Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter, well known as a Grammy Award-winning artist whose soulful sound has made her an international star with her all-time hit songs like Hello, Someone Like You, and Rolling in the Deep.
Early life and education
Adele was born on 5 May 1998 in North London, England. She was the only daughter of Penny Adkins, an arty mom who was just eighteen years of her age, when she gave birth, and her Welsh father Mark Evans, left the family when Adele was only four years.
Adele spent most of her childhood singing rather than reading, as the last book she read was Roald Dahl's Matilda when she was six years.
In 1997, when she was nine, Adele along with her mother, who had found work as a furniture maker and an adult-learning activities organizer, shifted to Brighton on the south coast of England.
After two years, Adele and her mother rolled back into London, in Brixton, later to neighboring district West Norwood in south London. Adele made her made first record Hometown Glory, she wrote and composed in 2004, when she was sixteen, as West Norwood is the subject of the album.
Adele completed her graduation from BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in 2006. She was also a cla s smate of Jessie J and Leona Lewis.
After four months of her graduation, Adele published two songs on the 4th issue of the online arts publication PlatformMagazine.com. She recorded a three-song demo for a cla s s project and gave it to a friend.
Her friend posted the demo on Myspace, which became very successful and resulted in a phone call from Richard Russell, boss of the music label XL Recordings.
By 2008, Adele became the headliner and performed an acoustic set, she was supported by Damien Rice. She became the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice, also was named the number-one predicted a breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008.
Adele's most appreciated follow-up album 21, entitled on her age at the time of recording, which she released the album in 2011. Rolling back even deeper into Adele's appreciation for cla s sic American R&B, the record was insanely hit, sold 352,000 copies in its first week of release.
Hooked by hits including Someone Like You and Rolling in the Deep, '21' placed her on top. The same year in Feb, Adele found herself with her two songs in Top 5 singles and Top 5 albums in the same week.
Later, on 22 October 2015, Adele announced that she will release her third album '25' in November. She uploaded 25's cover on Instagram.
The following day she released the song called Hello, an epic track that delivered her soaring voice with touchy lyrics. Hello peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's pop charts, becoming Adele's fourth chart-topper and making history as the first single that achieved more than one million downloads in a week.
Her second single of '25' was When We Were Young, a song about meditation on looking back and getting older.
Recently, She won all five of her nominations, bringing her to fifteen. She received awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 25, also Record of the Year, lastly, Best Pop Solo Performance.
In Jan 2012, it was reported that Adele is dating Old Etonian and charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, as they began dating since the summer of 2011. In June 2012, she announced that the couple was expecting their first baby.
The same year on October 19, Adele's first child Angelo Adkins was born. She wanted to keep details about her son very secret that, Adele and Konecki filed a privacy case against a UK-based photo agency that published paparazzi images of their son.
Later in 2017, tabloid started speculating that Adele and Konecki had married secretly when the couple was caught with a matching rings on their ring fingers. At the time of her speech at the 59th Annual Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Adele confirmed about their marriage when she called Konecki her husband while thanking him.
Since then, Adele is living a happy life with her husband and child, as they have purchased a luxury home in East Grinstead, West Sussex.
Adele has a contralto vocal range, as Rolling Stone reported that, after throat surgery, her voice had become bigger and purer-toned. She also added four notes to the top of her range.
Once in her acceptance speech of the year, Adele acknowledged Beyonce and her groundbreaking album Lemonade, "my artist of my life is Beyonce".
Grammy Award winning artist, Adele earns an enormous amount of money from her singing and as well as songwriting career, as she has released numerous hit songs.
by ab-aashish, 2017-08-02 05:27:29