Adele is an English singer and songwriter who rose to prominence only because of her unique voice and has become one of the best-selling artists of our time. She was in England and was raised by a budding individual mother in several effective-class communities of London. She relished singing contemporary pop music from an early age and later became engrossed in the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James. In her early teens, she considered a career in music while studying at the ‘BRIT School.’ Her gift for music ultimately overtook the recognition of record labels. And later after graduating, she confirmed a deal with ‘XL Recordings.’ After building anticipation in Britain with some well-received live performances, Adele released her first album ‘19’ in 2008 which debuted at No. 1 on the British album chart. Consequently, she earned much recognition for her individual and eloquent voice. Her second album ‘21’ was released which comprised several hit singles, including ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You.’ Both the songs topped the charts in multiple markets and broke many sales records.
|Ex-Husband||Simon Konecki (2016-2019)|
|Child||Angelo James Konecki|
Childhood and early life
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham, England, to a Welsh father, Marc Evans, and an English mother, Penny Adkins. When Adele was still a kid, Evans left the family and thereafter, she was raised by her mother.
Adele developed a passion for music and started singing at a young age. She was influenced by the ‘Spice Girls’ and also enjoyed the works of Lauryn Hill, ‘Destiny’s Child,’ and Mary J. Blige. At the age of 14, Adele discovered the collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald at a local music store and was fascinated by their music. Stage performance by ‘Pink,’ which Adele witnessed as an audience member, played a significant role in fueling her ambition to become a singer.
She was enrolled at the ‘BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon. While studying, she wrote and composed songs, later posting them on her ‘Myspace’ page.
- Advertisement -
In 2008, Adele’s debut album titled ‘19’—named after the singer’s age when she began recording it—was released. The album featured two popular lead singles ‘Hometown Glory’ and ‘Chasing Pavements’ which catapulted her to overnight fame.
In March 2008, she signed a deal with ‘Columbia Records’ and ‘XL Recordings.’ Later that year, her world tour, ‘An Evening with Adele,’ began and lasted till June 2009. In January 2011, she released her second and much-anticipated studio album ‘21,’ which was again named after her age at the time of recording it. The album was a success and she received much appreciation for its classic American R&B and jazz style. Studded with hits like ‘Rolling in the Deep’ and ‘Someone Like You,’ the record became a major hit.
The album’s single ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ became Adele’s third No. 1 single on the ‘Billboard Hot 100.’ Subsequently, she became the first artist ever to have an album at the No.1 position on the ‘Billboard 200’ concurrently with three No.1 singles.
In 2012, she composed and recorded the theme song ‘Skyfall’ for the James Bond film of the same name. Upon its release, the song became a chartbuster and rose to No. 2 on the ‘UK Singles Chart.’ The track also entered the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ at No. 8, selling more than two million copies in the United States in its first three days.