

Fact: Singer Adele has become the first artist to sell three million digital copies of an album. Her hit release 21 has sold close to 11 million copies overall.


13th November 2013

Tweet: "Lily is baaaack and as clever as ever." Adele is a big fan of Lily Allen's comeback single Hard Out Here and its accompanying video, which was launched on Tuesday (12Nov13).


15th September 2013

Fact: British singer Adele has moved into a new home in London with her fiance and their young son. The star has purchased a multi-million dollar home in the posh Chelsea district.


3rd September 2013

Quote: "I was as usual happy to see you again, and it was so kind of you to attend. I know the fans were excited to see you there!" Lady GaGa gives a special shout-out to British soul star Adele for checking out her gig in London on Sunday (01Sep13).


28th June 2013

Fact: British singer Adele is sporting a new tattoo - the soul sensation had the word 'Paradise' inked on the outer side of her left fist on Thursday (27Jun13).


27th June 2013

Fact: Singer Adele helped One Republic star Ryan Tedder celebrate his 34th birthday on Tuesday night (25Jun13) during a special dinner at popular New York City eatery Catch, where magician David Blaine stopped by their table to perform a few tricks.


6th May 2013

Tweet: "What a wonderful beyday! 25 thanks for the love." Adele thanks fans for remembering her 25th birthday on Sunday (05May13).


3rd May 2013

Fact: British soul sensation Adele is set to get waxed - officials at the Madame Tussauds museum in London are preparing to unveil a life-sized lookalike in July (13).


26th March 2013

Quote: "I'd love to do a Bond theme tune. If I was ever asked I would be there in a second. Adele's is brilliant. I think that'll take some beating. I love James Bond. That's the highest thing you can do, right? She's achieved everything and she's so young." Dido is impressed with fellow British singer Adele's Oscar-winning theme tune for 007 movie Skyfall.


10th March 2013

Tweet: "Happy mamas day to all of us! This is my first one! Never been happier". Soul superstar Adele celebrates Mother's Day in the U.K. with her baby boy, Angelo.


3rd March 2013

Tweet: "...and we're home! What an epic trip. Thanks for having us Hollywood!" Adele is back in Britain after winning awards for her Skyfall theme at the Golden Globes and the Oscars.


28th February 2013

Fact: British singer Adele is to be immortalised in wax at the Madame Tussauds attraction in London. The waxwork will be unveiled in July (13).


25th February 2013

Quote: "Bette Midler said to me, 'None of them can sing so don't be nervous!'" Adele received a special piece of advice from the veteran entertainer ahead of her performance of Best Song Oscar winner Skyfall at Sunday's (24Feb13) ceremony.


25th February 2013

Quote: "We're just enjoying being parents together, really. His little girl is only two weeks older than mine. It's a lot of fun. He's very much a pro at it. And we just discuss how to stay out of the limelight, if anything, unfortunately." Oscar winner Adele on her friendship with fellow British pop star Robbie Williams.


14th February 2013

Fact: Adele, Nicki Minaj and British singer Robbie Williams are set to be immortalised as comic book characters in a series of graphic novels entitled Fame, published by Bluewater Comics. Fame: Nicki Minaj was released in print and digital formats on Wednesday (13Feb13) while release dates for the Adele and Williams titles have yet to be announced.


11th February 2013

Fact: Adele showed off a personal tribute to her baby son Angelo while picking up her seventh Grammy Award on Sunday night (10Feb13) - she has had an 'A' tattooed behind her ear. The tot was born in October (12).


14th January 2013

Quote: "He whipped it up in a week for me." Adele was delighted with her black Burberry Golden Globes gown, designed by Christopher Bailey.


14th January 2013

Quote: "I can't believe it, it's amazing, The Grammys was a bit of a joke, that was hilarious but this is even more so! I wasn't expecting it, I've been on maternity leave! To come back and just win a Golden Globe quite casually... not bad!" Adele is still in awe after landing the Best Original Song for Bond theme tune Skyfall at Sunday night's Hollywood prizegiving. The British soul star returned to the red carpet at the Los Angeles event for the first time since giving birth to a baby boy in October (12). She also picked up a Critics' Choice Award for the theme on Thursday (10Jan13).


14th January 2013

Quote: "It was absolutely amazing. I was very pregnant and I was very emotional. It was very exciting, epic and I felt like Frank Sinatra." British singer Adele poured her emotions into her James Bond theme tune Skyfall because she was heavily pregnant and feeling weepy at the time.


14th January 2013

Fact: Soul singer Adele made her first public appearance since becoming a mother at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (13Jan13). The Cartier-clad star, who is up for Best Original Song for the James Bond theme song Skyfall, remained mum about parenthood and simply said, "It's very weird coming here and not being around my (music) peers."


10th January 2013

Tweet: "Oh my god I feel like Meryl Streep!! Thank you x." Adele on learning she's an Oscar nominee for her work on the Skyfall theme. The singer also landed a BRIT Award nod for her Bond theme tune on Thursday (10Jan13).


10th January 2013

Fact: British soul sensation Adele is set to attend the 2013 Golden Globes, making her first official appearance since becoming a mum. The Rolling in the Deep hitmaker will appear at Sunday's (13Jan13) ceremony, where her James Bond track Skyfall is nominated for Best Original Song. The singer has kept a low-profile since she gave birth to a son in October (12).


28th November 2012

Tweet: "Shine bright like a diamond! Us fans, we just hit 10 million copies over on your side of the pond! Thanks." Adele celebrates the diamond record success of her album 21 by quoting Rihanna.


26th November 2012

Fact: Adele's hit record 21 has dropped out of the U.K. Top 40 chart for the first time since it was released in January, 2011. It placed at number 42 on Sunday's (25Nov12) countdown.


8th November 2012

Quote: "I taught myself how to sing by listening to Ella Fitzgerald for acrobatics and scales, Etta James for passion and Roberta Flack for control." Singer Adele reveals her vocal secrets in new book Adele: The Biography


8th November 2012

Quote: "After my first record I moved to Notting Hill (in London) on my own. My life fell apart. My phone got cut off, my credit card got cut off, the home was a mess. It was awful. I couldn't function without my mum so I moved back in with her." Singer Adele couldn't live without her mum when she first found success with debut album 19.


31st October 2012

Quote: "My wife and Adele are friends and I think my wife will be offering advice. Adele has a massive heart, she'll be a great mum." Robbie Williams reveals his actress wife Ayda Field, who gave birth to their daughter Teddy in September (12), is friends with fellow new mum Adele. The soul star welcomed a son on 19 October (12).


1st October 2012

Fact: Adele is planning to release her new James Bond theme Skyfall at "0:07hr Bst" on Friday (05Oct12) via website home.adele.tv. A countdown to the release has begun on the site.


1st October 2012

Fact: British singer Adele has finally confirmed long-running rumours that she is singing the new James Bond theme tune. The Rolling In The Deep hitmaker has posted online a picture of a music score book featuring the title of the new film, Skyfall.


12th August 2012

Tweet: "I Loved the Olympics! Thank you everyone for making it so great! Wish I was there but I'm not, enjoy." Adele was a big fan of the 2012 London Olympics.


6th August 2012

Quote: "I love the fact that she's going to have a baby. That's so cute of her. She's such a good woman. And she was really nice in my movie, saying nice things about me. I've always loved her. She came and saw one of my shows really early on when I played this small venue in London." Pop star Katy Perry is a fan of pregnant singer Adele.


30th June 2012

Tweet: "Anyone hear the sigh of relief emitted by popstars worldwide when Adele announced her pregnancy?... Congratulations gorgeous!" Lady GaGa is delighted with Adele's baby news. The Someone Like You hitmaker announced on Friday (29Jun12) she's starting a family with boyfriend Simon Konecki.


18th May 2012

Fact: The issue of British Vogue featuring Adele on the cover is one of the worst-selling in the magazine's history. The star's face appeared on the front page of the glossy fashion bible last October (11).


14th May 2012

Quote: "I love Adele. It's not because we're both big. I love that she's a f**king singer and that she just so happens to be beautiful. It gives me chills just thinking about it." Gossip frontwoman Beth Ditto counts herself among Adele's many famous fans.


11th May 2012

Quote: "The night before the Grammys, Elton John called me at the hotel and I had no idea who it was, he just started chatting away to me and I passed the phone to my friend and was like, 'Oh yeah, it's Elton!'. It still cracks me up! It did make me feel like, 'Oh my god', it's a bit of another level now." British hitmaker Adele can't believe the rock icon took the time to call her on the eve of the Grammy Awards earlier this year (12).


11th May 2012

Quote: "I don't want to be a celebrity, I don't want to be in people's faces, and I feel a little bit like I am in people's faces because even though I've hardly done anything because of my voice issues, my music is constantly on the radio, it's constantly on TV." British soul sensation Adele fears overexposing herself in the media.


9th May 2012

Tweet: "Had a lovely birthday, thanks for all the messages. I got a blossom tree! I didn't get a cake from Rih Rih (Rihanna) & I'm not engaged, blah blah." Soul star Adele clears up reports surrounding her 24th birthday on Saturday (05May12).


15th April 2012

Fact: Adele showed her support for her favourite soccer team as she watched her beloved Tottenham Hotspur take on Chelsea Football Club in the FA Cup semi-final at London's Wembley Stadium on Sunday (15Apr12). The British soul star's team was beaten 5-1.


12th March 2012

Quote: "That's horrible. That's ridiculous, that's just the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. I don't like it when anybody says anything bad about anyone - I don't like it. Adele's a great talent and how much she weighs has nothing to do with it." Madonna steps in to defend Adele after fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld branded the soul star "too fat".


6th March 2012

Fact: Adele has smashed another record by becoming the longest-serving chart star in Australia this century. Her 21 record has spent 30 non-consecutive weeks at the top of the album charts Down Under, breaking the record of 29 weeks previously held by Delta Goodrem. If Adele can score another five weeks at the top, the album will become the longest-serving in Australian chart history, overtaking Dire Straits' 1985 disc Brothers In Arms.


15th February 2012

Quote: "That was brilliant, so creative. I don't really know the show, but obviously I'm aware of the show. When they sent that, through, I was really impressed by what they'd done. I thought it was really creative." Adele's manager Jonathan Dickins was impressed with Glee's 'mash-up' tribute to the singer on a recent episode. The TV stars combined the Grammy winner's Someone Like You and her next single Rumour Has It for a musical segment.


15th February 2012

Quote: "I am the worst actress of all time. I'm like a f**king cardboard box." Singer Adele insists she has no plans to try acting.


15th February 2012

Quote: "I'm never writing a break-up record again... I'm done with being a bitter witch." Adele's next record will be full of uplifting tracks because she's tired of writing heartbreak and love split anthems.


13th February 2012

Quote: "I wanted to be a singer forever but it's not really my cup of tea having the whole world know who you are. I find it quite difficult to think there's 20 million people listening to my album that I wrote, very selfishly, to get over a break-up. I didn't write it thinking, 'This is gonna be a hit.'" Soul star Adele is baffled by her popularity.


13th February 2012

Quote: "Seeing as it's a vocal performance, I need to thank my doctors I suppose, who brought my voice back." Adele pays tribute to the medics who saved her voice during her Grammys acceptance speech for Best Pop Solo Performance (Someone Like You) on Sunday night (12Feb12).


13th February 2012

Quote: "It has gotten worse as I've gotten more successful... just because I think there's a little bit more pressure and people are expecting more from me. (I'm nervous) that I'm not going to deliver. That people aren't going to enjoy it. That I'll ruin their love for my songs by doing them live. I get sick. I get panicky. I projectile (vomit) - it just comes out." Adele on her crippling stage fright.


9th February 2012

Quote: "It felt like someone put a curtain over my throat. It felt like something popped in my throat." Adele on realising she'd need an operation to repair a recurring throat condition. The soul star underwent surgery in November (11) and will make her live comeback at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12).


9th February 2012

Quote: "I had an application on my phone that you type the words into it and then it speaks it, but the great thing is I love to swear. Most of (the apps) you can't swear on, but I found this one app where you can swear, so I'm still really getting my point across." Adele was still foul-mouthed while she was recovering from throat surgery over Christmas (11). The singer will make a return to performing publicly at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (12Feb12).


26th January 2012

Quote: "I'll probably nip into a few parties. But then I'll go to the cinema like last time!" Adele on her low-key post-Grammy Award plans.


30th December 2011

Fact: Adele's Rolling In The Deep was the most played track on music streaming site Spotify.com in the U.K. in 2011.


12th December 2011

Quote: "She's just 23 and so together, funny and self-aware... We have another strong woman who is absolutely unafraid to be herself." Michael Stipe adds his name to the long list of celebrity Adele fans.


5th December 2011

Fact: Adele's hit album 21 has become Britain's biggest-selling record of the 21st century with 3.4 million copies sold, surpassing Amy Winehouse's 3.3 million-selling Back To Black.


25th November 2011

Quote: "People must think I am this total mope. But I'm really not. I'm actually quite fun and happy most of the time." British soul singer Adele fears fans judge her personality by her emotional tunes of heartbreak.


22nd November 2011

Tweet: "Dear Adele please get well soon... You're the best." Bruno Mars sends well wishes to sick singer Adele, who was forced to miss the American Music Awards ceremony on Sunday (20Nov11) as she recovers from surgery to her vocal cords.


10th November 2011

Quote: "My family would say I should go on but you'd see a parent saying, 'My child is the next Mariah' and the kid would be rubbish. I'd think, 'You just want me to be embarrassed for a laugh.'" British soul star Adele was always reluctant to audition for a TV talent show such as The X Factor.


18th October 2011

Quote: "I'm not very in touch with the fame side of things. My mum even calls me 'Jenny' when we're out in public because if she starts shouting 'Adele' in a big department store, people are going to look around and it gets awkward." British soul sensation Adele's mum has a nickname to help her daughter remain incognito.


18th October 2011

Quote: "American people think I am posh even though I am really not. They think I have a very British accent, as in: 'Do you know the Queen?' I just laugh at them. In England I am thought of as common as muck." London-born Adele is baffled by American fans' assumption that she is upper class.


18th October 2011

Quote: "I am a Bieber needer. I met him and he was very sweet. My 10-year-old cousin fancies him and I don't really want to fancy the same person she does. It's probably illegal for me to fancy him anyway." Singer Adele confesses to a crush on Justin Bieber.


13th October 2011

Fact: Adele's Someone Like You has scored a third week at the top of the U.S. pop charts after becoming one of the only tracks to sail past two million digital downloads. Maroon 5's former chart-topper Moves Like Jagger stays put at two and Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks holds at three on the new countdown.


4th October 2011

Tweet: "its (sic) pretty hard not to cry when you listen to some of @OfficialAdele's songs. she is overwhelming." Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine gets emotional listening to soul singer Adele.


6th September 2011

Quote: "I've always got on better with boys. Most of my friends are boys. If I have children, I want five boys. Boys love their mothers whereas girls can be so mean to each other." Adele loves boys.


6th September 2011

Quote: "I've seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down. I don't want that in my life... I have insecurities, of course, but I don't hang out with anyone who points them out to me." Curvy singer Adele refuses to obsess over her body image.


5th September 2011

Quote: "I'm as useless as a slug right now. I've had a rotten cold... and it's leaving me breathless and I can't hold any of my notes when I sing. And I don't sound like myself either, because I'm all bunged up and croaky. I have all day to get better without having to sing or really do anything so fingers crossed I'll be better." Adele assures fans she's resting to ensure a speedy recovery, after cancelling the start of her U.K. tour due to a chest infection.


29th August 2011

Quote: "I was expecting it to go to number one but it was released in the year of Adele. Never mind, number three will do. We were all happy with it." Liam Gallagher was stunned his new band Beady Eye's debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding failed to top the charts in Britain.


17th August 2011

Fact: Adele dedicated Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love to fellow Brit School success story Amy Winehouse during her Greek Theatre concert in Los Angeles on Monday night (15Aug11).


17th August 2011

Tweet: "There are rumors that I was 'drunk swaying' at the Adele concert last night. That wasn't drunk swaying, that was professional dancing!" Singer Jessica Simpson slams reports she was intoxicated at an Adele concert in Los Angeles on Monday (15Aug11).


15th August 2011

Quote: "I would like someone with humour. If they make me laugh, I'm in the bed. I really don't care how they are physically. For husband material it ranges from Leonardo DiCaprio to Zach Galifianakis. It really does vary that much. I like all sizes, it doesn't matter - if they make me laugh I am on it." British singer Adele insists she'll only date funny men.


10th July 2011

Fact: Soul star Adele was celebrating following her set at London's iTunes Festival on Thursday (07Jul11) - she was told backstage by British TV presenter Dave Berry that her hit track Someone Like You had become the first single to sell more than a million copies in the U.K. this decade. She declared: "I didn't know that, that's amazing! I didn't even know we'd done 500,000!"


6th July 2011

Fact: Adele's hit track Someone Like You has broken a chart record in Britain by becoming the first single to sell more than a million copies in the U.K. this decade.


5th July 2011

Quote: "I flew my friends out to New York and I made them come to all the shows. I think they were a bit bored by the end." British singer Adele worried her pals didn't enjoy her American tour dates.


1st June 2011

Quote: "I was hoping to make some local friends, maybe find a nice organic cafe... (but) everyone lives behind a gate, and they're so f**king rich they never have to leave, so I didn't meet anyone." Adele on recording hit album 21 with producer Rick Rubin in Malibu, California.


27th May 2011

Fact: British chart-topper Adele has been named the most powerful person in the music industry. The Rolling in the Deep hitmaker topped the list, compiled by editors at Britain's The Guardian newspaper, which also featured music mogul Simon Cowell at three.


26th May 2011

Quote: "I'm so excited for Adele. She's doing so well all over the world and it's wonderful to see the world embrace her. She's beaten some of my chart records but I'm happy for her." Lady GaGa praises her chart rival, British soul singer Adele.


24th May 2011

Quote: "I honestly don't feel like I'm here to be a singer, I feel like I'm here to be a mum. I wanna look after someone and be looked after, give my all to someone in marriage and have a big family, have a proper purpose." British soul star Adele looks forward to starting a family.


16th May 2011

Quote: "I liked the kissing bit best. They just seemed like any boyfriend and girlfriend." Adele reveals her favourite royal wedding moment.


16th May 2011

Quote: "It's about shooting your wife. I'm not condoning it, but I want to shoot a few f**king men in my life." Adele on covering bluegrass tune If It Hadn't Been for Love.


15th May 2011

Quote: "I'm really, really, really nervous. The last time I was here, the guy who inspired 21 was with me." British singer Adele opened her U.S. tour in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (12May11) with bittersweet memories about her ex-boyfriend.


11th May 2011

Tweet: "She p**ses all over everyone. She really is a wonder." British pop star Lily Allen is a huge fan of singer Adele.


10th May 2011

Quote: "I'm a huge fan of pop music. I love it. I don't listen to music like my own. I just seem to click with the acoustic, honest and moving music. But I adore get-your-t**s-out music. Katy Perry, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Kylie are all great girls and delivering top music. It's just that I'm not the right fit to perform like that so I'm going down my own path." British soul star Adele is a big fan of other music genres.


5th May 2011

Quote: "I really love Adele. I think her voice is just amazing. It's a soulful sound and it just rings with you and stays with you." Britney Spears is a huge fan of the British soul star.


5th May 2011

Quote: "If Rihanna wanted me, I'd do it with her. She's hot." Adele has a girl-crush on the Umbrella hitmaker.


4th May 2011

Fact: Adele has scored a sixth week at the top of the U.S. album charts. Her 21 keeps releases by Foo Fighters and Mumford & Sons from the number one spot. The Billboard 200 countdown's highest debut belongs to Explosions in the Sky, who enter at 16 with Take Care, Take Care, Take Care.


27th April 2011

Quote: "I'm so single, I hate not having someone to share all of this amazingness with." Adele wants a man.


27th April 2011

Quote: "With all this f**king trendy, s**ty music you hear now, you can be 10 minutes into it and you still don't know what the f**king song is about. You know within seconds of good country music... 'Oh, I see. He's going to go to the bar and then shoots his wife.' I prefer songs like those." Adele is a closet country music fan.


17th April 2011

Quote: "I was drunk, upset and listening to Sinead O'Connor's Nothing Compares 2 U." Adele on her brief decision to sign up for an Internet dating website in 2010.


14th April 2011

Quote: "I'm scared of audiences. One show in Amsterdam I was so nervous I escaped out the fire exit. I've thrown up a couple of times. Once in Brussels I projectile vomited on someone. I just gotta bear it. But I don't like touring. I have anxiety attacks a lot." Adele on her stage fright issues.


14th April 2011

Quote: "My life is full of drama and I don't have time to worry about something as petty as what I look like. I don't like going to the gym. I like eating fine foods and drinking nice wine." Adele tells Rolling Stone magazine she has no time for vanity.


13th April 2011

Quote: "I love seeing Lady Gaga's boobs and bum. I love seeing Katy Perry's boobs and bum. Love it. But that's not what my music is about. I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears." Adele insists her image has nothing to do with sex appeal.


8th April 2011

Quote: "I'm convinced I'm going to die every single time." Singer Adele hates to fly.


5th April 2011

Quote: "I was so in love with Mike Skinner that I wrote him a letter. And when I told my friend about it she cussed me, so I went and pretended to do the washing up and cried." Adele was a big fan of The Streets star Mike Skinner.


1st April 2011

Fact: British singer Adele has responded to high demand for tickets to her upcoming show in Toronto, Canada by moving the gig from a 2,500-capacity venue to an arena to fit 20,000 fans. The show on 18 May (11) will take place at the city's Air Canada Centre.


2nd March 2011

Quote: "I once got locked out of an American show. I didn't have my pass on me. I didn't have any make-up on me and I was in my pyjamas and my Ugg boots and they wouldn't let me in the venue. I was half an hour late going on stage." British singer Adele was once banned from her own concert.


23rd February 2011

Quote: "I can't do arenas because I'm not (Lady) Gaga." Soul sensation Adele likes playing intimate theatres on tour.


20th February 2011

Quote: "I don't think I have ever been as nervous. I came off stage and bawled like a baby." Soul singer Adele was overcome with emotion following her rendition of Someone Like You at the Brit Awards last week (15Feb11).


31st January 2011

Tweet: "Dont you LOVE Adele!!!??? - Rolling In The Deep! I LOVE THIS!" Soul singer ADELE has another big celebrity fan in R&B superstar Alicia Keys. Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen have also expressed their love for the Brit in recent tweets.


29th January 2011

Quote: "I don't want to write, 'Oh, I'm on the toilet - last night's dinner was really spicy.' That's just gross." British singer Adele refuses to join Twitter.com.


18th January 2011

Quote: "I met Beyonce at the O2 (in London), and at the Grammys. I was basically dribbling as she was talking to me. Then Jay-Z came over to talk to her but Beyonce was like, 'I'm talking, not now.' He came closer and said: 'Adele, can I just have one minute with my wife?' I was like, 'You know my name?' Then I ran off onto a balcony and fell to my knees, crying." British singer ADELE cried after meeting BEYONCE's husband JAY-Z.


13th January 2011

Quote: "I used to think I was such a great girlfriend, but I'm not at all, I have my flaws as well. I expect too much... I always moan about it but never tell them to their face... I can be stubborn, very, very stubborn, but only in my relationships. I think everything I do is golden, I think I'm Princess Diana." British singer Adele is not a very good girlfriend.


13th January 2011

Quote: "All my friends are gay. My sex life's pretty lonely... My mum's friend was living with me in the summer and they kept trying to take me out. They were like, 'You need to get out, you need to meet a man.'" British singer Adele is unlucky in love.


12th January 2011

Quote: "F**k Malibu is boring. Rick (Rubin) said it would be a good place to recoup from two years touring. Man, an hour there, you could recoup from 20 years touring. Everyone lives behind a gate, the restaurants are awful and I got food poisoning from an aubergine." British soul singer Adele did not enjoy her time decamped at producer Rick Rubin's studio in Malibu, California while recording her second album 21.


6th January 2011

Quote: "My ex was my inspiration for the album, but never mind a free copy - he can go and buy it." British soul star Adele refuses to give her former boyfriend a preview of her forthcoming disc, 21.


17th February 2010

Fact: British singer Adele has landed a little heavyweight help in the studio as she starts work on a new album - Grammy-winning producer PAUL EPWORTH and music mogul Rick Rubin. The Producer of the Year and Def Jam co-founder Rubin will work side by side on Adele's new project.


21st January 2010

Quote: "Alec Baldwin's my new dream ex-husband-come-rekindled lover in secret now." British singer Adele has a secret crush on ALEC BALDWIN after watching him romance Meryl Streep in new movie IT'S COMPLICATED.


9th December 2009

Fact: Relatively unknown singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has won the Brit Awards Critics' Choice prize for the act most likely to break through next year (10). The 22-year-old Brit follows in the footsteps of acts including Florence and the Machine and Adele who have previously picked up the honour.


9th June 2009

Quote: "I was there for the Topshop opening, playing one of the afterparties and suddenly this couple stand up and start whooping and it's only Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. F**king hell! And then Simon Cowell turned up, I dedicated CHASING PAVEMENTS to him and he gave me a standing ovation." British pop star Adele played to a star-studded audience at a recent show in New York.


20th May 2009

Quote: "I cried as soon as I sat down. She was phenomenal. She was so funny and witty and raunchy and sarcastic and cheeky and her voice!!!!!!!! Arrrghhhh her voice! Soooo amazing!" British singer Adele tells readers of her MySpace.com blog of her meeting with Etta James in New York.


6th March 2009

Quote: "Amy is a true phenomenon. When Amy was big in America, me and Duffy were blowing up in England, and I think it made the journey over a bit smoother (for us)." British soul singer Adele credits Amy Winehouse for paving the way for new U.K. acts to break the notoriously difficult American market.


13th February 2009

Fact: British singer Adele tried her hand at photography on her recent U.S. tour - she took snaps of the audience from the stage and has posted them on her MySpace.com page.


10th February 2009

Quote: "I wanted to say, 'I love you, let's get married and have children,' but instead I just barked at him, woof. I always bark at boys when I fancy them." British Grammy winner Adele could barely contain her nerves when meeting Justin Timberlake.


9th February 2009

Quote: "The Jonas Brothers' choruses are really catchy. They make shameful pop and I f**king love them." Adele doesn't fancy her chances of winning a Best New Artist Grammy on Sunday (08Feb09) - her money's on the Jonas Brothers.


7th February 2009

Quote: "BLEEDING LOVE is one of the best pop songs ever - it's so simple and fresh. None of us girls had a tune to match it." Adele credits fellow Brit Leona Lewis with recording the song of the year. The two singers will compete for the Record of The Year Grammy on Sunday (08Feb09).


4th February 2009

Quote: "I'm addicted to the Jonas Brothers, but do I think it's true they won't have sex until they're married? Millions of girls fancy them! If the Jonas Brothers can stay virgins, then I'm a man." British singer Adele isn't sure THE JONAS BROTHERS can stick to their abstinence vows.


13th January 2009

Quote: "He was lovely. Even if he slapped me, it would have been cool.” Singer Adele on working with her hero Jack White on a cover of his pal and RACONTEURS bandmate Brendan Benson's MANY SHADES OF BLACK.


9th January 2009

Quote: "I met her, and she said 'I'm a huge fan'. I had an Obama badge on. I felt like a backstabber." Singer Adele on meeting former U.S. vice-president candidate Sarah Palin backstage at American comedy show Saturday Night Live.


10th December 2008

Fact: Grammy nominated British solo artists Adele and Estelle are set to team up to record a new track that will feature on both of their next albums.


4th December 2008

Fact: Mariah Carey kicked off the inaugural Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (03Dec08) with a little festive flavour. Wearing a mini-dress with a white trim, the pop superstar performed CHRISTMAS (BABY PLEASE COME HOME). R+B star NE-YO announced the first nominations for Best New Artist at next year's (09) Grammy Awards - THE Jonas Brothers, Adele, Duffy, LADY ANTEBELLUM and JAZMIN SULLIVAN. The Grammy Nominations Concert was hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift.


25th June 2008

Quote: "It's a complement. I think she's great. But she's the size of my thigh and I don't do drugs. I'm scared of them." Curvaceous soul singer Adele dismisses comparisons with fellow Brit Amy Winehouse.


26th May 2008

Quote: "I guess I'm sort of the ultimate fag hag. My biggest fan base in the U.K. is gay men, and all of my closest friends are gay." British singer Adele on her gay fanbase.


21st May 2008

Quote: "I haven't had a drink for 20 days and I've noticed the effect." British soul sensation Adele has bowed to pressure to slim down her curvaceous figure and gone on a diet.


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