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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1989 (1989-05-05) [age 28]) is an English YouTuber (that uploads music videos), is a singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, album), was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times certification#Certification thresholds in the UK, and double platinum in the US. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Wikipedia:Grammy Award for Best New Artist and Vocal_Performance.

Adele released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer received by_Adele in 2012, including a by_Adele in 2012, including a Wikipedia:Grammy Award records#Most Grammys won by a female_artist_in_one_night six Awards, including Year; two Brit Awards, including Awards#Nominees and winners, and three and winners, and three Wikipedia:American Music Awards of 2011. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is the United Kingdom of all time. Kingdom of all time. In the US it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is 2012. The album has sold 31 million copies worldwide.

The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-guinness-11|ref-guinness 11-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-guinness-11] She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BillboardAdele-ulation-12|ref-BillboardAdele-ulation 12-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BillboardAdele-ulation-12] 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-13|12-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BillboardAdele-ulation-12] 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-13][14] In 2012, she released "Skyfall", which she wrote and recorded for the James Bond film of the same name. The song won an Song, aMedia, and a Song.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-2013 Oscars Nominees-15|Nominees_15-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-2013 Oscars Nominees-15] After taking a three-year break, Adele released her third studio album, 25, on 20 November 2015. The album debuted at number one in most major markets and fastest-selling albums in the UK and US.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-16|ref-16" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-16] The lead single, "Hello", debuted at number one in many countries around the world, and became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release.

In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. In 2012, she was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music,[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-VH1 100-17|17-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-VH1 100-17] and note-VH1 100-17]</sup> and Wikipedia:Time (magazine) magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Time 100-18|100 18-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Time 100-18] With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the [[Wikipedia:List of best-selling music artists|18-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Time 100-18]</sup> With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the Wikipedia:List of best-selling music artists.100-18] With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the Wikipedia:List of best-selling music artists.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-19]

Early Life

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London, the daughter of an English mother, Penny Adkins, and a Welsh father, Mark Evans.[20] Evans left when Adele was two, leaving her mother to raise her.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-21|ref-21" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-21][22] She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices.[23][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-24|ref-24" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-24] Growing up, Adele spent most of her time singing rather than reading; the last book she read was Roald Dahl's Matilda when she was six years old.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adele DM Interview-25|25-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adele DM_Interview-25] In 1997, at the age of nine, Adele and her mother, who by then had found work as a furniture maker and an adult-learning activities organiser, relocated to DM_Interview-25]</sup> In 1997, at the age of nine, Adele and her mother, who by then had found work as a furniture maker and an adult-learning activities organiser, relocated to Wikipedia:Brighton on the south coast of England.[26]

In 1999, two years later, she and her mother moved back to London; first to Brixton, and then to neighbouring district West Norwood, in south London.[27] West Norwood is the subject for Adele's first record, "Hometown Glory", which she wrote and composed in 2004, when she was 16.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AmyWho-28|ref-AmyWho 28-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AmyWho-28] Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006,[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Soul-29|29-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Soul-29] where she was a classmate of Leona Lewis and Jessie J.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-nicole-5|5-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-nicole-5][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-collis-30|30-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-collis-30] Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31|31-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31] even though, at the time, she was more interested in going into A&R and hoped to launch other people's careers.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-nicole-5|ref-nicole_5-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-nicole-5]


2006-2010:  Beginnings and 19

Four months after graduation, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts

publication[32] She had recorded a three-song demo for a class project and given it to a friend.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-nicole-5|5-3" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-nicole-5] The friend posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very successful and led to a phone call from Richard Russell, boss of the music label XL Recordings. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-collis-30|30-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-collis-30][33] Nick Huggett, at XL, recommended Adele to manager Jonathan Dickins at September Management, and in June 2006, Dickins became her official representative.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite|34-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite] September was managing Jamie T at the time and this proved a major draw for Adele, a big fan of the British singer-songwriter. Huggett then signed Adele to XL in September 2006.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite|34-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite] Adele provided vocals for Jack Peñate's song, "My Yvonne," for his debut album, and it was during this session she first met producer Jim Abbiss, who would go on to produce both the majority of her debut album, 19,and tracks on 21.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-penate-35|35-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-penate-35] In June 2007, Adele made her television debut, performing "Daydreamer" on the BBC's Holland.[36]Adele's breakthrough song, "Hometown Glory", was released in October 2007.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite|34-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite]

By 2008, Adele had become the headliner and performed an acoustic set, in which she was supported by Damien Rice.[37][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-38|ref-38" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-38] She became 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.[39][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-40|ref-40" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-40] The album 19, named for her age at the time she wrote and composed many of its songs, entered the British charts at number one. The Times Encyclopedia of Modern Music named 19 an "essential" blue-eyed soul recording.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlueEyedSoul-41|ref-BlueEyedSoul 41-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlueEyedSoul-41] She released her second single, "Chasing Pavements", on 14 January 2008, two weeks ahead of her debut album, 19. The song reached number two on the UK Chart, and stayed there for four weeks.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite|42-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite] Adele was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize award for 19.[43] She also won an Awards for "Best Jazz Act."[44] She also received a Q Awards nomination in the category of Breakthrough Act[45] and a Music of Black Origin nomination in the category of Best UK Female.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-46|ref-46" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-46] In March 2008, Adele signed a deal with Columbia Records and XL Recordings for her foray into the United States.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Columbia-47|47-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Columbia-47] She embarked on a short North American tour in the same month,[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Columbia-47|47-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Columbia-47] and 19 was released in the US in June.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31|31-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31] Billboard magazine stated of it: "Adele truly has potential to become among the most respected and inspiring international artists of her generation."[48] The Adele world tour began in May 2008 and ended in June 2009.[49]

She later cancelled the 2008 US tour dates to be with a former boyfriend.[50] She said in Nylon magazine in

June 2009, "I'm like, 'I can't believe I did that.' It seems so ungrateful.... I was drinking far too much and that was kind of the basis of my relationship with this boy. I couldn't bear to be without him, so I was like, 'Well, I'll just cancel my stuff then.'"tour-50] She referred to this period as her "early life crisis".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-cancelled tour-50|50-2" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-cancelled tour-50]She is also known for her dislike of flying and bouts of homesickness when away from her native London.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Sanderson-51|ref-Sanderson 51-0" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Sanderson-51] By the middle of October 2008, Adele's attempt to break in America appeared to have failed.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-MELISSARUGGIER-52|ref-MELISSARUGGIER 52-0" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-MELISSARUGGIER-52][53] But then she was booked as the musical guest on 18 October 2008 episode of NBC's Live. The episode, which included an expected appearance by then US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, earned the program its best ratings in 14 years with 17 million viewers. Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" and "Cold Shoulder,"[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-54|ref-54" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-54] and the following day, 19 topped the iTunes charts and ranked at number five at while "Chasing Pavements" rose into the top 25.[55] The album reached number 11 on the Billboard 200 as a result, a jump of 35 places over the previous week.[56] In November 2008 Adele moved to Notting Hill, London after leaving her mother's house, a move that prompted her to give up drinking.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Cancel2008-57|ref-Cancel2008 57-0" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Cancel2008-57] The album was certified as gold in February 2009 by the of America.America.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-58] By July 2009, the album had sold 2.2 million copies worldwide.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-59|ref-58" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-58] By July 2009, the album had sold 2.2 million copies worldwide.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-59]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">At the Awards in February 2009, Adele received the award for Best New Artist, in addition to the award for Vocal_Performance, in addition to the award for Wikipedia:Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements", which was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.Performance for "Chasing Pavements", which was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-60] Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" at the ceremony in a duet with Jennifer Nettles. In 2010, Adele received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Hometown Glory."[61] In April her song "My Same" entered the Chart after it had been performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut in the talent show contest Oslo, or Our Star for Oslo, in which the German entry to the2010 was determined.[62][63] In late September, after being featured on Factor (UK), Adele's version of Bob Dylan's "version" re-entered the UK singles chart at number 4.[64] During the 2010 CMT Artists of the Year special, Adele performed a widely publicised duet of Lady Antebellum's "song)" with Darius Rucker.[65] This performance was later nominated for a Awards.[66]</p>

2011-2014:  21, Worldwide Recognition, and Hiatus

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Adele released her second studio album, 21, on 24 January 2011 in the UK and 22 February in the
US.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-billboard21-67|ref-billboard21 67-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-billboard21-67][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-SecondAlbum-68|ref-SecondAlbum_68-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-SecondAlbum-68] She said that the album was inspired by the break-up with her former partner.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-VanMeter-22|22-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-VanMeter-22] The album's sound is described as classic and contemporary country and roots music. The change in sound from her first album was the result of her bus driver playing contemporary music from Nashville when she was touring the American South, and the title reflected the growth she had experienced in the prior two years.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-SecondAlbum-68|68-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-SecondAlbum-68] Adele told Spin Magazine: "It was really exciting for me because I never grew up around [that music]."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Spin21-69|69-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Spin21-69] 21 hit number 1 in more than 26 countries, including the UK and the US.[70][71][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-72|ref-72" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-72]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">An emotional performance of "(Adele song)" at the 2011 Brit Awards on 15 February propelled the song to number one in the UK.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-73|ref-73" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-73] Her first album, 19, re-entered the UK album chart alongside 21, while first and second singles "Deep" and "Someone like You" were in the top 5 of the UK singles chart, making Adele the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top-five hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964.[74] Both songs topped the charts in multiple markets and broke numerous sales performance records. Following her performance of "Someone like You" at the Awards, it became Adele's second number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-75|ref-75" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-75] By December 2011, 21 sold over 3.4 million copies in the UK, and became the biggest-selling album of the 21st century, overtaking Amy Winehouse's Back to Black,[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Jones-76|ref-Jones 76-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Jones-76][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-77|ref-77" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-77] with Adele becoming the first artist ever to sell three million albums in the UK in one calendar year.[78][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-79|ref-79" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-79] "the Rain" became Adele's third number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, as Adele became the first artist ever to have an album, 21, hold the number-one position on the Billboard 200 concurrently with three number one singles.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-CapitalFM-80|ref-CapitalFM_80-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-CapitalFM-80]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">To promote the album, Adele embarked upon the "Adele Live" tour, which sold out its North American leg.[81] In October 2011, Adele was forced to cancel two tours because of a vocal-cord haemorrhage. She released a statement saying she needed an extended period of rest to avoid permanent damage to her voice.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-82|ref-82" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-82] In the first week of November 2011 Steven M. Zeitels, director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the Hospital in Boston, performed laser microsurgery on Adele's vocal cords to remove a benign polyp.[83][84][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-85|ref-85" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-85] A recording of her tour, (Adele video), was released in November 2011, debuting at number one in the US with 96,000 copies sold, the highest one-week tally for a music DVD in four years, becoming the best-selling music DVD of 2011.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-86|ref-86" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-86] Adele is the first artist in Nielsen SoundScanhistory to have the year's number-one album (21), number-one single ("the Deep"), and number-one music video.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-yahoomusic-87|ref-yahoomusic 87-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-yahoomusic-87] At the of 2011 on 20 November, Adele won three awards; Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for 21.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AMA-88|ref-AMA 88-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AMA-88] On 9 December, Billboardnamed Adele Artist of the Year, Billboard 200 Album of the Year (21), and the Billboard Hot 100 Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), becoming the first woman ever to top all three categories.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-KCaulfield-89|88-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AMA-88] On 9 December, Billboardnamed Adele Artist of the Year, Billboard 200 Album of the Year (21), and the Billboard Hot 100 Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), becoming the first woman ever to top all three categories.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-KCaulfield-89][90]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Following the throat microsurgery, she made her live comeback at the Awards in February.[91] She won in all six categories for which she was nominated, making her the second female artist in Grammy history, after Beyoncé, to win that many categories in a single night.[92] Following that success, 21 achieved the biggest weekly sales increase following a Grammy win since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-93|ref-93" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-93][94] Adele received the Brit Award for and winners Solo Artist, and winners Solo Artist, and Wikipedia:2012 Brit Awards#Nominees and winners presented to her by George Michael.[95][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-96|ref-96" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-96] Following the Brit Awards, 21 reached number one for the 21st non-consecutive week in the UK.[97] The album has sold over 4.5 million copies in the UK where it is the fourth the United_Kingdom of all time.United_Kingdom of all time.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-98] In October, the album passed the 4.5 million mark in the UK, and in November surpassed the 10 million mark in the US.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-billboarddiamond-9|9-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-billboarddiamond-9][99][100] As of 2014, the album has sold 30 million copies worldwide.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-theguardian1-101|ref-theguardian1 101-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-theguardian1-101][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-21 sales-102|102-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-21 sales-102]Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-21 sales-102] She has sold an estimated 40 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-103|ref-103" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-103] Adele is the only artist or band in the last decade in the US to earn an RIAA October 5.2C_2012 for a one disc album in less than two years.5.2C_2012 for a one disc album in less than two years.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-riaadiamond-99]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In October 2012, Adele confirmed that she had been writing, composing and recording the theme song
 Skyfall, the twenty-third film.[104][105] The song "Skyfall," written and composed in collaboration with producer Paul Epworth, was recorded at Studios, and features orchestrations by Redford.[106] Adele stated recording "Skyfall" was "one of the proudest moments of my life." On 14 October, "Skyfall" rose to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart with sales of 92,000 copies bringing its overall sales to 176,000, and "Skyfall" entered theBillboard Hot 100 at number 8, selling 261,000 copies in the US in its first three days.[107] This tied "Skyfall" with Duran Duran's "(song)" as the highest-charting James Bond theme song on the UK Singles Chart;[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-108|ref-108" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-108] a record surpassed in 2015 by Sam Smith's "Smith song)".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-109|ref-109" style="font-weight:normal;line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-109]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">"Skyfall" has sold more than two million copies worldwide[110] and earned Adele the Golden Globe Award for Original Song[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-111|ref-111" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-111] and theAcademy Award for Best Original Song.Original Song.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-112] In December 2012, Adele was named Billboard Artist of the Year, and 21 was named Album of the Year, making her the first artist to receive both accolades two years in a row.Song.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-112] In December 2012, Adele was named Billboard Artist of the Year, and 21 was named Album of the Year, making her the first artist to receive both accolades two years in a row.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-113][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-ArtistofYear-114|ref-ArtistofYear 114-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-ArtistofYear-114] Adele was also named top female artist.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-ArtistofYear-114|ref-ArtistofYear_114-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-ArtistofYear-114] The Associated Press named Adele Entertainer of the Year for 2012.[115] The Awards saw Adele's live version of "Set Fire to the Rain" win thePerformance, bringing her total wins to nine.[116]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On 3 April 2012, Adele confirmed that her third album would likely be at least two years away, stating, "I have to take time and live a little bit. There were a good two years between my first and second albums, so it'll be the same this time." She stated that she would continue writing and composing her own material.[117] At the 2013 Grammy Awards, she confirmed that she was in the very early stages of her third album and was having meetings while staying in Los Angeles for the Oscars.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-newalbumconfirmation-118|ref-newalbumconfirmation 118-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-newalbumconfirmation-118][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-119|ref-119" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-119] She also stated that she will most likely work with Paul Epworth again.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-newalbumconfirmation-118|118-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-newalbumconfirmation-118]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In September 2013, Wiz Khalifa confirmed that he and Adele had collaborated on a song for his upcoming fifth studio album, Blacc Hollywood,though the collaboration did not make the final track listing.[120] In January 2014, Adele received her tenth Grammy Award with "Skyfall" winningMedia at the Awards.[121] On the eve of her 26th birthday in May 2014, Adele posted a cryptic message via her Twitter account which prompted media discussion about her next album. The message, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year," was interpreted by outlets including the Daily Mail and Capital FM as meaning that her next album would be titled 25 and released later in the year.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-122|ref-122" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-122][123] In 2014, Adele was nominated for nine World Music Awards.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-124|ref-124" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-124] In early August, Paul Moss suggested that an album would be released in 2014 or 2015.[125] However, in the October 2014 accounts filed with Companies House by XL Recordings, they ruled out a 2014 release.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-126|ref-126" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-126]</p>

2015-Present:  25

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On 27 August 2015, Billboard reported that Adele's label, XL Recordings, had intentions of releasing her third studio album sometime in November 2015.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third album-127|album 127-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third album-127] [[Wikipedia:Danger Mouse (musician)|127-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third album-127Wikipedia:Danger Mouse (musician) has contributed a song, while Jr. has written a track, and Ryan Tedder is "back in the mix after producing and co-writing "(Adele song)" on 21."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third album-127|127-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third album-127] At the International Film Festival in early September 2015, Film Festival in early September 2015, Wikipedia:Sia Furler announced that her new single "Alive" was co-written by Adele, and had originally been intended for Adele's third album.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-128|ref-128" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-128] On 18 October, a 30-second clip of new material from Adele was shown on UK television during a commercial break on (UK TV series). The commercial teases a snippet from a new song from her third album, with viewers hearing a voice singing accompanied by lyrics on a black screen.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Teaser-129|ref-Teaser_129-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Teaser-129. The commercial teases a snippet from a new song from her third album, with viewers hearing a voice singing accompanied by lyrics on a black screen.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Teaser-129]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In a statement released three days later she confirmed that the album is titled 25, with Adele stating, "My last record was a break-up record, and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make-up record. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. 25 is about getting to know who I've become without realising. And I'm sorry it took so long but, you know, life happened."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third studio album-130|130-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third studio_album-130] Adele also believes 25 will be her last album with her age as its title, believing that 25 would be the end to a trilogy.studio_album-130] Adele also believes 25 will be her last album with her age as its title, believing that 25 would be the end to a trilogy.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-131] On 22 October, Adele confirmed that 25 would be released on 20 November, while the lead single from the album, "Hello" would be released on 23 October.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-132|ref-132" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-132] The song was first played on Nick Grimshaw's Breakfast Show on the BBC on the morning of 23 October with Adele interviewed live.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-133|ref-133" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-133] The video of "Hello", released on 22 October, was viewed over 27.7 million times on YouTube in its first 24 hours, breaking the Vevo record for the most views in a day, surpassing the 20.1 million views for "Swift song)" by Taylor Swift.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-134|ref-134" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-134] On 28 October, news outlets, including BBC News, reported that "Hello" was being viewed on YouTube an average one million times an hour.[135] "Hello" went on to become the fastest video to hit videos, which it achieved after 88 days.[136] The song debuted at number one in the UK Singles Chart on 30 October, with first week sales of 330,000 copies, making it the biggest-selling number one single in three years.[137] "Hello" also debuted at number one in many countries around the world, including Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany, and on 2 November, the song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first song in the US to sell at least one million downloads in a week, setting the record at 1.11 million.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-138|ref-138" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-138]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On 27 October, BBC One announced plans for BBC, a one-hour special presented by Graham Norton, in which Adele talks about her new album and performs new songs.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Norton Interview-139|Interview 139-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Norton Interview-139] This was her first television appearance since performing at the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, and the show was recorded before a live audience on 2 November for broadcast on 20 November, coinciding with the release of 25.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-140|139-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Norton Interview-139] This was her first television appearance since performing at the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, and the show was recorded before a live audience on 2 November for broadcast on 20 November, coinciding with the release of 25.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-140] On 27 October it was also announced that the singer would make an appearance on the US entertainment series Interview-139] This was her first television appearance since performing at the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, and the show was recorded before a live audience on 2 November for broadcast on 20 November, coinciding with the release of 25.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-140] On 27 October it was also announced that the singer would make an appearance on the US entertainment series Wikipedia:Saturday Night Live on 21 November.Interview-139][141] On 30 October, Adele confirmed that she would be performing a one-night-only concert titled "New York City" at the York_City" at the Wikipedia:Radio City Music Hall on 17 November. Subsequently, NBC aired the concert special on 14 December.[142][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-143|ref-143" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-143]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On 27 November, 25 debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and became the albums in UK chart history with over 800,000 copies sold in its first week.[144] The album debuted at number one in the US where it sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week, the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began monitoring sales in 1991.[145] 25 also broke first week sales records in Canada and New Zealand.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-146|ref-146" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-146][147] 25 became the best-selling album of 2015 in a number of countries, including Australia, the UK and the US, where it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one in each country, before being displaced by the late David Bowie's final album, album).[148][149][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-150|ref-150" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-150] Adele's seven weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart took her total to 31 weeks at number one in the UK with her three albums, surpassingMadonna's previous record of most weeks at number one for a female act ever in the UK.[151]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In November 2015, Adele's 2016 tour was announced, her first tour since 2011.[152] Beginning in Europe, Adele Live 2016 includes four dates at the Manchester Arena in March, eight dates at the Arena, London in March and April, with further dates in Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands among others.[153] Her North American Tour which begins in July, includes six dates at Staples Center, Los Angeles in August, six dates at Madison Square Garden, New York in September, four dates at Centre, Toronto in October, and two dates at Deportes, Mexico City in November.[154] While on stage at London's O2 Arena on 17 March, Adele announced that she would be headlining on the Pyramid Stage at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival; the festival's organizers later confirmed she would be appearing there.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-155|ref-155" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-155]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">At the 2016 Brit Awards in London on 24 February, Adele received the awards for British Female Solo Artist, British Album of the Year for 25, British Single of the Year for "Hello", and British Global Success.2016-156] She closed the ceremony by performing "Young (Adele song)", the second single from 25.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Brits 2016-156|2016_156-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Brits 2016-156", the second single from 25.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Brits 2016-156]</p>


Influences and Favorite Musicians

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Adele has cited the Spice Girls as a major influence in regard to her love and passion for music, stating that "they made me what I am today".[157] Adele impersonated the Spice Girls at dinner parties as a young girl.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-growingup-158|ref-growingup 158-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-growingup-158] She stated she was left "heartbroken" when her favourite Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell aka "Ginger Spice", left the group.[159][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-160|ref-160" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-160] She has also stated that growing up, she listened to Sinéad O'Connor,[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-rollingstone1-161|161-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-rollingstone1-161] The Cure,[162] Dusty Springfield,[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-163|ref-163" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-163] Celine Dion,[164] and Annie Lennox.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-165|ref-165" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-165] She admired English R&B and urban contemporary singer Gabrielle, and to make her look like the singer her mother made her an eye patch with sequins, which Adele later said was embarrassing.[166] After moving to south London, she became interested in R&B artists such as AaliyahDestiny's Child, and Blige.[167] Adele says that one of the most defining moments in her life was when she watched Pink perform at Brixton Academy in London. She states: "It was the Missundaztood record, so I was about 13 or 14. I had never heard, being in the room, someone sing like that live [...] I remember sort of feeling like I was in a wind tunnel, her voice just hitting me. It was incredible."[168][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-169|ref-169" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-169]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 2002, aged 14, Adele discovered Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald as she stumbled on the artists' CDs in the jazz section of her local music store. She was struck by their appearance on the album covers.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AmyWho-28|28-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AmyWho-28] Adele states she then "started listening to Etta James every night for an hour," and in the process was getting "to know my own voice."[28]Adele credits Amy Winehouse and her 2003 album album) for inspiring her to take up the guitar, stating, "If it wasn't for Amy and Frank, one 100 per cent I wouldn't have picked up a guitar, I wouldn't have written "Daydreamer" or "Hometown [Glory]" and I wrote "Someone like You" on the guitar too."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Winehouse-170|170-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Winehouse-170] She also states that her mother, who is very close to her, exposed her to the music of AaliyahLauryn HillMary J. Blige, and Alicia Keys, all of whom inspired her as well.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-rollingstone1-161|ref-rollingstone1 161-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-rollingstone1-161] She is also a fan of Lana Del ReyFKA Twigs,Alabama ShakesKanye WestRihannaFrank OceanStevie Nicks, and Beyoncé.note-171][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adelenist-172|172-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adelenist-172] One of Adele's earliest influences was British soul artist Gabrielle, who Adele has admired since the age of five, performing as the Hackney born star with an eye-patch in a school talent contest.[173] Adele cited Madonna's album Light as a "influenced by Madonna" behind her album 25.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adelenist-172|172-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adelenist-172" behind her album 25.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adelenist-172]</p>

Musical Style and Vocals

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Adele's first album, 19, is of the soul genre, with lyrics describing heartbreak and relationship.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31|31-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31] Her success occurred simultaneously with several other British female soul singers, with the British press dubbing her a new Amy Winehouse.[5] This was described as a third British Musical Invasion of the US.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-collis-30|30-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-collis-30] However, Adele called the comparisons between her and other female soul singers lazy, noting "we're a gender, not a genre".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31|31-3" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-BlogCriticsInterview-31][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-MELISSARUGGIER-52|52-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-MELISSARUGGIER-52][174] AllMusic wrote that "Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AmyWho-28|28-3" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-AmyWho-28]Her second album, 21, shares the folk and soul influences of her debut album, but was further inspired by the American country and Southern blues music to which she had been exposed during her 2008–09 North American tour Adele.[175][176] Composed in the aftermath of the singer's separation from her partner, the album typifies the near dormant tradition of the confessional singer-songwriter in its exploration of heartbreak, self-examination, and forgiveness. Having referred to 21 as a "break-up record", Adele labelled her third studio album, 25, a "make-up record", adding it was about "Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third studio album-130|130-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Third studio_album-130] Her yearning for her old self, her nostalgia, and melancholy about the passage of time, is a feature of 25, with Adele stating, "I've had a lot of regrets since I turned 25. And sadness hits me in different ways than it used to. There's a lot of things I don't think I'll ever get 'round to doing."studio_album-130] Her yearning for her old self, her nostalgia, and melancholy about the passage of time, is a feature of 25, with Adele stating, "I've had a lot of regrets since I turned 25. And sadness hits me in different ways than it used to. There's a lot of things I don't think I'll ever get 'round to doing."Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-RTm-177]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Adele possesses a contralto vocal range.[178] Rolling Stone reported that following throat surgery her voice had become "palpably bigger and purer-toned", and that she had added a further four notes to the top of her range.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-RTm-177|ref-RTm 177-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-RTm-177] Initially, critics suggested that her vocals were more developed and intriguing than her songwriting, a sentiment with which Adele agreed.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-179|ref-179" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-179] She has stated: "I taught myself how to sing by listening to Ella Fitzgerald for acrobatics and scales, Etta James for passion and Roberta Flack for control."[180]Her voice has received acclaim from critics. In a review of 19The Observer said, "The way she stretched the vowels, her wonderful soulful phrasing, the sheer unadulterated pleasure of her voice, stood out all the more; little doubt that she's a rare singer".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-181|ref-181" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-181] BBC Music wrote, "Her melodies exude warmth, her singing is occasionally stunning and, ...she has tracks that make Lily Allen and Kate Nash sound every bit as ordinary as they are."[182] For their reviews of 21The New York Times' chief music critic Jon Parelescommended the singer's emotive timbre, comparing her to Dusty SpringfieldPetula Clark, and Annie Lennox: "[Adele] can seethe, sob, rasp, swoop, lilt and belt, in ways that draw more attention to the song than to the singer".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-183|ref-183" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-183] Ryan Reed of Paste magazine regarded her voice as "a raspy, aged-beyond-its-years thing of full-blooded beauty",[184]while MSN Music's Tom Townshend declared her "the finest singer of [our] generation".[185]</p>

Personal Life and Other Ventures

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">It was reported in January 2012 that Adele was dating charity entrepreneur and Old Etonian Simon Konecki since the summer of 2011, when she met him.[186] In June 2012, Adele announced that she and Konecki were expecting a baby.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-187|ref-187" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-187][188] Their son Angelo was born on 19 October 2012.[189] On the topic of becoming a parent, Adele has since observed that she "felt like [she] was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn't".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-190|ref-190" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-190] Adele and Konecki brought a privacy case against a UK-based photo agency that published paparazzi images of their son taken during family outings in 2013.[191] Lawyers working on their behalf accepted damages from the company in July 2014.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-192|ref-192" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-192]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Adele was criticized by celebrities such as Karl Lagerfeld[193] and Joan Rivers[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-194|ref-194" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-194] for her weight, but has gained the support of many others, by stating that she is happy with her weight and would only change if it affected her health or sex life.[195] In a 2009 interview, Adele stated: "I like looking nice, but I always put comfort over fashion. I don’t find thin girls attractive; be happy and healthy. I’ve never had a problem with the way I look. I’d rather have lunch with my friends than go to a gym."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adele DM Interview-25|25-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adele DM_Interview-25]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Born in Tottenham, north London, and raised in West Norwood, south London, Adele has a working class London accent,[196] that (magazine) magazine says has only leavened slightly over the years.[177] Politically she is a supporter of the Labour Party, stating in 2011 that she was a "Labour girl through and through."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-197|ref-197" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-197] In May 2011, she advocated a lower tax rate for high-income earners; a view counter to that of the Labour Party.[198] In 2015, Adele stated "I'm a feminist, I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adelenist-172|ref-Adelenist_172-2" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Adelenist-172]</p>


<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Adele has performed in numerous charity concerts throughout her career. In 2007 and 2008 she performed at the Little Noise Sessions held at London's Islington, with proceeds from the concerts donated to Mencap which works with people with learning disabilities.note-Sanderson-51] In July and November 2008, Adele performed at the AliveBlack Ball in London and New York City respectively.[199][200][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-201|ref-201" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-201] On 17 September 2009 she performed at the Music, for the VH1 Divas event, a concert to raise money for the Foundation charity.[202][203] On 6 December, Adele opened with a 40-minute set at John Mayer's 2nd Annual Holiday Charity Revue held at the Theatre in Los Angeles.[204] In 2011, Adele gave a free concert for Pride London, a registered charity which arranges LGBT events in London.[205]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">Adele has been a major contributor to MusiCares, a charity organisation founded by the Grammys for musicians in need. In February 2009, Adele performed at the 2009 MusiCares charity concert in Los Angeles. In 2011 and 2012, Adele donated autographed items for auctions to support MusiCares.[206][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-207|ref-207" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-207][208] When on tour, Adele requires all backstage visitors to donate a minimum charitable contribution of $20 for the UK charity Death Society, an organisation dedicated to "supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies' lives". During the UK and European leg of her Adele Live tour, she collected $13,000 for the charity.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-209|ref-209" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-209]</p>

Awards and Achievements

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">At the Awards in 2009, Adele won awards in the categories of Best New Artist and Vocal_Performance and Wikipedia:Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.Performance.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-210] She was also nominated in the categories of Year and Year.[211] That same year, Adele was also nominated for three Brit Awards in the categories of Best British Female, Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough Act.[212] Then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown sent a thank-you letter to Adele that stated "with the troubles that the country's in financially, you're a light at the end of the tunnel."[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-213|ref-213" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-213]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">With 21 non-consecutive weeks at number 1 in the US, Adele broke the record for the longest number-1 album by a woman in Billboard history, beating the record formerly held by Whitney Houston's soundtrack Soundtrack Album.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-PostGrammyRecord-94|ref-PostGrammyRecord_94-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-PostGrammyRecord-94] 21 spent its 23rd week at number one in March 2012, making it the longest-running album at number one since 1985,[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-longestrunningalbum-214|214-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-longestrunningalbum-214]and it became the fourth best-selling album of the past 10 years in the United States.[215]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In February 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1′s 100 Greatest Women in Music.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-VH1 100-17|17-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-VH1 100-17] In April 2012, American magazine note-VH1 100-17] In April 2012, American magazine Wikipedia:Time (magazine) named Adele one of the 100 most influential people in the world.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Time 100-18|100 18-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Time 100-18][[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-216|ref-216" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-216]Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-216] People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.[217] On 30 April 2012, a tribute to Adele was held at New York City's Rouge called Broadway Sings Adele, starring various Broadway actors such as Matt Doyle.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-218|ref-218" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-218] In July 2012, Adele was listed at number six in Forbes list of the world's highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30, having earned £23 million ($35 million) between May 2011 and May 2012.[219]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">On the week ending 3 March 2012, Adele became the first solo female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.[12] Adele topped the 2012 Listof musicians in the UK under 30[220] and made the Top 10 of Billboard magazine's "Top 40 Money Makers".[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Money maker-221|maker 221-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Money maker-221] Billboard also announced the same day that Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is the biggest [[Wikipedia:Crossover (music)|221-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Money maker-221Billboard also announced the same day that Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is the biggest Wikipedia:Crossover (music) hit of the past 25 years, topping pop, adult pop and adult contemporary charts and that Adele is one of four female artists to have an album chart at number one for more than 13 weeks (the other three artists being Judy GarlandCarole King, and Whitney Houston).[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Money maker-221|maker 221-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Money maker-221] On 6 March, 21 reached 30 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Australian [[Wikipedia:ARIA Chart|221-1" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-Money maker-221] On 6 March, 21 reached 30 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Australian Wikipedia:ARIA Chart, making it the longest-running number one album in Australia in the 21st century, and the second longest-running number one ever.maker-221] On 6 March, 21 reached 30 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Australian Wikipedia:ARIA Chart, making it the longest-running number one album in Australia in the 21st century, and the second longest-running number one ever.Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-222]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">At the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards in May, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year, and "Rolling in the Deep" won the award for Most Performed Work of 2011.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-223|ref-223" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-223] At the 2012BMI Awards held in London in October, Adele won Song of the Year (for "Rolling in the Deep") in recognition of the song being the most played on US television and radio in 2011.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-224|ref-224" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-224]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In 2013, Adele won the Best Original Song for the Original Song for the Wikipedia:James Bond theme "Skyfall". This is the first James Bond song to win and only the fifth to be nominated (after "Eyes Only (song)" (1981), "Only (song)" (1981), "Wikipedia:Nobody Does It Better" (1977) (from (song)" (1981), "Wikipedia:Nobody Does It Better" (1977) (from Wikipedia:The Spy Who Loved Me (film)), "Me (film)), "Wikipedia:Live and Let Die (song)" (1973), and "Love (1967 song)" (1967) (from the original(1967 song)" (1967) (from the originalWikipedia:Casino Royale (1967 film))).song)" (1967) (from the originalWikipedia:Casino Royale (1967 film))).Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-225][226] "Skyfall" won the Brit Award for Best British Single at the Awards.[227]</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">In June 2013, Adele was appointed a Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to music, and she received the award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 19 December 2013.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-228|ref-228" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-228][229] In February 2013, she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4.[[Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-230|ref-230" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele#cite note-230]</p>


<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">English singer and songwriter Adele has released three studio albums, two extended plays, and
fifteen singles. Adele signed a record deal with XL in 2006,note-1] and released her debut album 19 in 2008. The album reached number one on the Chart, and her single, "Chasing Pavements", reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.[[Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-uk-2|ref-uk 2-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-uk-2] Other singles released included "[[Wikipedia:Hometown Glory|2-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite_note-uk-2]
 Other singles released included "Wikipedia:Hometown Glory", "Cold Shoulder", and "version".</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">21, Adele's second studio album, was released on 19 January 2011. The album was immediately certified platinum by the Industry while debuting at number one.[2][[Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-bpi-3|3-0" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-bpi-3] 21 has spent 24 weeks atop the Billboard 200 since its US release.[4] The album's first single, "the Deep", also reached number two in the UK and became her first number one on the US BillboardHot 100.note-uk-2] The second single, "(Adele song)", was released in February 2011 and peaked at number one in the UK and Ireland, her first in her home country. It also became her second number one in the US.[[Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-5|ref-5" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-5] "to the Rain" was released as the third single off the album in the rest of Europe and became her third number one in the US. In late 2012 it was confirmed Adele would record and release the new the_Rain" was released as the third single off the album in the rest of Europe and became her third number one in the US. In late 2012 it was confirmed Adele would record and release the new Wikipedia:James Bond theme. In October she released "Skyfall", which peaked at number two in the UK and number eight in the US as well as reaching the top of the position in Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.</p>

<p style="margin-top:0.5em;margin-bottom:0.5em;line-height:22.4px;color:rgb(37,37,37);font-family:sans-serif;font-size:14px;font-weight:normal;">25, Adele's third studio album, was released on 20 November 2015. "song)" was released as the lead single from the album on 23 October 2015 and peaked atop the charts in United Kingdom, where it became her second UK number-one single.[6] In the United States the song debuted at number 1 on the 100, becoming Adele's fourth number-one single in the US and breaking several records, including becoming the first song with over a million digital sales in a week.[7] As of March 2016, Adele had sold over 10 million albums in the United Kingdom;Sales_March_2016-8] meanwhile, in the United States, the singer has sold 20.28 million albums as of December 2015.[9] In addition, Adele holds a record of 31 weeks at number one on the Chart, more than any other female artist.[10]</p>


Studio Albums

  1. 19
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      1. Daydreamer
      2. Best for Last
      3. Chasing Pavements
      4. Cold Shoulders
      5. Crazy for You
      6. Melt My Heart to Stone
      7. First Love
      8. Right as Rain
      9. Make You Feel My Love
      10. My Same
      11. Tired
      12. Hometown Glory
    2. Taiwan Special Edition
      1. Chasing Pavements BONUS ENHANCED VIDEO
    3. Japanese Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. Panting Pictures
      2. Now and Then
      3. That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On SAM COOKIE COVER
    4. US Limited Edition Bonus Disc
      1. Right as Rain LIVE
      2. Melt My Heart to Stone LIVE
      3. My Same LIVE
      4. That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On LIVE/SAM COOKIE COVER
      5. Chasing Pavements LIVE
    5. 2009 Expanded Edition Bonus Disc - Acoustic Set Live from Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
      1. Chasing Pavements
      2. Melt My Heart to Stone
      3. That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On SAM COOKIE COVER
      4. Crazy for You
      5. Right as Rain
      6. My Same
      7. Make You Feel My Love
      8. Daydreamer
      9. Hometown Glory
  2. 21
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      1. Rolling in th eDeep
      2. Rumour Has It
      3. Turning Tables
      4. Don't You Remember
      5. Set Fire to the Rain
      6.  He Won't Go
      7. Take It All
      8. I'll Be Waiting
      9. One and Only
      10. Lovesong
      11. Someone Like You
    2. iTunes Bonus Track
      1. I Found a Boy
    3. iTunes Pre-Order Bonus Track
      1. Rolling in the Deep LIVE VERSION/ACOUSTIC VERSION
    4. United Kingdom, Poland, and Bulgaria Limited Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. If It Hadn't Been for Love
      2. Hiding My Heart
    5. Japanese Edition Bonus Tracks
      1. I Found a Boy
    6. Delux Edition Bonus Disc
      1. Need You Know LIVE AT CMT
  3. 25
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      1. Hello
      2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
      3. I Miss You
      4. When We Were Young
      5. Remedy
      6. Water Under the Bridge
      7. River Lea
      8. Love in the Dark
      9. Million Years Ago
      10. All I Ask
      11. Sweet Devotion
    2. Target and Japanese Bonus Tracks
      1. Can't Let Go
      2. Lay me Down
      3. Why Do You Love Me?  

Video Albums

  1. Live at the Royal Albert Hall
    1. Normal
      1. Hometown Glory
      2. I'll Be Waiting
      3. Don't You Remember
      4. Turning Tables
      5. Set Fire to the Rain
      6. If It Hadn't Been for Love
      7. My Same
      8. Take It All
      9. Rumor Has It
      10. Right as Rain
      11. One and Only
      12. Lovesong
      13. Chasing Pavements
      14. I Can't Make You Love Me
      15. Make You Feel My Love
    2. Encore
      1. Someone Like You
      2. Rolling in the Deep

Extended Plays

  1. iTunes Live from SoHo
    1. Crazy for You
    2. Right as Rain
    3. Make You Feel My Love
    4. Melt My Heart to Stone
    5. Hometown Glory
    6. Chasing Pavements
    7. Fool That I Am
    8. That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On
  2. iTunes Festival:  London 2011
    1. One and Only
    2. Don't You Remember?  
    3. Rumor Has It
    4. Ake It All
    5. I Can't Make You Love Me
    6. Rolling in the Deep


As Lead Artist

Title Year Peak chart positions recording_certifications Album




















"Hometown Glory" 2007 19 51 78 86 19
"Chasing Pavements" 2008 2 28 46 7 3 21
"Cold Shoulder" 18 68
"My_Love#Adele_version" 4 5 1
"Deep" 2010 2 3 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 1
  • BPI: Platinum[3]
  • ARIA: 7× Platinum[62]
  • BVMI: Platinum[24]
  • IFPI SWI: 3× Platinum[35]
  • MC: 9× Platinum[25]
  • RIAA: 8× Platinum[27]
  • RMNZ: 2× Platinum[63]
"(Adele_song)" 2011 1 1 2 1 4 1 2 1 1 1
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[3]
  • ARIA: 7× Platinum[62]
  • BVMI: Platinum[24]
  • MC: 7× Platinum[25]
  • RIAA: 5× Platinum[27]
  • RMNZ: 3× Platinum[63]
"the_Rain" 11 11 2 9 6 6 1 8 4 1
  • BPI: Platinum[3]
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[62]
  • BVMI: Platinum[24]
  • IFPI SWI: Platinum[35]
  • MC: 5× Platinum[25]
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum[27]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[63]
"(Adele_song)" 85 60 16 172 68 71 52 16
  • ARIA: Gold[62]
  • MC: 2× Platinum[25]
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[27]
"Turning Tables" 62 34 60 85 45 63
"Skyfall" 2012 2 5 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 8 Non-album single
"Hello" 2015 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  • BPI: 2× Platinum[3]
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[65]
  • BVMI: Platinum[24]
  • MC: 6× Platinum[25]
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum[27]
  • RMNZ: 4× Platinum[66]
"Young_(Adele_song)" 2016 9 13 9 15 29 12 24 23 5 14
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As Featured Artist

Title Year Peak chart




"Black"[68][[Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-69|ref-69" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite_note-69]

(The Raconteurs featuring Adele)

2008 Lonely

(Daniel Merriweather featuring Adele)

2009 180 (Daniel_Merriweather_album)
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other Charted Songs

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
















"Daydreamer" 2008 171 19
"My Same" 2010 61
"You_Love_Me" 2012 37 78 iTunes Festival: London 2011
"One and Only" 99 [A] 21
"(song)" 2015 64 84 97 42 74 94 [B] 25
"Love in the Dark" 169 39 79 [C]
"River Lea" 80 97
"Bridge_(song)" 126 82 58 56 80 70
"Remedy" 145 94 69 47 83 30 87
"Lover)" 112 88 79 64 94 79
"(Adele_song)" 41 65 66 93 77
"Sweetest Devotion" 159 [D]
"—" denotes a song that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other Appearances

Title Year Album Artist Notes
"My Yvonne"[72][[Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite note-77|ref-77" style="line-height:1;unicode-bidi:isolate;font-size:11.2px;font-weight:normal;">Wikipedia:Adele discography#cite_note-77] 2007 Matinée Jack Peñate N/A
"Every Glance"[74] 2009 Everything Is New Jack Peñate Backing vocals by Adele

Music Videos

Title Year Director Ref.
"Chasing Pavements" 2008 Mathew Cullen [75]
"Cold Shoulder" Phil Griffin [76]
"Make You Feel My Love" Mat Kirkby [77]
"Hometown Glory" 2009 Rocky Schenk [78]
"Rolling in the Deep" 2010 Sam Brown [79]
"Someone like You" 2011 Jake Nava [80]
"Hello" 2015 Xavier Dolan [81]
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Concert Tours

Headlining tours

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List Of Subscriber Milestones

Adele Hit 1 Million Subscribers On June 30, 2012.

Adele Hit 2 Million Subscribers On January 11, 2013.

Adele Hit 3 Million Subscribers On March 14, 2013.

Adele Hit 4 Million Subscribers On November 13, 2014.

Adele Hit 5 Million Subscribers On March 26, 2015.

Adele Hit 6 Million Subscribers On October 24, 2015.

Adele Hit 7 Million Subscribers On November 4, 2015.

Adele Hit 8 Million Subscribers On November 22, 2015.

Adele Hit 9 Million Subscribers On December 15, 2015.

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