Personalities | Adele | Twenty-First Century | Rock
(Singer-songwriter, b. 1988)
Big-voiced London-born singer-songwriter Adele (born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) rose from posting a demo on Myspace to a Grammy award in just a couple of years. Her debut LP 19, released in 2008, reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 10 in the US after an appearance on Saturday Night Live; her 2008 single ‘Chasing Pavements’ was also a big hit. Her blend of white soul and folk proved popular with Americans; she picked up two Grammys in 2009 for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best New Artist.
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