76 Facts About Adele

1. Adele was honoured with the Brit Award for Rising Star as well as the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

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2. Adele's was the first female artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top-ten singles as a lead artist, with "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone Like You", and "Set Fire to the Rain", all of which topped the chart.

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3. In 2012, Adele released "Skyfall", a soundtrack single for the James Bond film of the same name, which won the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

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4. Adele is one of the world's best-selling music artists, with sales of over 120 million records.

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5. At the 2012 and 2016 Ivor Novello Awards, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.

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6. Adele's was appointed a MBE at the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to music.

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7. Adele's began singing at age 4 and asserts that she became obsessed with voices.

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8. Four months after graduation, Adele published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine.

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9. Adele's doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting.

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10. Around this time, Adele collaborated with Ricsta on "Be Divine", a song described as an "electronic club-ready" track.

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11. Adele provided vocals for Jack Penate's song, "My Yvonne," for his debut album, and it was during this session she first met producer Jim Abbiss, who would go on to produce both the majority of her debut album, 19, and tracks on 21.

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12. Adele's became the first recipient of the Brit Awards Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008.

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13. Adele's released her second single, "Chasing Pavements", on 14 January 2008, two weeks ahead of her debut album.

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14. Adele was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize award for 19.

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15. In March 2008, Adele signed a deal with Columbia Records and XL Recordings for her foray into the United States.

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16. Adele's said in Nylon magazine in June 2009, "I'm like, 'I can't believe I did that.

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17. Adele's is known for her dislike of flying and bouts of homesickness when away from her native London.

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18. In November 2008, Adele moved to Notting Hill, London after leaving her mother's house, a move that prompted her to give up drinking.

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19. Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" at the ceremony in a duet with Jennifer Nettles.

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20. In 2010, Adele received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Hometown Glory.

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21. Adele released her second studio album, 21, on 24 January 2011 in the UK and 22 February in the US.

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22. Adele's said the album was inspired by the breakup with her former partner.

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23. Adele told Spin Magazine: "It was really exciting for me because I never grew up around [that music].

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24. In October 2011, Adele was forced to cancel two tours because of a vocal-cord haemorrhage.

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25. Adele's released a statement saying she needed an extended period of rest to avoid permanent damage to her voice.

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26. Adele is the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history to have the year's number-one album, number-one single ("Rolling in the Deep"), and number-one music video (Live at the Royal Albert Hall).

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27. Adele's won in all six categories for which she was nominated, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, making her the second female artist in Grammy history, after Beyonce, to win that many awards in a single night.

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28. Adele is the only artist or band in the last decade in the US to earn an RIAA diamond certification for a one disc album in less than two years.

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29. Adele stated recording "Skyfall" was "one of the proudest moments of my life.

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30. In December 2012, Adele was named Billboard Artist of the Year, and 21 was named Album of the Year, making her the first artist to receive both accolades two years in a row.

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31. In January 2014, Adele received her tenth Grammy Award with "Skyfall" winning Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

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32. In 2014, Adele was nominated for nine World Music Awards.

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33. Adele broke Taylor Swift's five-show record for most consecutive sold-out shows at the Staples Center.

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34. At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2017, Adele won all five of her nominations, bringing her number of awards to fifteen.

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35. Adele's won Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 25, and Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Hello".

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36. Adele's performed a tribute to the late George Michael singing the rendition of his song "Fastlove"; due to technical difficulties which occurred during the performance, Adele decided to stop and restart, explaining "I can't mess this up for him".

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37. On 5 May 2019, her 31st birthday, Adele posted several black-and-white pictures of herself on her Instagram account celebrating the occasion along with a message reflecting on the preceding year.

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38. On 15 February 2020, Adele announced at a friend's wedding that her fourth studio album would be out by September 2020.

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39. On 5 October 2021, Adele announced her single "Easy on Me" for release on 15 October.

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40. On 30 November 2021, Adele announced a Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace that would have run from 21 January 2022 until 16 April 2022.

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41. Adele's says she was "heartbroken" when her favourite Spice Girls member, Geri Halliwell aka "Ginger Spice", departed from the group.

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42. Adele's says: "It was the Missundaztood record, so I was about 13 or 14.

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43. In 2002, 14-year-old Adele discovered Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald as she stumbled on the artists' CDs in the jazz section of her local music store.

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44. Adele's was struck by their appearance on the album covers.

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45. AllMusic wrote that "Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone.

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46. Adele is a mezzo-soprano, with a range spanning from B2 to C6.

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47. In 2011, Adele began a relationship with charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki.

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48. Adele's repeated this in March 2017, telling the audience at a concert in Brisbane, Australia, "I'm married now".

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49. In 2021, Adele entered a relationship with American sports agent Rich Paul.

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50. In 2012, Adele topped the List of Richest Young Musicians under 30 in the UK, included on the Sunday Times Rich List.

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51. For six consecutive years, from 2013 to 2018, Adele topped the List of Richest Young Musicians under 30 in the UK and Ireland as part of the Sunday Times annual Rich List.

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52. In 2015, Adele said she declined all sorts of lucrative endorsement offers out of personal choice.

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53. In July 2016, Adele was ranked number nine on the Forbes list of the 100 highest-paid celebrities in the world.

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54. Adele owns and operates two companies, Melted Stone Ltd and Melted Stone Publishing.

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55. Adele bought a home for her mother in West London for around $817,000.

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56. In July and November 2008, Adele performed at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in London and New York City respectively.

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57. In 2011, Adele gave a free concert for Pride London, a registered charity which arranges LGBT events in London.

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58. In February 2009, Adele performed at the 2009 MusiCares charity concert in Los Angeles.

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59. In 2011 and 2012, Adele donated autographed items for auctions to support MusiCares.

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60. On 15 June 2017, Adele attended a vigil in west London for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire where, keeping a low profile, she was only spotted by a handful of fans.

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61. Adele's is one of the artists who bring the most revenue to the music industry per day.

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62. At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009, 21-year-old Adele won awards in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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63. The success of her debut album 19 saw Adele nominated for three Brit Awards in the categories of British Female Solo Artist, British Single of the Year and British Breakthrough Act.

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64. Adele was the second artist and first female, preceded by Christopher Cross, to have won all four of the general field awards throughout her career.

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65. In May 2011, "Team Adele" was ranked number one on The Guardians "Music Power 100" list: "the 100 most influential people in the music industry".

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66. In February 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music.

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67. On 30 April 2012, a tribute to Adele was held at New York City's Poisson Rouge called Broadway Sings Adele, starring various Broadway actors such as Matt Doyle.

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68. Adele topped the 2012 Sunday Times Rich List of musicians in the UK under 30, and made the Top 10 of Billboard magazine's "Top 40 Money Makers".

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69. At the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards in May, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year, and "Rolling in the Deep" won the award for Most Performed Work of 2011.

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70. At the 2012 BMI Awards held in London in October, Adele won Song of the Year in recognition of the song being the most played on US television and radio in 2011.

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71. In 2013, Adele won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the James Bond theme "Skyfall".

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72. In June 2013, Adele was appointed a MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to music, and she received the award from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 19 December 2013.

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73. Adele became the only artist in history to, on two separate occasions, win the three general categories Grammys in the same ceremony.

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74. At the 2016 Ivor Novello Awards Adele was named Songwriter of the Year for the second time by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.

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75. Adele was inducted into the Royal Albert Hall's Walk of Fame in 2018, making her one of the first eleven recipients of a star on the walk.

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76. In 2021, Adele was named the UK's best-selling female album artist of the 21st century, based on Official Charts Company data.

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