Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Etta James are just a few of the many talented female artists who have changed the world of music. But when you think of today’s greatest female voices, who do you think of? There are so many artists to choose from, but Adele has got to be near the top of the list!
Born in London in 1988, Adele Laurie Blue Adkins - better known simply as Adele - attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Originally, she did not want to become a singer. Instead, she was more interested in helping other artists launch their careers. But when a friend posted her demo online, it catapulted her own career into the spotlight.
Her first album, 19, was very popular in the United Kingdom, with critics praising her soulful, emotive voice. “Chasing Pavements,” the second single off of her debut album, was a moderate success in the United States. Her big break, however, came with the release of 21. Hit singles such as “Rolling in the Deep” and “Someone Like You” topped the charts all over the globe. In 2012, she won in every single Grammy Awards category where she was nominated - six in total!
After a short hiatus, she’s back on top with her new album, 25. “Hello” was an instant hit as soon as it was released, smashing records across international music charts and YouTube. Adele continues to move people through her music. Long live the new queen of soul!
Esther Lee For The Teen Times (email@example.com)
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