This curvy British singer and songwriter is gaining world-wide acclaim for her earthy vocals and pain filled song writing. I was first introduced to her when she appeared as the featured musician on Saturday Night Live last fall.
I fell hard for the blues songstress's beautiful features and her captivating vocals. If I had to describe her vocals I would say she's a combination of blues and folk. Kind of like Lulu, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Norah Jones and Jewel all mixed up into one. If I had to describe her song writing, I'd have to say it is edgy and full of pain but wrapped with a glimmer of hope.
London born, Adele made waves with her self titled album Adele 19 which contains twelve melancholy ballads, of which, all but one she wrote the lyrics for. At twenty, she was already showing signs of a successful long term career. After a quick boost from Myspace fans she signed with a record label. She's honed her skills in a British performing arts school and was nominated for four Grammy Awards (she won two). This year her second album, simply titled 21, was released and her fan base has exploded exponentially.
I highly recommend adding this soulful diva to your listening repertoire.
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Adele's February 22, 2011 Album
21 is Adele's long awaited second release. Both her talent and voice have aged like a fine wine.
1. Rolling In The Deep
2. Rumour Has It
3. Turning Tables
4. Don't You Remember
5. Set Fire To The Rain
6. He Won't Go
7. Take It All
8. I'll Be Waiting
9. One And Only
11. Someone Like You
Someone Like You - She's So Bloody Gorgeous
Rolling in the Deep - Official Music Video
Rolling in the Deep - Behind Scenes Footage
Adele wrote eleven of the twelve songs on this album. They are a blend of heartbroken ballads with melancholic and lively notes. At this point in her career her voice caliber outways her song writing but overall it is an impressive and entertaining release.
2. Best For Last
3. Chasing Pavements*
4. Cold Shoulder
5. Crazy for You
6. Melt My Heart to Stone
7. First Love
8. Right As Rain
9. Make you Feel my Love*
10. My Same
12. Hometown Glory
* my absolute favorites
One of my favorite songs from the Adele 19 album. She performed it on Saturday Night Live in October 2008.
On Adele 19:
"It's quite a sad album, with songs about being cheated on and not getting what you want."
Make You Feel My Love
This is my favorite song from the Adele 19 album. It really highlights the best qualities of her voice. It is making the rounds on some popular television series--I've heard it in the background of Brothers and Sistersand Ghost Whisperer.
More About Adele
- Adele Adkins - Large & Lovely
This plus size British singer and songwriter is gaining world wide acclaim for her earthy focals and painful song writing. - Adele Adkins - Large & Lovely is a personally written site at BellaOnline
- Adele 19 Review
Adele 19 is the first North American release for London born Adele Adkins. It was released in 2008 when she was nineteen, hence the title. All but one of the twelve tracks were written by Adele who has been writing songs since her preteens. - Adele 1
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Before she captured a recording contract and had her tunes marketed on the air waves Adele was building a fan base on Myspace.
Visit Adele's official Myspace.
She has since built an official domain, a few actually, on the web.
Visit Adele's official website and blog.
And the Adele Video Channel at YouTube.
Out and About the Internet
- Adele in Out Magazine
Until around 2 months ago, I had no idea who Adele was! Sure, i'd see pictures of her on websites & think "Oh, isn't she gorgeous & so stylish", but what she did to get in those mags, I was clueless. I don't tend to listen to mainstream music
- Adele Covers October Issue of Vogue
Oooh! It makes me sooo happy to share with you that the woman whose music rocks my soul is going to cover the October issue of Vogue in the UK!
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