English singer-songwriter Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE is from England. Adele acquired a record deal with XL Recordings in 2006, the year she received her arts degree from the BRIT School. In 2008, she released her debut album, 19, which featured the UK top-five songs “Chasing Pavements” and “Make You Feel My Love.” In the UK and the US, the album received 8 and triple platinum certifications, respectively. Adele received the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in addition to the Brit Award for Rising Star.
In 2011, Adele issued her second studio album, 21. With over 31 million copies sold, it became the best-selling album of the twenty-first century worldwide. It received the highest platinum certification ever given to a solo artist in the UK (17%) and a diamond certification in the US. 21 is the best-selling album in US chart history, topping the Billboard 200 for 24 weeks, according to Billboard (the longest for a female artist ever).
With “Rolling in the Deep,” “Someone Like You,” and “Set Fire to the Rain,” all of which also debuted at the top of the chart, she became the first female artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three top-ten songs as a lead artist at the same time. Six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and the Brit Award for British Album of the Year, were given to the album, tying the previous record. Adele has multiple citations in the Guinness Book of Records as a result of the popularity of 21.
What is Adele’s Net Worth and Career Earnings?
Britain’s most well-known and prosperous singer-songwriter is Adele. Adele made more than $430 million between 2009 and 2019 from record sales and live performances, mostly. Adele’s estimated net worth as of this writing is $220 million.
Childhood And Education
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in the London neighborhood of Tottenham to Marc Evans, a Welsh father, and English mother Penny Adkins. Adele was raised by her mother after Evans departed when she was just 2 years old. She claims to have started singing at the age of four and developed an obsession with voices. Adele, then 9 years old, and her mother, who by this time had found employment as a furniture maker and a planner of adult learning programs, moved to Brighton on the south coast of England in 1997.
She and her mother returned to London in 1999, first relocating to Brixton and then to the nearby neighborhood of West Norwood in south London, which serves as the inspiration for her debut single, “Hometown Glory.” She spent a lot of her childhood years in Brockwell Park, where she would sing and play the guitar for her friends. She recalled this experience in her 2015 song “Million Years Ago.”
She remarked, “I’ve spent some really significant periods of my life there, and when I drove past it [in 2015], I literally started crying. Really, I was missing it.” Leona Lewis and Jessie J were classmates of Adele’s when she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon and graduated in May 2006. Even though at the time she was primarily interested in a profession in artists and repertoire (A&R) and planned to help launch other people’s careers, Adele attributes the school with developing her talent.
Adele’s principal abode for a number of years was a $11 million estate in West Sussex, England. In 2016, she made an effort to sell the mansion for $11 million, but she was ultimately unsuccessful. She also owns a sizable Beverly Hills property that she paid $9.5 million for in 2016.
Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana, and Nicole Richie are among her close LA neighbors. As we previously noted, Adele lavishly spent $10.65 million on a new Beverly Hills home just one month after officially announcing their divorce.
According to reports, Adele spent $58 million to buy Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Park property in December 2021.
After dating for five years, Simon Konecki and Adele got married in 2016. 2012 saw the birth of their son, their only child together. Sadly, after 7 years of marriage, they announced their split in April 2019. Adele and Simon do not have a prenuptial agreement, and it was revealed in April 2020 that this could leave Adele liable for a hefty compensation.
California, a US state, served as the couple’s primary residence for all legal reasons during their marriage. In California, a former spouse is entitled to half of any earnings and assets amassed during the union. According to our calculations, Adele made about $200 million before taxes while they were married.
They also amassed a respectable real estate portfolio during their marriage. Legally speaking, Simon will be entitled to a portion of the portfolio’s worth or another agreement. The newlyweds spent $9.5 million on a Beverly Hills property in June 2016. Adele spent $10.65 million on a new Beverly Hills house in May 2019, one month after they announced their breakup.
A Los Angeles court approved Adele’s plea to keep the specifics of her divorce confidential on April 6, 2020.