Adele

Birth Name: 
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Genre: 
soul, pop
Music Category: 
Singer
Best Known For: 

"Chasing Pavements"
"Rolling in the Deep"
"Set Fire to the Rain"
"Someone Like You"

Short bio: 

Adele is an English singer-songwriter, musician, and multi-instrumentalist. She was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. Her career in the US was boosted by a Saturday Night Live appearance in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Adele released her second album, 21, in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equaling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. The album has also led to her receiving numerous other awards, including two Brit Awards and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK; in the US the album has held the top position longer than any other album since 1985, and is certified Diamond. According to IFPI, the album has sold over 26 million copies worldwide.

Adele is the first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. 21 is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist on the UK and US Albums Chart. In 2011 and 2012, Billboard named Adele Artist of the Year. In 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1′s 100 Greatest Women In Music, and the American magazine Time named Adele one of the most influential people in the world. 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.

Twitter: 
@OfficialAdele
Contact:Mailing: 

Adele
XL Recordings
1 Codrington Mews
London, W11 2EH
UK

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Helen Canning's picture
Submitted by Helen Canning (not verified) on

Dear Adele. I did not attend any of your Australian concerts but I was dismayed to see that lots of balloons were released at the concerts. These are an environmental problem for the turtles here as they can fall down into the sea and turtles swallow them thinking they are jelly fish. The balloons are indigestible and can lead to a slow death for the turtles. You may not be aware of this problem but I urge you to consider ending this stunt in the future. Hopefully the releasing of balloons will be banned in the not too distant future but with your influence people may end this action sooner.

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Submitted by Patricia (not verified) on

It was just the best therapy for my life experiences with the men in the world who have been able to manage to get close to me. Not many of them have been successful and adelle s words spoke of her first album how it was made and why. When I heard this and how she got through the episode she inspired me and I realised that it is really good to have the memory of something that you have been through even if it turned into sadness. It helps to heal.
Thank you for helping me heal and realise that better things will come.

Never live your life by somebody else's values and ideals.

Arohanui Adele

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Submitted by BOSTON GIRLS (not verified) on

Hi, Adele! My bestie and I flew from Boston to see you at the O2 on 3/20/16 - best concert EVER!! We were in the third row and we had glowing necklaces on and a Boston T-shirt for Angelo (hope he got it!). We spoke to you during the concert and you promised to get us tickets to your Boston show in September. Your handler took our information but we never got the tickets!!! I don't want to seem greedy, but I just heard on the news tonight that touring isn't for you.... Now I'm wondering if I'll ever have the opportunity to see you live in concert again. We saw you at the O2 for my friend's 60th birthday and if you could get us tickets to your big show finale at Wembley Stadium for MY birthday (6/29) it would be unbelievable!! Oh, and by the way.... Fire that handler!!! I know you're a woman of your word and would feel horrible if you knew this generous offer on your behalf fell through the cracks. Regardless.... THE BOSTON GIRLS LOVE YOU!!!!! Thank you!

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Submitted by Neil Lyons (not verified) on

I think you are the most beautiful woman alive. Not are you strikingly beautiful, but you have the most amazing voice ever. Freddie Mercury was my favorite singer ever but, you run a very close second. Thank you for your time, if you are in interested in knowing more about me you can look me up on Facebook at Neil Anthony Lyons.

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Submitted by Janet (not verified) on

Sorry, with my last email, I forgot to tell you Adele, I with my sisters own a fabulous B and B surrrounded by wineries(yay I say! Lol) but also history of Adelaide....our building was build in 1863, and anonymity is key!!! I HATE popin do you? Lol you your hubby and baby would be welcome there, so you can just 'rest'
Cheers
Janet

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Submitted by Bruce Howard Hamlton (not verified) on

Adele reminds me of 'the kind of dream
whose only purpose is to rouse a scream
confusing everything with cool dry steam
officiously about to bleed some stream .... ' [maybe!]

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Submitted by Radwan (not verified) on

Adele .. After hearing your song " someone like you " and because i lost my love .. I wrote a few lines and I want you to take a look at them , I think you will like them. I love you so much .

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Submitted by Amanda Spicer (not verified) on

I'm so excited to come see you at Wembley on Wednesday. As an American living in Britain and removing my partying ways to become a mother I've moved through my angst ridden 20s in parallel with you. I would have given you a run for your money on the night. I bought Hello and the album on release and after laughing and crying with you through all life up and downs you were there for the most crucial moments my fathers untimely death right before Christmas.

The placed me in my bathtub when the shock wouldn't wear off and left your album on for me in the background. The track Hello will always bring not just the grief but the healing for this life changing moment. My relationship with my Father had always been difficult ...4 kids, he'd rather party and he would always make us leave answer phone messages before he'd pick up the phone. I never resolved the hurt of my childhood and here he was now dead and I wouldn't have the chance to get to the other side of healing with him.

Remedy, Hello, River Lea hell all of them helped heal my soul. As I left my husband and children for the 24 hours plane trip to rural America I boarded the plane with only your album as an escape from the chaos around me. As everyone cheered and was ready for the Christmas holidays I sat on the plane over Christmas Eve and balled like a baby. When I met my mother at the airport your album was immediately on repeat we would both be using your words to mend our souls.

Your show Wednesday night will be the closure I need to carry on being the best wife, friend and mother I can be in spite of loss and lost chances. Thanks for always being there and give us a wave up in the stands we'll be the ones sobbing, snotting, laughing and singing. Can't wait Amanda Spicer x

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Submitted by Tony & Rowena F... (not verified) on

Back in early 2016 we didn't think that you'd ever travel down under to Oz, so at the last minute we managed to get 2 tickets for Antwerp on 15 June 2016. From our home a 4 hour drive to Sydney then 33, 530 kms to Sport Paleis and back, total of 34,170 kms. Thank heavens the 'shits' didn't stop the show.

Then on 10 March 2017 our 'hometown glory', 95,400 fans,18 songs non-stop and pre-show Mexican waves, thanks to Sydney's transport stuff up. Only an 8 hour return drive this time, 640 kms.

As a 43 year wedding anniversary present off to Wembley on 29 June, round trip 34,600 kms. Only hope that the set for Set Fire to the Rain is as good as Sydney's. 68,400 kms - should've been a roadie! Understand why you might not want to travel down under again.

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Submitted by Anna Barone (not verified) on

Seriously what stress. Paid loads of money to viagogo for tickets for tomorrow's concert and they haven't arrived! I can show I bought them and will turn up anyway. But is it worth the stress! How can these companies charge so much for tickets with face value of £45 (up in the Gods!!) and then not get them to you? Can anyone help please?

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Submitted by Leah Cliffe (not verified) on

Hi , my 26 yr old friend Hannah has a terminal brain tumour . All her friends and family saved up for a ticket to go and see Adele live last week as she is her idol . Everyone is doing all kinds of sponsors to save up the money to have proton treatment as its not available here in uk . Hannah's dieing wish is to meet Adele in person , but I don't know if this would be possible as I can't find her managers email address . Hannah has been in clatterbridge hospital since last October . I just hope and prayer someone on here knows how to contact Adeles management team to make a young friend of mine wish come true . Kind regards Leah

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Submitted by Clare McCarteny (not verified) on

I don't know who to contact but I am writing on behalf of my sister. She was recently in England for the Adele concert. She is a huge fan and bought tickets for the Saturday and Sunday concerts. She saved for this trip for a very long time and traveled from New York. Is there a way to get her airfare refunded as she would not have gone to England if it were not for the concert. I can provide her tickets if needed. If she had the funds I would not be writing but she is not a rich person and had also accommodations to pay for which were not cheap. I know you get a lot of requests but this is genuine. I do feel bad Adele could not perform but there are true fans like my sister that traveled very far. please advise what we can do to get a refund? I do wish Adele luck in her future.

Elise's picture
Submitted by Elise (not verified) on

Hi! My name is Elise and I just wanted some singing tips. I want to sing Someone Like You for an audition, so, any tips are helpful!

Audie Siegel's picture
Submitted by Audie Siegel (not verified) on

Please take care of your vocal cords and all. Love you sooooooooooo much! Would love to hear all is well with the vocals.......

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Submitted by Apsingh (not verified) on

To be true... I have heard much of your songs earlier, but I've read much about about you, if it's true then i can say you're a kind a human deasined to be extraordinary, you'll be pained at most of the steps in your life, because you can never be happy, it is true for some people happiness is mere blink, and to set things straight you'll do as much as you can to create happiness, that strives for achieving happiness would make you all perfect as you are now, you are perfect and i love you.

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Submitted by wecan helpyou (not verified) on

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