Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988),
better known mononymously as Adele, is an
English singer-songwriter who was offered
a recording contract from XL Recordings
after a friend posted her demos on Myspace
in 2006. The next year she received the Brit
Awards "Critics' Choice" and won the BBC
Sound of 2008. Her debut album, "19" was
released in 2008 to much commercial and
critical success in the UK. It was certified
four times platinum in the UK. Her career in
the US was boosted by a Saturday Night
Live appearance in late 2008. Adele released
her second album, "21" in 2011. The album
was well received critically and surpassed
the success of her debut commercially. It
has been certified 14 times platinum in the
UK; in the US the album became the longest
an album has held the top position since
1998. The success of 21 earned Adele
numerous mentions in the Guinness Book
Of World Records. She is the first artist to
sell more than 3 million copies of an album
in a year in the UK. With her two albums
and the first two singles from "21", "
In The Deep" (video) and "Someone Like
You" (video), Adele became the first living
artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits
in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the
Official Albums Chart simultaneously since
the Beatles in 1964. It is the longest running
number one album by a female solo artist
on the UK albums chart. Adele has also
received two Grammy awards, for Best New
Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal
Performance. In october of 2015 the singer
returns with "
Hello" (video) followed by its
live version,"When We Were Young" (video)
and "
Send My Love (To Her New Lover)"
video) from her album "25".
Videos recorded live at London´s
Royal Albert Hall:
Set Fire To The Rain.
Turning Tables.