Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Happy birthday, Adele! As the British singer turns 32 today May 5 , Billboard takes a look at her biggest songs on the Billboard Hot The powerhouse British pop singer-songwriter first entered the Hot at age 20 with "Chasing Pavements," the lead single from her debut album, The song peaked at No. Her sophomore album, 21 , earned her four more entries on the chart, including "Rolling in the Deep," her first No.
Fusing elements of pop, blues, disco, and gospel, it is a song that is without a specific genre. It topped the mainstream pop, adult pop, and adult contemporary radio charts while making a significant impact on Latin and rock radio. Prior to his work with Adele, producer Paul Epworth was best-known for his work with Florence and the Machine on their debut album Lungs. Adele had some trepidation about working together because she thought their musical styles were too divergent. She has now referred to it as a "match made in heaven. Watch Video. Buy on Amazon. Adele says that she wrote "Someone Like You" when she was exhausted from writing angry songs about her broken relationship. She wrote it to feel okay with herself about the two years in the relationship. Adele performed "Someone Like You" live at the Brit Awards in February and nearly broke down in tears at the end.
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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Adele's age has made naming her albums easy. She's used it to mark the period of her life covered on each of her studio LPs: 's 19 , 's 21 and 's Today May 5 , Adele turns 32, and we're hoping she's hard at work at her next effort: perhaps it'll be titled 30? To celebrate the birthday of our favorite age-themed singer, we ranked every Adele song from 19 to 25 , including bonus tracks but excluding live cuts and collaborations where she wasn't the lead artist. And befitting a mega-selling singer who has won 15 Grammys out of 18 nominations , the quality quotient is pretty high. It tugs on all the heartstrings cue the violins but fails to really strike a chord.
Adele is an English singer-songwriter. After signing a contract with record label XL Recordings in September , Adele began to work on her debut studio album, 19 , which was ultimately released in Adele released her second studio album 21 in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 7 October Jann Wenner. XL Recordings. Daniel Merriweather. Columbia Records. Retrieved 7 November