Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London. Growing up Adele spent most of her time singing rather than reading; the last book she read was Roald Dahl‘s “Matilda“ when she was six years old. She obviously didn’t need to.
She is the female boss of the recording industry, shattering records left and right.
Here are 7 Reasons why Adele is the baddest Diva on the planet.
Shortly after graduation, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine.com
Then she had recorded a three-song demo for a class project and given it to a friend. The friend posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very successful and led to a phone call from Richard Russell, boss of the music label XL Recordings.
Adele released her second studio album, “21“ in early 2011. The album was well received critically and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer numerous awards in 2012, including a record-tying six Grammy Awards, Album of the Year; British Album of the Year, and three American Music Awards.
The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is the fourth best-selling album in the UK of all time. In the US it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified Diamond. The album has sold 30 million copies worldwide.
She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.
21 is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.
On 7 November 2015, her sales were estimated at 40 million albums and 50 million singles, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists in history.
After taking a three-year hiatus, Adele released her third studio album, 25, on 20 November 2015. The album debuted at number one in most major markets and broke first week sales records in the UK and US.
The lead single, “Hello“, debuted at number one in many countries around the world, and became the first song in the U.S. to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release.
Not bad for a lady who is only 28 right? Who knows what’s to come from this remarkable diva in the future?