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.


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Submitted by Gary Maynard (not verified) on

I'm in Love. As I know in the Adele 25 the songs very romantic adventurous. Thank you. I love a picture of Adele from Adele if possible.

Submitted by ksikas (not verified) on

hello, when we were young and we still young, i try to send my love to you, to love you in the dark night,

Submitted by Julia Gilmour (not verified) on

Hi, I would like to send Adele a message. Its about her concert coming to Montreal. I was a caretaker for a woman who died of cancer two weeks ago. While she was in palative care I took care of her husband..and we watched together Adeles little concert on her Hello thing. He had never heard of her before.. he is in his 80.s He wouldnt go to bed until her concert was over. I cannot afford her concert...but would so love to take him to it in he so loved her voice. Can you help??

Submitted by Shana (not verified) on

Hi sweetie. You sound like you have a huge heart! Go to for help with expenses. I will be looking for you there and will try to get some of my friends to help! Everyone should be able to see Adele in concert, she's simply amazing! Good luck!

Submitted by Jamie Smith (not verified) on

Hello my name is Jamie and I know you have a big heart and love helping people this is my story and hopefully you can help me and my family have been struggling for year. And almost three years ago we were homeless and I just started my job at a hotel and when the manager found out we were homeless he offered me a deal I couldn't refuse mind you I didn't think it was a forever plan but we have been staying in a hotel for 3 years now and everything was ok until about 6 months ago when I found out me and my fiancé were being ripped off by the manager so we brought it up to the owner and he was like well let's just forget the past so we were like well there is no other option so we let it go for now and now we are in fear that we will be kicked out with out notice I can't afford to move anywhere because he refuses to give me a raise and if I get another job and he finds out then he will kick us out I don't have any family to turn to we want out of here and we want to move out of state to get away from everything I'm a hard worker and I take lease in my work and in my family I just feel like I am failing my family because I live in constant fear that the next day we wake up we won't have a place to live and I don't want to be homeless again. So I am asking deep down from the bottom of my heart if you could help us I would pay it back or pay if forward I'm just stuck and in fear and I don't know where else to turn. The story is a lot bigger then this but it's way to much to text I'm just asking for some help please

Submitted by Michelle Gonzalez (not verified) on

My daughter passed away this year she was only twenty one years old. She had Grand mal seizure.The night before she pass away we we were in the living room we sang Rolling In The Deep, Set Fire To The Rain.when she was in the four grade she sang Roll In The Deep in the school talent show. She also started to model.As Iset here and share this part of my life with who ever reads this I Hope It finds Its way To Adele

Submitted by ksikas (not verified) on

the best one / send my love to your love, 25 make me forget 19/21 maybe because it's still new i don't know but all what i know that you are in my heart. it's not child game, it's just real true sweet game.

Submitted by Tasha (not verified) on

My wife is a HUGE fan of Adele. So much, in fact, that I contemplated throwing her phone out of the window countless times for listening to her songs endlessly on repeat. I wanted more than anything to get her concert tickets for her 2016 tour, however, when I looked at prices, I realized that I couldnt afford them.I feel completely horrible that I cant do this for my wife. Her face lit up like I've never seen when she found out that Adele was touring seriously breaks my heart...

Submitted by Jessie Porter (not verified) on

I literally was on hold for over an hour trying to buy tickets to the Adele concert in Seattle in July (either the 25th or 26th), to finally get a hold of a person telling me they are sold out!?! I literally cried because I could afford $145 for a ticket but not $500.... I just need 2. What do I do? i have had a really hard year and this was going to make me see some sunshine in my dark days... Now it's just sadness again!

Submitted by Bailey L. Bullo... (not verified) on

First off I want to say that I can't find a song of yours I don't like. I am really into music and I sing, play piano, dulcimer, guitar, and dance. I owe a huge thanks to you for helping me become myself. I am well let's just say big boned and I love your quote " my music is for the ears not the eyes" and am always repeating it. Thank you

Submitted by Shannon Burrows (not verified) on

I love you. But what shocks me is my metal head husband loves you even more! We would love you to have a Christmas album! You can do any Christmas song and it will be amazing!

Submitted by M Ehrbright (not verified) on

I think your amazing ADELE. I lost a child and shut down emotionally for years. It all changed with "When we were young," and so many more..I cried for the first time in years. You heal so many of us. I wish I could see you in person, even if it is just you coming off your tour bus.
Thank you.

Submitted by Msrybeth (not verified) on

My husband betrayed me with another woman. I was heartbroken and lost. Your song All I Ask made me cry and helped me through. It was like you could read my mind! Love love love you!!!!!!

Submitted by Cyndi Bromley (not verified) on

Hi Adele I was just was just wondering how to get tickets to one of your shows in Nashville. My daughter and her fiance wanted to see you as part of their honeymoon weekend but we're unable to get tickets. They are an amazing same sex couple and as a proud mom I would do anything for them. Please give me some feedback on how to make my daughter's dream wedding perfect. Thank you

Submitted by Donna Ryan (not verified) on

Adele, just in case you are reading this and had a few to many glass of wine, the concert is sold out in Montreal and my daughter and I would love to go!!!

Submitted by bails (not verified) on

Honestly you are such an inspiration, you have pushed through your rough times and that is why I am honored to be a fan!

Submitted by Madalyn (not verified) on

I received a text from my mom saying "tried to get Adele tickets but both days for Houston and Dallas were sold out. My mom being the funny one she is, I thought she was just trying to hide that she actually got them for me since Christmas was right around the corner. But Christmas came and I asked. She said she was serious and maybe next time. I'm not sure if there is going to be a next time. I'm hoping I can get tickets for my mother and I. We would love to spend this opportunity together and experience you Adele. We both love you dearly. It would mean so much. Much love, Madalyn

Submitted by Paula (not verified) on

Just want to say thanks for your efforts in trying to allow fans purchase your concert tickets without being "scalped" on the secondary market. Sadly, I'm one of the many millions who didn't get lucky enough to get tickets on the day they were released via Songkick or through the Public Sale. Nonetheless, I'll continue to watch Ticketmaster to see if tickets become available. Just wondering if unsold tickets that might become available could be sold through Songkick so as to avoid the scalpers. Thanks again!

Submitted by Anne Anderson (not verified) on

Hi Adele,
I am a huge fan and love your music. I lost my partner she died beside me, I tried to revive her but no success, she died on our 16th snniversary.
I have tried to get tickets every time you have a concert in Scotland and London but always miss out, your songs have so much meaning to me. I'm sad that I'm going to miss another concert as this would have helped my recovery. Love you always
Anne x

Submitted by Cindy Judkins (not verified) on

I would like to know if Adele even sees these messages and does it even make sense to try to contact her? I love your sense of humor as well as your awesome voice Adele and truly believe if we met we would be good friends! I loved your car karaoke video, I play it over and over and it always makes me laugh. Of the ones he has done, yours was the most real and sincere! Loved it and your NY concert. WELCOME BACK...I have missed you!

Submitted by Cory on

If you want any hope of Adele seeing any communication from you, your best bet is trying to meet her in person. Otherwise, your next best hope is to write her a letter and mailing it to her representatives. Use can use the address listed above to mail your letter. If you want, you can also pay FanMail either $9.99 to mail your letter or $14.99 for us to mail your letter along with an autograph request and a stamped, self-addressed envelope for that autograph to get mailed back to you.

Check out FanMailDelivery at

Submitted by Anjalee (not verified) on

Is it guaranteed that I will get an autograph if I send a request? And is $15 on top of postage or instead?

Submitted by Cory on

As stated on the FanMail Delivery page, we can't guarantee anything after we put your letter in the mail. The service is to send a letter (and for extra money, include a SASE for an autograph/picture/letter to be sent back to you). The $14.99 is for you to pay me to print the letter, pack an envelope with the letter and an envelope with your address listed and enough postage for a glossy photo and letter to be sent back, and my going to the post office to pay shipping for the letter (including the extra $3.50ish it is for the letter to be sent with a tracking) so it can go where it needs to go.

Submitted by Laurinda Beardsley (not verified) on

My name is Laurinda Beardsley. I live in Wisconsin. My grandmother has been a fan of yours since day one. I bought her your first CD and she has your whole collection. Not to long ago I was sitting at her dining room table watching your new music videos as she sang along and knew everyword. My grandmother was born with a rare heart disease called Epsteins Anomaly. She was never supposed to do anything in her life that she has. She became very ill and because no one has ever lived as long as her with this disease, there was not much the doctors could do to save her. My grandma has been in the hospital for 3 weeks and has decided that she is ready to pass. She is ready to see my great grandparents and my little sister. She has very minimal time as they are keeping her comfortable as she leaves us. I wanted to show her one last video of you to see her smile once again and I think she would. Is there anyway you could send me a short video clip? My grandmas name is Karen Kutschenreuter. I know you probably get emails like this daily but I just wanted to try to do one last thing for her before she leaves us all.
You are an amazing performer, singer songrwriter and I love your music.

Thank you for reading this!
Laurinda Beardsley

Submitted by Graeme (not verified) on

Dearest Adele

Please come and do a concert in South Africa. Your the best.


Submitted by Rhonda Nelson (not verified) on

Can someone help me please!!!!!! My mom is so in love with Adele. I've tried to surprise her and my daughter and get 4 tickets the day they went on sell for us. They are now selling the tickets at $500 or more a ticket and now says sold out. PLEASE PLEASE help make my mommy so happy!! Thank you Rhonda Nelson

Submitted by Heather deSilva (not verified) on

I have been a big Adele fan from the beginning. Every time a new album comes out, somehow, it seems to be completely apropos to what's happening in my life at that time. I think you're brilliant, down to earth, beautiful and, most of all, your voice is velvet. When I heard you were coming to Toronto, I was ecstatic. The ACC is a huge venue and without good tickets, you just watch a screen. Still, the highest seats are over $500 and the best, over $4,000! It seems so un-Adele-Like! I know she/you don't set the price, but, do you realize how many of your loyal, from-the-beginning fans, just can't do that? I was so deflated when I realized you'd be right here and I just couldn't be there to see you in person. I'll be 66 by then, not exactly a little old lady but who knows if there'll be another chance. Just wanted to point it out. Kind of like the proverbial carrot in front of the donkey except for a lot of us, we just can't reach out and grab it! Sorry to see that. I'm sure it will be an amazing concert. That's all you give. I wish you the best and thank you for all the enjoyment your music has provided me with. h

Submitted by Heather deSilva (not verified) on

Tickets in Toronto, Canada Thursday Oct 6, 2016

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Submitted by Heather deSilva (not verified) on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 19:30

I have been a big Adele fan from the beginning. Every time a new album comes out, somehow, it seems to be completely apropos to what's happening in my life at that time. I think you're brilliant, down to earth, beautiful and, most of all, your voice is velvet. When I heard you were coming to Toronto, I was ecstatic. The ACC is a huge venue and without good tickets, you just watch a screen. Still, the highest seats are over $500 and the best, over $4,000! It seems so un-Adele-Like! I know she/you don't set the price, but, do you realize how many of your loyal, from-the-beginning fans, just can't do that? I was so deflated when I realized you'd be right here and I just couldn't be there to see you in person. I'll be 66 by then, not exactly a little old lady but who knows if there'll be another chance. Just wanted to point it out. Kind of like the proverbial carrot in front of the donkey except for a lot of us, we just can't reach out and grab it! Sorry to see that. I'm sure it will be an amazing concert. That's all you give. I wish you the best and thank you for all the enjoyment your music has provided me with. h

Submitted by Travel queen (not verified) on

Greetings Adele,
You are lovely and your voice is so rich. I'm a much older woman than you. I want to strongly encourage you to keep the feminine look. Long hair. Beautiful dresses that cover skin. There are many women in the world who tire of the punk, sexy look- it's overdone. Stay true to your style and your inner self. Stay British. So much classier than we Americans. Best!

Submitted by Kayani (not verified) on

I am the mother of a special needs child who absolutely loves your music.She is ten and has loved listening to you since she was 6.She has the same birthday as you and ever since she found that out she has the desire to meet you.I don't know if that is something that you would do but she would be over the moon

Submitted by Christine Pagliaro (not verified) on

Hi Adele! I realize that you have thousands (millions?) of fans so I don't know if you will ever see this but it's worth a mom is 71 and absolutely adores you and your music so I decided to treat her and take her to your concert. I forfeited going on a family vacation to use that money towards the tickets. Unfortunately, just like everywhere else, tickets to your upcoming 2016 concert sold out within minutes so I was not able to get any. So I looked for other avenues to purchase tickets. I've bought and sold all kinds of household items and tickets on craigslist so even though there are a lot of scams out there I wasn't too worried since I hadn't had any problems. Well I guess I should have been :-(. Because I paid $400 for two tickets and they turned out to be counterfeit. So I thought I would reach out to you in the hope that there might be another way to purchase two tickets?? Im in Chicago, IL so it's at the United Center location. I would be ever so grateful so I could surprise my mother. She has been my sisters and my rock all our lives. Thanks for taking the time to read this Adele. You are the best!

Submitted by Jo dejong (not verified) on

I just want to thank you.. Your words your music has helped me in many ways. I am dealing with severe health issues ..not sure that they ever will be cured... I tried to get tickets to your Canadian tour dates with no luck. I would have loved to see you on stage but into nothing that will ever happen as I have no idea where iwill win theenxt few years.. It is in fun being sick with something that there is no cure.. But. I just want you to know. Your music. Has seen me through May painful days and nights.. Please keep singing because you help more then. You know.

Submitted by Kelly hooley (not verified) on

Adele is so beautiful she's such a inspiration to so many people please some body tell me when her next concert will be in Derby or Nottingham she reminds me of me lol

Submitted by Kathy Boatner (not verified) on

I would like to send Adele a email that I know she (personally) would get to read. If you need to do a background check on me that would be fine. I can send you the info that you would need to do it. I live in the US and in a smal town called Lindale, Ga. I would really like to email her, but her to read it.

Submitted by Sherry Harlow (not verified) on

Adele, my niece bought her sister and me and her tickets for Christmas to come to your concert in Nashville, Tenn Oct. 15 . Their mother died from liver cancer in 2011 and she just loved you as we all do, they were going to bring her to one of your concerts before she died but she died before they could come. Id would love if you could recognize them at your concerts cause their having such a hard time with her death. Their names are Krystal and Celesta Williams. Celesta will be getting married in the spring and its really hard not having her mother there. If theres anyway possible it would give them so much joy and tears!

Submitted by Clinton (not verified) on

Hi Adele! I was hoping you would consider making a stop in Milwaukee, Wi and playing at Summerfest. I know Milwaukee would love to have you. I'm so proud of my city and Summerfest and know you would enjoy it too. I know your performing indoors and this would be outdoors but it would be just awesome if you would come the first week in July right after Minnesota. Hope your having a great time in Europe and here's to hoping you consider it.


Submitted by Melissa (not verified) on

I am a army veteran, and 20,000 people, even 20 people. I have a service animal Sadie, I thought if I brought her I would be able to attend. But every loud noise I would be taking cover. I can buy a ticket, but is there a way to meet her prior to her concert or I can wait outside till after.. (it would have to be before) I was a combat medic, and while we were in Iraq, we would here bombs go off in the distance. We wold put adele 19 on full blast soit would drown out some for the patients . And of course us. Chasing pavements. Also in 2011 a couple soldiers from Fort Campbell were to see you in Nashville. You lost your voice. Now that I am completely out of the military. I know I can't be around so many people. I just would like an autograph maybe..Please, I hope someone reads these.
I can get a ticket but I can't go in.
I am from MN

Submitted by Maria Haxton (not verified) on

Just a wee message for Adele. My stepson and his girlfriend have just won their wedding on out local radio station in company with hilt on hotels. I would have to say that I put the win down to them sacrificing their coveted tickets to see your show in Glasgow for the sake of winning their wedding which they did by a difference of £175.00. They managed to sell their tickets (they were really gutted by the way) and all money raised was for a local charity cash for kids. So I would like to say a big big thank you to you for being such a brilliant act that people were screaming to get these oh so coveted tickets.
Maria Haxton

Submitted by Paul (not verified) on

Adele, regarding the asshole, Jamie Oliver. I can't stand do-gooders who tell people how they should behave. He should keep his mouth shut and MIND HIS OWN BUSINESS.

Submitted by taz (not verified) on

This should go on forever... rod would absolutely kill it, adele. please, i would love to hear you sing it... wanda jackson did it in 1963. whewheeee bbbbaaaabbbbyyyy. To hear your voice and take on the song would be sooooo fabulous.

Submitted by Mary Ann (not verified) on

I have a 5 year old grand daughter who listens to Adele's music every day. She has been telling her mommy she wants to see you. I would be in debt to you if you could make it possible for her to see you in concert in San Jose California.

Mary Ann (grandma)

Submitted by Jane McGregor (not verified) on

Adele.... I work in the office of an elementary school and the music room is directly below us. That's where the Grade 8 band (13 year-olds) practise - they use wind and reed instruments plus drums. Lately, they have been practising one of your songs "I could have had it all" I think is the name of it. It would give you a thrill to hear them - they stay in at all the recesses to practise. I am so proud of them for working so hard and making great music. Just thought you would like to know the positive influence you have on young people.
Cheers, Jane McGregor - Cobden Public School, Cobden, Ontario, Canada

Submitted by Bridget (not verified) on

I am a huge fan. I don't have a touching story, like many of those out there. I'm just a normal girl obsessed with an extraordinary artist. Tickets sold out, as all of you know. I guess I was just one of those unlucky people. I just want Adele to know how much we all love her. She had such incredible talent in being able to bring together generations of people with the power of her voice.

Submitted by Ady'Tude (not verified) on

Adele, as a mom, I'm sure you can relate to and respect self-employed single mothers. I would love to make you a shirt or at least have a shout out to my business Ady'Tude, ( for handmade baby clothes -custom- as well as mommy gear! Thanks!

Submitted by Wanda Houwer (not verified) on


I am hoping for your assistance to help a Mother give back to her daughter.

Years ago my daughter Paxton saw you on YouTube before you became famous, she followed you and watched around as everyone else in the world found her little secret, her little find, -- which was you.

This admiration she had for you, inspired her to be a better musician and artist and helped her deal with times in her life that were difficult and hard.

For the last 5 years I battled with COPD and at the beginning of 2015, I had a lung capacity of 13% and there was not much hope of finding a match for a transplant due to a number of reasons.

But against all odds, I received the gift of life on April 15th . My dear daughter Paxton drove me to the hospital to receive my new lungs and continued to support me through my recovery process for 3 long months of clinic visits, lung function tests, x-rays, rehabilitation, blood tests.

For the past 5 years and then through my recovery, she never complained, never once got discouraged , instead , she encouraged me, motivated me and inspired me, even during my worst and most desperate hours. She wrote a song for me called “Breathe ” which has brought all of my friends and family to tears.

Adele, I want to give back to her, and you can help me do that.

We were able to purchase tickets to see you in Amsterdam on June 1st, and are going to make a family trip from Canada to see you. So I am reaching out to see if there is any way possible my daughter could meet you before or after the concert.

I realize you probably get thousands of these requests, but I have to try, what would only take 2 or 3 minutes of your time would be a lifetime event for a young girl who has held you in the highest esteem for so many years of her life and she is a young girl who more than deserves having some of her dreams come true. . .


Submitted by Chris samperi (not verified) on

adele I luv singing I can't but music is a massive part of my life I love your music I love you and I love how real you are you come across as a normal everyday person with a gr8 outlook on life I love hoe genuine you are and it reflects it in your music you are a wonderful person and a genuine lovely soul thanxs for making ur music feel like it's my music may your future be as bright as the brightest star luv ñ hugs chris

Submitted by Anishka (not verified) on

Hi Adele. My name is Anishka and I am 12 years old, and I live in Seattle, Washington. I looove you. I look up to you. I admire your personality and how you are confident for who you are. I love your music. Singing an music take up a big part of my life, and that is thanks to you. Whenever I am in a bad mood, or the best mood ever, your music makes me feel so powerful. So strong. You know how to have fun too, and you don't change yourself for others. I admire every single thing about you. When I grow up, I want to be a hero just like you. All your songs are so amazing, so heartfelt, that there is nothing that makes you feel more alive, than when you are listening to or singing your music. When I heard you were Turing, I was so excited, but then all the tickets got sold out before my family could buy some, and now people are reselling the tickets at prices that are too expensive. In school, lots of my friends criticize your music, and make fun of me for idolizing and loving you, but that wont affect me, as I learned from you to not let what others say change you, and to be confident for who you are and what you think. I dream of one day being able to go to your concert. Being able to meet you. Being able to sing with you. I guarantee, that would be the best day of my life. Thank you adele for being you. Thank you adele for making music as great as it is. Thank you adele, for making my life amazing. I will always keep dreaming to meet you, hoping it will happen. Keep being you adele. That's what I love you for.

Submitted by Cindy adams (not verified) on

I truly love your music and voice the first time my daughter let me hear your CD I've been listening to it every day . my dream is to come see u live in Chicago IL in July 2016 I pray that my dream come true to meet u and do a little singing with you love Ms.Adams.

Submitted by Phil (not verified) on

Dear Adele, You are a fine fine singer and loved around the world. There is just one thing to complete the lady that you are - please seriously consider not swearing in Public at least. That will complete your image of being a lady.


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