How many Grammys has Adele won


Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (born May 5, 1988 in London, England), better known as Adele[əˈdɛl], is a British pop, soul, jazz and R&B singer and songwriter. The Oscar, Golden Globe and fifteen-time Grammy winner has sold more than 100 million records to date, making her one of the most successful singers of the 21st century.


Adele grew up as an only child with her single mother in the district of Tottenham in north London. Her father left the family when she was three years old. She has a younger half-brother on her father's side.

Since the age of four Adele was fascinated by singing voices. She referred to the Spice Girls as an important influence in terms of their love and passion for music. As a child, she sang songs from the band at dinner parties. At the age of nine she moved to Brighton with her mother. Two years later they moved back to London; first to Brixton, then to a neighboring district in south London. After this move, she became interested in musicians like Pink, Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child and Mary J. Blige.

From autumn 2011 she had a relationship with businessman Simon Konecki. Their son Angelo was born on October 19, 2012. After a five-year engagement, Adele and Konecki confirmed that they had married, but withheld the date of the wedding anniversary. In March of the same year, the couple bought a house in East Grinstead, West Sussex, in the south of England. In April 2019, it was announced that Adele and her husband had split up.



In 2006 Adele graduated from the BRIT School for Performing Arts - where she was in a class with Leona Lewis and Jessie J - and then toured the UK with various musicians. She achieved great popularity through the website Myspace, to which she has been registered since December 31, 2004. A demo recording with three songs posted there by a friend led to the offer of a record deal by XL Recordings at the end of 2006.

This was followed by television appearances in Great Britain, among others at Later with Jools Holland at BBC Two and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross at BBC One.

With the release of the single Hometown Glory a larger audience became aware of her in the fall of 2007. In December, she received the BRIT Awards' first-ever Critics ’Choice award, which honors promising young talents. She was featured on the renowned BBC program "Sound of ...", which annually predicts which artists will make the breakthrough in the following year Sound of 2008 voted in first place. The second single Chasing Pavements started at number 2 in the British charts in January 2008 and stayed there for three weeks. Her debut album 19, an indication of her age, rose to the top of the album charts. Within a few weeks, the single was then released in other European countries and entered the charts in many of them. Successful in Norway Chasing Pavements In mid-March 2008 she jumped to number 1. Her songs are mostly about feelings, disappointments and thoughts from their last relationship.

Adele received the 2009 Grammys for "Best New Artist" and "Best Female Vocal Performance - Pop" for Chasing Pavements. With this title she was also nominated for “Song of the Year” and “Single of the Year”.

The album was released in June 2009 Love & War by Australian R&B singer and songwriter Daniel Merriweather, with whom Adele wrote the song Water and a Flame had recorded. In February 2010 the title rose in Germany My same ranked 61st on the charts. The trigger was Lena Meyer-Landrut's appearance at the casting show Our star for Oslo, with which she sang this title.

Since 2011

In February 2011, Adele reached out with her single Rolling in the deep and her album 21 in the same week number 1 in the German charts. At the end of August 2011, the video won three MTV Video Music Awards.

In her home country of Great Britain her publications were twice in the on February 20, 2011 Top 5 represented in the single charts:

Someone Like You in place 1 and Rolling in the deep in 4th place; and twice in the Top 5 the album charts (21 in place 1 and 19 in 4th place). The Beatles last succeeded in doing this in 1964.

As the first solo artist she was able to work with her album 21 stay at the top of the album charts for a total of 24 weeks. After appearing at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Someone Like You Adele's second number one hit in the US. The third single Set Fire to the Rain reached 6th place in Germany, 5th place in Austria, 4th place in Switzerland and even 1st place in the USA due to download sales alone. This makes her the first British solo artist to reach the top of the Billboard charts with three singles on an album. Someone Like You became a top 5 hit in Germany and Austria, and the song was followed in Switzerland Rolling in the deep to Adele's second number one hit.

The album 19 had initially had little success outside of the UK. After the release of 21 However, it rose in the charts in many countries and thus mostly reached its highest position.

In November 2011, Adele had an operation on her vocal cords in Boston. A polyp had caused bleeding that had to be treated microsurgically. Her first live DVD was released in the same month Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

In November 2011 it was announced that 21 With over 140,000 downloads it is the most downloaded album in Germany up to this point. In addition, Adele is the first British artist to work in the UK within a year 21 sold three million albums.21 is also the UK's 21st century best-selling album. In the USA, the album was sold over ten million times (as of November 2012).

In 2012 Adele sang the theme song for the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall. The song was released on October 5, 2012 - exactly 50 years after the premiere of the first Bond film - at 12:07 a.m. British summer time. The song was able to reach first place in the German and Swiss single charts. Adele and her co-writer Paul Epworth won for Skyfall a Golden Globe, an Oscar and a Grammy for the Best movie song.

In October 2012, the singer announced that she would devote herself mainly to her private life in the next few years and not want to release a new album for the time being.

The album was released on November 20, 2015 25whose title again referred to the singer's age. On October 23, appeared with Hello the first single from it.

In 2016 Adele went on a world tour, including to Germany. After 121 concerts on this tour, she canceled the last 2 (of 4) planned performances at Wembley on medical advice due to problems with her vocal cords.


“Adele is [...] one of the greatest talents that the island kingdom has to offer in this millennium. She can sing fabulous and write much better songs. "

- Christoph Dallach:KulturSPIEGEL

“The young Londoner convinced not only with her strong voice, which smoothly varied the timbre and tone. The repertoire and the arrangements were also remarkable. "

- Ueli Bernays (ubs.):The New Zurich Times

The satirical politician Lord Buckethead propagates the nationalization of Adele as a central demand of his party.

Prizes and awards

In June 2013 Adele received the British award Member of the Order of the British Empire.


2009Best New ArtistAdeleWon
Record of the YearChasing PavementsNominated
Song of the YearNominated
Best Female Pop Vocal PerformanceWon
2010Best Female Pop Vocal PerformanceHometown GloryNominated
2012Album of the Year21Won
Best Pop Vocal AlbumWon
Record of the YearRolling in the deepWon
Song of the YearWon
Best Short Form Music VideoWon
Best Pop Vocal PerformanceSomeone Like YouWon
2013Best pop solo performanceSet Fire to the Rain (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)Won
2014Best Song Written for Visual MediaSkyfallWon
2017Album of the Year25Won
Best Pop Vocal AlbumWon
Record of the YearHelloWon
Song of the YearWon
Best pop solo performanceWon

Billboard Music Awards

2012Top Artist of the YearAdeleWon
Top Female Artist of the YearWon
Top Billboard 200 Artist of the YearWon
Top Digital Songs Artist of the YearWon
Top Radio Songs Artist of the YearWon
Top Hot 100 Artist of the YearWon
Top Digital Media Artist of the YearWon
Top Pop Artist of the YearWon
Top Streaming Song of the Year (Video)Rolling in the deepNominated
Top Digital Song of the YearNominated
Top Streaming Song of the Year (Audio)Won
Top Pop Song of the YearNominated
Top Alternative Song of the YearWon
Top Hot 100 Song of the YearNominated
Top Radio Song of the YearNominated
Top Billboard 200 Album of the Year21Won
Top Pop Album of the YearWon
Top Pop Song of the YearSomeone like youNominated
2013Top Billboard 200 Artist of the YearAdeleNominated
Top female artistNominated
Top Pop ArtistNominated
Top Billboard 200 Album of the Year21Nominated
Top pop albumWon
2016Top artistAdeleWon
Top female artistWon
Top Billboard 200 ArtistWon
Top song sales artistNominated
Billboard Chart Achievement AwardNominated
Top Billboard 200 album25Won
Top Hot 100 songHelloNominated
Top selling songWon
Top radio songNominated
2017Top artistAdeleNominated
Top female artistNominated

Further awards

Main article: Adele (singer) / Awards for music sales
  • 2008
    • BRIT Awards: Critic’s Choice
  • 2009
    • European Border Breakers Award (EBBA)
  • 2011
    • AIM Independent Music Awards: Most Played Independent Act, Best "Difficult" Second Album (21)
    • American Music Awards: Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, Favorite Pop / Rock Female Artist, Favorite pop / rock album (21)
    • Bravo Otto: Super singer
    • MTV Europe Music Award: Best UK / Ireland act
    • MTV Video Music Award: Best Art Direction in a Video, Best Cinematography in a Video, Best editing in a video
  • 2012
    • AIM Independent Music Awards: Most Played Independent Act
    • American Music Awards: Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
    • BRIT Awards: British Female Artist, British Album of the Year
    • Swiss Music Awards: Best Pop / Rock Album International, Best hit internationally
    • Echo Pop: Artist Pop / Rock International, Album of the year
    • NRJ Music Awards: International song of the year, International newcomer
  • 2013
    • Oscar: Best movie song (Skyfall)
    • Golden Globe Award: Best movie song (Skyfall)
    • BRIT Awards: British Single of the Year (Skyfall)
    • BMI Film & TV Award: Academy Award Winners (Skyfall)
    • Critics ’Choice Movie Award: best song (Skyfall)
  • 2015
    • BBC Music Awards: British Artist of the Year, BBC Live Performance of the Year
    • NRJ Music Awards: NRJ Artist of Honor
  • 2016
    • AIM Independent Music Awards: Independent Track of the Year
    • American Music Awards: Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist
    • BBC Music Awards: BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year (25), BBC Song of the Year (Hello)
    • BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards: Best British Solo Artist
    • BRIT Awards: British Female Solo Artist, British Single of the Year (Hello), British Album of the Year (25), BRIT's Global Success
    • Echo Pop: International rock / pop artist (25)
    • Swiss Music Awards: Best International Act, Best International Album
  • 2017
    • APRA Awards: International Work of the Year (Hello)
    • BRIT Awards: BRIT's Global Success

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