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15 October 2021, 14:13 | Updated: 19 January 2022, 16:43
Adele is one of the world's most successful and popular singers of the 21st century.
Thanks to her brand of emotional ballads and catchy pop tracks, Adele has taken the world by storm after just three albums.
But where is she from and how big is her family? Here are all the important facts every Adele fan should know:
Adele was born on May 5, 1988. She celebrated her 33rd birthday in 2021.
Full name Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, she was born in Tottenham, London.
Her parents were mother Penny Adkins, and her Welsh father Mark Evans. Her father left when Adele was two.
Her father passed away in 2021 after a battle with cancer, aged 57. They were estranged at the time of his death.
Adele began singing at the age of four. Growing up, she spent many days in Brockwell Park, where she would play the guitar and sing to her friends (something she alluded to in her 2015 song 'Million Years Ago'.)
Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006, where she was a classmate of Leona Lewis and Jessie J.
At the time, Adele was actually more interested in going into A&R and hoped to launch other people's careers, rather than her own.
Four months after graduating, Adele published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts website PlatformsMagazine.com. She had recorded a demo for a class project and given it to a friend. The friend then posted it on Myspace, which led to a phone call from Richard Russell, boss of the music label XL Recordings.
Adele began dating charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki in 2011. A year later, she announced that she and Konecki were expecting a child.
Their son Angelo James was born in October 2012.
In early 2017, Adele confirmed that she had married Konecki in a private ceremony, and she became a stay-at-home mother.
In April 2019, Adele's representatives confirmed that she and Konecki had separated after more than seven years together.
In 2020, it was rumoured that Adele is dating rapper Skepta.
As of 2021, Adele is in a relationship with sports agent Rich Paul.
Adele has sold over 120 million records worldwide, and has released three albums: 19, 21, and 25.
Among her most famous songs include:
- Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan cover)
- Hometown Glory
- Chasing Pavements
- Rolling in the Deep
- Set Fire to the Rain
- When We Were Young
- Rumour Has It
- Send My Love (To Your New Lover)