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ADELE LAURIE ADELE LAUBLUE ADKINS

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Abstract:

Adele Laurie She began singing at age four and she became obsessed with voices. Adele has cited the Spice Girls as a major influence in regard to her love and passion for music, stating that “they made me what I am today.” Adele impersonated the Spice Girls at dinner parties as a young girl.

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dele Laurie Blue Adkins , better known simply as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter and musician.

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chose her because I really like her music, I think her song writing is amazing and her voice is even more amazing. She is pure talent. When she performs, she doesn’t come to us with a show that has fireworks and costume changes. What she does is sit on a stool and sing her soul out.

t the age of nine, Adele and her mother, moved to Brighton. At 11, she and her mother moved to Brixton, and then to neighbouring district West Norwood, in south London. West Norwood is the subject for Adele’s first record, “Hometown Glory”, written when she was 16. After moving to south London, she became interested in R&B artists such as Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child and Mary J. Blige.

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he aim of this booklet is to give you information about Adele. This booklet will contain her songs, her biography,her personal life, her pictures…

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Biography: (http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Adele_%28singer%29)

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dele says that one of the most defining moments in her life was when she watched Pink perform at Brixton Academy. “It was the Missundaztood record, so I was about 13 or 14. I had never heard, being in the room, someone sing like that live. I remember sort of feeling like I was in a wind tunnel, her voice just hitting me. It was incredible.” Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006.

Career: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Adele_%28singer%29)

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dele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, north London, England, to Penny Adkins, an English teenager, and Mark Evans, a Welshman on 5 May 1988. Evans walked out on Adele when she was two, leaving her 20-year-old mother to raise her single-handedly, for which Adele has still not forgiven him.

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Four months after graduation, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine. com. She had recorded a three-song demo for a class project and gave it to a friend who posted it on Myspace where it became very successful and led to a phone call from music label XL Recordings. She doubted if the offer was real be-


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cause the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting.

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n 2010, Adele received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Hometown Glory”. In April her song “My Same” entered the German Singles Chart after it had been performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut in the talent show contest Unser Star für Oslo (Our Star for Oslo), in which the German entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was determined. In late September, after being featured on The X Factor, Adele’s version of Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” re-entered the UK singles chart at number 4. During the 2010 CMT Artists of the Year special, Adele performed a widely publicised duet of Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” with Darius Rucker. This performance was later nominated for a CMT Music Award.

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dele released her second studio album, 21, on 24 January 2011 in the UK and 22 February in the US. She said that the album was inspired by the breakup with her former partner.

Personal Life: (http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Adele_%28singer%29)

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aving bought a flat in Notting Hill, London in 2008, Adele moved into a £7 million ten-bedroom 25-acre mansion in West Sussex with her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, in February 2012. On 29 June 2012, Adele announced that she is pregnant with her first child. Politically, Adele is a supporter of the Labour Party, stating; “I’m a Labour girl through and through”, despite in May 2011 having reportedly expressed views on taxation and the NHS counter to those of the party.

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Personal Life: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele_%28singer%29)

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aving bought a flat in Notting Hill, London in 2008, Adele moved into a £7 million ten-bedroom 25-acre mansion in West Sussex with her boyfriend, Simon Konecki, in February 2012. On 29 June 2012, Adele announced that she is pregnant with her first child. Politically, Adele is a supporter of the Labour Party, stating; “I’m a Labour girl through and through”, despite in May 2011 having reportedly expressed views on taxation and the NHS counter to those of the party.

Songs: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Adele_songs)

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2008

“Chasing Pavements”

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19

2008

“Cold Shoulder” “Crazy for You”

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19

2008

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19

2008

“Daydreamer”

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19

2008

“Don’t You Remember”

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21

2008

“Every Glance”

Jack Peñate featuring Adele

Everything Is New

2009

“First Love”

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19

2008

“Fool That I Am”

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N/A

2008

“He Won’t Go”

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21

2011

“Hiding My Heart”

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21

2011

“Hometown Glory” “I Found a Boy”

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19

2008

21

2011

“If It Hadn’t Been For Love”

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21

2011

“I’ll Be Waiting”

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21

2011

“Lovesong”

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21

2011

“Make You Feel My Love”

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19

2008

The Raconteurs and Adele

Consolers of the Lonely

2008

“Melt My Heart to Stone”

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19

2008

“My Same” “My Yvonne”

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19

2008

Jack Peñate featuring Adele

Matinée

2007

“Now and Then”

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19

2008

“One and Only”

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21

2011

“Painting Pictures”

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19

2008

“Reminded”

Tyga featuring Adele

Black Thoughts Vol. 2

2011

“Right as Rain”

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19

2008

“Rolling in the Deep”

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21

2011

“Rumour Has It”

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21

2011

“Set Fire to the Rain”

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21

2011

“Skyfall”

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Skyfall

2012

“Someone Like You” “Take It All”

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21

2011

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21

2011

“Tired”

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19

2008

“That’s It, I Quit, I’m Moving On”

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19

2008

“Best for Last”

[note 1]

(UK, Poland and Bulgaria limited edition bonus tracks)

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(UK iTunes/Japanese bonus track editions) (UK, Poland and Bulgaria limited edition bonus tracks)

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“Many Shades of Black”

(Japanese bonus track edition)

(Japanese bonus track edition)

(Japanese bonus track edition)

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“Turning Tables”

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21

“Water and a Flame”

Daniel Merriweather featuring Adele

Love & War

2011

2009

Unreleased Songs: Song

Artist(s)

Intended album

“Run Away”

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Unknown

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“Saviour”

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[12]

“Waiting for You”

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[12]

“What is Love”

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Unknown

Awards: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adele_%28singer%29)

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t the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele won awards in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She was also nominated in the categories of Record of the Year and Song of the Year. That same year, Adele was also nominated for three Brit Awards in the categories of Best British Female, Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough Act.] British Prime Minister Gordon Brown sent a thank-you letter to Adele that stated “with the troubles that the country’s in financially, you’re a light at the end of the tunnel.”

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ith 21 non-consecutive weeks at number 1 in the US, Adele broke the record for the longest number-1 album by a woman in Billboard history, beating the record formerly held by Whitney Houston’s soundtrack The Bodyguard. 21 spent its 23rd week at number one in March 2012, making it the longest-running album at number one since 1985and it became the fourth best-selling album of the past 10 years in the United States.[

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n February 2012, Adele was listed at number five on VH1′s 100 Greatest Women In Music. In April 2012, American magazine Time named Adele one of the 100 most influential people in the world. People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age. On 30 April 2012, a tribute to Adele was held at New York City’s (Le) Poisson Rouge called Broadway Sings Adele, starring various Broadway actors such as Matt Doyle. In July 2012, Adele was listed at number six in Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30 having earned £23 million ($35 million) between May 2011 and May 2012.

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