Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988 in Enfield; North London); known professionally as Adele; is an English jazz singer. Adele has described her musical style as "heartbroken soul". She is the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice; which was given to artists who; at the time; had yet to release an album. She has mentioned her influences are Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald. She debuted at number one with her Mercury Prize nominated debut album 19 in the UK album chart and has since then been certified platinum with sales over 500;000 copies.Adele's first public singing performance was in a school presentation where she sang "Rise" by Gabrielle. "Chasing Pavements" is the second single from soul singer Adele. Adele performed the song on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on December 7, 2007. It was released digitally in Ireland on January 13, 2008 and entered the Irish singles chart at number 26 through download sales alone. Having received a physical release, the single then leaped nineteen places to number seven, where it peaked. On 20 January, the single entered at number two in the UK singles chart on downloads alone.
sheet musicAdele - Hometown Glory
Adele - Make You Feel My Love