Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), better known simply as Adele, is an English recording artist and songwriter. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on MySpace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008.
Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on MySpace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success.
Adele was born in Tottenham, London, she began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices. Adele would impersonate the Spice Girls at dinner parties and, as a preteen, she sang Destiny’s Child songs at her school. To make her look like the singer Gabrielle, her mother made an eye patch with sequins, which Adele said was embarrassing.
With her raw vocals and searing lyrics, Adele appeared to be crowned the new queen of popular music at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, where she captured six awards for her work on “21,” sweeping record, song and album of the year.
The 23-year-old British soul singer has sold more than 5 million copies of her sophomore album, “21,” in the U.S., the first artist to hit that milestone in one year since Usher moved 7.9 million copies of “Confessions,” Reuters reported. Adele has sold more than 15 million copies of the CD worldwide.
A spokesman for Massachusetts General Hospital says the British singer underwent vocal cord microsurgery to stop recurrent bleeding from a benign polyp. The condition is usually the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture. The hospital says the 23-year-old Grammy winner came to Boston to undergo the surgery with Dr Steven Zeitels, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center.
Adele graduated from BRIT School in Croydon in May 2006, where she was classmates with Leona Lewis. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent. In school, she was more interested in going into A&R, and hoped to launch other people’s careers. Four months later, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine.com
After her Grammy triumph Adele has revealed plans to take a five-year break from music to focus on her relationship.The Rolling in the Deep singer wants to focus on spending time with new beau Simon Konecki because when she has prioritized her career in the past it has led to heartbreak.
Adele was raised in London by her lone mum after the couple split. Mark reveals that he shut out his daughter after becoming an alcoholic following the death of his beloved dad John in 1999.
He says: “I hit the bottle so hard that I am pretty much oblivious to anything that happened to me for three years.
When word spread in the insular music industry that Adele had throat problems, other artists’ managers began calling with the same piece of advice: Go see Steven Zeitels, M.D., in Boston, widely considered to be the preeminent throat surgeon in the world. Zeitels discovered a polyp on one of Adele’s vocal cords that would require surgery.
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