30 Surprising Facts About Adele

During a recession, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrote a letter to Adele thanking her for lifting people’s spirits with her music.

Adele is one of the most popular female artists of all time, but there may be some things about her that you don’t know. Here are 30 surprising facts about the singer.

Adele’s full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, but most radio listeners only know her by her first name.

She was born on May 5, 1988, to Penny Adkins and Marks Evans, but was raised solely by her mother after the age of two.

In 2011, Adele had throat surgery due to her smoking habit. She quit smoking in 2015 and believes it would have eventually killed her.

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is just one of Adele’s many fans. He praised her for keeping people’s spirits up during Britain’s economic recession.

Adele first wowed people with her voice when she sang Gabrielle’s “Rise” in school.

Her album “21” spent 23 weeks at the top of the US album charts.

Adele claims that her creative juices flow best after a few drinks, and she doesn’t need peace and quiet to compose her best works.

The Spice Girls were Adele’s favorite music group when she was a child, and Etta James and Dusty Springfield have been influential to her music.

Adele loves classic singers and even named her Dachshund after Louis Armstrong.

As a true Brit, Adele enjoys a good cup of tea, which she drinks with two sugars.

During college, Adele had famous classmates Jessie J and Leona Lewis.

Adele’s success didn’t come from YouTube, but from MySpace, where her friend posted Adele’s school music project.

Adele has won 10 Grammy Awards and holds three Guinness World Records as of 2016.

Adele believes that music should be made for ears, not eyes, and her goal in life is “never to be skinny.”

Despite her worldwide fame, Adele still experiences stage fright and panic attacks and has even thrown up backstage.

She was named Billboard’s “Artist of the Year” for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012.

Adele stopped reading books at the age of six to focus on singing. The last book she remembers reading is “Matilda” by Roald Dahl.

In 2015, Adele declared herself a feminist and believes in equality for all regardless of gender, race, or sexuality.

Along with Beyonce, Adele holds the record for the most categories won in a single night at the Grammys, taking home six awards in 2012.

Adele began dating Simon Konecki in 2011 and gave birth to their son, Angelo, in October 2012.

Adele has a total of five tattoos, two of which are on her left wrist, one on each hand, and one behind her left ear. She was ranked sixth on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30 in 2012. Adele used to reside in a mansion with ten bedrooms but sold it since only nine of them were being used. She and her husband Simon successfully sued the paparazzi who took pictures of their son Angelo during a family outing and were awarded damages in 2012. Although she supports the Labour Party, Adele expressed her disagreement with the party’s views on lower taxes for higher earners in 2011. Adele canceled her 2008 American tour to spend time with an ex-boyfriend, which she later regretted. Adele is a supporter of MusiCares, a charity that helps musicians in need, and SANDS. Adele experiences homesickness when she’s away from London and doesn’t enjoy flying. When Adele appeared on “Saturday Night Live” in 2008, she was on the same show as Sarah Palin, and she credited Palin with helping to launch her career. Finally, Adele’s album names are mostly just numbers because they represent the age at which she wrote the material for each album, such as “19” when she was 19 years old.

FAQ

1. What is Adele’s full name?

Adele’s full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. She was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham, London.

2. How did Adele become famous?

Adele became famous after she uploaded her demo to Myspace in 2006. This caught the attention of XL Recordings, who signed her to a record deal. She released her debut album, 19, in 2008, which gained critical and commercial success.

3. What is Adele’s biggest hit?

Adele’s biggest hit is “Someone Like You,” which was released in 2011. The song topped the charts in several countries and won several awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.

4. What is Adele’s net worth?

Adele’s net worth is estimated to be around $190 million. She has earned her wealth through her successful music career and endorsement deals with brands like Burberry and H&M.

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