Tottenham, London, England
Full Name at Birth
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE(born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter. She was the first recipient of the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008. Since her debut album, 19, Adele has received much recognition both commercially and critically. The album debuted at number one and has been certified four times platinum in the UK. Her career in the US was boosted by a viewer record–breaking Saturday Night Live episode in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele won the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele released her second album, 21, on 24 January 2011 in the UK and 22 February in the US. The album was well received critically and made her a record-breaking success, selling 208,000 copies in its first week in the UK and debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart, a position it managed to hold for 16 weeks. In the United Kingdom, 21 has been certified 14 times platinum for shipment of 4.2 million units. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the US, selling 352,000 copies in its first week. The album has charted at number one in 24 countries, including several charts across Europe, Australia and the United States.
After being performed at the 2011 BRIT Awards, the single "Someone Like You" reached number one in the United Kingdom, while the album also remained at number one. "Someone Like You" held the number one position for four consecutive weeks. The song has also spent 2 weeks at number one in New Zealand 5 weeks at number one in Australia and following her performance at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards it became Adele's second number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.
The Official Charts Company announced that Adele is the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since the Beatles in 1964. 21 has spent 11 consecutive weeks at number one in the UK, the longest ever by a female solo artist on the UK albums chart, surpassing Madonna's nine weeks at number one in 1990 with her greatest hits compilation The Immaculate Collection. She made an appearance in the 2012 Guinness Book Of World Records. In the US the album has spent a total of thirteen weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, the longest an album has held the top position since 1998. The album has also broken the record for the most UK digital downloads.
Claim to Fame
'Rolling In The Deep' and 'Someone Like You' Singles
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (born 5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. 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 eight times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. 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.
The BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, London, England
Big Blue Eyes
Jessie J (Classmate), Leona Lewis (Classmate)
Spice Girls, Beyonce, Mary J Bilge
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John Adkins(Grandad), Doreen Adkins(Grandmum), Rose Evans(Grandmum), John Evans(Grandad), Anita Adkins(Aunt), Louie Adkins(Dog), Angelo Adkins(Son)
Emma Stone, Alicia Keys, Harry Styles, Jessie J, Ed Sheeran, Megan Fox, Laura Dockrill, Robbie Williams, Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, JLo, Jennifer Lawrence, Ozzy Ozbourne, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Levine, Marcus Mumford, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry
Favorite TV Shows
Coldplay, Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys
Lasanga, Red Velvet Cupcakes
Florence Welch, Emeli Sande, Bruno Mars
Somebody That I Used To Know
Flats, Necklaces with her name
Barbra Striestand, Meryl Streep, Alan Carr, Mary J Blige
Favorite TV Shows
Soul, R&B, Pop
Vocals, Guitar, Bass Guitar
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