Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
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via The Complex at December 15, 2017
The service took place today (December 14) at St Paul's Cathedral. Marcus Mumford and Adele attend the Grenfell Tower memorial service at St Paul's cathedral on December 14 Adele and Marcus Mumford were among attendees at a Grenfell Tower memorial…
via NME at December 14, 2017
Kate Middleton, Prince William, Prince Harry and other royals, as well as singer Adele, joined survivors and families and friends of victims of this year's Grenfell Tower fire at a national...
via E! Online at December 14, 2017
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