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Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

Birth Date :

May 05, 1988

Birth Place :

Tottenham, London, UK

Claim to fame :

Single "Chasing Pavements" (2008)


Adele is not one for being pigeonholed. She has broken through the music industry at a relatively young age, particularly owing it to her distinctive voice. She was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5, 1988 in Enfield, North London. She came from a non-musical family but a very supportive one. Adele said that her mother used to set up a stage show for her in their own home with Adele being the performer and her mother's friends being the audience.

Like many teenagers swept with the Spice Girls fever in the '90s, Adele too liked to impersonate the all-girls band. She was also a fan of British singer Gabrielle whose songs she liked to cover. One day, her father's friend who happened to be a dance producer praised the color of her voice and thus Adele's spirit was lifted.

Latest News

Adele's New Album Will Reportedly Arrive in November

August 28, 2015 08:28:42 GMT

The wait for 's new album will finally be over in about three months, according to Billboard. The site reports that the long-awaited follow-up to the singer's massively successful 2011 effort "" is scheduled to hit the stores in November.

Adele Rumored to Release Long-Awaited Album in Fall

August 27, 2015 04:47:56 GMT

's much-anticipated and long-awaited new album is reportedly very close to being released. Entertainment Weekly magazine seems to let it slip that the record, which may or may not be called "", is due sometime this fall.

Adele Working With Pharrell on Her New Album

June 27, 2015 02:55:06 GMT

It looks like 's new album will be worth the long wait. Not much has been revealed about the record, which will be the British beauty's first in nearly five years, but fans know it's going to be good because is involved in it.

Adele Dresses Up as George Michael for Her 27th Birthday

May 06, 2015 14:13:25 GMT

Turning 27 years old on Tuesday, May 5, marked her big day by dressing up as vintage 80's . She then shared the pics on her Twitter account.

Harry Styles Celebrates 21st Birthday With Celeb Friends

February 02, 2015 06:50:18 GMT

Turning 21 years old on Sunday, February 1, staged a star-studded party that was attended by many of his celebrity friends. and rumored girlfriend , , , , , , , , and were among the popular people attending the bash held at Lulu's Cafe in Beverly Hills.

Sam Smith Is 'Annoyed' by Comparisons to Adele, Doesn't Mind Losing a Grammy to Beyonce

January 29, 2015 07:50:30 GMT

wants everyone to stop calling him the male version of . The British singer, who graces the latest edition of Rolling Stone, admits to being "annoyed" by comparisons to the "Someone Like You" songbird as he talks about his rise to stardom in an accompanying interview with the magazine.

Lady GaGa Hints at Collaboration With Adele With New Selfie

January 23, 2015 01:48:30 GMT

It looks like two of today's biggest pop divas are doing a collaboration. revealed that she had a meet-up with with a selfie she shared on her Instagram account on Thursday, January 22.

Adele's New Album Pushed Back Until End of 2015

January 17, 2015 01:56:37 GMT

is sure taking very long time working on her new album. Sources "close to Team Adele" recently revealed that the highly-anticipated follow-up to the massively successful "" that was expected to arrive early this year wouldn't be out until late 2015.

Adele Shoots Down Simon Konecki Split Rumors

December 29, 2014 04:58:20 GMT

took to Twitter on Sunday, December 28 to slam rumors that she split from her boyfriend Simon Konecki. "Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays & all the best for 2015! PS Simon & I are still very much together, don't believe what you readx," she wrote.

Record Label: Adele Takes Lots of Time With New Album to Make It Right

November 28, 2014 08:54:55 GMT

's record label has no trouble with the singer taking very long time to finish her highly-anticipated new album. Richard Russell, the boss of XL Records, recently discussed the follow-up to the massively successful "" in an interview with Q Magazine.

Adele Makes Donation After Ignoring Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30 Call

November 16, 2014 11:57:33 GMT

doesn't participate in Sir Bob Geldof's Band Aid to raise funds to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but she shows her support in a different way. Her rep reveals that she makes a donation to benefit the Ebola crisis.

Phil Collins Calls Adele 'Slippery Little Fish' After Planned Collaboration Was Canceled

October 31, 2014 06:35:13 GMT

' collaboration with may not come to fruition. Earlier this year, the former member revealed that he was asked to write songs for her long-awaited LP. In a new interview with Q Magazine, he said he had worked on some music and sent it to the "Someone Like You" hitmaker but he never heard back from her.

Adele's New Album Won't Come Until at Least 2015

October 10, 2014 06:27:13 GMT

's new album is not coming later this year. Back in May, the British songbird hinted that the highly-anticipated record, presumably titled "", would come at some point in 2014. However, financial reports of her label XL Recordings show that the company has no plan to release an Adele album this year.

Taylor Swift Sings Adele's 'Someone Like You' With a Leukemia Patient

October 02, 2014 06:03:23 GMT

recently visited Boston Children's Hospital and teamed up with one of the patients there for a special performance. The superstar played a sweet and beautiful cover of 's hit "Someone Like You" while a Leukemia patient named Ben accompanied her on a keyboard.

Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' for Upcoming 'Great Diva Classics' Album

September 30, 2014 03:00:05 GMT

released her cover of "Rolling in the Deep" on Monday, September 29. The superstar's version of 's monstrous hit single serves as the first offering from her upcoming covers album which is scheduled to arrive next month.

Adele's Two Unreleased Songs Leak in Full

September 01, 2014 09:08:12 GMT

While fans are still waiting for 's new album, two of her previously-unreleased songs unexpectedly hit the web in full on early Monday, September 1. Recorded in 2010, the tracks both failed to make the cut into the British singer's acclaimed "" album.

Report: Mariah Carey, Adele Eyed to Replace Celine Dion at Caesars Palace

August 29, 2014 04:36:51 GMT

may be the next star to make lots of money playing shows in Las Vegas. According to a new report from TMZ, the diva is being eyed to replace who will take an indefinite hiatus from her longtime residency at Caesars Palace.

Adele Wins Five-Figure Sum in Lawsuit Over Paparazzi Photos of Her Son

July 24, 2014 04:49:13 GMT

won a five-figure sum in a privacy case over paparazzi photos of her 1-year-old son, Angelo Adkins. Adele previously filed a lawsuit against photo agency Corbis Images U.K. Limited over pictures of Angelo's "milestone moments."

Adele's Videos May Disappear From YouTube as Its New Paid Service Is Criticized by Labels

June 19, 2014 04:29:52 GMT

The videos from some major artists could disappear from YouTube in the near future. The video-sharing site, which is owned by Google, has confirmed that they're now readying a paid subscription service that will allow paying viewers to enjoy ad-free music and videos.

Jack White Clarifies Negative Comments About Black Keys, Adele and Other Stars

June 01, 2014 19:29:46 GMT

clarified his comments in Rolling Stone magazine about , , , and other musicians. Since what his said was perceived as negative comments, the former member of issued a new statement insisting that he never meant to insult any of those artists.

Katy Perry Shares Selfie With Adele

May 30, 2014 07:50:01 GMT

met during her show in London and they took a selfie together. On Thursday, May 29, the pop star took to Instagram to share their selfie with her 5 million followers. "And on the 2nd LDN show the Queen graced me with her presence," she captioned the snap.

Ryan Tedder to Work With Adele Again for Her New Album

May 20, 2014 08:48:13 GMT

Ryan Tedder and may attempt to repeat the success of "Turning Tables" with new music by the British songstress. The "Rolling in the Deep" hitmaker recently hinted that her new album might be titled "" and released later this year, and Ryan has now revealed that he will be working with her again.

Adele's New Album May Be Called '25'

May 06, 2014 06:22:21 GMT

may have just teased her new album on Twitter. On her 26th birthday on Sunday, May 4, the British singer took to the micro-blogging site to share a photo of her in bed. The pic came with a caption that read, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year x."

Adele Working on New Music With Phil Collins

January 25, 2014 04:13:14 GMT

and are collaborating for new music. In an interview with Inside South Florida, Collins revealed, "I've just started to work with Adele. She contacted me to write together."

Madonna Reportedly Working on Album of Grown-Up Ballads With Adele

January 13, 2014 04:45:14 GMT

is teaming up with for a grown up album of ballads, according to U.K.'s Daily Mail. A source close to Madonna told the site that the star recently met with the "Rolling In the Deep" singer in London and they were so into working together.

Adele Receives MBE Honor From Prince Charles

December 19, 2013 23:54:12 GMT

received royal honor from Prince Charles for her "services to music". The "Chasing Pavement" singer was presented with an MBE medal by the royal prince at Buckingham palace on Thursday, December 19.

Tinie Tempah: Adele Recorded 'Filthy' Rap Song

November 01, 2013 16:34:11 GMT

, who has struck a friendship with , revealed that the "Rolling in the Deep" singer has a hidden talent in rap. The U.K. rapper said that Adele recorded herself doing some "filthy" raps while they hung out in a studio.

Halle Berry Thanks Jennifer Garner and Adele After Anti-Paparazzi Bill Was Signed Into Law

September 25, 2013 04:37:02 GMT

is "thankful" after Senate Bill 606, which prevents paparazzi from taking pictures of celebrities' children in harassing manners, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday, September 24 in Sacramento. The "" star thanks fellow celebrity mothers and in a statement which was released after the bill passed.

Wiz Khalifa's 'Blacc Hollywood' May Feature Miley Cyrus and Adele

September 04, 2013 06:31:13 GMT

reveals that he has collaborations with several pop stars for his upcoming album, "". In a recent interview with Fuse, the 25-year-old entertainer said that he recorded songs with former Disney star and British singer for his new project.

Celine Dion Denies Stealing Adele and Daniel Merriweather's Song

July 04, 2013 09:22:06 GMT

's duet with , "Water and a Flame", will be featured on 's upcoming album. However, during her visit to 's talk show in April, Dion didn't give Merriweather credit for writing the song. For that reason, the Australian singer/songwriter decided to pen an open letter to Dion on his Facebook page.

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