Adele Singer Songwriter 1988 – Present

Adele Singer Songwriter

Born – 5th May 1988
Father – Marc Evans (1962 – 2021)
Mother – Penny Adkins (b. 1968)
Spouse – m. 2018, div. 2021 Simon Konecki (b. 1974)
Children – Angelo James (b. 2012)

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1988 (5th May)
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born to Penny Adkins and Marc Evans in Tottenham, London.
1990 (during)
Adele’s parents split up and her father left the home.
1992 (during)
Adele Adkins began singing and developed an interest in voices.
1997 (during)
Penny Adkins found new employment and she and Adele moved to Brighton.
1999 (during)
Adele and her mother moved back to London.
1999 (during)
Adele’s paternal grandfather died and her father turned to alcohol to deal with the loss. Father and daughter soon lost contact with each other.
1999 (Autumn)
Adkins attended Chestnut Grove School in Balham, London.
2003 (during)
Adele entered the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon.
2003 (around)
Adele and her father were reunited.
2006 (May)
Adkins completed her education at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon.
2006 (late May)
Adele published two of her songs on PlatformsMagazine.com. Around the same time a friend posted a demo of Adele’s music on Myspace.
2006 (June)
Adele gained a recording contract with XL Recordings after boss, Richard Russell had heard the demo posted on Myspace.
2006 (June)
Jonathan Dickins of September Management became Adele’s Manager.
2006 (September)
Adele met producer Jim Abbiss while providing vocals for the song ‘My Yvonne’ by Jack Penate.
2007 (June)
Adele performed the song ‘Daydreamer’ on the programme ‘Later with Jules Holland’.
2007 (22nd October)
The single ‘Hometown Glory’ was released. It reached number 19 in the UK charts.
2008 (14th January)
The single ‘Chasing Pavements’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and nunmber 21 in the US charts.
2008 (27th January)
Adele began her first tour. Titled ‘An Audience with Adele’ she performed a total of 78 shows in Europe and North America.
2008 (28th January)
The album ’19’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and number 4 in the US charts.
2008 (21st April)
The single ‘Cold Shoulder’ was released. It reached number 18 in the UK charts.
2008 (18th October)
Adele appeared on the American show ‘Saturday Night Live’ where she performed ‘Chasing Pavements’. The performance helped her album sales in the United States.
2008 (27th October)
Adele released the only cover version on her album as a single. ‘Make You Feel My Love’. It reached number 26 in the UK charts.
2008 (November)
Adele moved out of her mother’s home to live independently. She lived in Notting Hill, London.
2010 (September)
Adele’s single ‘Make You Feel My Love’ was performed on the show ‘X Factor’. The single re-entered the UK charts and eventually climbed to reach number 4. It was the highest selling single of the year.
2010 (29th November)
The single ‘Rolling in the Deep’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
2011 (during)
Adele’s father, Marc Evans, gave an interview to the press. They have been estranged ever since.
2011 (early)
Adele was asked to compose the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film ‘Skyfall’.
2011 (24th January)
The album ’21’ was released. It reached number 1 in at least 30 countries and was the World’s best selling album of 2011 and 2012.
2011 (24th January)
The single ‘Someone Like You’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK, US, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand charts.
2011 (15th February)
Adele performed ‘Someone Like You’ at the Brit Awards Ceremony.
2011 (21st March)
The ‘Adele Live’ tour began. Adele played 51 concerts in Europe and North America.
2011 (4th July)
The cover single ‘Set Fire to the Rain’ was released. It reached number 11 in the UK and number 1 in the US charts.
2011 (Autumn)
Adele began a relationship with Simon Konecki, a charity entrepreneur.
2011 (October)
The remaining dates of Adele’s tour were cancelled after she suffered a vocal haemorrhage and had to undergo surgery to remove a benign polyp.
2011 (November)
A video recording of Adele’s tour ‘Live at the Royal Albert Hall’ was released. It became the best-selling music DVD of the year.
2011 (5th November)
The single ‘Rumour Has It’ was released. It reached number 85 in the UK and number 16 in the US charts.
2011 (5th November)
The single ‘Turning Tables’ was released. It reached number 62 in the UK and number 63 in the US charts.
2012 (12th February)
The 2012 Grammy Awards were held. Adele won Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
2012 (21st February)
Adele won the Brit Award for best Female Solo Artist and British Album of the Year.
2012 (5th October)
The single ‘Skyfall’, the theme song to the James Bond film of the same name, was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 8 in the US charts.
2012 (19th October)
A son, Angelo James, was born to Adele Adkins and Simon Konecki
2014 (26th January)
Adele won a Grammy award for ‘Skyfall’.
2015 (23rd October)
The single ‘Hello’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and US charts and around the World.
2015 (20th November)
The album ’25’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK and US charts as well as most countries around the World.
2016 (22nd January)
The single ‘When We Were Young’ was released. It reached number 9 in the UK and number 14 in the US charts.
2016 (24th February)
Adele won Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist, British Album of the Year ’25’ and British Single of the Year ‘Hello’.
2016 (29th February)
The ‘Adele Live 2016’ Tour began. 121 concerts were scheduled Worldwide.
2016 (16th May)
The single ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’ was released. It reached number 5 in the UK and number 8 in the US charts.
2016 (25th June)
Adele performed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.
2016 (4th November)
The single ‘Water Under the Bridge’ was released. It reached number 39 in the UK and number 26 in the US charts.
2018 (during)
Adele Adkins and Simon Konecki married, however, they separated the same year. They share custody of their son, Angelo.
2021 (during)
Adele began a relationship with American sports agent, Rich Paul.
2021 (4th March)
Adele’s divorce from Simon Konecki was finalised.
2021 (May)
Adele’s father Marc Evans died of bowel cancer.
2021 (15th October)
After an absence of 5 years, the single ‘Easy on Me’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK, US and charts around the World.
2021 (19th November)
The album ’30’ was released. It reached number 1 in the UK, US and charts around the World.
2021 (29th November)
The single ‘Oh My God’ was released. It reached number 2 in the UK and number 5 in the US charts.
2022 (21st January)
Adele will begin a three-month residency at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

 

Published Dec 15, 2021 @ 6:28 pm – Updated – Sep 24, 2022 @ 1:14 pm

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Heather Y Wheeler. (2021). Adele Singer Songwriter 1988 – Present. Available: https://www.totallytimelines.com/adele. Last accessed September 25th, 2022