Born in 1988 in Tottenham, the soulful singer later attended the ever popular Brits school with the likes of Leona Lewis and Jessie J as classmates, a move that sparked her singing vocation. Her debut album, named ‘19’, charted worldwide achieving 4x platinum in the United Kingdom and 5x platinum in the Netherlands, to name but a few. Featuring the now extremely renowned songs ‘Chasing Pavements’, ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and ‘Cold Shoulder’, the album was a phenomenal success and received great critical reception. ‘Chasing Pavements’ won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and was nominated for various other Grammy’s. The album went on to sell over 6.5 million worldwide copies.
This was followed by the singer’s second album, ‘21’ which was met with the same success and achievement as ’19’. To date, it has sold over 25 million copies and won both Brit Awards and the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. A collection of dark, bluesy, gospel and disco tunes the lyrics reflected a deep sense of sadness and heartbreak after splitting up with her boyfriend.
Most recently the star was given the honour of singing and writing the James Bond Skyfall title song, which went to number one in the UK’s iTune store within ten hours after its release. Skyfall is the first James Bond theme to chart in the Top 10 US Billboard chart and led to a 10% increase in sales of Adele’s last album, 21 in the US.
Such huge success has sparked a very large amount of fans and followers worldwide. Often outspoken and grounded, the singer remains a London girl at heart with accent to match. There are many t-shirts available to purchase, official and unofficial, to celebrate and encourage the singer’s fandom. These include a broken red heart with the singers name printed on it, the singer’s face and infamous beehive and a black slogan t-shirt with the words, ‘Rolling In The Deep’ featured on it. The t-shirts are available in white, black and grey in sizes ranging from extra small to large priced around £18.99 each. The star is the first ever singer to achieve three number one consecutive singles in the US and the range of t-shirts available represents this. There are simple t-shirts that state, ‘I Love Adele’ to the humorous ‘I Dumped Adele’, a nod to her heartbreak which spurred on the multi selling albums.
With such a huge amount of success in such a short space of time, Adele is guaranteed to continue selling records worldwide even after starting a family.
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