Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (5 May 1988) is an English singer-songwriter. Adele earned a record deal with XL Recordings in 2006, following her graduation from the BRIT School. Her 2008 debut album, 19, produced the UK number-one singles “Chasing Pavements” and “Make You Feel My Love.”
The album was certified eight times platinum in the United Kingdom and three times platinum in the United States. Adele was honoured with both the Rising Star Brit Award and the Best New Artist Grammy Award.
Early Years of Adele
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988 in Tottenham, London. She is better known by the mononym Adele as her stage name. Her father left when she was two years old, so her mother, Penny Adkins, raised her. They moved to Brighton on the south coast of England when she was nine, before returning to London in 1999.
She graduated from the BRIT School of Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in 2006, where her contemporaries included Leona Lewis and Jessie J. While in school, she was primarily focused on entering the A&R sector of the music industry, as opposed to pursuing her own singing career.
However, she had produced a three-song demo as part of a class assignment, and a buddy uploaded the demo on Myspace, where it quickly gained popularity. Richard Russell from XL Recordings contacted her as a result of her online exposure, and she signed with them in September 2006.
Music Career of Adele
“Hometown Glory,” Adele’s first breakout single, was released in October 2007. She launched her debut studio album, “19,” in 2008 to widespread critical and commercial acclaim. The album was certified gold by the RIAA in early 2009, and 2,2 million copies had been sold globally by July 2009. In February 2009, she also won the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.
In over thirty countries, Adele’s second studio album “21” debuted at number one shortly after its release in early 2011. Both “Someone Like You” and “Rolling in the Deep” topped the charts in numerous countries after being released from the album.
“21” was so popular that by December 2011, it had sold over 3.4 million copies in the United Kingdom alone and was the best-selling album of the 21st century, surpassing Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” Adele swept the music prizes that season, claiming Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, among others, at the 2011 American Music Awards and the 2012 Grammy Awards.
Adele released her third studio album, “25,” in November 2015, following a brief break from performance during which she continued to work on musical content. It was the best-selling book in the world in 2015, selling 17.4 million copies. In 2016, she went on tour for the first time since 2011.
Over 10 million individuals sought to acquire tickets for the North American leg of the tour, but only 750,000 were available. The titles of her first three studio albums were all based on her age at the time they were recorded, although she has remarked that she will likely not do so in the future. In addition to her studio albums, Adele has also composed the theme song for “Skyfall,” the twenty-third James Bond film.
The song, which is also known as “Skyfall,” has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide and earned Adele the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Academy Award for Best Original Song, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Adele has sold more than one hundred million records globally.
What is Adele’s Net Worth and Earnings from Career?
Adele is an incredibly successful and renowned British singer-songwriter. According to celebritynetworth.com Adele earned around $430 million between 2009 and 2019, mostly from record sales and live performances. Adele’s net worth as of this writing is $220 million.
Personal Life of Adele
Adele wed Simon Konecki in 2016, after five years of dating. Together, they have one son, who was born in 2012. After seven years of marriage, they announced their split in April 2019. In April 2020, it was revealed that Adele and Simon do not have a prenuptial agreement, and that she may be liable for an exceptionally large settlement.
During their marriage, the couple’s primary home for legal purposes was the state of California in the United States. A former spouse is entitled to fifty percent of all income and assets generated during the marriage in California. We estimate that Adele made approximately $200 million before taxes during their marriage.
During their marriage, they also amassed a rather large portfolio of real estate. Simon will be legally entitled to half of the portfolio’s value or another agreement. The newlyweds purchased a property in Beverly Hills for $9.5 million in June 2016.
Adele purchased a new Beverly Hills house for $10.65 million in May 2019, a month after announcing their separation. A Los Angeles court accepted Adele’s plea to keep her divorce facts confidential on April 6, 2020.
Real Estate Owned by Adele
Adele’s primary abode for many years was a $11 million estate in West Sussex, England. In 2016, she attempted to sell the home for $11 million but was ultimately unsuccessful. She also owns a big Beverly Hills residence that she purchased for $9.5 million in 2016.
Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, and Nicole Richie are her immediate neighbours in Los Angeles. As previously noted, a month after confirming their divorce, Adele spent $10.65 million on a new Beverly Hills home. Adele reportedly paid $58 million in December 2021 for Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Park property.