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Adele Quick Facts

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Adele’s real name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.
Adele is a big time supporter of the Premier League football team Tottenham Hotspur.  The team represents the part of London where she was born.
In 2006, Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology.  Two of her classmates were Leona Lewis and Jessie J.
Late in 2006, a friend of Adele’s posted her three-song demo on Myspace.  It led to a phone call from a record label.
Adele signed with XL Recordings in September of 2006.
Adele released “Hometown Glory” in October of 2007.  It received a 2010 Grammy Award nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.  It’s the first song Adele ever wrote.
Adele released her first album, 19, on Jan. 28, 2008.  It debuted at number one in the UK.  It was released in the U.S. later that year in June.
The singer launched “An Evening with Adele” tour in May of 2008.  She then canceled dates to be with her boyfriend.  Thankfully, she is no longer seeing that man.
Adele appeared on Saturday Night Live in October of 2008.  The appearance jump started her career in the United States.
Adele won the 2009 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
According to industry sources, Adele’s 19 has sold more than 6.5 million copies.
In January of 2011 Adele performed Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” with Darius Rucker on the CMT “Artists of the Year” special.
Adele’s sophomore effort, 21, was released on Jan. 24, 2011 in the UK and Feb. 22 of that same year in the U.S.
In February of 2011, Adele became the first living artist since The Beatles to have two singles and two albums in the top five at the same time.
On March 21, 2011, Adele launched her “Adele Live” world tour.  The concert series came to America in May and then returned in August.
In October of 2011, Adele canceled several concerts to rest her voice.  She was diagnosed with a vocal-cord hemorrhage.
Adele is the first artist to have her studio album retain the top spot on the Billboard 200 while charting three number one singles.
21 went to number one in nearly 30 countries.
Thanks to 21 and 19, Adele became the first artist to sell three million albums in the UK in a calendar year.
Adele released the video “Live at the Royal Albert Hall” in late November of 2011.
On Dec. 9, 2011, Billboard named Adele “Artist of the Year.”  They also named “Rolling in the Deep” “Single of the Year,” and 21 “Album of the Year.”  Adele is the first female artist to accomplish this feat.
At the end of 2011, Adele became the first artist (since they began keeping records) to have the year’s number one album (21), number one single (“Rolling in the Deep”), and number one music DVD (“Live at the Royal Albert Hall”).
In February of 2012, Adele wins six Grammy Awards.  She becomes the second female artist after Beyoncé Knowles to win that many awards at a single ceremony.
On Oct. 5, 2012 Adele releases the single “Skyfall.”  It’s the theme song to the James Bond film of the same name.
On Oct. 19, 2012 Adele gives birth to her first child.
In November of 2012, the album 21 reaches the 10 million mark in sales.  She’s the first artist in the last decade to sell that many albums in less than two years.
In December of 2012, Billboard once again names Adele “Artist of the Year” and 21 “Album of the Year.”  She’s the first female artist to earn those accolades two years in a row.
On Feb. 24, 2013, Adele performs “Skyfall” at the Academy Awards.  Later that night, she wins an Oscar for Best Original Song.
In June of 2013, Adele is awarded the MBE from the Queen.