Profile: Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, born May 5th, 1988, is recognized in contemporary society as an English singer and songwriter. In 2006, Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology, and shortly after she was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings. One year later she won the Brit Awards Critics Choice Award and furthermore claimed the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. In 2008 she released her debut album, known as 19, which achieved certified platinum status seven times in the UK and three times in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009 Adele won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and her career has only escalated since.

 

Her second studio album, 21, was released in 2011 and earned her six Grammy Awards, and two Brit Awards. 21 achieved platinum status sixteen times in the UK and is the fourth best-selling album in the UK of all time. The album achieved certified diamond status in the US and sold over thirty-one million copies globally. Adele is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to maintain three consecutive top ten singles and is furthermore the first female artist to have both two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2012 Adele co-wrote and released “Skyfall” which earned her an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2015 she released her third studio album, 25, which soon became the year’s best-selling album and again earned certified diamond status in the US. 25 earned Adele five Grammy Awards and four Brit Awards.

Adele won the Billboard Artist of the Year title in 2011, 2012 and 2016, and in 2012 and 2016 Time Magazine named her one of the most influential individuals in the world. Her music has totalled more than 100 million record sales, allowing for her to be recognized as one of the best-selling recording artists of all time at a mere twenty-eight years of age.

 

Adele’s music is so unique and has a beautiful sound. I have been a fan of her music since I heard her debut album 19 and I look forward to what she plans to release in the coming years.

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