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When the U.K. press began dubbing Adele "the next Amy Winehouse" in late 2007, the hype didn't touch upon the singer/songwriter influence found in the Londoner's music. Influenced by Roberta Flack and Suzanne Vega as much as Jill Scott, Adele soon became a phenomenon in her own right; her second album, 21, eventually sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide, making her one of the few sales successes in an age of digital streaming. Adele first made an impression in 2006 when her demo landed her a deal with XL Recordings. She toured as an opening act for Jack Penate, and graduated to headlining status by the end of 2007, thanks to BBC Radio 1 playing her single "Daydreamer"; another song, "Hometown Glory," was also released as a single on Jamie T.'s label, Pacemaker. An appearance alongside Paul McCartney and Björk on the BBC 2 television show Later with Jools Holland came next, and a recording contract with XL Recordings was finalized soon after. Early 2008 brought similar luck as Adele found herself atop the BBC's new music talent list, which was compiled from the votes of 150 music critics. That same January, XL issued a new single, "Chasing Pavements," along with her debut album, 19. The title reflected Adele's age at the time of the album's release, and its popularity resulted in the release of several bonus editions throughout the year. Also in 2009, Adele won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Her sophomore album, 21, featuring the gospel and disco-infused single "Rolling in the Deep," was released in February of 2011. The album proved to be both a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the longest-running number one albums in history and spending over 18 weeks at the top spot. The glow of 21's success was dimmed somewhat when Adele was forced to cancel her tour after suffering a hemorrhage on her vocal chords. She underwent surgery for the hemorrhage in November of 2011. That same month, she released the concert CD/DVD Live at the Royal Albert Hall. Both Adele and 21 received many end-of-year honors, and in February 2012, as album sales began to creep closer to ten million copies, she won six major Grammy awards, one of the few artists in history to accomplish the feat in one night. In October 2012, Adele announced that she had recorded the theme to the 23rd Bond film Skyfall. Produced by Paul Epworth and recorded at the prestigious Abbey Road Studios, the single entered the Top Ten of both the U.K. singles chart and the Billboard Hot 100 on release. By early 2013, 21 had registered sales of over 25 million copies. Although she promised she was in the early stages of creating her third album, 2013 and 2014 came and went without fresh material. In the summer of 2015, reports of an imminent third album started to surface and in October, the rumors were confirmed by Adele and her label. Preceded by the single "Hello" -- a song that debuted at number one in both the U.K. and U.S., becoming the first song to sell over a million downloads in its first week of release -- 25 debuted worldwide in late November 2015. It broke the single-week U.S. sales record previously held by *NSYNC's No Strings Attached. ~ David Jeffries
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Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Rolling In the Deep
  3.   Someone Like You
  4.   Set Fire To The Rain
  5.   Rumour Has It
  6.   Hello
  7.   Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
  8.   Right As Rain
  9.   Chasing Pavements
  10.   Lovesong
  11.   When We Were Young
  12.   Make You Feel My Love
  13.   Hometown Glory
  14.   Turning Tables
  15.   Skyfall
  16.   Don't You Remember
  17.   I'll Be Waiting
  18.   Daydreamer
  19.   Cold Shoulder
  20.   Crazy for You
  21.   Melt My Heart to Stone
  22.   Tired
  23.   He Won't Go
  24.   All I Ask
  25.   Love in the Dark
  26.   Remedy
  27.   First Love
  28.   Best for Last
  29.   My Same
  30.   One and Only
  31.   Take It All
  32.   Water Under the Bridge
  33.   I Miss You
  34.   Million Years Ago
  35.   River Lea
  36.   Sweetest Devotion
  37.   Fool That I Am
  38.   That's It, I Quit, I'm Moving On
  39.   Reason Not to Stay
  40.   In the Night
  41.   Painting Pictures
  42.   Now and Then
  43.   Chasing Payments
  44.   J'ai Peur Parfois
  45.   Many Shades of Black
  46.   Chasing Pavements by Eg White
  47.   Chasing Pavements [Live at World Cafe, Philidelphia] [North American To
  48.   Crazy for You [Live at Highline Ballroom, New York] [North American Tou
  49.   Melt My Heart to Stone by Eg White
  50.   My Same [Live at Bimbos, San Francisco] [North American Tour Film] [Liv
  51.   Right as Rain [Live at Roxy, Los Angeles] [North American Tour Film] [L
  52.   Tired by Eg White
  53.   10 Minute North American US Tour Video
  54.   Melt My Heart
  55.   That's It, Quit I'm Moving
  56.   If It Hadn't Been For Love
  57.   Hiding My Heart
  58.   Remember
  59.   [Untitled]
  60.   [Untitled]
  61.   [Untitled]
  62.   [Untitled]
  63.   [Untitled]
  64.   [Untitled]
  65.   [Untitled]
  66.   [Untitled]
  67.   Damaging Voice
  68.   Have a Nice Brits
  69.   Songs Off Record
  70.   Around L.A.
  71.   My First Two Grammys
  72.   Happy 21st
  73.   Conquest of America
  74.   All You Need is (Not) Love
  75.   Glamour Awards
  76.   Most Complimented
  77.   Passion For Voices
  78.   I Can't Make You Love Me
  79.   [Post Hometown Glory Chat]
  80.   [Post I'll Be Waiting Chat]
  81.   [Pre Turning Tables Chat]
  82.   [Pre If It Hadn't Been for Love Chat]
  83.   [Best Friend Long Chat]
  84.   [Pre Take It All Chat]
  85.   [Pre Rumour Has It Chat]
  86.   [Pre One and Only Chat]
  87.   [Pre Lovesong Chat]
  88.   [Pre Someone Like You Chat]
  89.   You, Me and Albert
  90.   Rolling in Deep
  91.   Tire
  92.   I Found a Boy