Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE is an English singer and songwriter.
After graduating in arts from the BRIT School in 2006, Adele signed a record deal with XL Recordings.
Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 and spawned the UK top-five singles "Chasing Pavements" and "Make You Feel My Love".
The album was certified 8× platinum in the UK and triple platinum in the US.
Adele was honoured with the Brit Award for Rising Star as well as the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Adele's accolades include fifteen Grammy Awards and twelve Brit Awards.
In 2011, 2012, and 2016, Billboard named her Artist of the Year.
At the 2012 and 2016 Ivor Novello Awards, Adele was named Songwriter of the Year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors.