All About Adele
Information About Adele - Songs & Lyrics
Adele is the renowned English songwriter as well as a singer. Her full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She was born on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham in north London, England. When she was just 3 years old, her mother Penny Adkins and her father got separated. From the age of only 4, she started to sing and according to her she was extremely inspired by the Spice girls. When she was 11, she relocated to Brixton along with her mother and after that they lived in the West Norwood, South London. The performance by Pink at the Brixton Academy has influenced her quite a lot, when she was just 13. Adele completed her graduation from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in 2006. She is still now a huge supporter of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur in North London, although she no longer lives near there.
When she was 16, she had written as well as sang the song "Hometown Glory", based on the area where she used to live and this was her first record. XL Recordings offered her a contract after hearing her demonstration on MySpace in 2006. In 2007, she got the Brit Award for "Critics' Choice" as well as the BBC Sound. Her debut album 19 was launched in 2008 and it was a huge success both commercially and critically. The album went platinum in the UK four times and twice in the United States. In 2009, at the Grammy Awards, Adele was the winner of the Best New Artist awards along with Best Female Pop Vocal Performance awards.
After that, Adele started working on her second album 21, which was released in early 2011. This album continued to be more successful than her first album and the music critics praised her tremendously. As a result of this, she won six Grammy Awards 2012, which includes Album of the Year. Adele received many awards, for instance, two Brit Awards along with three American Music Awards. This album went platinum 15 times in the United Kingdom whereas it remains at the topmost rank in the United States.
Besides this, the album 21 has become so successful her name is mentioned several times in the Guinness Book of World Records. In March 2012, Adele has become the first solo female singer who has three singles within the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Adele makes the girl next store story come to life. She is of very average looks and some have even criticized her weight. In 2011 she even had to cancel several of her tour dates due to throat problems. She has since recovered and is back to performing again.
Songs and Lyrics by Adele:
- Cold Shoulder
- Chasing Pavements
- Hometown Glory
- I'll Be Waiting
- Rolling In the Deep
- Rumour Has It
- Set Fire To the Rain
- Someone like You
- To Make You Feel My Love
- Turning Tables