Adele: The Biography

Adele: The Biography

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 1250025168

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Over the past year, Adele has taken the country by storm, sweeping the 2012 Grammy Awards and taking home six titles, including one for Album of the Year. The British singer-songwriter has been smashing records ever since her 2008 appearance on Saturday Night Live and her 2009 Grammy for Best New Artist. The success of her second album, 21, made her the first living artist since the Beatles to have two top-five hits in both the UK singles and albums charts. The album hit the #1 spot in 18 different countries. In the U.S., 21 is the longest running number one album by a female in Billboard history, surpassing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard. To put it simply, her worldwide success is unmatched.

This one-of-a-kind book will provide answers to fans' burning questions, including:
―What was Adele's childhood like as the daughter of a single, teenage mother?
―Growing up, who were her biggest inspirations and influences in the music industry?
―As someone whose career depends on her voice, what was it like being diagnosed with a vocal cord hemorrhage?
―How did canceling her Adele Live tour affect her career?
―How did she make the decision to perform at the Grammys, while still recovering from vocal surgery?
―And much more!

A must-read for every Adele fan.

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watch. YouTube became the go-to visual entertainment. When she was upbeat, Adele was listening to a lot of Bruce Springsteen. When she was feeling sad, she popped Whitney Houston in. And there was a lot of Whitney in Adele’s life during those endless bus rides. “Yeah I was homesick,” she candidly said to Brightest Young Things. “I missed my mum, my mates, my house, just getting to do whatever I wanted and to go where I wanted to go.” However, she also pointed out in a Telegraph interview that

essentially no structure and lots of improvisation would sit with her. But she admitted in a widely circulated YouTube video interview that she “was coming from a braver place” after the spontaneity of the London sessions and so was more than willing to test the waters of Rubin’s brave new world. Rubin’s live band approach to recording had presented Adele’s recording environment in almost surreal terms. Adele would offer in several post-recording interviews that recording under those conditions

knew would be shit,” she explained to Spyder’s Random Things. “I knew when I got with him that it would be a car-crash relationship.” Hence the car-crash story line in which Adele is pictured from two different perspectives in a car crash: one in which she lays inside the wreckage before climbing out to observe the other accident victims being taken away by ambulance. The second element of the video shows Adele and her ex recovering from a breakup and rekindling their passion in the moments

of Adele, alone with her thoughts and a contemplative piano backup, singing as a series of posters depicting cities revolves around her with dramatic regularity: a simple yet quite effective visual treatment that nailed the intent of the song. MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE By the time Adele had decided to do her first cover, the Bob Dylan–penned “Make You Feel My Love,” the song had already gone through the hands of Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Joan Osborne, and countless others. When it came to Adele’s

Within twenty-four hours of the announcement, reality set in and Adele did not sing at the wedding. April turned to May. Adele would be celebrating her twenty-fourth birthday on May 5. The singer’s birthday would also mark the culmination of nearly a quarter of a century that had seen Adele’s life and career go from the very bottom to the heights of worldwide acclaim. The future would begin with that birthday. So what does one get the megastar who has everything? Perhaps a marriage proposal.

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