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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on the 5th of May 1988. She was raised by her single mother Penny Adkins when her father Welshman Mark Evans left her when she was two years old. Adele discovered her passion for singing when she was four years old. One of her major influences was Spice Girls.
She first signed a record deal with XL Recordings, she was nineteen years old then. Her breakthrough song was “Hometown Glory” in October 2007. By 2008, she received the BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice. On January, she released her single “Chasing Pavements.” By this age, she already received different awards from different awarding bodies. After she become a guest at Saturday Night Live, her song “Chasing Pavements” became a big hit at iTunes and US Billboard.
In 2010, she was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in Grammy Awards for her song “Hometown Glory.” She made a cover of “Make You Feel My Love” and “Need You Now.”
Early 2011, Adele released her second studio album, “21” in UK and US. Before she released this album, Adele broke up with her former partner, and her songs in the album were inspired by that moment in her life. At the BRIT Awards, Adele had emotional performance of her single “Someone Like You.” This song and her first single “Rolling in the Deep” were included in the top 5 UK singles. By December, her album “21” became the biggest selling album of the 21st century. Her third single was “Set Fire to the Rain” and was included on the Billboard Hot 100.
Adele suffered a vocal-cord hemorrhage late 2011. And this was the reason why she has to cancel two of her tours. She even has to remove a benign polyp by undergoing a laser microsurgery. She is the first artist to have three “number one” awards in a year: album “21”, single “Rolling in the Deep” and music video. By November, Adele received three awards with the American Music Awards 2011. Her rewards were “Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist”, “Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist” and “Favorite Pop/Rock Album”
On February 2012, after her microsurgery, Adele made a comeback performance at Grammy Awards. Late 2012, Adele wrote and recorded a theme song for “Skyfall.” This song won the “Best Song Written for Visual Media” award at the Grammy 2014, her tenth Grammy Award.
In 2014, Adele received nine nominations for World Music Awards.