Adele 2012 grammy awards win

Adele's rise to fame

  • Adele was born

  • Auditioned for BRIT school at the age of 14

  • Graduated from BRIT school

  • Got signed to XL Recordings

  • First single "Hometown Glory" released

  • Released second single "Chasing pavements"

    The song reached number 2 in the UK charts, and stayed there for 4 weeks.
  • Won critics choice "Number 1 predicted breakthrough act"

  • Toured North America

  • Signed a deal with Columbia Records

  • An evening with Adele world tour started

    Ended in June 2009
  • 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

  • "19" was certified as gold by the Recording Industry Association of America

  • Won 2 Grammy awards

    Won awards in the categories "Best New Artist" and "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance."
  • Nominated for three BRIT awards

    Best British Female, Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough Act.
  • Nominated for a Grammy award for "Hometown Glory"

    In the category: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
  • Adeles cover of "Make you feel my love" re-entered the UK charts after being featured on The X Factor

  • Release second album "21"

  • 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"