Adele Biography

Adele is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame owing to her distinctive voice and has become one of the best-selling artists of our times. Know more about her childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline, in this brief biography

Quick Facts

Nick Name: Adele

Birthday: May 5, 1988

Nationality: British

Famous: Quotes By Adele Pop Singers

Age: 31 Years, 31 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Taurus

Also Known As: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, MBE

Born in: Tottenham

Famous as: Singer-songwriter

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Simon Konecki

father: Mark Evans

mother: Penny Adkins

siblings: Cameron Evans

children: Angelo James Konecki

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education: 2006-05 - BRIT School

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Adele is an English singer and songwriter who rose to fame owing to her distinctive voice and has become one of the best-selling artists of our times. Born in England, she was raised by a young single mother in various working-class neighborhoods of London. She enjoyed singing contemporary pop music from an early age and later became interested in the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James. In her early teens, she began to consider a musical career while studying in the BRIT School. Her flair for music eventually caught the attention of record labels, and after graduating, she signed a deal with XL Recordings. After building anticipation in Britain with some well-received live performances, Adele released her first album ‘19’ in 2008 which debuted at No. 1 on the British album chart, and she received much praise for her unique and soulful voice. Later, her second album ‘21’ was released which comprised several hit singles including “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You”. Both the songs topped the charts in multiple markets and broke many sales performance records. She also received an Academy Award for her song “Skyfall”, which she wrote and composed for the eponymous James Bond film. With an incredible voice and an outspoken personality, she has become one of the most popular performers of the present generation

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham, England, to a Welsh father, Mark Evans, and an English mother, Penny Adkins. When Adele was still a kid, Evans left the family and thereafter, she was raised by her mother single-handedly.
  • Adele developed a passion for music at a young age and started singing. She was influenced by the Spice Girls and enjoyed the works of Lauryn Hill, Destiny's Child and Mary J. Blige.
  • At the age of 14, Adele discovered the collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald at her local music store and was fascinated by their music. A stage performance by ‘Pink’ which Adele witnessed as an audience member played a significant role in fueling her ambition to become a singer.
  • She was enrolled at the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon. While studying, she wrote and composed songs, later posting them on her MySpace page.
  • After graduating in 2006, she recorded a three-song demo for a class project which impressed the XL Recording executives. Subsequently, she was contacted by the company and signed for a recording contract.
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  • In 2008, Adele's debut album titled ‘19’—named for the singer's age when she began recording it—was released. The album featured two popular lead singles “Hometown Glory” and “Chasing Pavements” which propelled her to overnight fame.
  • In March 2008, she signed a deal with Columbia Records and XL Recordings for her foray into the United States. Later that year, her world tour ‘An Evening with Adele’ began which lasted till June 2009.
  • In January 2011, she released her second and the much-anticipated studio album titled ‘21’, again named for her age when she recorded it. The album was a success and she received much appreciation for its classic American R&B and jazz style. Anchored by hits like “Rolling in the Deep” and ‘Someone Like You” the record was a monster hit.
  • The album’s another single “Set Fire to the Rain” became Adele's third No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she became the first artist ever to have an album, ‘21’, hold the No.1 position on the Billboard 200 concurrently with three No.1 singles.
  • In 2012, she composed and recorded the theme song titled “Skyfall’ for the eponymous James Bond film. Upon its release, the song became a chartbuster and rose to No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The track also entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 8, selling more than two million copies in the United States in its first three days.
Major Works
  • Her album ‘21’ sold over 3.4 million copies in the UK, and became the biggest-selling album of the 21st century. It also made Adele the first artist ever to sell three million albums in the UK in one calendar year.
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  • In 2012, Billboard announced Adele's “Rolling in the Deep” as the biggest crossover hit of the past 25 years, topping pop, adult pop and adult contemporary charts.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 2009, Adele received Grammy Awards in the ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ categories.
  • In 2012, she was ranked at No. 5 on VH1′s 100 Greatest Women In Music. The same year, she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by the American magazine ‘Time’.
  • In 2013, Adele won the Academy Award in the ‘Best Original Song’ category for the James Bond theme song “Skyfall”.
  • In 2013, she was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of her services to music.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • In January 2012, it came into light that Adele was dating Simon Konecki, a charity entrepreneur. Later that year, she announced that the couple was expecting a baby and in October 2012, she gave birth to their son, Angelo.
Net Worth
  • Adele has an estimated net worth of $75 million.
  • Adele is associated with various charities and has performed in numerous charity concerts in order to raise money. She is associated with charities for musicians in need, charities related to LGBT, and raises money for organizations that promote research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives


Academy Awards(Oscars)
2013 Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song Skyfall (2012)
Golden Globe Awards
2013 Best Original Song - Motion Picture Skyfall (2012)
Grammy Awards
2017 Song of the Year Winner
2017 Best Pop Solo Performance Winner
2017 Best Pop Vocal Album Winner
2014 Best Song Written for Visual Media Skyfall (2012)
2013 Best Pop Solo Performance Winner
2012 Song of the Year Winner
2012 Best Pop Vocal Album Winner
2012 Best Pop Solo Performance Winner
2012 Album of the Year Winner
2012 Record of the Year Winner
2012 Best Short Form Music Video Winner
2009 Best New Artist Winner
2009 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Winner
ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards
2013 Top Box Office Films Skyfall (2012)

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