If there is one singer who is able to repeatedly capture how one felt at a particular time through her song, that person is no other person than Adele. You listen to her and wonder if she was with you when it went down.
Born on the 5th of May 1988, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins ventured into music in 2006 when she published two songs on the fourth issue of PlatformsMagazine.com. Following the success of her three song demo posted on by a friend Myspace where it became successful, she got a call from Richard Russell, owner of XL Recordings. In September, 2006 Nick Huggett signed her to XL.
More breakthrough would follow in 2007 as she made her TV debut performing “Daydreamer” on BBC’s Later … With Jools Holland and soon after she released “Hometown Glory” later in October. A star was certainly on the rise here and there was no stopping her.
2008 was through Adele’s year as she bagged awards on different front. She received the award of the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice and emerged the number one predicted through act of 2008 in an annual poll of music critics. Adele’s song, “Chasing Pavements”, released on 14 January 2008, became the number two spot on the UK chart. She also won an Urban Music Award for “Best Jazz Act”, and was also nominated in the category of Breakthrough Act. As a testament to her musical prowess, Billboard Magazine had this to say about her “Adele truly has potential to become among the most respected and inspiring international artists of her generation.” It turned out to be a prophetic validation of her talents as went from strength to strength. On 18th October 2008, Adele performed “Chasing Pavements” and “Cold Shoulders” on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and the program earned its best rating in 14 years with 17 million viewers and her album 19 would top the iTunes charts.
Adele received the award for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the annual Grammy Awards in February 2009,. She became more famous and in 2010 she was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance again at the Grammy this time for another lovely tune “Hometown Glory”. She continued to grow and after breaking up with her partner, she, released her second album in 2011. After performing “Someone Like You” at the 2011 Brit Awards, her song topped the charts UK. Adele has several hit songs and she doesn’t seem to be at the end yet. After going on hiatus around 2012, she came back even stronger and bagged six awards at the 2012 edition of the Grammys.
Her ability to put her soul and emotion in her songs and the resounding powerful vocal you here when you listen to an Adele song continues to stand her out in more ways than one. While many pages have been written, we definitely haven’t seen the end of this unusual talent.