“I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears.”
Full name : Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
Born: 5 mei 1988, Londen
Personal: Lives with her partner and is mother to a son
Adele’s love for music started when she was a young girl imitating the Spice Girls. She put on shows in her bedroom for her youthful mother and friends - by that time her father had already left the family. At 14, Adele sang into a real microphone for the first time and was instantly hooked: she had found her calling! She studied music, together with co-student Amy Winehouse, and learned how to play guitar and piano. She wrote her first song, Hometown Glory, when she was 16. After graduation, she recorded a demo which a friend uploaded to Myspace. It attracted many positive reactions and… a record contract.
In 2008, Adele stormed up the hit lists with her debut album, titled 19 after her age. Her cover of Bob Dylan’s Make You Feel My Love resulted in the international breakthrough. On her second album, 21, released in 2010, the songs she wrote herself made the most lasting impression. A breakup was the source of inspiration for hits Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain and Someone Like You.
Adele touched many people through her soulful songs and beautiful voice. Top hits and sales numbers by legends such as The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Madonna paled in comparison, and she grew to be one of the most successful singers in the world. In 2012, she reinforced her success with Skyfall, theme song for the James Bond film by the same name. The song won three prestigious awards: a Grammy, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. This was a unique achievement, for which she also thanked her partner and newborn son. We hope her newfound joy will inspire even more goose bump-inducing songs.
Adele still suffers from stage fright, and often vomits or has a panic attack before performing?