International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has conferred English singer and songwriter Adele with its global artist of the year prize to recognize her phenomenal success.
- Her Third album “25” becomes the fastest selling album in British history as it sold more than 800,000 copies in its first week.
- Her song “Hello” becomes the first single to be downloaded more than one million times in the US.
1988 born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins graduated from BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006.
- In 2007, she received the Brit Awards “Critics’ Choice”
- Her debut album “19” achieved commercial and critical success.
- In 2009, at Annual Grammy Awards, she received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
- In 2011, she released her second studio album “21” which received record-tying six Grammy Awards.
- Her song “Skyfall” was presented with Academy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.
She is the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist.
- First female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.
- “21” is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts.
In 2013, Adele was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).