Adele’s birthday – May 5, 2022

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.

History of Adele

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 timeline

2006
Adele Graduates From The BRIT School

Adele completes her training at the elite London performing arts school.

2006
Adele Signs With XL Recordings

After the XL recordings boss, Richard Russell listens to Adele's demo on MySpace, he convinces her to sign with his record label.

2007
Adele Drops Her Debut Single

‘Hometown Glory,’ Adele's breakthrough song, drops on October 22.

2008
Adele Releases Her Debut Album

One year after dropping her debut single, Adele releases her first body of work, “19,” which enters the charts at number one.

2011
She Releases “21,” Her Second Album

Three years after the release of her first album, Adele releases her second album — the heartbreak-themed “21.”

2015
She Releases “25,” Her Third Album

“25” comes four years after “21” and the lyrics are very nostalgic.

2021
She Releases “30,” Her Fourth Album

'30,' the fourth album, comes immediately after her divorce and the lyrics tell her story about motherhood, divorce, heartache, and hope.

Adele FAQs

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.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Adele won six Grammys in one night

    She shares the record of winning six Grammys in a night with Beyoncé.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Adele is a dog lover

    She once referred to her dachshund, named Louis Armstrong, as her lover.

  5. She’s a tea lover

    Like many British people, Adele loves tea and she drinks it daily with exactly two cubes of sugar.

Why We Love Adele

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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