“You can’t hold onto something that doesn’t want to stay”

-Adele

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Adele

This week’s quote comes from the fabulous Adele. One of my favourite female singers, she epitomises glamour, lyrical talent and unique vocal range, whilst keeping a very down to earth attitude to the music industry.

Did you know?

  • she was born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins in 1988, to an English mother and a Welsh father
  • she numbers her most influential singers from a young age as being the Spice Girls, Annie Lennox, Dusty Springfield and Gabrielle
  • her album 21 brought her 6 Grammys, and a certified Diamond in the US
  • 21 is the longest running No 1 album by a female solo artist in the history of the US and UK charts
  • she won an Academy Award for the James Bond themed song, ‘Skyfall’
  • her voice is a contralto; contralto being a classical female voice, and is a fairly rare vocal range
  • her hit single ‘Hello’ released in October 2015, was viewed a record 27.7 million times on Youtube, easily beating the previous record set by Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ (20 million views)
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