Popular May Birthday Celebrator: Adele

From adele.com

If music makes your heart sing, then there is no way you will never miss out on an Adele playlist. Her songs speak to the heart of those who’ve been hurt by someone they love.

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988. She started her career as a singer-songwriter after she graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006. XL Recordings gave her a recording contract after her friend posted her demo on Myspace.

Just a year after signing a contract, she already bagged the “Critics’ Choice” in the Brit Awards. She also won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released the same year. It became a commercial and critical hit earning a seven-time platinum in the UK, and three time-platinum in the U.S.

In 2009, she received the awards for the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in the 51st Grammy Awards.

She released her second studio album 21 in 2011. The album was critically received with Adele breaking every possible record. She got the record-tying six Grammy Awards, certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and a certified diamond in the U.S for her album. She got several mentions in the Guinness Book of World Records. She is also the first woman in history to have Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist.

She released Skyfall in 2012 for the James Bond film of the same name. This won her an Academy, a Grammy, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song. She then took a three-year hiatus.

She went on to surprise everyone with her second album to become a certified diamond in the U.S- 25. The song “Hello” sold over a million digital copies within the week of its release.

Adele married Simon Konecki whom she has a son. She is also known for supporting different causes such as LGBT rights and anti-bullying movements. She is remarkably known for standing up against people who body-shame her.

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