English powerhouse Adele launched her career in 2008 with her debut album ’19’ — named after her age at the time of its release. The sheer magnitude of her vocals and her keen ability to write and convey emotion through song quickly earned the soul songstress recognition, plenty of comparisons to fellow British siren Amy Winehouse and Grammys for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her breakthrough single, ‘Chasing Pavements.’ That was only the beginning, as Adele’s immense talent continued to make waves with her 2011 sophomore album ’21,’ which became one of the longest-running number one albums for a female vocalist in both the U.K. and the U.S., boasting a string of hits, including ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Rolling in the Deep.’ ‘21’ earned Adele another six Grammys to add to her mantle, while her theme song for the 2012 James Bond movie ‘Skyfall’ landed her the Oscar for Best Original Song.
Glastonbury Announces 2016 Lineup Featuring Muse, Coldplay, LCD Soundsystem + More
Adele, Beck and M83 will also play Glasto 2016, but despite last year's rumors, almost-headliners Foo Fighters are not on the docket.
Noel Gallagher Says Adele’s ‘25’ Is ‘Music for F---ing Grannies’
Noel Gallagher doesn't mince his words when it comes to Adele: "I don’t like her music. I think it’s music for f---ing grannies.”
Adele Says She Regrets Hanging Out With Damon Albarn
“It ended up being one of those ‘don’t meet your idol’ moments,” Adele said of Albarn. “But it was sad, and I regret hanging out with him.”
Adele Tops Best-Selling Albums of the Decade in the U.K.
Adele's 2011 album, the highly-acclaimed 21, has been ranked as the top-selling album of the decade (so far) in the U.K.
2014: U.K. Artists Comprised 12 Percent of U.S. Album Sales
In 2014, U.K. artists made up a significant chunk of all stateside album sales, accounting for one in every eight records sold, to be exact.
Adele Considering $40 Million Las Vegas Residency?
If Adele follows the advice of Elton John, she could be headed for a big Las Vegas payday, and she won't even have to fuss with a slot machine.