Facts about Adele that fans should know

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Techno beats and trance music has taken over the music industry throughout the world. Very few solo artists belt out soulful numbers with meaningful lyrics. Bands, rap artists and R&B musicians rule the roost. Most music lovers rue over those times when music touched the heart.
They fall back upon the music produced by stalwarts such as Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Madonna and George Michael. At a time when romantic numbers were most missed, Adele made her debut. She burst onto the music scene with her single Hometown Glory in 2007.

Since then, Adele has gone from strength to strength and has garnered adulation and love from several of her fans all over the world. She has received 8 Grammy awards and an Academy Award within a relatively short career of 7 years.

Here are some facts that Adele fans must know about her:

Born in 1988 in London as Adele Atkins, she has been brought up by her mother singlehandedly. She shares a special relationship with her mother who nurtured the talent in her from a young age. She used to hold private singing functions with her mother and her friends.

At the age of 14, a friend of her father’s, a dance producer, heard her sing and declared that her voice was ‘œwicked’. He asked her to record a cover for the song ‘œHeart of Glass’. She realized her true calling when she held the microphone to record the song. She was so excited by the process that it never occurred to her to check how her voice sounded on record.

A friend of Adele’s started a MySpace page for her. She uploaded her covers and quickly became popular among users. Within a short span of time, 10,000 people were in Adele’s network.

Around 2006, record labels started noticing her. She got her first call from XL recordings, which launched her with the single Hometown Glory in 2007. Adele cut her debut album, 19, the next year which opened at the top spot on the British charts.

The songs that she sung in 19 were about her lost love. She could not handle the fact that he was a bisexual. It eventually led to their break up.
In 2009, she starred on the Saturday Night Live show as Sarah Palin, the erstwhile deputy vice presidential candidate of the US. It was one of the most viewed episodes in 14 years and made her a star overnight. Her ratings improved from 35 to 11 on the Billboard 200. The album won her the Best Female Pop Vocal and Best New Artist award at the Grammys.

In 2011, she cut her second album, 21. It was the highest selling album of the year and was crowned the fourth highest selling album of all time in 2012. She also won 6 Grammys for the album, including Best Pop Solo Performance and Album and Song of the Year.

Adele has often been criticised by fashionistas for being overweight. However, she has gone on record to say that she enjoys being who she is and has no intention of losing weight, unless it causes some health complications.

Simon Konecki and Adele have a son named Angelo, born in 2012.

Adele won an Academy Award for Original Song for her song Skyfall in the James Bond movie of the same name.

Within a short time frame, Adele has become a singer to reckon with. She is a talented artist and fans await her latest work.

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