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Adele Biography

Birth Name:
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Birth Place:
Tottenham, London, England
Singer-songwriter, musician

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


  • 2022Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: winner
  • 2016BAFTA Television Awards-Best Entertainment Programme: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Variety Special: nominated
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: winner
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Song: winner
  • 2012Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): winner
  • 2011CMT Music Awards-CMT Performance of the Year: nominated


  • Marc Evans -- Father
  • Mark Evans -- Father
  • Cameron -- Half Brother
  • Simon Konecki -- Husband
  • Penny Adkins -- Mother
  • Angelo James Konecki -- Son