Pop diva, Adele was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins on May 5th, 1988 in London, England. Adele was born to 18 year old Penny Adkins, who is credited with encouraging the singer to follow creative avenues from an early age. Adele’s father, Mark, left the family when the singer was only 4 years old and the two have a publicly strained relationship to this day. Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki recently welcomed their son Angelo to the world in October of 2012.
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Adele discovered her passion for music at an early age but pinpoints her true inspiration as her discovery of singers Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald at age 15. The singer went on to attend the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology, which acted as an important stepping stone for the pop star. A three track demo, which served as a class project, eventually made its way to XL Recordings executives. The demo spelled success for Adele as she was offered a recording contract with XL in 2006.
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Adele’s debut album, 19, launched her to the top of the charts. The singles “Chasing Pavements” and “Hometown Glory” received a great deal of commercial success, eventually pushing 19 to the number one spot on the iTunes chart in October of 2008. The album also accounted for Adele’s first Grammy Award in 2009 for “Best New Artist.” Adele reached true diva status with the release of her second album, 21. The album contains smash hits “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You” and “Set Fire to the Rain” and earned six Grammy Awards in 2012. Most recently, Adele took home an Academy Award for her song “Skyfall,” the title theme of the 2012 James Bond film.Adele’s array of awards and critical acclaim have proven to be quite profitable for the pop star, her current net worth is approximately $55 million, $13 million of which was earned in 2012 alone. Adele’s next album is expected sometime in 2014, which is sure to impress on both the charts and in the bank.