Adele singing

Get the latest news and lyrics from London-born Adele who emerged in 2008 winning the BRITS' Critics' Choice award. Her album '21' has sold more than 10 million copies.

Real Name: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Born: 5 May 1988
Height: 5' 9" / 1.75 m
Star Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tottenham, London, England
Hometown: London, England

Did you know?

  • Adele began singing at the age of four, impersonating the Spice Girls and Gabrielle in parties. 
  • While in secondary school, she became interested in R&B and rock music.
  • Adele lived next door to Shingai Shoniwa from The Noisettes. Shoniwa inspired her to write her own songs.
  • Like Amy Winehouse and Jessie J, Adele is a graduate of The BRIT School.
  • Adele's single 'Someone Like You' was the first million-seller of this decade.
  • She is the first British female solo artist to have two US No.1 singles from the same album.
  • Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love' was originally recorded by Bob Dylan.
  • Beyoncé claims she found inspiration in Adele when recording her album '4'.

First Single: Hometown Glory
First Album: 19
First Big Top 40 No.1: Someone Like You (Live from the BRITs)

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