Full Name: Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins]
Why Famous: The first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist.
Also the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK.
Popular songs by Adele include Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You and Skyfall.
- 2010-11-29 "Rolling in the Deep" single is released by Adele (Billboard Song of the Year 2011, Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Song of the Year 2012)
- 2011-01-24 "21" 2nd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2012, Brit Award for British Album of the Year, 2011 Billboard Album of the Year)
- 2011-11-20 38th American Music Awards: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win
- 2012-05-20 20th Billboard Music Awards: Adele, 21 win
- 2015-10-23 Adele releases her single "Hello" - becomes 1st song with more than a million downloads in 1st week (1.1m)
- 2015-11-20 "25" 3rd studio album by Adele is released (Grammy Award for Album of the Year 2017, 2016 Billboard Album of the Year)
- 2017-02-12 59th Grammy Awards: Adele wins Best Song "Hello" and Best Album "25"