Christened Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Adele was born on May 5th, 1988, in Tottenham, London. Still in her 20s, she is already one of the most popular female singer-songwriters of all-time.
In 2006, Adele's musical talent became really evident when she graduated from the prestigious BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology. Adele was then spotted on Myspace by XL Recordings in 2006, and, in the middle of 2007, she appeared on the TV music series, Later... with Jools Holland. In October of 2007 Adele released her first single, Hometwon Glory, which was a minor hit in the UK. Adele's second single, Chasing Pavements, reached number two in the UK, and won her a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. During this time Adele also won the first Critics' Choice award at the BRITS. But it was really Adele's debut album, 19, released in January, 2008, that made her a superstar and won her a Best New Artist Grammy. Most of 19's material was written by Adele, and it reached the top spot in the UK. In 2011, Adele's second album, 21, even exceeded the success of her first and topped the charts in the UK and US. Only three albums have sold more in the UK, it equalled the record for the most Grammy wins of six, and also won the Mercury Music Prize and a Brit. 21 has sold over 30 million copies, and spawned massive hits, including Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You. The former was Adele's first US number one, while the latter was Adele's first UK number one and achieved similar success in America. In 2013 Adele wrote and performed the title song for the James Bond movie Skyfall. The song won a Grammy, Oscar and a Golden Globe award. Adele's third album, 25, was released in 2015, and went straight to number one in the UK and US. While, following its release, the single Hello created history by becoming the first song to sell more than a million digitally in under a week. There is a current Adele tour ongoing, with Adele tickets for the tour dates 2016 onsale now!