[241][242][243] On 17 September 2009, she performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for the VH1 Divas event, a concert to raise money for the Save The Music Foundation charity. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2016. "[15] Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006,[16] where she was a classmate of Leona Lewis and Jessie J. "Grammys 2017: Read Adele's speech in full, 'my artist of my life is Beyonce, "Taylor Swift Was the Inspiration Behind One of Adele's New Songs", "In the Studio: Adele Goes Country on Fall Disc", "Adele Inspired by Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now, "Adele profile: After two heartbreak albums, can singer's stellar ascent survive the joy of family life? [43], At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in February 2009, Adele won the award for Best New Artist, in addition to the award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements", which was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. [22] In June 2007, Adele made her television debut, performing "Daydreamer" on the BBC's Later... with Jools Holland. I don't enjoy it," was nervous about making such a life overhaul. [35] She said in Nylon magazine in June 2009, "I'm like, 'I can't believe I did that.' [83] In October, the album's sales surpassed 4.5 million in the UK, and in November it surpassed 10 million sales in the US. I was like, 'Who did this?' [211] Ryan Reed of Paste magazine regarded her voice as "a raspy, aged-beyond-its-years thing of full-blooded beauty",[212] while MSN Music's Tom Townshend declared her "the finest singer of [our] generation". ", Which, true, she's a long ways from Adele Laurie Blue Adkins of London's Tottenham neighborhood. Clad in a look reminiscent of Ginger McKenna, Sharon Stone's character in 1995's Casino, Adele gravitated toward the DJ, a source telling E! She works out for about an hour and leaves drenched in sweat and looking like she worked very hard. Everything Adele has said about her new album. [132] The album debuted at number one in the US where it sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week, the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began monitoring sales in 1991. Time off from school last summer afforded them a trip to Utah where, a source told People, they "took a boating tour on Lake Powell and hiked the slot canyons. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting. [117] The song was first played on Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 Breakfast Show on the BBC on the morning of 23 October with Adele interviewed live. [227] In April 2019, Adele's representatives announced to the Associated Press that she and Konecki had separated after more than seven years together, but that they would continue to raise their son together. 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The Times Encyclopedia of Modern Music named 19 an "essential" blue-eyed soul recording. [257] The success of her debut album 19 saw Adele nominated for three Brit Awards in the categories of British Female Solo Artist, British Single of the Year and British Breakthrough Act. ", But she also fit in a historic moment of her own back in her native U.K., attending the final show of the Spice World—2019 Tour at Wembley Stadium in June. So I got my management to reach out. Quite simply, "as a mom," a friend told the mag, "she wants to be the healthiest she can be for Angelo.". [140] The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release. [36] By the middle of October 2008, Adele's attempt to break in America appeared to have failed. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. Mark Ronson, right, was one of the first to champion the fledgling star THE ROCK SINGER Adele is living her best life on vacation right now, but even as she tries to unwind -- fans continue to be overly concerned with her appearance ... now saying she's too thin.. And he said Max Martin. This is one of those times. [171] During childhood, she impersonated the Spice Girls at dinner parties. Adele Astaire (born Adele Marie Austerlitz, later known as Lady Charles Cavendish; September 10, 1896 – January 25, 1981), was an American dancer, stage actress, and singer. "She talks about last year as a very difficult year, and she's said in the past that creating new music is almost like therapy. [58] Both songs topped the charts in multiple markets and broke numerous sales performance records. Sales", "Chart Watch Extra: Adele Tops 10 Million", "Adele says she battled depression, before and after son's birth", "From Robin Thicke to Mariah and Mick: five blockbuster albums that bombed", "Adele's Next Album and World Tour Confirmed? [40] [110] However, in the October 2014 accounts filed with Companies House by XL Recordings, they ruled out a 2014 release. [73] On 9 December, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year, Billboard 200 Album of the Year (21), and the Billboard Hot 100 Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), becoming the first woman ever to top all three categories. [292][293] In December 2019, Israel's largest TV and Radio stations named her singer of the 2010s. "Glasgow (No Place Like Home)" – Music & Lyrics: "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by, This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 18:08. The album has been certified 17× platinum in the UK, and is overall the fourth best-selling album in the nation. 25 was her second album to be certified Diamond in the US and earned her five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, and four Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year. [67] In the first week of November 2011 Steven M. Zeitels, director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, performed laser microsurgery on Adele's vocal cords to remove a benign polyp. [252], On 15 June 2017, Adele attended a vigil in west London for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire where, keeping a low profile, she was only spotted by a small handful of fans. Adele opens up about vocal cord surgery. Adele shares behind-the-scenes photo as she prepares for SNL debut. [37] But then she was booked as the musical guest on 18 October 2008 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live. I had a purpose, where before I didn't". ", That includes keeping her motivation at the forefront. [273], On the week ending 3 March 2012, Adele became the first solo female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time with "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone Like You", and "Set Fire to the Rain" as well as the first female artist to have two albums in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. [87][88][89] By the end of 2014, she had sold an estimated 40 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide. Adele has bad news for fans: She's canceled the two shows left on her world tour due to damaged vocal cords. This is the first James Bond song to win and the fifth to be nominated—after "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Nobody Does It Better" (1977), "Live and Let Die" (1973), and "The Look of Love" (1967). Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" and "Cold Shoulder,"[38] and the following day, 19 topped the iTunes charts and ranked at number five at Amazon.com while "Chasing Pavements" rose into the top 25. The wedding, held in January 2018, took place in the garden of her house in Los Angeles, California. She said, "I use the NHS, I can't use public transport any more, doing what I do, I went to state school, I'm mortified to have to pay 50 percent! [116] On 22 October, Adele confirmed that 25 would be released on 20 November, while the lead single from the album, "Hello" would be released on 23 October. "Adele: The Biography". Now, Adele's the One With the Buzz", "adele interview: world exclusive first interview in three years", "Adele Clears Up that Beyoncé Duet Rumor", "Adele: Inside Her Private Life and Triumphant Return", "Adele Talks 'When We Were Young,' Jeff Buckley Influence in New Interview". Adele showed off her dramatic new look on Instagram early Wednesday morning, while expressing her gratitude to fans for their messages sent on Tuesday in honor of her 32nd birthday Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki The singer's debut album, which was released in 2008 and featured hits including Chasing Pavements and Hometown Glory, reached number one in … She released a statement saying she needed an extended period of rest to avoid permanent damage to her voice. "Tonight with my nearest and dearest I cried, laughed, screamed, danced, reminisced and fell back in love with my 10 year old self. p. 72. [112] Danger Mouse was revealed to have contributed a song, while Tobias Jesso Jr. had written a track, and Ryan Tedder was "back in the mix after producing and co-writing 'Rumour Has It' on 21. Among Adele’s guests was the Austrian painter, composer and music theorist Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, one of the prominent figures of the Second Viennese School. [253] Four days later she appeared at Chelsea fire station and brought cakes for the firefighters. Adele Reveals Who ''Hello'' Is About and Says Ex-Boyfriend Drama Is Now Far Behind Her, ''Thank F--k'' Artist also talks being a mom, Amy Winehouse and, of course, Taylor Swift [23] Adele's breakthrough song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, was released in October 2007. In a review of 19, The Observer said, "The way she stretched the vowels, her wonderful soulful phrasing, the sheer unadulterated pleasure of her voice, stood out all the more; little doubt that she's a rare singer". [28] Adele was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize award for 19. 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[198][199] Conceived in the aftermath of Adele's breakup with a partner, the album typifies the near dormant tradition of the confessional singer-songwriter in its exploration of heartbreak, self-examination, and forgiveness. [109] In 2014, Adele was nominated for nine World Music Awards. But she could also be referring to the changes she's made just this year, shifts that had insiders describing her to People as "alive and happy" and "perky as hell. [150][151] In an interview with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 around 30-minutes before going on stage, Adele had said she had been going to Glastonbury since she was a child and that the festival had meant a lot to her, before she broke down. Your source for entertainment news, celebrities, celeb news, and ​celebrity gossip. [1] The friend posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very successful and led to a phone call from Richard Russell, boss of the music label XL Recordings. "[187], Her second album, 21, shares the folk and soul influences of her debut album, but was further inspired by American country and Southern blues music to which she had been exposed during her 2008–09 tour An Evening with Adele in North America. 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She was ranked the 19th richest musician overall. [18] Billboard magazine stated of it: "Adele truly has potential to become among the most respected and inspiring international artists of her generation. Her third tour, saw her break attendance records globally, including in the UK, Australia, and the US, and her album 21 has been listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020). "[194] Adele cited Madonna's 1998 album Ray of Light as a "chief inspiration" for her album 25. "How I felt when I wrote 21, it ain't worth feeling like that again...I was very sad and very lonely," she asserted to i-D in 2015 of not looking to create a repeat of her second disc.