Adele is a British singer and songwriter. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19 is certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the U.S. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the U.S. At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele is the daughter of an English mother, Penny Adkins and a Welsh father,
Mark Evans. Evansleft when Adele was 2, leaving her 20-year-old mother to raise her single-handedly. She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices. Adele has cited the Spice Girls as a major influence in regard to her love and passion for music, stating that "they made me what I am today".Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success.
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