Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, known mononymously as Adele, was born on May 5, 1988, and had a passion for singing from a young age. She got into a government school for performing arts to hone her skills. Her investment paid off as she has become one of the world’s best-selling artists. Her first album took the world by storm and the subsequent albums she released have been even more successful. She created the soundtrack for “Skyfall,” a James Bond movie, and she won awards for her song of the same name. Adele has broken and set multiple records in album sales. We will help you celebrate this phenomenal singer right here.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
May 5, 1988
Adele is one of the world’s most popular solo artists and her album sales reflect this. Millions of music fans around the world adore her voice, lyrics, and approachable personality. She has faced multiple challenges but instead of allowing them to weigh her down, she shakes them off and turns them into songs. Adele was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham, London. She is the only child of Penny Adkins and Mark Evans. Her zodiac sign is Taurus and her ethnicity is half-English and half-Welsh. Adele’s interest in music was inspired by the musicians she listened to in her teens.
Her music career took off a few months after graduating from The BRIT School, a performing arts secondary school. She gave some demo songs to a friend, who then posted them on the MySpace social network. Adele’s first professional music contract was secured after the songs went viral in 2006. A year later, she released her first single, ‘Hometown Glory’ (2007). In 2008, she released her debut album, “19,” which was a huge success, debuting at number one on the U.K. album charts.
Adele began receiving Grammy nominations in 2009. She won the Grammys for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ that year. With the release of her second album, “21” (2011), her Grammy-winning streak continued, and she won six Grammys in a single night in 2012. She released “25” in 2015 and the album earned her five more Grammy nominations. She married her longtime boyfriend, Simon Konecki, in 2018 and the marriage lasted a few years. “30” was released in 2021, shortly after her divorce from Konecki.
Adele completes her training at the elite London performing arts school.
After the XL recordings boss, Richard Russell listens to Adele's demo on MySpace, he convinces her to sign with his record label.
‘Hometown Glory,’ Adele's breakthrough song, drops on October 22.
One year after dropping her debut single, Adele releases her first body of work, “19,” which enters the charts at number one.
Three years after the release of her first album, Adele releases her second album — the heartbreak-themed “21.”
“25” comes four years after “21” and the lyrics are very nostalgic.
'30,' the fourth album, comes immediately after her divorce and the lyrics tell her story about motherhood, divorce, heartache, and hope.
Why We Love Adele
Adele preaches body positivity
Her body has been objectified throughout her career but she doesn't care. In an interview she had after losing weight, she said she has always been body-positive, and we love that.
Adele quit her smoking habit
After many years of fighting the habit, she quit in 2015. We love it when people are able to overcome bad habits.
She believes in gender equality
We believe all humans are equal. As a result, we are happy to see cultural icons like Adele support feminism.
5 Surprising Facts
Adele won six Grammys in one night
She shares the record of winning six Grammys in a night with Beyoncé.
Adele's album names are not random numbers
She named her albums after the age she was when she wrote most of the songs on them.
She composes best when drunk
Many creative people need a clear head to create but Adele says her best works were composed under the influence of alcohol.
Adele is a dog lover
She once referred to her dachshund, named Louis Armstrong, as her lover.
She’s a tea lover
Like many British people, Adele loves tea and she drinks it daily with exactly two cubes of sugar.
Who is Adele's favorite singer?
Etta James, an African-American female singer, is her favorite singer. Adele revealed this information in an interview with Oprah.
Who is Adele's favorite lyricist?
Leonard Cohen, a Canadian folk and soft rock musician. Adele loves how Cohen uses lyrics to stir emotions.
What is Adele's accent?
Adele has a Cockney accent — working-class Londoners speak this English dialect.
Adele’s birthday dates