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  • Was born in Tottenham, North London, England

    Was born in Tottenham, North London, England
    Born to Penny Adkins and Mark Evans, Adele is an only child. Her mother became pregnant soon after meeting Mark in 1987. Because Penny felt that they were too young, she declined Mark's proposal for marriage. An art student when she gave birth to Adele at age 18, Penny split up with Mark 3 years later.
  • Start of Something Beautiful

    Start of Something Beautiful
    She began singing at the age of four
  • Cover of "Heart of Glass"

    Cover of "Heart of Glass"
    When she was 14, Adele recorded a cover of "Heart of Glass" at the suggestion of his stepfather.
  • Recognition

    Within three days of graduating from the alma mater of such performers as Amy Winehouse and Leona Lewis, Adele was offered a recording contract with XL records after a record executive heard one of her demos posted by a friend
  • Graduation

    Adele graduated form BRIT School in Croydon in May of 2006.
  • Debut Album

    Debut Album
    Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. The album is certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US.
  • First Grammy Award

    First Grammy Award
    In 2009, "Chasing Pavements" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and received the awards for Best New Artist .
  • "21"

    21 is the second album. Adele began writing on 2009, while still involved in the relationship that subsequently inspired the record. Dissatisfied with once again portraying herself as the musical tragedienne of her debut, she had intended to compose a more upbeat and contemporary follow-up. However, studio sessions ended prematurely due to a lack of inspiration. She resumed production immediately after the breakdown of her relationship, channeling her heartbreak and depression into her songs.
  • Result of much work: Six Grammy Award!

    Result of much work: Six Grammy Award!
    Adele made her live comeback at the 2012 Grammy Awards in February. She won in all six categories for which she was nominated, making her the second female artist after Beyoncé Knowles in Grammy Awards history to win six categories in a single night
  • Adele is pregnant!

    Adele is pregnant!
    "I'm delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," she wrote. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx."