Pop Singer

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE, professionally known by the mononym Adele, is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating in arts from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a record deal with XL Recordings.

Full Name
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
May 5, 1988
5' 9"
Net Worth


Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham, London, England. She is an English singer and songwriter. Her zodiac sign is Taurus and her ethnicity is British-Irish. She has an older brother named Cameron, who is a composer. Adele's mother, Penny Adkins, worked as a massage therapist and her father, Mark Evans, worked as a plumber before becoming a barman at the pub where Adele used to sing.

    At 15 years old, Adele got accepted into BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon and graduated two years later. During this time she wrote her first song entitled "Hometown Glory," which featured on her debut album 19 (2008). 19 earned her two Grammy awards in 2009: Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements." In 2011 she released 21 which became one of the most successful albums of all time with hits such as "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You." It won six Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep," making Adele the only artist to win these three awards twice. 

    In 2015 she released 25 which spawned more hit singles such as "Hello" and "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)." This album earned her five Grammys at 2017's ceremony, making her the first artist to win Album of the Year three times. As well as music, Adele has also appeared in movies such as 'The Devil Wears Prada' (2006) and 'Trolls World Tour' (2020). Additionally she has become an activist for causes such as ending homelessness in England after donating £1 million to charity.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Adele is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 5, 1988, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Demo Disc Launches Music Career</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Adele releases her first demo disc when she is just 18 years old.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album "19" Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Adele's debut album "19" is released and is met with critical acclaim.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Adele wins two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Award for Album of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Adele wins the Grammy for Album of the Year for her album "21".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"25" Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Adele releases her third studio album "25" which goes on to become one of the best selling albums of all time.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Performs at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Adele performs a tribute to George Michael at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Incredible Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adele is an incredible singer. Her vocal range and power make her one of the most talented singers in the world. She has also won numerous awards for her singing and continues to amaze audiences with her performances.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Storyteller</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adele is a master storyteller. Her songs are powerful and poignant, often detailing heartache and struggles she has experienced in her own life. She also writes with emotion and insight, making her music emotionally resonant.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adele is an inspirational role model for young women. She is proof that you can be successful without compromising yourself or sacrificing your values. In addition, she is a great example of how to remain humble despite success and adversity.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Artist to Simultaneously Lead U.K. and U.S. Charts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adele became the first artist ever to lead both the U.K. and U.S. charts simultaneously when her album 21 debuted at number one in both countries in 2011.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Received a Songwriting Oscar Nomination for 'Skyfall'</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adele received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song in 2013 for co-writing Skyfall from the James Bond movie of the same name.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Female Artist to Have Two Albums Reach Diamond Status</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adele is the first female artist to have two albums reach diamond status, with her albums 21 and 25 achieving 10 million copies sold each.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest Artist to Receive Six Grammy Awards in One Night</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At 23 years old, Adele became the youngest artist to receive six Grammy Awards in one night for her second studio album 21.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Artist to Sell 3 Million Copies of An Album in a Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adele was the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in one year since 1991 when her third studio album 25 achieved that milestone.</p></div>


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