Adele is one of the most famous female singers today. There is no doubt about that. Adele’s hit songs like Someone Like You, Rolling in the Deep, Chasing Pavements, Hello, I Drink Wine, To Be Loved and Homegrown Glory, to name some, are among the sounds we commonly hear every single day. They are constantly played on the radio, hummed by the person seated next to us on the bus, and performed by aspiring musicians everywhere – from the streets to popular reality TV shows like American Idol and The Voice. Here today we are going to share some things you may not know about Adele:
Adele, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, is just one of the many successful English performers the world has seen but has something different to offer. Influenced by fellow English natives like the Spice Girls and Gabrielle, and American female R&B artists like Destiny’s Child and the late Aaliyah, Adele managed to put together a fresh musical concoction.
Although international recognition did not come instantly for the young artist, the wait was not excruciatingly long. Adele’s undeniable talent was recognized not once, but six times, at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Things You May Not Know About Adele
There have been so many things written about Adele over the years, but here are 5 more things we may or may not know about this now-huge household name.
- One of Adele’s hit songs, Homegrown Glory, seems to be a TV soundtrack favorite as it has been featured in popular shows like Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill.
- Adele shares something in common with The Beatles: Achieving two top-five hits on the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously.
- Adele went to school with other famous artists, Leona Lewis and Jessie J., at the BRIT School of Performing Arts and Technology.
- Some of the most successful music artists are a product of the hard work of the top music PR agencies in London. Adele, however, did not go through the same route; thanks to a friend who uploaded a video of Adele performing on MySpace.
- Adele shattered the stereotype that you have to be thin to be successful. Although criticized by fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld, for her weight, Adele maintains that she is comfortable with her own skin. She is the first artist to be signed to XL Recordings.
Adele finds inspiration for her songwriting from her personal life experiences. Notice that most of them tell tales of heartache. If there is one thing Adele can do better than singing, it is turning unpleasant experiences into great hits.