CURIOSITIES

All the curiosities about Adele, who turns 35 today

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in the Tottenham district of London. 

Her interest in music began to develop as a child and at the age of 13 she became hooked on soul music. In 2008, at the age of less than 20, she released her first record, '19'.

Over the years, Adele has released many successful and award-winning records and is one of the most loved singers because of her beautiful voice: here are some interesting facts you might not have known about her!

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Happy birthday to Adele!
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in the Tottenham district of London. Her interest in music began to develop as a child and at the age of 13 she became hooked on soul, before releasing her first record, '19', in 2008, at the age of less than 20. Over the years, Adele has released many successful songs and today she is one of the most loved singers because of her beautiful voice: here are some curiosities you might not have known about her!
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Adele's musical idols
As we said, Adele's interest in music started during her childhood, thanks to listening to groups such as the Spice Girls and Destiny's Child, of which Beyoncé was a member. The Texan artist is one of her favourite singers, and it seems that the two songwriters have on more than one occasion thought about making a single together. Adele's musical role models also include soul singers Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James.
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Adele and the famous study colleagues
Adele graduated from the prestigious BRIT School For Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon. And in those years, her colleagues included two other singers who would later achieve success, namely Jessie J and Leona Lewis.
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Adele has a phobia of seagulls
Adele's fear stems from a childhood trauma. In fact, the singer stated that when she was nine years old, while walking on the beach with an ice cream, she was attacked by a seagull that swooped down on her to snatch the ice cream. Adele revealed that she had a scar on her neck caused by the beak of that seagull.
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A record-breaking singer
Adele holds several records. For example, her song 'Easy on Me' is the most played song on Spotify in 24 hours: on 15 October 2021, it was listened to 19,749,704 million times. Furthermore, in 2016, 88 days after its release, the video clip of 'Hello' reached 1 billion views, becoming the video clip that achieved this milestone in the shortest time. Finally, the album '21' holds the record for the longest stay of an album by a female artist at number 1 in the UK charts (18 weeks).
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Adele and the wig collection
Adele stated that she has a passion for extensions and wigs: in fact, the singer revealed that she owns a lot of them and collects them by naming them after celebrities.
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Her son's name
Adele named her son Michelangelo after the well-known Italian painter, sculptor, architect and poet. Her son's name was kept secret for 94 days after his birth and was only discovered when a necklace of the singer's made up of the letters of her son's name was photographed.
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Adele doesn't particularly like to read
According to her own statement, despite being an accomplished songwriter, Adele does not like to read novels and short stories. In fact, she once stated that the last book she read was Roald Dahl's 'Matilda' at the age of 6!
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