Adele Laurie Blue Adkins[1] MBE (born 5 May 1988), widely known with the mononym Adele, is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards”Critics’ Choice” award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success.