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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (/əˈdɛl/; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Adele released her second studio album, 21, in 2011. The album was critically well received and surpassed the success of her debut, earning numerous awards in 2012, among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year; and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is overall the fourth best-selling album in the nation. In the US, it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified diamond. The album has sold over 31 million copies worldwide. The success of 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records. She was the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.

In 2012, Adele released "Skyfall", which she co-wrote and recorded for the James Bond film of the same name. The song won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Brit Award for British Single of the Year. After taking a three-year break, Adele released her third studio album, 25, in 2015. It became the year's best-selling album and broke first-week sales records in the UK and US. 25 was her second album to be certified diamond in the US and earned her five Grammy Awards, including her second Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and four Brit Awards. The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release. Her third concert tour, Adele Live 2016, visited Europe, North America and Oceania, and concluded with finale concerts at Wembley Stadium in late June 2017.

In 2011, 2012, and 2016, Adele was named Artist of the Year by Billboard. At the 2012 and 2016 Ivor Novello Awards, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In 2012, she was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2016. Her 2016–17 tour saw her break attendance records in a number of countries, including the UK, Australia and the US. With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the world's best-selling music artists.[4]



21 is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele.
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Someone like You
"Someone like You" is a song by British singer Adele.
25 is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele.

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Adele's net worth revealed after ordained singer married Alan Carr and Paul Drayton
  –  April 4, 2018
The Hello singer Adele confirmed that she had become ordained in order to marry her 'two best friends' Alan Carr and his now-husband Paul Drayton in the garden of her home in Los Angeles. After Alan Carr revealed this news on This Morning, Adele posted a ...
Adele marries TV host and partner
  –  April 4, 2018
The Hello singer confirmed Carr's account in an Instagram post. "Seeing as the cats out the bag. I married two of my best friends in January. You know me any excuse to dress up [sic]." Carr told BBC programme The One Show Adele got ordained as a ...
Adele officiated TV host Alan Carr's secret wedding
  –  April 4, 2018
April 4 (UPI) --Adele says she officiated friend and TV host Alan Carr's secret wedding. The 29-year-old British singer confirmed in an Instagram post Tuesday that she was ordained to preside over Carr's nuptials to Paul Drayton. Adele shared a photo of ...
Adele turns wedding singer and officiates a celebrity friend's nuptials – see the pic
  –  April 4, 2018
Can you imagine Adele singing at your wedding... and officiating, too? Well, British comedian Alan Carr was #blessed as he married Paul Drayton, his partner of ten years, in January – and the Rolling in the Deep star got ordained just so she could marry ...
Adele confirms she got ordained to officiate Alan Carr's wedding
  –  April 4, 2018
The funnyman later appeared on talk show This Morning and revealed that Adele had also officiated the wedding, and the private singer confirmed the news on Tuesday by sharing an image of her ceremonial outfit on Instagram. "Seeing as the cats out the bag.
Adele got ordained so she could serve as minister at Alan Carr's wedding
  –  April 3, 2018
Adele secretly got ordained so she could serve as the minister at comedian Alan Carr’s wedding, she revealed today. The singer said "the cat's out the bag" as she confirmed she married TV host Carr and his long-term partner Paul Drayton. She posted a ...
Adele hosted friend's wedding at her home and performed
  –  April 3, 2018
Adele's presence on social media these days has been almost nil, but she just took to Instagram to post a photo in response to a story that has the U.K. in an uproar: that she hosted friend Alan Carr's wedding in January. On Tuesday, the singer shared a ...
Adele confirms she officiated this star’s wedding
  –  April 3, 2018
The “Someone Like You” singer’s post came one day after Carr, 41, opened up about the ceremony, which was held in the garden of Adele’s home. “We’ve known her for ages, and when we told her we were getting married, she said, ‘Can I please ...
Adele secretly planned, officiated, and performed at her friend's wedding, and is she available for ours?
  –  April 3, 2018
So what is she doing now that she’s a stay-at-home-singer? Adele has apparently taken up wedding planning. English talk show host Alan Carr just revealed that Adele planned his entire wedding to Paul Drayton in the backyard of her house and even got ...
Adele played wedding singer for comic pal after organising his nuptials
  –  April 3, 2018
Adele turned wedding planner for her comedian friend Alan Carr’s wedding to his long-term partner Paul Drayton. The British comedian wed partner of 10 years Paul in January (18), with details of the union largely kept out of the press. British newspaper ...
Dolly Parton Responds to Adele's Tribute Costume — and Asks for Some Fans So She Can Buy Wigs!
  –  January 31, 2018
Just like Dolly Parton has an admirer in Adele, Adele has a super fan in Parton! After the 29-year-old British singer showed off a photo of herself emulating the country star in an elaborate costume, Parton took to her Twitter with a video expressing ...


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