About Adele

British-born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins simply goes by Adele. Discovered by a demo on MySpace in 2006, she then released her first album, ‘19’, which incidentally was her age when the album was released in 2008. Becoming an overnight sensation, she went on to win Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. Her debut album provided such hits as ‘Chasing Pavements’ and ‘Cold Shoulder’. To follow up, she released the album ‘21’ just 2 years later, which again was her age at the time. The hit song on ‘21’ was ‘Rolling in the Deep’. In 2012, Adele won Grammies in all six of the categories for which she was nominated and quite literally had her arms filled with awards. Adele is only the second female artist to accomplish that feat, and did so at a fairly young age. The album ‘21’ sold over 4.5 million copies in the UK, making it number four in the best-selling albums ever. In the US, that number made it to 10 million, where she became the only artist to achieve that feat in less than two years in the past decade. This album also became the longest number-one album for a female, taking over for Whitney Houston's ‘The Bodyguard’. She has received many tributes, including being listed at number five for VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music and Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Her home country awarded her the title of one of the 100 most powerful women on BBC Radio 4. Not surprisingly, Adele studied music with Amy Winehouse in London and felt that blues and soul inspire her. Her music is a mix of pop, gospel, and even a little bit of a country flair.