Our Acemaax Special Throw Back [Week 18] goes to Adele Laurie Blue Adkins†born 5 May 1988) An English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the†BRIT Schoolfor Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by†XL Recordings†after a friend posted her demo on†Myspace†the same year. In 2007, she received the†Brit Awards†”Critics’ Choice” award and won the†BBC†Sound of 2008†poll. Her debut album,†19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success.
It is certified seven times†platinum†in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, “Hometown Glory”, written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London.
An appearance she made on†Saturday Night Live†in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the†51st Grammy Awards†in 2009, Adele received the awards for†Best New Artist†and†Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Adele released her second studio album,†21, in 2011. The album was critically well received and surpassed the success of her debut, earning†numerous awards†in 2012, among them a†record-tying†six†Grammy Awards, including†Album of the Year; two†Brit Awards, including†British Album of the Year; and three†American Music Awards.
A short Message From Adele:
When I was 7, I wanted to be 8. When I was 8, I wanted to be 12. When I turned 12 I just wanted to be 18. Then after that I stopped wanting to be older. Now Iím ticking 16-24 boxes just to see if I can blag it! I feel like Iíve spent my whole life so far wishing it away. Always wishing I was older, wishing I was somewhere else, wishing I could remember and wishing I could forget too. Wishing I hadnít ruined so many good things because I was scared or bored. Wishing I wasnít so matter of fact all the time. Wishing Iíd gotten to know my great grandmother more, and wishing I didnít know myself so well, because it means I always know whatís going to happen in the end. Wishing I hadnít cut my hair off, wishing I was 5í7Ē. Wishing Iíd waited and wishing Iíd hurried up as well.
My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up record. Iím making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. But I havenít got time to hold on to the crumbs of my past like I used to. Whatís done is done. Turning 25 was a turning point for me, slap bang in the middle of my twenties. Teetering on the edge of being an old adolescent and a fully-fledged adult, I made the decision to go into becoming who Iím going to be forever without a removal van full of my old junk. I miss everything about my past, the good and the bad, but only because it wonít come back. When I was in it I wanted out! So typical. Iím on about being a teenager: sitting around and chatting shit, not caring about the future because it didnít matter then like it does now. The ability to be flippant about everything and there be no consequences. Even following and breaking rulesÖ is better than making the rules.
25 is about getting to know who Iíve become without realising. And Iím sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.
We picked Three Of her Top Songs For You To Enjoy From, Download and enjoy: