All Time Great Vocalists – Adele.
In today’s blog, Bespoke thought it only proper to highlight the incredible talent of an English singer/song writer. Adele is a world famous artist and a Londoner through and through, hailing from the streets of Tottenham. We at Bespoke love her for her talent, her correct use of singing techniques and the way she represents our favourite city in the world, London.
Adele’s first single released was “Hometown Glory”. On it, she sings about Tottenham. The album was released on 22 October 2007 on Jamie T’s label Pacemaker Recordings. It is a limited edition 7” vinyl with B-side “Best for Last”. She has since signed to independent music label XL Recordings. In January 2008, she released her second single “Chasing Pavements”.
Adele had become quite popular on MySpace. She is following the example of fellow Londoner Lily Allen by using the web as a mediafocus and a place to see what people think of her songs. Adele performed Daydreamer on BBC2’s Later With Jools Holland, alongside Paul McCartney and Björk. She was next on BBC1’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 7 December 2007, singing Chasing Pavements.
On 10 December 2007, Adele was awarded with the first BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice prize. She has been called the “new Amy Winehouse.” In January 2008, she was voted winner in the annual BBC 6 Music poll of industry experts Sound of 2008, for acts to emerge in the coming year.
In 2011 Adele released her second album, 21, named after her age at the time it was made. It was number one in more than 26 countries. It became the biggest selling album of the 21st century.
Her third studio album, 25, was released on 20 November 2015 and debuted at number one all around the world. The music video for the lead single “Hello”, which also debuted at number one in many countries, broke the record for the shortest amount of time for a YouTube video to reach one billion views. The song was also certified 4× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America faster than any other song in history. To date, it has been certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA.
Adele is a huge talent and will no doubt keep breaking records and inspiring us with her beautiful music. She doesn’t rely on auto tuning or technical modifying, she is truly a genuine honest singer and has earned a place as one of history’s great vocalists.
(Credit to Simple English Wikipedia)
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