“When it comes to staying myself -- my career isn't my life, it doesn't come home with me. So it's a piece of piss staying grounded and not being changed by it. The same things I've always liked still satisfy me. My team's the same and my group of friends are the same. Of course I'm bowled over by people's response to 21, and when I meet artists I love, it blows my mind. But it baffles me as well. I go home and my best friend laughs at me, rather than going to a celebrity-studded party to rub shoulders with people who know me but who I don't know. I'm Z-list when it comes to that sh**.”
Adele (born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins in Tottenham, London, England on May 5, 1988) is a British singer, songwriter, and musician. She released her debut album 19, in 2008. The album went four times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US. She won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 2009 Grammy Awards. In 2011, she released her second album 21, which earned 6 Grammy Awards in 2012, tying her for the record for most Grammy Awards won be a female artist in one night. In the US, the album held the top position longer than any other album since 1985. Adele’s 21 album made her the first artist to sell 3 million copies of an album in the UK. She is the first female artist to have 3 singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.
Best Known For:
Her soulful voice.
Adele was raised by her single teenage mother. Her parents split when she was 3 years old. She began singing at age 4. In October 2011 when she was on the North American leg of her 21 tour, she was forced to cancel two tours because of a vocal cord hemorrhage. She underwent laser microsugery in November. After her surgery, Adele made her return to the stage with a live performance at the 2012 Grammy Awards in February. In December 2011, she announced she was taking a break before beginning her third album. On June 29, 2012, the singer announced she was pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Simon Konecki. She gave birth to a boy, Angelo, in Oct. 2012.