Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London, the daughter of Penny Adkins and Mark Evans. Evans left when Adele was two, leaving her mother to raise her. She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices. Growing up, Adele spent most of her time singing rather than reading. In 1997, at the age of nine, Adele and her mother relocated to Brighton on the south coast of England and then moved back to London two years later.
Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006. Adele credits the school with nurturing her talent even though, at the time, she was more interested in going into A&R and hoped to launch other people’s careers. Shortly after, she recorded a three-song demo for a class project and gave it to a friend who posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very successful and led to a phone call from Richard Russell, boss of the music label XL Recordings. She began recording vocals for another singer which led her to meet producer Jim Abbiss. She went on to release her debut album in 2008 titled 19. This album was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the UK charts during its release, and peaking at number four on the US Billboard 200 in 2012. She also released her next two albums: 21 (2011), and 25 (2015). She has won many awards including: 9 Grammy Awards from 2009-2014, an academy award for best original song and a golden globe for best original song. For more of Adele’s bio, click here!
Please pray for Adele this week, that God may bless and encourage her in a personal and powerful way! Pray for God to bless her career and decisions! Pray that she would know her worth and purpose in her Creator!