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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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    Female Rock
    5 songs

    Grammys A-Z

    Grammys A-Z
    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    Coffeehouse Corner
    8 songs

    Breakup Songs

    Breakup Songs
    2 songs

    Love Songs

    6 songs

    Top Pop

    1 song

    Pop Mix

    1 song

    Lite Hits

    7 songs

    Teen Pop

    1 song

    Party Hits

    1 song

    Female Focus

    5 songs

    Shuffle Hits

    4 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    3 songs

    New Smooth Jazz

    3 songs

    Gay Anthems

    4 songs

    Workout Songs

    2 songs

    Adult Alternative

    1 song

    Adult Rock

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    1 song

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