Adele's music took the world by storm....



You know you've made it when you sing the Bond theme. Adele has released two studio albums, two extended play and thirteen singles. She reached commercial success in the United Kingdom when her debut album, 19, reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, and her single, "Chasing Pavements", reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. 


Adele, jubilant thumbs up



Other singles released included "Hometown Glory", "Cold Shoulder", and "Make You Feel My Love". Her second album, 21, was released in January 2011 and was immediately certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry while debuting at number one. 21 has spent 24 weeks atop the Billboard 200 since its US release. The album's first single, "Rolling in the Deep", also reached number two in the UK and became her first number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The second single, "Someone Like You", 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. "Set Fire to the Rain" was released as the second single off the album in the rest of Europe and became her third number one in the US. Although it just missed the topspot in her native UK (save the UK Indie chart, which it did top), in late 2012 it was confirmed Adele would record and release the James Bond theme in October she released Skyfall and it peaked at number two in the UK and number eight in the USA.




Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on the 5th of May 1988. She is known simply as Adele. She is an English singer-songwriter and musician. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Her career in the US was boosted by a Saturday Night Live appearance in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.



Adele released her second album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equalling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. The album has also helped her receive numerous other awards, including two Brit Awards and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK; in the US the album has held the top position longer than any other album since 1985. The album has sold 25 million copies worldwide.

The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness World Records. She is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK. With her two albums and the first two singles from 21, "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You", Adele became the first living artist to achieve the feat of having two top-five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964. With her third release from the album, "Set Fire to the Rain", becoming her third number one single in the US, Adele became the first artist in history to lead the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Billboard Hot 100 number-ones.

Adele is the first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. 21 is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist on the UK and US Albums Chart. In 2011, Billboard named Adele artist of the year. In 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1′s 100 Greatest Women In Music, and the American magazine Time named Adele one of the most influential people in the world.


Adele, feeling blue, original painting by Martin House




Initially, critics suggested that her vocals were more developed and intriguing than her songwriting, a sentiment with which Adele agreed. Adele's first album is of the soul genre, with lyrics describing heartbreak and relationship. Her success occurred simultaneously with several other British female soul singers, with the British press dubbing her a new Amy Winehouse. This was described as a third British Musical Invasion of the US. However, Adele called the comparisons between her and other female soul singers lazy, noting "we're a gender, not a genre". By the beginning of 2009, listeners and critics started to describe Adele as unique. AllMusic wrote that "Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone." American singer Beyoncι Knowles cited Adele as one of the influences for her fourth album, 4. Madonna expressed a desire to collaborate with Adele, commenting; "I think she’s brilliant, I love her". Celine Dion performed "Rolling in the Deep" at her show at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, after telling the crowd, "I love Adele so much. She's amazing." J. J. Burnel of The Stranglers is also a fan, stating; "She had me riveted... Of course she's huge and normally that would turn me off because it's too commercial. But I was seriously impressed". Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana has repeatedly praised Adele in interviews. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash stated; "She's great. She's a shot in the arm for this industry. She writes her own music that's not at all contrived. And she's managed to sell loads of records which makes her a great example to the younger artists."



Bond girl, Skyfall soloist Adele





SINGLES with Chart Position


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Hometown Glory" 2007 19 — — — — 25 — — — — 19
"Chasing Pavements" 2008 2 — 21 46 7 9 — 1 — 21
  • UK: Silver
  • CAN: Gold
  • US: Platinum
"Cold Shoulder" 18 — — — — 28 — — — —
"Make You Feel My Love" 4 — — — 5 3 — — — —
  • UK: Gold
  • US: Gold
"Rolling in the Deep" 2010 2 3 1 1 2 1 3 8 1 1
  • UK: Gold
  • AUS: 5Χ Platinum
  • CAN: 8Χ Platinum
  • GER: Platinum
  • NZ: 2Χ Platinum
  • SWI: 3Χ Platinum
  • US: 7Χ Platinum
"Someone Like You" 2011 1 1 2 4 1 3 1 5 1 1
  • UK: Platinum
  • AUS: 5Χ Platinum
  • GER: Platinum
  • CAN: 6Χ Platinum
  • NZ: 3Χ Platinum
  • US: 5Χ Platinum
"Set Fire to the Rain" 11 11 2 6 6 1 8 4 4 1
  • AUS: Platinum
  • CAN: 4Χ Platinum
  • GER: Platinum
  • NZ: Platinum
  • SWI: Platinum
  • US: 4Χ Platinum
"Rumour Has It" 85 — 16 68 — 52 — — — 16
  • CAN: Platinum
  • US: Platinum
"Turning Tables" 62 34 60 — — 45 — — — 63
  • CAN: Gold
  • US: Gold
"Skyfall" 2012 2 5 3 1 1 1 2 13 1 8
  • CAN: Platinum
Skyfall OST

"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.








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