She is a British singer-songwriter who rose to fame thanks to her distinctive voice and elaborate songs that made her one of the most popular performers of her generation.
Adele released her first album “19” in 2008, which debuted at number 1 on the British album chart. She became one of the best-selling artists with sales exceeding 120 million records.
“I don’t make music for the eyes. I make music for the ears”
She was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham , London, England.
She is the daughter of the English Penny Adkins and the Welshman, Mark Evans, an alcoholic who abandoned them when she was two years old, leaving her mother the responsibility of raising her alone.
Her mother was fostering her interest in her music by taking her to concerts at an early age and making her participate in gatherings of her friends.
She began singing at the age of four, having the Spice Girls as her most important influence; she stated that when her favorite Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell left the group, she broke her heart.
In 1997, at the age of nine, she and her mother moved to Brighton. In 1999, they returned to London, settling in Brixton, and later in West Norwood. She refers to the West Norwood district in her song “Hometown Glory” , which she wrote and composed in 2004, when she was sixteen years old.
In May 2006, she entered the Brit School of Performing Arts in Croydon, where she also studied Leona Lewis or Kate Nash .
She is the possessor of a portentous and sensual voice full of nuances that deserved the interest of the industry.
Her vocal chords express the power of soul, daring with some jazz incursions showing a poise that earned her comparisons with Etta James , one of her favorite singers, or Ella Fitzgerald .
She attracted the attention of the recording industry when a friend released a three-song production on the MySpace social network .
The release of her first single, Chasing Pavements , established her as a firm promise and took her to second place in the best sellers. A year later, she was invited to share the stage with Björk and Paul McCartney on Jools Holland ‘s television show, a popular show that she followed in her teens with her mother.
In 2008, she signed a contract with XL Recordings and released her album De ella 19 de ella (the title of the album alludes to her age), which went straight to the top of the charts and for which she won two Grammy Awards .(Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female Singer) sold over four million copies.
Her second studio effort which she called 21 , was released in January 2011 with eleven songs written by her; a month later it was published in the United States . The album received critical acclaim and was a commercial success: in the first week it sold 208,000 copies in the UK market and 352,000 in the US, becoming the fourth best-selling album of all time.
Her popularity in America was boosted by her appearance on the television show, ” Saturday Night Live “, in an episode that surpassed previous audience levels; it was the night in which the main interviewee was the politician Sarah Palin . The program reached its best audience in fourteen years.
The ballad Someone Like You was written by her with producer Dan Wilson, for her second studio album, and is about the man in his 30s who dated her for 18 months.
She thought that she was going to marry him, but shortly after the couple broke up, she found out that she was about to marry another girl. She stated that writing this song was like liberating therapy for her.
In March 2011, the singer-songwriter equaled Madonna ‘s record by holding the top spot on the UK Albums Chart for the ninth consecutive week, the longest period for a solo woman. Her relationship with the record label “XL” was fundamental to her success.
She was able to decide which producers she worked with, which singles should be released, what the album would look like, give the interviews she wanted or refuse to play festivals. Her hits include Hometown Glory , Chasing Pavements , Rolling in the Deep , Someone Like You and Set Fire to the Rain .
In early October 2011 she canceled her world tour, a few days later she announced that she was suffering from a serious throat infection that would take her off the road for a while. On November 8 of the same year, she underwent surgery to stop the bleeding of a benign polyp on her vocal cords.
On February 12, 2012, she was the big winner in Los Angeles at the 54th Grammy Awards after winning six awards at a ceremony marked by the death of Whitney Houston .
She conquered every award she was nominated for after sweeping the charts with her Rolling in the Deep . That theme was named the best song and best lyrics of 2011 and the album “21”, the second of her career, was recognized as the best album.
She also took home three more golden gramophones for best pop solo performance for her Someone Like You, best pop vocal album for “21,” and best short-form music video (“Rolling in the Deep”).
In 2013, she achieved a ninth Grammy in the category “Best Pop Solo Performance”Set Fire to the Rain .On October 5, 2012, she released a single for the movie Skyfall , written together with Paul Epworth and won the Golden Globe in the category “Best Original Song”, on January 13, 2013, at the 70th edition of the awards, she subsequently won an Oscar for “Best Original Song”.
In 2013, she was awarded a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in London.
Adele Next Albums
At the age of 27, she presented her new album entitled 25 , in an unexpected announcement on his Facebook page after a long creative hiatus. “My last album was a breakup record, and if I had to define this one I would define it as a reconciliation record,” she wrote.
“I’m making peace with myself and for lost time, reconciling myself with everything I did and what I didn’t do.” “I’m sorry it took so long,” she apologized to her fans. The planned release was set for November 20, 2015.
At the 36th Brit Awards in 2016, she received the awards British Female Solo Artist, British Single for Hello , British Album for 25 and global success in recognition of his record sales.
The British singer triumphed at the Grammy Awards held on February 12, 2017 by taking the five awards to which she aspired, including the best album of the year for 25 , best recording of the year and best song, both for the song Hello .
On October 15, 2021, she premiered Easy On Me , the first song from her long-awaited fourth album, 30 , which appears on November 19 of this year, ending more than five years of waiting.
Adele Net Worth
She is one of the most famous and successful contemporary artists in the music industry, with several of her recordings on the top charts and millions of copies sold around the world.
Her net worth is currently $220 million as of January 2021.
According to Celebrity Networth, the Briton added more than $400 million dollars in earnings between 2018 and 2019 alone, mainly from the sales of her albums and tours.
She has invested much of her fortune in real estate.
Her primary residence is an $11 million estate located in West Sussex, England.
In 2012, she bought a $7.4 million horse house in Kensington, London.
She bought a mansion during 2016 for the price of $9.5 million in Beverly Hills.
Following her divorce from Simon Konecki , she sold this residence in 2019 and purchased another home for $10.65 million , near stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Richie.
His real estate empire also includes a beach house in Hove, London and a residence where his mother lives.
The Sun notes that she has a penchant for luxury brands when it comes to fashion, spending several thousand dollars on items from Christian Louboutain, Linda Farrow, Burberry and Chanel .
Styling and beauty services lead her to pay more than $2,000 a year.
Adele Private Life
In January 2012, it was reported that she was dating businessman Simon Konecki.
In June 2012, they announced that they were expecting a baby. Their son Angelo Adkins was born on October 19, 2012. They married in early 2017.
The separation of Adele Adkins and Simon Konecki after seven years of relationship and a child together could cost the singer half her fortune, about 160 millions of euros.
In April 2019, the artist’s agents announced her separation from the financier, with whom she would have to share her fortune, since they did not sign a premarital agreement for the separation of assets.
Her divorce was finalized on March 4, 2021.In 2021, Adele began a relationship with American Rich Paul, a representative of prominent NBA players, such as LeBron James.