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21, ADELE

ADELE

April 22nd, 2012

Birth Name:
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

Born:
ADELE

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Essentials

UK Soul Divas
UK Soul Divas
2008
2008
Soul Revival
Soul Revival





ADELE

Biography

When the U.K. press began dubbing Adele "the next Amy Winehouse" in late 2007, the hype didn't touch upon the heavy singer/songwriter influence found in the Londoner's music. Influenced by Suzanne Vega as much as Jill Scott, Adele first made an impression in 2006 when she toured as an opening act for Jack Penate. She had graduated to headlining status by the end of 2007, thanks to BBC Radio 1 playing her single "Daydreamer"; another song, "Hometown Glory," was also released as a single on Jamie T.'s label, Pacemaker. An appearance alongside Paul McCartney and Björk on the BBC 2 television show Later with Jools Holland came next, and a recording contract with XL Recordings was finalized soon after. Early 2008 brought similar luck as Adele found herself atop the BBC's new music talent list, which was compiled from the votes of 150 music critics. That same January, XL issued a new single, "Chasing Pavements," along with her debut album, 19. The title reflected Adele's age at the time of the album's release, and its popularity resulted in the release of several bonus editions throughout the year. Also in 2009, Adele won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her sophomore album, 21, featuring the gospel and disco-infused single "Rolling in the Deep," was released in February of 2011. The album proved to be both a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the longest-running number one albums in history and spending over 18 weeks at the top spot. The glow of 21's success was dimmed somewhat when Adele was forced to cancel her tour after suffering a hemorrhage on her vocal chords. She underwent surgery for the hemorrhage in November of 2011. That same month, she released the concert CD/DVD Live at the Royal Albert Hall. Both Adele and 21 received many end-of-year honors, and in February 2012, as album sales began to creep closer to ten million copies, she won six major Grammy awards, one of the few artists in history to accomplish the feat in one night.

Top Albums

21, ADELE
1. 21
19, ADELE
2. 19
iTunes Live from SoHo, ADELE
3. iTunes Live ..
iTunes Festival: London 2011 - EP, ADELE
4. iTunes Festi..
Rolling In the Deep (Jamie XX Shuffle) - Single, ADELE
5. Rolling In t..

Top Songs

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Rumour Has It213:43$1.29
2.
Set Fire to the Rain214:01$1.29
3.
Rolling in the Deep213:48$1.29
4.
Someone Like You214:43$1.29
5.
Turning Tables214:10$1.29
6.
Make You Feel My Love193:32$1.29
7.
One and Only215:48$1.29
8.
Chasing Pavements193:30$1.29
9.
Lovesong215:16$1.29
10.
Don't You Remember214:03$1.29
11.
He Won't Go214:37$1.29
12.
I Can't Make You Love Me (Live)iTunes Festival: London 201..3:34$1.29
13.
Take It All213:48$1.29
14.
Hometown Glory194:31$1.29
15.
I'll Be Waiting214:01$1.29
16.
Make You Feel My Love (Live)iTunes Live from SoHo4:13$1.29
17.
Right as Rain193:17$1.29
18.
Rolling in the Deep (Live)iTunes Festival: London 201..5:21$1.29
19.
Crazy for You193:28$1.29
20.
Daydreamer193:40$1.29
21.
Best for Last194:18$1.29
22.
Rumour Has It (Live)iTunes Festival: London 201..3:48$1.29
23.
Rolling In the Deep (Jamie xx Shuffl..Rolling In the Deep (Jamie ..4:18$1.29
24.
First Love193:10$1.29
25.
Cold Shoulder193:11$1.29

Top Music Videos

Rolling In the Deep, ADELE
1. Rolling In the..
Someone Like You, ADELE
2. Someone Like Y..
Chasing Pavements, ADELE
3. Chasing Paveme..
Hometown Glory, ADELE
4. Hometown Glory
Melt My Heart to Stone, ADELE
5. Melt My Heart ..
Cold Shoulder, ADELE
6. Cold Shoulder
Melt My Heart to Stone, ADELE
7. Melt My Heart ..


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