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Adele: The Biography

  • Adele's Birth

    Adele's Birth
    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born May 21, 1988 in Tottenham, North London, England.
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    Past - Present - Future

  • Adele Begins To Sing

    Adele Begins To Sing
    At the age of four, Adele knew singing was what she wanted. She began singing everywhere.
  • Adele's Graduation

    Adele's Graduation
    Adele Graduated from BRIT School in Croydon in May of 2006.
  • MySpace

    After recording a three song demo, Adele gave the recordings to a friend who then posted her work on MySpace. Her music received much positive attention and led to a phone call from music label XL Recordings. Doubting the legitimacy of the offer, Adele brought her friend with her to the meeting. The offer proved to be legit and Adele was signed to the label in September 2006.
  • Debut Song

    Debut Song
    Her Debut song "HomeTown Glory" was realeased in October 2007.
  • Award

    Adele wrote the song when she was just 16 years old. She became the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008.
  • Toured North America

  • Signed a deal with Columbia Records

  • An evening with Adele world tour started

  • Adele cancelled her US tour dates to be with her then boyfriend

  • Performance on Saturday Night Live saw the start of her career in America

  • Second Single

    Second Single
    Her second single "Chasing Pavements" peaked at number 2 on the UK Charts and remained there for four weeks. Her album 19 was released in 2008 and entered the charts at number 1.
  • Won Two Grammy Awards

    Won awards in the categories "Best New Artist" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance."
  • 21

    Adele released her second album 21 in 2011.
  • Performed at BRIT Awards

    Album track "Someone like you" went straight to number 1. "21" remained at number 1 in the album charts.
  • Forced to cancel tour due to vocal cord hemorrhage

    She released a statement saying she needed an extended period of rest in order to avoid permanent damage to her voice. She had surgery in November
  • Won three awards at American Music awards

    Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favourite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Favourite Pop/Rock Album for "21"
  • Won 6 Grammy awards

    Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In the Deep", and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You".
  • Won 2 Brit Awards

    British Female Solo Artist and British Album of The Year for "21"