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She may be one of the most popular female artists of all time, but isn’t it time you learn a bit more about Adele, beyond knowing that she sang “Skyfall” and writes songs reflecting her own life? Here are ten facts you probably didn’t know about the singer.

Adele’s real name…

Yes, her real name is actually Adele. Most people think it’s a stage name, but her full name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins.

Adele underwent surgery…

In 2011, Adele underwent throat surgery, and her doctor scolded her for her smoking habits. In 2015, she quit smoking completely and admitted that she believed it would have eventually killed her.

In 2011, Adele underwent throat surgery, and her doctor scolded her for her smoking habits. In 2015, she quit smoking completely and admitted that she believed it would have eventually killed her.

Admiration from the Prime Minister…

Her fans come in all forms, sizes, and occupations — she received a fan letter from former Prime Minister of the United KingdomGordon Brown. He wrote to her during the UK’s economic recession, praising her for keeping people’s spirits up.

“21” stayed at the top for a long time…

Adele’s album titled 21 stayed at the top of the British charts for a whopping 23 consecutive weeks!

Adele’s album titled 21 stayed at the top of the British charts for a whopping 23 consecutive weeks!

Adele writes songs while intoxicated…

Adele herself has claimed that her best works are not composed in peace and quiet, but quite the opposite. Her biggest hits were composed while enjoying a few glasses of wine — or even during a proper drunken spree!

She was a fan of Spice Girls

As a young girl, her favorite band was the Spice Girls. She has also mentioned in a previous interview that Etta James and Dusty Springfield have had a significant influence on her music.

Adele loves tea…

Like the majority of Brits, she loves tea. And she prefers to have two sugar cubes in her teacup! After all, one isn’t a true Brit if they don’t drink tea, right?

Like the majority of Brits, she loves tea. And she prefers to have two sugar cubes in her teacup! After all, one isn’t a true Brit if they don’t drink tea, right?

Adele was discovered on Myspace…

While many artists have found success through YouTube, Adele went against the grain! She was actually discovered on the social network MySpace when her friend uploaded videos of her singing.

She has won many awards…

In 2016, she won a whopping ten Grammy Awards and achieved three records in the Guinness World Records. Not too shabby, right?

In 2016, she won a whopping ten Grammy Awards and achieved three records in the Guinness World Records. Not too shabby, right?

Adele doesn’t want to be “skinny”…

One of her goals in life is to never become “too skinny“. She has stated that she believes music is meant for the ears, not for appearances. And surely she is right in that statement?


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