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The Biography Of Adele

The Biography Of Adele Born Name                     : Adele Laurie Blue Adkins Popular Name                 : Adele Born Date          ...

The Biography Of Adele

Born Name                     : Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Popular Name                 : Adele
Born Date                      :  5 May 1988 (age 26)
                                          Tottenham, Greater London, England
Occupation                     : Singer-songwriter
Home town                     : West Norwood, Greater London, England
Net worth                        : £30 million (estimate as of April 2013)[1]
Partner(s)                         : Simon Konecki (2011–present)
Children                           : Angelo Konecki (b. 2012)
Years active                      : 2006–present
Labels                              : XL, Columbia
Website                            : adele.tv

The Biography Of Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, north London, England, to Penny Adkins, an English teenager, and Mark Evans, a Welshman, on 5 May 1988. Evans walked out when Adele was two, leaving her 20-year-old mother to raise her single-handedly, for which Adele has still not forgiven him. She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices.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."Adele impersonated the Spice Girls at dinner parties as a young girl. To make her look like English R&B and urban contemporary singer Gabrielle, her mother made an eye patch with sequins, which Adele later said was embarrassing.At the age of nine, Adele and her mother, a furniture-maker and adult learning activities organiser, relocated to Brighton.

Two years later, she and her mother moved back to London; first to Brixton, and then to neighbouring district West Norwood, in south London. West Norwood is the subject for Adele's first record, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16 After moving to south London, she became interested in R&B artists such as Aaliyah, Destiny's Child and Mary J. Blige.

Adele says that one of the most defining moments in her life was when she watched Pink perform at Brixton Academy. "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."

Aged 14, Adele discovered Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald by accident as she stumbled on the artists' CDs in the jazz section of her local music store and was struck by their appearance on the album covers. Adele states she "started listening to Etta James every night for an hour", and in the process was getting "to know my own voice."  Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006, where she was a classmate of Leona Lewis and Jessie J. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent even though at the time she was more interested in going into A&R and hoped to launch other people's careers 



In May 2006, she graduated and joined other famous alumni such as Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash and the Feeling. This was when she was first noticed by record labels despite the fact she had had a MySpace page since the end of 2004.
She was invited for a meeting with XL and was so nervous that she took a friend with her. The rest, as they say, is history!
In September 2006, she was signed by XL and her manager was confirmed as Jonathan Dickens. She provided vocals on Jamie Penate's song My Yvonne and met producer Jim Abbiss, with whom she has worked with since.
Her breakthrough single Hometown Glory, which was written about West Norwood, was released in October 2007. Adele went on to support Will Young at the 2007 MENCAP Little Noise Sessions, which was a charity concert. By 2008, she was the headliner and had been named the number-one breakthrough act of the year in an annual BBC poll. She also won the Brit Awards' Critic Choice prize that year.
Her first album 19 was named for her age at the time and was released in February 2008. It went straight to number one after the success of her second single Chasing Pavements, which had been released two weeks previously on 18 January. This song debuted at number two and stayed in the UK charts for four months.
Adele was nominated for the Mercury Prize for her album in 2008 as well as a Q Awards nomination for Best Breakthrough Act. She won an Urban Music award for Best Jazz Act before signing with Columbia Records to start her foray into the US.
She started a tour of North America and 19 was released in June 2008 but by October that year it appeared as though she wouldn't make it in the US. She had cancelled some of her tour dates to be with a former boyfriend and was drinking too much. That was until she performed Chasing Pavements and Cold Shoulder on an episode of Saturday Night Live with Sarah Palin. After the show, which was watched by 17 million people, her album reached number 11 in the Billboard Charts.
In November 2008, she moved to Notting Hill and gave up drinking. In February 2009, her debut album went platinum in the US having sold 2.2 million copies. She also won Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female Vocal Performance in 2009 and was nominated for three Brit awards.
Then prime minister Gordon Brown is also thought to have sent Adele a thank you note for 'being the light at the end of the tunnel' despite the country's financial problems.
Adele's second album 21, which was her age at the time, was released on 24 January 2011 in the UK and on 22 February in the US. She has claimed that the album was inspired by her break-up with a former partner. It was a change in direction from her first record as it incorporated aspects of country music.
It reached number one in more than 26 countries including the UK and US, while an emotional performance of Someone Like You at the Brits on 15 February 2011 rocketed the track to number one. Adele's first album also re-entered the charts while her first two singles from 21 – Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You were both in the top five. For the first time since the Beatles in 1964, a living British musician had two singles and two albums in the top-five at the same time.
By December 2011, both songs had broken sales records and her second album had sold more than 3.4 million copies. It also overtook Amy Winehouse's Back to Black as the best-selling album of the 21st century.
Her third single from the album Set Fire To The Rain also reached number one and Adele embarked on a worldwide tour in October 2011. However, she had to cancel two shows to undergo vocal cord surgery in the US due to a vocal cord haemorrhage that could have led to permanent damage of her voice.
Since then, she has recovered and won six Grammy as well as five Brits. 21 went back to number one in February 2012 and has become the fifth best-selling album of all time in the UK.
Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele
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