Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, a.k.a. Adele, was born in Tottenham, north London, on the 5th of May 1988. When she was only two, her dad Mark Evans walked out, leaving her mom Penny Adkins to raise her baby girl on her own.
Until 2006, Adele lived quite an ordinary life. However, when she turned 18, a friend of her posted her demo on MySpace. Back then the person didn't know she wasn't just helping Adele, but also doing a favour to all music lovers. Indeed, thanks to the video she posted online, Adele was offered a recording contract with XL Recording.
Her debut album was released in 2008, under the name of 19 - apparently because of her age at the time she was writing it. It was a great success, certified double platinium in the USA and 4 times in the UK.
Then, two years later in 2011, the British singer recorded a second album, 21, that surpassed the first one from far. 26 million copies were sold worldwide, as the 6 Grammy Award-winning album held the top position in the USA, longer that any other since 1985. It also counts between its many rewards: 2 Brit Awards and 3 American Music Awards. Certified diamond in the USA and 16 times platinium in the UK, 21 is Adele's greatest success.
Adele had planned her following project for 2012. In October, she revealed to be writing the theme song for Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond Movie.
Between her latest album and original song, Adele has risen to the top these last two years. In December 2012, she was nominated for the second time Billboard Artist of The Year and Album of The Year (for 21). She has become the first artist to ever receive both accolades two years in a row.
With her career rising to the top, she could now focus on her personal life. That's why in June 2012, she announced having a child from her boyfriend Simon Konecki. Later on, on the 19th of October, she gave birth to a baby boy but refused to reveal his name. However, she was spotted in L.A. wearing an Angelo-shaped necklace, so everyone supposes it's her son's name.
It was OK for people to joke about her not paying attention to this detail, but once again the press went too far. The paparazzi wouldn't stop judging her because of her weight, and even celebrities like Karl Lagerfeld started to criticize her. But her fans (including singer Lady Gaga) stood by her and understood that it doesn't matter how fat, or short, or even ugly you are. What really matters is how you are inside, and in her case how enchanting your voice is. Because as she said herself: "You don't LOOK at music, you listen to it." And I'm really glad that she's here to teach us this message of acceptance, for she should be a role model for everyone.