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Adele





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  • Adele Info PageREAL NAME: Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
  • BIRTHDAY: May 5, 1988
  • BIGGEST POP SINGLE: "Rolling In The Deep" (2011)
  • BIGGEST LP: 21 (2011)
  • GRAMMY AWARDS: 15
  • "I'm really mouthy about not having the Hollywood look. Everyone asks me 'Why don't you feel pressured to get the Hollywood look?' and I'm like 'Because I don't'. I quite like my eyes and my lips. I don't like my double chin or my gut, but I don't not like them enough to do something about it." - Adele

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TIMELINE

  • AdeleAdele was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5, 1988 in North London. Artists who have influenced Adele's music include Etta James, Mary J. Blige, The Cure, Jeff Buckley, Peggy Lee, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys, Dusty Springfield, and Bjork. Her love of music led to an audition at London's BRIT school (a performing-arts high school). While finishing at the BRIT (graduating in May, 2006), Adele was able to let her music be heard on MySpace.com which led to signing with a record label. With her debut LP, Adele made a name for herself in the UK and in the US, but it was her sophomore LP that propelled her into worldwide success with fans and critics and dominating radio and record sales in the summer of 2011. Rolling Stone described her surge of success: "In a year of sex bombs and art projects on the pop charts, the biggest surprise hit of 2011 is a breakup LP that could have been recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama - the work of an earth, full-figured 22 year-old whose go-to outfits are billowy turtleneck sweaters..."

2007....

  • Adele - "Hometown Glory" (Single)October: Adele released her first single "Hometown Glory" in the UK. The song eventually hit the Top 20 on the UK charts 9 months later as a re-release. The song also eventually became known to US audiences through the TV shows Grey's Anatomy, One Tree Hill, and So You Think You Can Dance.

2008...

  • Adele - "Chasing Pavements" (Single)February 9: Adele topped the UK LP chart for 1 week with 19.
  • February 20: Adele won the Critic's Choice Award at the BRIT Awards.
  • March: Adele topped the singles chart in Norway and the Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands with "Chasing Pavements."
  • Adele - '19'June 10: Adele released her debut LP 19 in the US. The LP was released in Europe in January, 2008. 19 hit #1 in Holland and the Top 10 in the US, Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, and Norway. Entertainment Weekly described Adele's debut as "...lovelorn lyrics in a smoky voice much more mature than her 20 years would suggest..." Adele said of the LP: "The whole album is about being 18 and 19; about love."
  • Adele hit the Top 10 in the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands with "Make You Feel My Love."
  • Adele - "Cold Shoulder" (Single)October 18: Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" and "Cold Shoulder" on Saturday Night Live. The show received high ratings with the appearance of failed Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and subsequently interest in Adele's single "Chasing Pavements" reignited downloads for the song and LP.

2009...

2010...

  • Adele - '21'February 5: Adele topped the UK LP charts for 18 weeks with 21.
  • February 12: Adele topped the Billboard Triple A Tracks chart for 14 weeks with "Rolling In The Deep."
  • February 20: 19 was certified gold.
  • February 22: Adele released 21 in the US. The LP was released in Europe a month earlier. 21 hit #1 in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Holland, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, and Switzerland, and the Top 10 in Argentina, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Spain, and Sweden.
  • February 26: Adele topped the UK singles chart for 5 weeks with "Someone Like You." The song also topped the charts in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, and New Zealand.
  • Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" (Single)March 5: Adele hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Rolling In The Deep."
  • March 12: Adele topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 24 non-consecutive weeks, Top Digital Albums chart for 16 weeks, and Top Internet Albums chart for 13 weeks with 21. The LP sold over 352,000 copies its first week of release in the US.
  • March 17: 19 was certified platinum.
  • March 28: 21 was certified platinum.
  • April: Adele topped the singles chart in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland with "Set Fire To The Rain."
  • April 28: Adele appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and proclaimed in the interview: "I don't make music for eyes, I make music for ears."
  • Adele - "Someone Like You" (Single)May 7: Adele hit the Top 10 with "Rolling In The Deep."
  • May 7: Adele topped the Billboard Hot Digital Tracks chart for 8 weeks and the Rock Digital Songs chart for 16 weeks with "Rolling In The Deep."
  • May 14: Adele topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks chart for 13 weeks with "Rolling In The Deep."
  • May 21: Adele topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 7 weeks and Hot Digital Songs chart for 6 weeks with "Rolling In The Deep." The song also topped the charts in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Switzerland.
  • May 17: 21 was certified 2x platinum.
  • January 4: 21 was certified 6x platinum.
  • January 28: Adele topped the Billboard Digital Songs chart for 1 week, Digital Tracks chart for 1 week, and Pop Digital Songs chart for 2 weeks with "Set Fire To The Rain."
  • Adele - "Rumour Has It" (Single)March 5: Adele's huge sales for her LP 21 became even bigger following her Grammy Award win with her best sales week after a year on the chart. 21 sold over 730,000 copies in the US during the week and topped the LP chart for a 21st week - making it the longest #1 LP by a woman in chart history. The same week, Adele became the first woman in chart history to have 3 hits simultaneously in the Top 10. Her first LP 19 also rebounded into the Top 5 and a new peak on the LP charts.
  • March 5: Adele hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "Rumor Has It."
  • March 30: 21 was certified 9x platinum.
  • March 31: Adele topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 11 weeks with "Set Fire To The Rain."
  • June 23: 21 returned to the top of the Billboard LP chart for the 24th week making it only one of 8 LPs in history to do so.
  • December 31: 21 was the top-selling LP of the year (again) with 4.4 million copies sold.
  • December 31: Adele topped the Billboard 2012 Year-End Chart-Toppers chart as the Top Pop Artist, Top Pop Artist - Female, Top Pop Billboard 200 Album Artist, Top Pop Billboard 200 Album Artist - Female, Top Pop Digital Album Artist, Top Pop Digital Songs Artist, Top Adult Contemporary Artist, and with the Top Pop Billboard 200 Album and Top Pop Digital Album (21).

2013...

  • Adele - "Turning Tables" (Single)January 13: Adele was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song ("Skyfall").

2014...

  • Adele - "When We Were Young" (Single)December 3: Adele topped the UK LP charts with 25.
  • December 5: Adele topped the Billboard Pop Songs chart and Adult Pop Songs with "Hello."
  • December 11: 25 was certified 5x platinum.
  • December 12: Adele topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Digital Albums chart with 25. The LP sold over 3.3 million copies its first week of release in the US - shattering all exisitng first week sales records and becoming the best-selling LP of the year.
  • December 26: Adele hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "When We Were Young."
  • December 26: Adele topped the Billboard Dance Club Play Songs chart with "Hello."

2017...


LP DISCOGRAPHY

Adele - '19'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

19

Released: June 10, 2008 (US)
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 4
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Daydreamer" - "Best For Last" - "Chasing Pavements" - "Cold Shoulder" - "Crazy For You" - "Melt My Heart To Stone" - "First Love" - "Right As Rain" - "Make You Feel My Love" - "My Same" - "Tired" - "Hometown Glory"
Import Edition includes: "Painted Pictures" - "Now And Then" - "That's It I Quit, I'm Moving On"
Import Deluxe Edition includes live versions of: "Chasing Pavements" - "Melt My Heart To Stone" - "That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On" - "Crazy For You" - "Right As Rain" - "My Same" - "Make You Feel My Love" - "Daydreamer" - "Hometown Glory" - and the tracks: "Many Shades Of Black" (with The Raconteurs)
Limited Edition includes live versions of: "Right As Rain" - "Melt My Heart To Stone" - "My Same" - "That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On" - "Chasing Pavements"
(also available on
vinyl)

Adele - 'iTunes Live From Soho'
iTunes

iTunes Live From Soho (EP)

Released: February 3, 2009
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 105
Live Tracks: "Crazy For You" - "Right As Rain" - "Make You Feel My Love" - "Melt My Heart To Stone" - "Hometown Glory" - "Chasing Pavements" - "Fool That I Am" - "That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On"

Adele - '21'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

21

Released: February 22, 2011 (US)
US: 14x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (24 weeks)
Billboard #1: Digital Albums, Internet Albums
Grammy Winner: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Rolling In The Deep" - "Rumour Has It" - "Turning Tables" - "Don't You Remember" - "Set Fire To The Rain" - "He Won't Go" - "Take It All" - "I'll Be Waiting" - "One And Only" - "Lovesong" - "Someone Like You"
Import Edition includes: "Turning Tables" (live) - "Don't You Remember" (live) - "Someone Like You" (live)
Limited Import Edition includes: "If It Hadn't Been For Love" - "Hiding My Heart"
Limited Deluxe Edition includes: "Need You Now" (live with Darius Rucker) - "Someone Like You" (live) - "Turning Tables" (live) - "Don't You Remember" (live)
(also available on
vinyl)

Adele - 'iTunes Festival: London 2011'
iTunes

iTunes Festival: London 2011 (EP)

Released: July 14, 2011
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 50
Live Tracks: "One And Only" - "Don't You Remember" - "Rumour Has It" - "Take It All" - "I Can't Make You Love Me" - "Rolling In The Deep"

Adele - 'Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall' (DVD/CD)

Adele Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD/CD)

Released: November 21, 2011
Live Tracks
: "Hometown Glory" - "I'll Be Waiting" - "Don't You Remember" - "Turning Tables" - "Set Fire To The Rain" - "If It Hadn't Been For Love" - "My Same" - "Take It All" - "Rumour Has It" - "Right As Rain" - "One & Only" - "Lovesong" - "Chasing Pavements" - "I Can't Make You Love Me" - "Make You Feel My Love" - "Someone Like You" - "Rolling In The Deep"

Adele - '25'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

25

Released: November 20, 2015
US: 10x Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Billboard #1: Digital Albums
Grammy Winner: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album
Tracks
: "Hello" - "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" - "I Miss You" - "When We Were Young" - "Remedy" - "Water Under The Bridge" - "River Lea" - "Love In The Dark" - "Million Years Ago" - "All I Ask" - "Sweetest Devotion"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 "Rolling In The Deep"

from the LP
21
ARC chart run: 40 - 38 - 37 - 34 - 31 - 25 - 20 - 17 - 12 - 9 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 10 - 13 - 18 - 31 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
1
RIAA Certification: 8x Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Radio Songs, Pop Songs, Digital Tracks, Digital Songs, Adult Top 40 Tracks, Adult Contemporary, Rock Digital Songs, Triple A Tracks, Alternative Digital Songs
Grammy Winner:
Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Music Video, Short Form
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Direction
1(5) 28 2011 Adele - "Rolling In The Deep" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Someone Like You

from the LP
21
ARC chart run: 35 - 30 - 19 - 14 - 11 - 10 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 - 5 - 5 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 12 - 14 - 16 - 26 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
9
RIAA Certification: 4x Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs, Hot Digital Tracks, Rock Digital Songs, Adult Contemporary
Grammy Winner:
Best Pop Solo Performance
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Cinematography
1(4) 24 2011 Adele - "Someone Like You" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Hello

from the LP
25
ARC chart run: 29 - 14 - 8 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 8 - 8 - 13 - 16 - 18 - 21 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 9
RIAA Certification: 7x Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Radio Songs, Pop Songs, Digital Songs, Adult Contemporary Songs, Adult Alternative Songs, Adult Pop Songs, Dance Club Play Songs
Grammy Winner: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance
MTV VMA Nominee: Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Cinematography
1(5) 20 2015 Adele - "Hello" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 Set Fire To The Rain

from the LP
21
ARC chart run: 39 - 29 - 20 - 13 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 9 - 15 - 18 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 14
RIAA Certification: 3x Platinum
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, Digital Songs, Pop Songs, Radio Songs
Grammy Winner: Best Pop Solo Performance
1(5) 22 2012 Adele - "Set Fire To The Rain" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Send My Love (To Your New Lover)

from the LP
25
ARC chart run: 37 - 26 - 22 - 20 - 19 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 7 - 4 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 2 - 3 - 7 - 9 - 23 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 24
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Billboard # 1: Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Visual Effects
2 22 2016 Adele - "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 Rumour Has It

from the LP
21
ARC Chart Run:
33 - 24 - 21 - 18 - 18 - 16 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 9 - 10 - 16 - 20 - 25 - 27 - 28 - 30 - 35 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 49
RIAA Certification: 2x Platinum
Billboard # 1: Triple A Tracks
7 19 2012 Adele - "Rumour Has It" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Water Under The Bridge

from the LP
25
ARC chart run: 33 - 27 - 24 - 21 - 21 - 21 - 18 - 17 - 15 - 15 - 13 - 15 - 18 - 21 - 26 - 28 - 28 - 26 - 25 - 26 - 37 - off
RIAA Certification: Gold
13 21 2017 Adele - "Water Under The Bridge" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
8 When We Were Young

from the LP
25
ARC chart run: 33 - 26 - 19 - 17 - 15 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 14 - 20 - 29 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 60
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Billboard # 1: Dance Club Play Songs
9 14 2016 Adele - "When We Were Young" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
9 Skyfall

from the
Skyfall soundtrack
ARC chart run: 33 - 27 - 27 - 33 - 37 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 126
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner: Best Song Written for Visual Media
27 6 2012 Adele - "Skyfall" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  Chasing Pavements

from the LP
19
RIAA Certification: Platinum
Grammy Winner:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female
Grammy Nominee:
Record of the Year, Song of the Year
** ** 2008 Adele - "Chasing Pavements" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Cold Shoulder

from the LP
19
** ** 2008 Adele - "Cold Shoulder" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Tired

from the LP
19
** ** 2008 Adele - "Tired" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Make You Feel My Love

from the LP
19
RIAA Certification: Gold
** ** 2008 Adele - "Make You Feel My Love" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Daydreamer

from the LP
19
** ** 2008
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Hometown Glory

from the LP
19
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female
** ** 2009 Adele - "Hometown Glory" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  My Same

from the LP
19
** ** 2010
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Turning Tables

from the LP
21
RIAA Certification: Gold
** ** 2011 Adele - "Turning Tables" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  I Can't Make You Love Me

from the LP
iTunes Festival: London 2011
** ** 2011
iTunes
 
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