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Adele (singer)

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Adele (singer)

English singer-songwriter and musician add

Category: Music

Born in 1988.

Countries: United Kingdom (39%), United States (25%), Australia (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Adele, Golden Globe Award, Grammy Award

Linked to: Billboard, Columbia Records, Time, Labour Party




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Adele was born in 1988 add something


Following that success, "21" achieved the biggest weekly sales increase following a Grammy win since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991 add something


Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006 add something


Nick Huggett at XL recommended Adkins to manager Jonathan Dickins at September Management and in June 2006 Dickins became her official representative add something


Huggett signed Adele to XL in September 2006 add something


Adele supported Will Young at the 2007 MENCAP Little Noise Sessions, a charity concert at London's Union Chapel add something


Adele bought a flat in Notting Hill, London in 2008 add something


Adele was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize award for "19" add something


Her debut album, "19", was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success add something


In 2008 she was the headliner and performed an acoustic set and was supported by Damien Rice add something


She became the first recipient of the BRIT awards "Critics' Choice" and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008 add something


She later cancelled the 2008 US tour dates to be with a former boyfriend add something


The next year she received the Brit awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 add something


She released her second single "Chasing Pavements" on 14 January 2008, two weeks ahead of her debut album, "19" add something


In March 2008, Adele signed a deal with Columbia Records and XL Recordings for her foray into the US. She embarked on a short North American tour in the same month add something


The An Evening with Adele world tour began in May 2008 and ended in June 2009 add something


By the middle of October 2008, it appeared that Adele's attempt to break into America had failed add something


Then, she was the musical guest on the 18 October 2008 episode of "Saturday Night Live" add something


In November 2008 Adele moved to Notting Hill after leaving her mother's house, a move that prompted her to give up drinking add something


At the 2009 Grammy awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance add something


At the 51st Grammy awards in 2009, Adele won awards in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance add something


By the beginning of 2009, listeners and critics started to describe Adele as unique add something


The album was certified as gold in February 2009 by the Recording Industry Association of America add something


She said in "Nylon" magazine in June 2009, "I was drinking far too much and that was kind of the basis of my relationship with this boy add something


By July 2009, the album had sold 2,2 million copies worldwide add something


On 17 September 2009, Adele performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for the VH1 "Divas" event, a concert to raise money for the Save The Music Foundation charity add something


During the 2010 "CMT Artists of the Year" special, Adele performed a widely publicised duet of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" with Darius Rucker add something


In 2010, Adele received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Hometown Glory" add something


In April her song "My Same" entered the German Singles Chart after it had been performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut in the talent show contest "Unser Star für Oslo" , in which the German entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was determined add something


Adele released her second album, "21", in early 2011 add something


In 2011, "Billboard" named Adele artist of the year add something


In May 2011, Adele caused some minor controversy with critical statements about high taxes add something


In October 2011, Adele was forced to cancel two tours because of a vocal-cord haemorrhage add something


A recording of her tour, "Live at the Royal Albert Hall" was released in November 2011, debuting at number one in the US with 96,000 copies sold, the highest one-week tally for a music DVD in four years, becoming the best-selling music DVD of 2011 add something


At the 2012 BMI awards held in London in October, Adele won Song of the Year in recognition of the song being the most played on US television and radio in 2011 add something


At the 2012 Ivor Novello awards in May, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year, and "Rolling in the Deep" won the award for Most Performed Work of 2011 add something


Following the throat microsurgery, she made her live comeback at the 2012 Grammy awards in February add something


It was reported in January 2012 that Adele had recently begun dating charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki add something


On the week ending 3 March 2012, Adele became the first solo female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top 5 of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously add something


In April 2012, American magazine "Time" named Adele one of the 100 most influential people in the world add something


On 3 April 2012, Adele confirmed that her third album would likely be at least two years away, stating, "I have to take time and live a little bit add something


"People" named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age. On 30 April 2012, a tribute to Adele was held at New York City's Poisson Rouge called "Broadway Sings Adele", starring various Broadway actors such as Matt Doyle add something


In June 2012, Adele announced that she and Konecki were expecting a baby add something


Adele gave birth to the couple's son on 19 October 2012 add something


In December 2012, Adele was named "Billboard" Artist of the Year, and "21" was named Album of the Year, making her the first artist to receive both accolades two years in a row add something


In 2013, Adele won the Academy award for Best Original Song for the James Bond theme "Skyfall" add something


In 2013, she received an Academy award as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for her song "Skyfall", written for "Skyfall", the twenty-third James Bond film add something


She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to music add something


On 13 January 2013, Adele won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "Skyfall", and on 24 February, Adele performed the song at the 85th Academy awards and won the Academy award for Best Original Song add something


In February 2013 she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4 add something


In April 2013, it was reported Adele had a £30 million fortune, £10 million of it made in the previous 12 months add something


In June 2013, Adele was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list add something


In September 2013, Wiz Khalifa confirmed that he and Adele had collaborated for his upcoming fifth studio album, "Blacc Hollywood", although the collaborations have yet to be cleared for the album add something


In December 2013, Adele received her thirteenth Grammy Award nomination when "Skyfall" was nominated at the 56th Annual Grammy awards for the Best Song Written for Visual Media add something


On 19 December 2013, Adele was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Charles, Prince of Wales add something


It has been confirmed by her publicist that Adele's new record will be released in 2014 add something


In January 2014, Adele received her tenth Grammy Award with "Skyfall" winning Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 56th Annual Grammy awards add something


On the eve of her 26th birthday in May 2014, Adele posted a cryptic message via her Twitter account which prompted media discussion about her next album add something


In October 2014, accounts filed with Companies House by XL Records ruled out a 2014 release add something


In 2015, Pharrell Williams praised Adele's songwriting ability during an interview at the Cannes Lions festival, stating: "I just think she is a masterful writer, if you listen to her album, it lives and breathes add something


On 27 August 2015, "Billboard" reported that Adele's label XL is planning her third studio for a release in November add something


At the 72nd Venice International Film Festival in early September 2015, Sia announced that her new single "Alive" was co-written by Adele and had originally been intended for Adele's third album add something


Adele's third studio album, "25", was released in November 2015 add something


On 7 November 2015, her sales were estimated at 40 million albums and 50 million singles, making her one of the world's best-selling artists add something


After taking a three-year hiatus, Adele released her third studio album, "25", on 20 November 2015 add something


Beginning in Europe, Adele Live 2016 includes four dates at the Manchester Arena in March, eight dates at the O2 Arena, London in March and April, with further dates in Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands among others add something


On 15 January 2016, her sales were estimated at more than 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists add something


In April 2016, Adele appeared for the second time on the "Time" 100 list of most influential people add something


"The Adele Story", a television documentary about her rise to fame, was broadcast on 29 December 2016 on Channel 5 add something


In 2017, she described Beyoncé as a particular inspiration, calling her album "Lemonade" "so monumental" add something


In early 2017, tabloids started speculating that Adele and Konecki had secretly got married when they were spotted wearing matching rings on their ring fingers add something


As part of her world tour, in February and March 2017, Adele will perform in Australia for the first time, playing outdoor stadiums around the country add something


Adele will complete her world tour with four concerts, dubbed "The Finale", at Wembley Stadium, London on 28, 29 June and 1, 2 July 2017 add something


The wedding, held in January 2018, took place in the garden of her house in Los Angeles add something


In April 2018 it was widely reported that Adele had become an ordained minister in order to officiate at close friend comedian Alan Carr's wedding to Paul Drayton, something which Adele herself subsequently confirmed add something


On June 25, 2018, it had been reported that Adele is working on her fourth studio album, which is slated for a December 2019 release add something