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Monday, August 8, 2011

Celebrity Female Musical Artist Adele Biography

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born 5 May 1988. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins known under the mononym Adele. She is an English singer-songwriter. She was 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. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele won the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is a double Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter who caught the attention of the media after becoming the first recipient of the Critics Choice award at the BRIT Awards in 2008. After picking up the Honor, she went on to enjoy huge success with debut album 19 and since then has released her follow up 21, which also went to number one and stayed at the top of the charts for over ten successive weeks, breaking Madonna’s record of nine in 1990 with The Immaculate Collection.
Musical Artist Adele Biography
Birth name Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Born 5 May 1988
Tottenham, North London, England
Origin West Norwood, South London, England
Genres R&B, soul, country soul, blues, jazz
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, bass, celeste, percussion, keyboard
Years active 2006–Running
Labels XL, Columbia
Adele attracted the attention of XL Recordings with a three-song demo posted on MySpace and then signed with the label. Since her debut, 19, Adele has received much recognition both commercially and critically. The album debuted at number one, and has been certified four times platinum in the UK. Her career in the US was boosted by a viewer record–breaking Saturday Night Live episode in late 2008.
Adele released her second album 21 on 24 January 2011 in the UK, and 22 February in the US. The album was a critical and commercial success, selling 208,000 copies in its first week in the UK and debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart, a position it managed to hold for sixteen weeks.[10] In the UK, 21 has been certified ten times Platinum for shipment of 3.0 million units. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in the US, selling 352,000 copies in its first week. The album has charted at number one in 17 European countries and the US.
Celebrity Adele Musical Career
2006–08: Career beginnings

Adele graduated from The BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006, where she was classmates with Leona Lewis and Jessie J. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent. In school, she was more interested in going into A&R, and hoped to launch other people’s careers. Four months later, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication She had recorded a three-song demo for a class project and gave it to a friend who posted it on Myspace where it became very successful and led to a phone call from music label XL Recordings. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting. Nick Huggett at XL recommended Adele to manager Jonathan Dickins at September Management and in June 2006 Dickins became her official representative. September was managing Jamie T at the time and this proved a major attraction for Adele who was a big fan of the English singer-songwriter. Huggett then signed Adele to XL in September 2006.

Adele performing in Kilburn, London in 2007
Adele’s breakthrough song, “Hometown Glory”, was released in October 2007. Adele provided vocals for Jack Peñate’s song, “My Yvonne”, from his debut album. Adele 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. She released her second single “Chasing Pavements” on 14 January 2008, two weeks ahead of her debut album, 19. The song, “Chasing Pavements” reached number two on the UK Chart, and stayed there for four weeks, finally remaining in the Top 40 14 weeks after its release. The album itself entered the British charts at number one. The Times Encyclopedia of Modern Music would name 19 an “essential” Blue Eyed Soul recording.

2008–10: 19 and commercial success
On 19 March 2008 Adele signed a deal which involved a joint venture between Columbia Records and XL Recordings for her foray into the US. In March 2008, she embarked on a short North American tour. On 20 June, the album was released in the US. The album was certified as gold in February 2009 by the Recording Industry Association of America. By July 2009, the album had sold 2.2 million copies worldwide. Adele cancelled a 2008 US tour to be with a former boyfriend. 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. I couldn’t bear to be without him, so I was like, ‘Well, OK, I’ll just cancel my stuff then … I can’t believe I did that … It seems so ungrateful”. In November 2008 Adele moved to Notting Hill after leaving her mother’s house, a move that prompted her to give up drinking.
By October 2008, Adele’s attempt to break into America seemed to have failed. However, it was announced that she would be the musical guest on the 18 October episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL). The episode was hotly anticipated because of an appearance by then US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin. SNL earned its best ratings in 14 years with 17 million viewers. Adele performed “Chasing Pavements” and “Cold Shoulder”, and the following day, 19 topped the iTunes charts and ranked at number five at while “Chasing Pavements” rose into the 25. The week of 26 October the album reached number 11 on the Billboard 200, a jump of 35 places over the previous week. Several weeks later, she returned to the US for an 11-city tour.
Adele was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize award for 19.[54] She also won an Urban Music Award for “Best Jazz Act”. She also received a Q Awards nomination in the category of Breakthrough Act and a Music of Black Origin nomination in the category of Best UK Female.
At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele won awards in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She was also nominated in the categories of Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Adele launched a 15-city North American tour that started 9 March.Adele was also nominated for three Brit Awards in the categories of Best British Female, Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough Act. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown sent a thank-you letter to Adele that stated “with the troubles that the country’s in financially, you’re a light at the end of the tunnel.” Adele relaunched the MTV Unplugged series with a six song acoustic set in June. On 28 June, Adele headlined a three-act bill at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. Etta James, originally slated to perform but suddenly taken ill, was replaced by Chaka Khan. Adele dueted with Daniel Merriweather on a track called “Water and a Flame” from his debut album Love & War and with The Raconteurs on a track called “Many Shades of Black” that would become a staple during her live performances, particularly her An Evening with Adele tour.
In 2010, Adele received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Hometown Glory”. 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 (Our Star for Oslo), in which the German entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was determined. In late September, after being featured on The X Factor, Adele’s version of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” re-entered the UK singles chart at number 4. During the 2010 CMT Artists of the Year special, Adele performed a widely publicized duet of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” with Darius Rucker. This performance would later be nominated for a CMT Music Award.
19 sold 341,000 copies in the first six months of the 2011 in the United States bringing total sales 1.2 million.
2010–present: 21 and breaking records
Adele released her second studio album, 21, on 24 January 2011 in the UK and released it on 22 February in the U.S. The album’s sound is described as classic and contemporary roots and country music. The change in sound from her first album was the result of her bus driver playing contemporary Nashville music when she was touring the American South. Adele told Spin Magazine “[h]e listened to all this amazing country music and we’d rock out late at night, chain smoking and listening to Rascal Flatts” “It was really exciting for me because I never grew up around that music. In explaining the title choice, she states that it reflects the growth she has experienced in the last two years. The first single is a revenge tune “Rolling in the Deep”, Adele described it as a “dark bluesy gospel disco tune.” The single was a major success and was well received by critics. It has reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. hit number 1 in Ireland, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Austria and in March 2011 it debuted at number 1 in the United States. By June 2011, “Rolling in the Deep” had reached the top of the Billboard 100 as the album which had sold 2.2 million U.S. copies had occupied the top of the Billboard 200 for 10 (not all consecutive) weeks.
In the United Kingdom, where the album also hit the top spot, it sold 208,000 copies in its first week making it the biggest-selling January release in five years. In mid-February 2011, after a performance at the Brit Awards, the album track “Someone Like You” went straight to number 1 on the UK singles chart, while the album 21 also remained at number 1. According to the Official Charts Company, Adele is the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles in 1964. It is the first time that one act has held the top two places in the UK albums chart since The Corrs in 1999. The album spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one, before being knocked off the top spot by Wasting Light by the Foo Fighters. However, the album has managed to return to the top of the charts to spend a twelfth week, thirteenth week and now a fourteenth week.[85] At the same time, her debut album, 19 climbed back up to number two in the charts to spend a fifth week. To promote the album, Adele will perform in Europe and North America on her Adele Live tour. The tour has become a profound success with the entire North American leg sold out. Her audience at a May 2011 concert at the Beacon Theater in New York was described as a “varied blend as they shuffle to the exits—some are tearstained, some are whistling” with “snatches of regretful conversation between women, missing one man, still resenting another”. On 2nd July 2011, Adele performed at G-A-Y Heaven in London following Pride London, she performed songs like “Someone Like You”, “Rolling in the Deep”, “Set Fire to the Rain” amongst others.
By the end of June 2011, Adele had sold 2.5 million copies and 992,000 digital copies of 21 in the United States, making it the best selling album in both categories in the first half of 2011. By then, Rolling in the Deep sold 4.1 million digital US copies, the sales of which were the leading factor in the first increase in overall record sales since 2004. In the early summer of 2011, Adele was overcome with a case of Laryngitis and had to take a break for about a month, but recently performed at the iTunes Festival on July 7, 2011, at which she stated she would be getting back to her concert, Adele Live, soon.
Adele  Musical Early life
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, to a single teenage mother on 5 May 1988. She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices. Adele has cited the Spice Girls as a major influence in regard to her love and passion for music, stating that “they made me what I am today.” Adele would also impersonate the Spice Girls at dinner parties as a young girl. To make her look like singer Gabrielle, her mother made an eye patch with sequins, which Adele said was embarrassing.
At the age of 11, Adele and her mother, a furniture-maker and adult learning activities organiser moved to West Norwood, South London. West Norwood is the subject for Adele’s first record, “Hometown Glory”, written when she was 16. After moving to South London, she became interested in R&B artists such as Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child and Mary J Blige.

Adele  Musical Awards

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Amy Winehouse
Grammy Award for Best New Artist
Succeeded by
Zac Brown Band
Preceded by
Sound of… (BBC poll)
Succeeded by
Little Boots



  2. I really like Adele Laurie's voice is very unique and awesome


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