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Birth Name: 
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
soul, pop
Music Category: 
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.


XL Recordings
1 Codrington Mews
London, W11 2EH


Justine Salvatico 's picture
Submitted by Justine Salvatico (not verified) on

I'm writing to adele to show how special she is to me and how much her music has touched me.. I discovered Adele in 2010 when I first got together with my now husband. We both share the love of Adeles music and we're excited to discover such a fantastic , talented new artist. I've waited 7 years for her to tour Australia and wanted tickets so bad I spent two days calling nova 100 to win some, it's just so happened that her concert dates fell on the weekend of our first wedding anniversary (paper/tickets) how perfect, I had to get tickets! Spent so much time calling nova I nearly lost my job! But I won and was exstatic! i get the tickets from nova Tuesday (the week of the concert) and find out they are way up high, level 3 of etihad when I was willing to buy the best tickets on offer.. I wish I had known what "winning" tickets would be.. I wouldn't have wasted so much time trying to win them.. So upset with what we won I then had to buy tickets from viagogo and pay double the price. My husband didn't speak to me for three days but I know it will be totally worth it! Can't wait to see u Adele!! Do us proud or my husband will kill me!! Lol.. I know you will be amazing, thanks for Sharing your gift with the world!if u see this by some miracle,shout out to us and get me back in the good books with my husband! Love from Justine Salvatico Melbourne Australia , etihad stadium , Saturday 18th march, level 1 ,aisle 11 row n seats 16/17 xxxxx

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Submitted by Debra Simmons (not verified) on

Hello Adele from the other side of the world (Australia). I went to your concert in Paris on the 9th of June 2016 and then to the Melbourne concert on the 19th March for my birthday. I wanted to get the lithograph posters but couldn't get them. How can I get a copy of the 2 concerts I attended. By the way the BEST concerts I have ever attended. Thanks for coming to Australia and making my 55th birthday the very best.

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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'

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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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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 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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We motten ff een clip voor je maken dus morgen in je huis met een fanboii. dit mot van school dus zeg ff ja met je pretmuil :)

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Submitted by Derek Trusk (not verified) on

Adele I am a police officer going through a tough time and wanna know if you will drive in my police car and do a carpool karaoke

Matthew Carson's picture
Submitted by Matthew Carson (not verified) on

My class and I would like permission to use your song "Hello" in the background of a class project. We will not do anything other than show the video to our class of about 25 students. Thank you for your time.

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Submitted by Thomas and Candace (not verified) on

You and Neil Diamond are both timeless. Every year we play Coming to America non stop on the 4th of July. We think an Adael version of that song would inspire generations yo come. Please be timeless.

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Submitted by Bobby johnson (not verified) on

Listening to your songs has really got to me . Since my marriage I went through life drinking , drugs , you name it I probably did it to the point I thing my life and everyone around me . I starting listening to your songs and after all the tears after many years I think it time to pick myself back up and mabe repay the people that stuck with me and never give up on me. I love you for that and sorry for all the heartbreak your life has brought you

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Submitted by Maegan Ward (not verified) on

Adele about this time last year I wrote you a letter and mailed it to you, not sure that you got it. But I wrote in to tell you about my aunt whom I was very close to, lived with her for six years, at any rate when I wrote to you last year she had just had emergency surgery because she had a perforated colon she ended up going septic and passing on us. Needless to say this has been the hardest year of my life! She loved you as do Iand while she was in the hospital in ICU and in a medically induced coma and we didn't know what would happen with her, to comfort myself I would listen to your music and many times fall asleep listening to it. I still do it to this day when I'm having off days and grieving my aunt badly your music helps me so much! We used to rejoice together while listening to your music! My favorite song I'm obsessed with by you is Water under the bridge. I doubt you will read or get this message but I had it on my heart to let you know what an inpact your music has on society but especially people such as myself going through turmoil in their life right now. I hope one day I will be able to attend one of your concerts in honor of my aunt, in the mean time keep doing what you do you definitely have a God given talent and are very blessed!

Blessings Maegan Ward!

Submitted by LINDA COLEMAN (not verified) on

I have an 8 year old rough and tumble grandson who thinks you are the greatest thing ever! Didn't care much about music antil he heard your CD. His favorite song is rolling the deep which we play over and over in the car . He has had a tout life. His mom,my daughter,gave him and his brother to their dad as she was on drugs. He was3 at the time and didn't remember much about her but his brother did when she told his teacher that she hit him. She spent time in prison and I haven't seen her in over 4 years. Jordan, the 8 year old has led a life filled with sadness and confusion. Listenito you has made him smile and when your song ends he keeps saying again ! Thank you for making a little boy smile !!


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