AKA Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Birthplace: London, England
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Rolling In The Deep
English pop singer, influences include the Spice Girls and Suzanne Vega. Early recordings on MySpace attracted the attention of a small label, XL Recordings, who introduced her to manager Jonathan Dickins. The label signed her in 2006, releasing a single, Hometown Glory, the following year. It reached #19 in the UK, as well as critical acclaim. Albums 19 (2008) and 21 (2011), their titles taken from her age at time of release, both reached #1 in the United Kingdom, and 21 reached #1 in the United States.
High School: BRIT School, London (2006)
Grammy 2009 (Best New Artist)
Grammy 2009 for Chasing Pavements (female pop vocal)
Surgery Throat (2011)
Risk Factors: Former Smoker
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