At the taping of the show, the album was ranked No. Less than 24 hours later, it was No. In February , she found herself with two Top 5 singles and a pair of Top 5 albums in the same week, becoming the only artist besides the Beatles and 50 Cent to achieve that milestone. And with 21 staying at No.
On October 22, , Adele announced that she would release her third album, 25 , in November. She posted 25 's cover on Instagram, and said of her first full-length studio project in several years: "My last record was a break-up record, and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make-up record.
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Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.
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And I'm sorry it took so long but, you know, life happened. The album went on to become an international smash hit, reaching No. In the U. Among other feats, 25 is also the only album to reach a million copies sold in the U.
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Adele wrote her first No. On October 23, , Adele released the ballad "Hello," an epic track that again showcased her soaring voice over classic pop craft. The accompanying visual clip, featuring actor Tristan Wilds as the romantic interest, was directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Xavier Dolan and reportedly became the first music video to be shot with IMAX cameras. The song remained at No.
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During a live show, the singer explained she got inspiration for the counterintuitive lyrics when her lighter stopped working in the rain. It also hit the No. Adele's second single off of 25 was "When We Were Young," a meditation on looking back and growing older. The song hit No. The singer says she wrote the song after an argument with her then-boyfriend in a London club. There was no one chasing me, I wasn't chasing anyone.
I was just running away. I remember saying to myself, 'What you're chasing is you're chasing an empty pavement,'" she said. Adele has been nominated for 18 Grammys and won a total of 15 at the awards ceremonies in , and She also received a songwriting Oscar for the James Bond track "Skyfall.
In addition, the album earned the singer the distinction of being named the "Sound of " by the BBC. In Adele performed the ballad "All I Ask," co-written by Bruno Mars , on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards while dealing with technical glitches from the accompanying piano. She then swept the awards with five wins for her work on 25, including album, record and song of the year, as well as Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album.
With her historic wins, Adele became the first artist in Grammy history to sweep the top three categories twice. Adele was the only child of Penny Adkins, an "arty mom" who was just 18 at the time of her birth, and a Welsh father, Mark Evans, who left the family when Adele was only four years old. Evans remained in contact with his daughter up until her teen years, when his problems with alcohol and increasing estrangement from his daughter caused their relationship to deteriorate. By contrast, Adele grew close to her mom, who encouraged her young daughter "to explore, and not to stick with one thing.
Early on, Adele developed a passion for music. She gravitated toward the songs of Lauryn Hill , Mary J. Blige and Destiny's Child. Following successful throat surgery, Adele performed at the Grammy Awards ceremony.
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Days later she received two Brit Awards the British equivalent of the Grammys. Adele returned in with the album In addition, 25 earned Adele five more Grammys, including another sweep of the top categories album, song, and record of the year. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback. Written By: John M.
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