Adele

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
  • Birth Place: Tottenham, London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/05/1988, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter; musician
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Adele Fast Facts:
  • Her parents split when she was 3 years old.
  • Her influences include the Spice Girls, Destiny's Child, Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Leona Lewis was one of her classmates at a British performing-arts school.
  • Was signed by the independent label XL Recordings after some of her music was posted online.
  • Her first album, 19, debuted at No.1 on the British charts.
  • Made her U.S. TV debut on The Today Show.
  • Significantly raised her profile in the U.S. when she performed on Saturday Night Live the same night that approximately 17 million viewers tuned in to see Sarah Palin meet her impersonator, Tina Fey, on the show.
  • Her album 21 and song "Rolling in the Deep" were the top-selling album and song in the U.S. in 2011.
  • In February 2012, she became the first female artist to have three singles in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.
  • Awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen's Birthday Honours in 2013.
  • Adele Relationships:
  • Penny Adkins - Mother
  • Cameron - Half Brother
  • Simon Konecki - Fiancé
  • Angelo James Konecki - Son
  • Mark Evans - Father
  • Adele Awards:
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Winner
  • 2011 CMT Music Awards: CMT Performance of the Year - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 2012 Oscar: Best Achievement in Music (Original Song) - Winner
  • 2012 Grammy: Best Pop Solo Performance - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Best Pop Solo Performance - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Song of the Year - Winner
  • 2013 Grammy: Best Song Written for Visual Media - Winner
  • 2011 Grammy: Album of the Year - Winner

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