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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.
  • Her 2015 album 25 broke *NSYNC's long-standing record for biggest debut week album sales in the U.S.


  • 2011, Grammy — Record of the Year: Winner
  • 2008, Grammy — Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Winner
  • 2008, Grammy — Best New Artist: Winner
  • 2011, CMT Music Awards — CMT Performance of the Year: Nominee
  • 2011, Grammy — Album of the Year: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Pop Solo Performance: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Song of the Year: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Album: Winner
  • 2011, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2013, Grammy — Best Song Written for Visual Media: Winner
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Song: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Special: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): Winner
  • 2012, Grammy — Best Pop Solo Performance: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Entertainment Programme: Nominee


  • Penny Adkins — Mother
  • Cameron — Half Brother
  • Angelo James Konecki — Son
  • Simon Konecki — Fiancé
  • Mark Evans — Father


  • Birth Name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
  • Birth Place: Tottenham, London, England
  • Birthday: May 5, 1988, Taurus
  • Profession: Singer-songwriter, Musician

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