Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins) is an English pop jazz and soul singer. She became popular after a demo recorded when she was very young was posted on MySpace by a friend. Adele’s professional singing career started in 2008. Her disregard for the stereotypical looks expected of female singers and her sincerity meant Adele instantly captured the hearts of millions of listeners all over the world. Her songs neatly fall into a formula balancing new tracks with chart-toppers. Her creative works have received many prestigious music awards (including BRIT Awards, European Border Breakers Award, Grammy Awards, and Urban Music Awards among others).