Adele (UK soul/jazz singer)

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Legal name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins


Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE (/əˈdɛl/; born 5 May 1988) is a British singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the U.S. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the U.S. At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Adele released her second studio album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer numerous awards in 2012, including a record-tying six Grammy Awards including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards; and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and in the U.S. it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified Diamond. The album has sold 30 million copies worldwide. She has sold an estimated 40 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide.

The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. 21 is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and U.S. Album Charts. In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year.

In 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music, and Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world. In 2013, she received an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for her song "Skyfall", which she wrote and composed for the James Bond film of the same name.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 19 Adele 4 16
2011 21 Adele 4.3 15

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Greatest Hits Adele 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall Adele 4 3


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Hometown Glory Adele 7
2008 Chasing Pavements Adele 3
2008 Cold Shoulder Adele 5
2008 Make You Feel My Love Adele 2
2009 Water and a Flame Daniel Merriweather feat. Adele 1
2010 Rolling in the Deep Adele 5
2011 Someone Like You Adele 4.5 1
2011 Set Fire to the Rain Adele 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2012 Skyfall Adele 7

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 iTunes Live From SoHo Adele 1
2011 iTunes Festival: London 2011 Adele 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 1988 Mick Boogie vs Adele 1

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