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Adele Adkins

Updated on April 14, 2014

Chasing Melodies

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.

Three reasons to love Adele Adkins

Her melancholy voice.

She's a curvy chic.

Seriously, awesome makeup.

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Adele's New Album - February 22, 2011

21
21

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

10. Lovesong

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 19

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19

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.

Tracks:

1. Daydreamer*

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

11. Tired*

12. Hometown Glory

* my absolute favorites

 

Chasing Pavements

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.

Adele Adkins Live - Click on video for full size version...

Adele Officially

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.

For the Celebrity in All of Us

I would love to see Adele wear plus size designer Igigi!

Leave a warm fuzzy or two on the Adele Adkins lens guestbook.

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      aaxiaa lm 3 years ago

      love her

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      am doing a choir report on you becues your asome great singer to love you

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      she really is awesome...what you really need to become a success is talent and determination, she proves it.

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      raelcalu 5 years ago

      loved her songs and her voice...

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      angelsigh 5 years ago

      I am really growing to like this singer...her songs are so mournful. Great tribute lens

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Adele is one of my most favorite singers! Such an amazing performer. :)

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      Julia Morais 5 years ago

      Great songs by Adele. Love her voice.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      She's an amazing singer. Great lens.

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      uneasywriter lm 5 years ago

      Great work on a fantastic lens! Thank you.

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      DollarTycoon 5 years ago

      Awesome Voice!

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      navalava lm 5 years ago

      Since I heard her voice, I am not listening to any other singer but her. :)

      Thank you for this lens!

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @razeitup: I think music is very subjective. I love her and have both of her CDs but my husband doesn't care for her singing at all. You used an interesting choice of words, "connected" which really speaks volumes for the types of music we enjoy.

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      Moe Wood 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      @JoshK47: Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My granddaughter and I both drive around in my car running errands, singing to Adele's CD. We love all of your songs. I am 61 and my granddaughter is 13. Adele, your a singer for all ages and your lyrics are memorable. I hope you can come up with more great songs without having your heart broke again.

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      razeitup 5 years ago

      adele rocks...but ive only really connected with one song

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Beautiful woman with an amazing voice - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Howard 5 years ago from Michigan

      Adele's voice is so striking and her songs have some meaning to them. I've seen her on TV live and she sounds just as good live. Chasing pavements is the song that made me become a big fan. My wife loves her too and I hope she keeps putting out great music. Love the lens.

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      kelli320 6 years ago

      I LOVE her. She's beautiful and her voice is wonderful

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      one rnewsome 6 years ago

      I love Adele Adkins. Rolling in the deep was the first song I have heard. Her voice is beautiful and strong!

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      AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

      Saw her on Dancing with the Stars - she has been on several years when they do the results shows. Had never heard of her before, but now she is one of my favorites. Love her soulful voice. Rolling in the Deep is my favorite.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      She is good!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Keep it up,,, you are great... the BEST singer we have had in a long time.... Super excited to have you... Favorite is Rolling In The Deep!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Rolling in the Deep is probably the greatest sound in the last 10 years. I am a 59 year old male who grew up to the English invasion, Soul, Disco, etc. This song is tremendous and just makes my day listening to it. My nieces will give me the CD to burn. Great song, musicians. Just a WOW song. Thanx

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      mrniceguy11 6 years ago

      Added to my Adele lens. Great work.

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      Can't get enough of Adele - she's overwhelmingly amazing.

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      NAIZA LM 8 years ago

      I love love her song Chasing Pavements! Terrific lens about her music.

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      Janusz LM 8 years ago

      Im sure Adele would be overjoyed at how well you are promoting her :) Blessed by a Squid Angel ;)