Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, born on 5th May 1988, is one of the world’s most successful singer-songwriters. Her success is a remarkable achievement -She has won numerous awards (including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Academy Award, Golden Globe, Brit Awards and so on, in her career. Some facts about Adele that make us love her even more.
1 Adele Was Inspired as a Child by the Spice Girls and Ella Fitzgerald
Adele Adkins was born to an eighteen-year-old single mother in London. Adele’s mother encouraged her daughter’s love of singing by taking her to concerts and having her sing to family friends. But Adele’s favorite group was the Spice Girls, and Adele realized music was her calling upon finding a stack of old Ella Fitzgerald (American jazz singer) and Etta James vinyls in a record shop.
2 Adele Has a Wiener Dachshund Named Louis Armstrong
She has a Wiener dachshund, named Louis Armstrong. Adele’s dog, Louis was her constant companion during her 2011 tour for the 21 album.
3 Adele Has an Alter Ego Named Sasha Carter
Adele Adkins suffers from inhibiting stage nerves before singing live. Therefore, she has created a persona for herself, “Sasha Carter”, that’s a combination of Beyonce’s Sasha Fierce (American singer) and country singer June Carter Brown.
4 21 is the Fourth Biggest Selling Album Ever in the UK
When released in January 2011, Adele’s second album 21 broke records over the world. It became only the 2nd album ever to achieve one million digital sales and is the 4th best-selling album of all time in the United Kingdom.
5 Adele Won an Oscar
For her James Bond theme tune Skyfall in the year 2013. That’s additionally to her record-tying six Grammys she won for 21 in 2012 – she holds the record for many Grammys won in one night with Beyonce. Oh yeah, and also she won Grammys before that for 19.
6 Adele Received Fan Mail From Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister of UK, Gordon Brown wrote to Adele during the global economic crisis praising her for keeping the country’s feelings buoyant. Gordon Brown called Adele “a light at the end of the tunnel.” The power of music.
7 Adele Has Three Entries in the Guinness Book of Records
Adele was named the first female to have two singles and two albums simultaneously in the UK Top-list 5. 21’s conquering reign of 11 weeks at the top of the album charts was the longest Most Consecutive Weeks for any female solo singer. And 21 also broke Most Cumulative Weeks at the top of the album charts, after it broke eighteen weeks.