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Adele
Adele
Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (/əˈdɛl/; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele
Adele
was given a recording contract by XL Recordings
XL Recordings
after a friend posted her demo on Myspace
Myspace
the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards
Brit Awards
"Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC
BBC
Sound of 2008 poll. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US. The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood
West Norwood
in London. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Adele
Adele
released her second studio album, 21, in 2011. The album was critically well received and surpassed the success of her debut, earning numerous awards in 2012, among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year; and three American Music Awards. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is overall the fourth best-selling album in the nation. In the US, it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified diamond. The album has sold over 31 million copies worldwide. The success of 21 earned Adele
Adele
numerous mentions in the Guinness Book
Book
of World Records. She was the first woman in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three simultaneous top 10 singles as a lead artist, and the first female artist to simultaneously have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. 21 is the longest-running number one album by a female solo artist in the history of the UK and US Album Charts. In 2012, Adele
Adele
released "Skyfall", which she co-wrote and recorded for the James Bond
James Bond
film of the same name. The song won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Song, as well as the Brit Award
Brit Award
for British Single of the Year. After taking a three-year break, Adele
Adele
released her third studio album, 25, in 2015. It became the year's best-selling album and broke first-week sales records in the UK and US. 25 was her second album to be certified diamond in the US and earned her five Grammy Awards, including her second Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year, and four Brit Awards. The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release. Her third concert tour, Adele Live
Adele Live
2016, visited Europe, North America and Oceania, and concluded with finale concerts at Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
in late June 2017. In 2011, 2012, and 2016, Adele
Adele
was named Artist of the Year by Billboard. At the 2012 and 2016 Ivor Novello Awards, Adele
Adele
was named Songwriter of the Year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors. In 2012, she was listed at number five on VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. Time magazine named her one of the most influential people in the world in 2012 and 2016. Her 2016–17 tour saw her break attendance records in a number of countries, including the UK, Australia and the US. With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele
Adele
is one of the world's best-selling music artists.[4]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 2006–2010: Beginnings and 19 2.2 2011–2014: 21, worldwide recognition and hiatus 2.3 2015–present: 25 and Adele Live
Adele Live
2016

3 Artistry

3.1 Influences and favourite musicians 3.2 Musical style 3.3 Voice

4 Personal life and other ventures 5 Philanthropy 6 Awards and achievements 7 Discography 8 Filmography

8.1 Television

9 Concert tours 10 See also 11 References 12 Sources/bibliography 13 External links

Early life[edit] Adele
Adele
Laurie Blue Adkins was born on 5 May 1988 in Tottenham, London, to an English mother, Penny Adkins, and a Welsh father, Marc Evans.[5] Evans left when Adele
Adele
was two, leaving her mother to raise her.[6][7] She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices.[8][9] Growing up, Adele
Adele
spent most of her time singing rather than reading; the last book she read was Roald Dahl's Matilda when she was six years old.[10] In 1997, at the age of nine, Adele
Adele
and her mother, who by then had found work as a furniture maker and an adult-learning activities organiser, relocated to Brighton
Brighton
on the south coast of England.[11] In 1999 she and her mother moved back to London; first to Brixton, then to the neighbouring district of West Norwood
West Norwood
in south London.[12] Adele
Adele
graduated from the BRIT School
BRIT School
for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in May 2006,[13] where she was a classmate of Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
and Jessie J.[1][14] Adele
Adele
credits the school with nurturing her talent[15] even though, at the time, she was more interested in going into A&R and hoped to launch other people's careers.[1] Career[edit] 2006–2010: Beginnings and 19[edit]

Teenaged Adele
Adele
performing on an acoustic guitar in Kilburn, London, in 2007

Four months after graduation, she published two songs on the fourth issue of the online arts publication PlatformsMagazine.com.[16] She had recorded a three-song demo for a class project and given it to a friend.[1] The friend posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very successful and led to a phone call from Richard Russell, boss of the music label XL Recordings. She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting.[14][17] Nick Huggett, at XL, recommended Adele
Adele
to manager Jonathan Dickins at September Management, and in June 2006, Dickins became her official representative.[18] September was managing Jamie T
Jamie T
at the time and this proved a major draw for Adele, a big fan of the British singer-songwriter. Huggett then signed Adele
Adele
to XL in September 2006.[18] Adele
Adele
provided vocals for Jack Peñate's song, "My Yvonne," for his debut album, and it was during this session she first met producer Jim Abbiss, who would go on to produce both the majority of her debut album, 19, and tracks on 21.[19] In June 2007, Adele
Adele
made her television debut, performing "Daydreamer" on the BBC's Later... with Jools Holland.[20] Adele's breakthrough song, "Hometown Glory", was released in October 2007.[18] By 2008, Adele
Adele
had become the headliner and performed an acoustic set, in which she was supported by Damien Rice.[21][22] She became the first recipient of the Brit Awards
Brit Awards
Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC
BBC
poll of music critics, Sound of 2008.[23][24] The album 19, named for her age at the time she wrote and composed many of its songs, entered the British charts at number one. The Times
The Times
Encyclopedia of Modern Music named 19 an "essential" blue-eyed soul recording.[25] She released her second single, "Chasing Pavements", on 14 January 2008, two weeks ahead of her debut album, 19. The song reached number two on the UK Chart, and stayed there for four weeks.[26] Adele
Adele
was nominated for a 2008 Mercury Prize
Mercury Prize
award for 19.[27] She also won an Urban Music Award for "Best Jazz Act."[28] She also received a Q Awards nomination in the category of Breakthrough Act[29] and a Music of Black Origin nomination in the category of Best UK Female.[30] In March 2008, Adele signed a deal with Columbia Records
Columbia Records
and XL Recordings
XL Recordings
for her foray into the United States.[31] She embarked on a short North American tour in the same month,[31] and 19 was released in the US in June.[15] Billboard magazine stated of it: " Adele
Adele
truly has potential to become among the most respected and inspiring international artists of her generation."[32] The An Evening with Adele
An Evening with Adele
world tour began in May 2008 and ended in June 2009.[33]

Adele
Adele
performing live in 2009

She later cancelled the 2008 US tour dates to be with a former boyfriend.[34] She said in Nylon magazine in June 2009, "I'm like, 'I can't believe I did that.' It seems so ungrateful.... I was drinking far too much and that was kind of the basis of my relationship with this boy. I couldn't bear to be without him, so I was like, 'Well, I'll just cancel my stuff then.'"[34] She referred to this period as her "early life crisis".[34] She is also known for her dislike of flying and bouts of homesickness when away from her native London.[35] By the middle of October 2008, Adele's attempt to break in America appeared to have failed.[36][37] But then she was booked as the musical guest on the 18 October 2008 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live. The episode, which included an expected appearance by then US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, earned the program its best ratings in 14 years with 17 million viewers. Adele
Adele
performed "Chasing Pavements" and "Cold Shoulder,"[38] and the following day, 19 topped the iTunes charts and ranked at number five at Amazon.com while "Chasing Pavements" rose into the top 25.[39] The album reached number 11 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
as a result, a jump of 35 places over the previous week.[40] In November 2008 Adele
Adele
moved to Notting Hill, London after leaving her mother's house, a move that prompted her to give up drinking.[41] The album was certified gold in February 2009 by the RIAA.[42] By July 2009, the album had sold 2.2 million copies worldwide.[43] At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards
51st Annual Grammy Awards
in February 2009, Adele
Adele
received the award for Best New Artist, in addition to the award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements", which was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[44] Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" at the ceremony in a duet with Jennifer Nettles. In 2010, Adele
Adele
received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Hometown Glory."[45] In April her song "My Same" entered the German Singles Chart after it had been performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut
Lena Meyer-Landrut
in the talent show contest Unser Star für Oslo, or Our Star for Oslo, in which the German entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was determined.[46][47] In late September, after being featured on The X Factor, Adele's version of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" re-entered the UK singles chart at number 4.[48] During the 2010 CMT Artists of the Year special, Adele
Adele
performed a widely publicised duet of Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now" with Darius Rucker.[49] This performance was later nominated for a CMT Music Award.[50] 2011–2014: 21, worldwide recognition and hiatus[edit]

Adele
Adele
performing in Seattle, Washington, on 12th August 2011

Adele
Adele
released her second studio album, 21, on 24 January 2011 in the UK and 22 February in the US.[51][52] She said that the album was inspired by the break-up with her former partner.[7] The album's sound is described as classic and contemporary country and roots music. The change in sound from her first album was the result of her bus driver playing contemporary music from Nashville when she was touring the American South, and the title reflected the growth she had experienced in the prior two years.[52] Adele
Adele
told Spin Magazine: "It was really exciting for me because I never grew up around [that music]."[53] 21 hit number 1 in 30 countries, including the UK and the US.[54][55][56] An emotional performance of "Someone Like You" at the 2011 Brit Awards on 15 February propelled the song to number one in the UK.[57] Her first album, 19, re-entered the UK album chart alongside 21, while first and second singles "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You" were in the top 5 of the UK singles chart, making Adele
Adele
the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top-five hits in both the Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since The Beatles
The Beatles
in 1964.[58] Both songs topped the charts in multiple markets and broke numerous sales performance records. Following her performance of "Someone Like You" at the 2011 MTV
MTV
Video Music Awards, it became Adele's second number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.[59] By December 2011, 21 sold over 3.4 million copies in the UK, and became the biggest-selling album of the 21st century, overtaking Amy Winehouse's Back to Black,[60][61] with Adele becoming the first artist ever to sell three million albums in the UK in one calendar year.[62][63] "Set Fire to the Rain" became Adele's third number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, as Adele
Adele
became the first artist ever to have an album, 21, hold the number-one position on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
concurrently with three number one singles.[64] Moreover, 21 had the most weeks on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart of any album by a woman.[65] To promote the album, Adele
Adele
embarked upon the " Adele
Adele
Live" tour, which sold out its North American leg.[66] In October 2011, Adele
Adele
was forced to cancel two tours because of a vocal-cord haemorrhage. She released a statement saying she needed an extended period of rest to avoid permanent damage to her voice.[67] In the first week of November 2011 Steven M. Zeitels, director of the Center for Laryngeal Surgery and Voice Rehabilitation at the Massachusetts General Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital
in Boston, performed laser microsurgery on Adele's vocal cords to remove a benign polyp.[68][69][70] A recording of her tour, Live at the Royal Albert Hall, was released in November 2011, debuting at number one in the US with 96,000 copies sold, the highest one-week tally for a music DVD in four years, becoming the best-selling music DVD of 2011.[71] Adele
Adele
is the first artist in Nielsen SoundScan history to have the year's number-one album (21), number-one single ("Rolling in the Deep"), and number-one music video.[72] At the 2011 American Music Awards on 20 November, Adele
Adele
won three awards; Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Favorite Pop/Rock Album for 21.[73] On 9 December, Billboard named Adele
Adele
Artist of the Year, Billboard 200
Billboard 200
Album of the Year (21), and the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), becoming the first woman ever to top all three categories.[74][75]

Adele
Adele
at the 70th Golden Globe Awards
70th Golden Globe Awards
in Beverly Hills, California, on 13th January 2013

Following the throat microsurgery, she made her live comeback at the 2012 Grammy Awards in February.[76] She won in all six categories for which she was nominated, making her the second female artist in Grammy history, after Beyoncé, to win that many categories in a single night.[77] Following that success, 21 achieved the biggest weekly sales increase following a Grammy win since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.[78][79] Adele
Adele
received the Brit Award
Brit Award
for Best British Female Solo Artist, and British Album of the Year presented to her by George Michael.[80][81] Following the Brit Awards, 21 reached number one for the 21st non-consecutive week in the UK.[82] The album has sold over 4.5 million copies in the UK where it is the fourth best-selling album of all time.[83] In October, the album's sales surpassed 4.5 million in the UK, and in November 10 million in the US.[84][85][86] As of 2016, the album has sold over 31 million copies worldwide.[87][88][89] By the end of 2014, she had sold an estimated 40 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide.[90] Adele
Adele
is the only artist or band in the last decade in the US to earn an RIAA diamond certification for a one disc album in less than two years.[85] In October 2012, Adele
Adele
confirmed that she had been writing, composing and recording the theme song for Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond film.[91][92] The song "Skyfall," written and composed in collaboration with producer Paul Epworth, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and features orchestrations by J. A. C. Redford.[93] Adele stated recording "Skyfall" was "one of the proudest moments of my life." On 14 October, "Skyfall" rose to number 2 on the UK Singles Chart with sales of 92,000 copies bringing its overall sales to 176,000, and "Skyfall" entered the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
at number 8, selling 261,000 copies in the US in its first three days.[94] This tied "Skyfall" with Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill" as the highest-charting James Bond
James Bond
theme song on the UK Singles Chart;[95] a record surpassed in 2015 by Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall".[96] "Skyfall" has sold more than two million copies worldwide[97] and earned Adele
Adele
the Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Song[98] and the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song.[99] In December 2012, Adele
Adele
was named Billboard Artist of the Year, and 21 was named Album of the Year, making her the first artist to receive both accolades two years in a row.[100][101] Adele
Adele
was also named top female artist.[101] The Associated Press
Associated Press
named Adele
Adele
Entertainer of the Year for 2012.[102] The 2013 Grammy Awards
2013 Grammy Awards
saw Adele's live version of "Set Fire to the Rain" win the Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best Pop Solo Performance, bringing her total wins to nine.[103] On 3 April 2012, Adele
Adele
confirmed that her third album would likely be at least two years away, stating, "I have to take time and live a little bit. There were a good two years between my first and second albums, so it'll be the same this time." She stated that she would continue writing and composing her own material.[104] At the 2013 Grammy Awards, she confirmed that she was in the very early stages of her third album.[105][106] She also stated that she will most likely work with Paul Epworth again.[105] In September 2013, Wiz Khalifa
Wiz Khalifa
confirmed that he and Adele
Adele
had collaborated on a song for his upcoming fifth studio album, Blacc Hollywood, though the collaboration did not make the final track listing.[107] In January 2014, Adele
Adele
received her tenth Grammy Award with "Skyfall" winning Best Song Written for Visual Media at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.[108] On the eve of her 26th birthday in May 2014, Adele
Adele
posted a cryptic message via her Twitter account which prompted media discussion about her next album. The message, "Bye bye 25... See you again later in the year," was interpreted by some in the media, including the Daily Mail
Daily Mail
and Capital FM, as meaning that her next album would be titled 25 and released later in the year.[109][110] In 2014, Adele
Adele
was nominated for nine World Music Awards.[111] In early August, Paul Moss suggested that an album would be released in 2014 or 2015.[112] However, in the October 2014 accounts filed with Companies House
Companies House
by XL Recordings, they ruled out a 2014 release.[113]

2015–present: 25 and Adele Live
Adele Live
2016[edit] On 27 August 2015, Billboard reported that Adele's label, XL Recordings, had intentions of releasing her third studio album sometime in November 2015.[114] Danger Mouse has contributed a song, while Tobias Jesso Jr. has written a track, and Ryan Tedder
Ryan Tedder
is "back in the mix after producing and co-writing "Rumour Has It" on 21."[114] At the 72nd Venice International Film Festival
72nd Venice International Film Festival
in early September 2015, Sia announced that her new single "Alive" was co-written by Adele, and had originally been intended for Adele's third album.[115] On 18 October, a 30-second clip of new material from Adele
Adele
was shown on UK television during a commercial break on The X Factor. The commercial teases a snippet from a new song from her third album, with viewers hearing a voice singing accompanied by lyrics on a black screen.[116] In a statement released three days later she confirmed that the album is titled 25, with Adele
Adele
stating, "My last record was a break-up record, and if I had to label this one, I would call it a make-up record. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did. 25 is about getting to know who I've become without realising. And I'm sorry it took so long but, you know, life happened."[117] Adele
Adele
also believes 25 will be her last album with her age as its title, believing that 25 would be the end to a trilogy.[118] On 22 October, Adele
Adele
confirmed that 25 would be released on 20 November, while the lead single from the album, "Hello" would be released on 23 October.[119] The song was first played on Nick Grimshaw's Radio 1 Breakfast Show on the BBC
BBC
on the morning of 23 October with Adele
Adele
interviewed live.[120] The video of "Hello", released on 22 October, was viewed over 27.7 million times on YouTube
YouTube
in its first 24 hours, breaking the Vevo record for the most views in a day, surpassing the 20.1 million views for "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift.[121] On 28 October, BBC
BBC
News reported that "Hello" was being viewed on YouTube
YouTube
an average one million times an hour.[122] "Hello" went on to become the fastest video to hit one billion views on YouTube, which it achieved after 88 days.[123] The video for "Hello" captured iconic British elements such as a red telephone box and a cup of tea.[124] The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart on 30 October, with first week sales of 330,000 copies, making it the biggest-selling number one single in three years.[125] "Hello" also debuted at number one in many countries around the world, including Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland and Germany, and on 2 November, the song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first song in the US to sell at least one million downloads in a week, setting the record at 1.11 million.[126] By the end of 2015, it had sold 12.3 million units globally and was the year's 7th best-selling single despite being released in late October.[127]

Adele
Adele
singing in St. Paul during her first North American tour in five years in July, 2016. Ten million people tried to buy tickets for the North American leg of Adele's world tour. Only 750,000 tickets were available.[128]

On 27 October, BBC
BBC
One announced plans for Adele
Adele
at the BBC, a one-hour special presented by Graham Norton, in which Adele
Adele
talks about her new album and performs new songs.[129] This was her first television appearance since performing at the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony, and the show was recorded before a live audience on 2 November for broadcast on 20 November, coinciding with the release of 25.[130] On 27 October it was also announced that Adele
Adele
would appear on the US entertainment series Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live
on 21 November.[129][131] On 30 October, Adele
Adele
confirmed that she would be performing a one-night-only concert titled Adele Live
Adele Live
in New York City at the Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall
on 17 November. Subsequently, NBC
NBC
aired the concert special on 14 December.[132][133] On 27 November, 25 debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and became the fastest selling album in UK chart history with over 800,000 copies sold in its first week.[134] The album debuted at number one in the US where it sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week, the largest single sales week for an album since Nielsen began monitoring sales in 1991.[135] 25 also broke first week sales records in Canada and New Zealand.[136][137] 25 became the best-selling album of 2015 in a number of countries, including Australia, the UK and the US, where it spent seven consecutive weeks at number one in each country, before being displaced by David Bowie's Blackstar.[138][139][140] It was the year's best-selling album worldwide with 17.4 million copies sold in 2015 alone,[127] and has since sold 20 million copies globally.[141] Adele's seven weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart took her total to 31 weeks at number one in the UK with her three albums, surpassing Madonna's previous record of most weeks at number one for a female act ever in the UK.[142] In November 2015, Adele's 2016 tour was announced, her first tour since 2011.[143] Beginning in Europe, Adele Live 2016
Adele Live 2016
included four dates at the Manchester Arena
Manchester Arena
in March 2016, six dates at the O2 Arena, London, with further dates in Ireland, Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands among others.[144] Her North American Tour began on 5 July in St. Paul, Minnesota.[145] The leg included six nights at Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden
in New York City, eight nights at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and four nights at Air Canada Centre
Air Canada Centre
in Toronto.[146] Adele
Adele
broke Taylor Swift's five-show record for most consecutive sold-out shows at Staples Center.[147]

Adele
Adele
at Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
in June 2017. Adele's concert on 28 June was attended by 98,000 fans, a stadium record for a UK music event.[148]

At the 2016 Brit Awards
Brit Awards
in London on 24 February, Adele
Adele
received the awards for British Female Solo Artist, British Album of the Year for 25, British Single of the Year for "Hello", and British Global Success, bringing her Brit Award
Brit Award
wins to eight.[149] She closed the ceremony by performing "When We Were Young", the second single from 25.[149] Two more singles from 25 were released in 2016: "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" and "Water Under the Bridge". While on stage at London's O2 Arena on 17 March, Adele
Adele
announced that she would be headlining on the Pyramid Stage at the 2016 Glastonbury Festival, which was later confirmed by the festival's organizers.[150] She appeared for a 90-minute fifteen song set at the festival on 25 June, and described the experience as "by far, the best moment of my life so far".[151] As part of her world tour, in February and March 2017, Adele
Adele
performed in Australia for the first time, playing outdoor stadiums around the country.[152] Her first two shows in New Zealand sold out in a record-breaking 23 minutes, and a third show was announced, with all tickets sold in under 30 minutes.[153] Adele
Adele
sold over 600,000 tickets for her record-breaking eight date Australian tour, setting stadium records throughout the country; her Sydney show at ANZ Stadium
ANZ Stadium
on 10 March was seen by 95,000 people, the biggest single concert in Australian history, a record she broke the following night with more than 100,000 fans.[154] Adele
Adele
completed her world tour with two concerts, dubbed "The Finale", at Wembley Stadium, London on 28 and 29 June.[155] She announced the shows at "the home of football" by singing the England football team's "Three Lions" anthem and also the theme song to the BBC's weekly Premier League football show Match of the Day.[155] Adele
Adele
had added another two concerts at Wembley after the first two dates sold out,[156] however she cancelled the 1 and 2 July concerts after damaging her vocal cords.[148] As a show of support, fans instead gathered outside Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
to perform renditions of her songs, in an event titled "Sing for Adele".[157] At the end of 2016, Billboard named Adele
Adele
Artist of the Year for the third time,[158] with the Top Billboard 200
Billboard 200
album.[159] 25 was the best-selling album for a second consecutive year in the US.[160] With 160 million views, Adele's Carpool Karaoke through the streets of London with James Corden, a sketch which featured on Corden's talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden
James Corden
in January 2016, was the biggest YouTube
YouTube
viral video of 2016.[161] At the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2017, Adele
Adele
won all five of her nominations, bringing her to fifteen. She won awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 25, and Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Hello".[162] She also performed a tribute to the late George Michael
George Michael
singing the rendition of his song "Fastlove"; due to technical difficulties which occurred during the performance, Adele
Adele
decided to stop and restart, explaining "I can't mess this up for him".[163] Artistry[edit] Influences and favourite musicians[edit]

Adele
Adele
credits the Spice Girls
Spice Girls
as being a major influence on her love of music.

Adele
Adele
has cited the Spice Girls
Spice Girls
as a major influence in regard to her love and passion for music, stating that "they made me what I am today".[164] Adele
Adele
impersonated the Spice Girls
Spice Girls
at dinner parties as a young girl.[165] She stated she was left "heartbroken" when her favourite Spice Girl, Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell
aka "Ginger Spice", left the group.[166][167] She has also stated that growing up, she listened to Sinéad O'Connor,[168] The Cure,[169] Dusty Springfield,[170] Celine Dion,[171] and Annie Lennox.[172] One of Adele's earliest influences was Gabrielle, who Adele
Adele
has admired since the age of five. During Adele's school years, her mother made her an eye patch with sequins which she used to perform as the Hackney born star in a school talent contest.[173] After moving to south London, she became interested in R&B artists such as Aaliyah, Destiny's Child, and Mary J. Blige.[174] Adele
Adele
says that one of the most defining moments in her life was when she watched Pink perform at Brixton
Brixton
Academy in London. She states: "It was the Missundaztood
Missundaztood
record, so I was about 13 or 14. I had never heard, being in the room, someone sing like that live […] I remember sort of feeling like I was in a wind tunnel, her voice just hitting me. It was incredible."[175][176]

As a teenager Adele
Adele
would listen to Etta James
Etta James
(pictured) while developing and practising her vocal skills.

In 2002, aged 14, Adele
Adele
discovered Etta James
Etta James
and Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
as she stumbled on the artists' CDs in the jazz section of her local music store. She was struck by their appearance on the album covers.[177] Adele
Adele
states she then "started listening to Etta James every night for an hour," and in the process was getting "to know my own voice."[177] Adele
Adele
credits Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
and her 2003 album Frank for inspiring her to take up the guitar, stating, "If it wasn't for Amy and Frank, one hundred per cent I wouldn't have picked up a guitar, I wouldn't have written "Daydreamer" or "Hometown [Glory]" and I wrote "Someone Like You" on the guitar too."[178] She also states that her mother, who is very close to her, exposed her to the music of Aaliyah, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, and Alicia Keys, all of whom inspired her as well.[168] She is also a fan of Lana Del Rey, Grimes, Chvrches, FKA Twigs, Alabama Shakes, Kanye West, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, and Stevie Nicks.[179][180][181] In 2017, she described Beyoncé
Beyoncé
as a particular inspiration, calling her "my artist of my life" and added "the other artists who mean that much to me are all dead."[182] Adele cited Madonna's album Ray of Light
Ray of Light
as a "chief inspiration" behind her album 25.[180] Musical style[edit] Adele's first album, 19, is of the soul genre, with lyrics describing heartbreak and relationship.[15] Her success occurred simultaneously with several other British female soul singers, with the British press dubbing her a new Amy Winehouse.[1] This was described as a third British Musical Invasion of the US.[14] However, Adele
Adele
called the comparisons between her and other female soul singers lazy, noting "we're a gender, not a genre".[15][36][183] AllMusic wrote that "Adele is simply too magical to compare her to anyone."[177]

"Set Fire to the Rain"

A sample of "Set Fire to the Rain" from 21, which describes the contradictory elements of a relationship, and the impossibility of letting go.

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Her second album, 21, shares the folk and soul influences of her debut album, but was further inspired by the American country and Southern blues music to which she had been exposed during her 2008–09 North American tour An Evening with Adele.[184][185] Composed in the aftermath of Adele's separation from her partner, the album typifies the near dormant tradition of the confessional singer-songwriter in its exploration of heartbreak, self-examination, and forgiveness. Having referred to 21 as a "break-up record", Adele
Adele
labelled her third studio album, 25, a "make-up record", adding it was about "Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did."[117] Her yearning for her old self, her nostalgia, and melancholy about the passage of time, is a feature of 25, with Adele stating, "I've had a lot of regrets since I turned 25. And sadness hits me in different ways than it used to. There's a lot of things I don't think I'll ever get 'round to doing."[186]

Voice[edit]

"Clutching a Brits Critics' Choice Award before she'd even released her debut album, Adele
Adele
had what seems like pre-ordained success, but it never would have happened without her extraordinary voice. Appropriately, her big, smoky pipes enter tonight before she does – singing from the wings, before she suddenly emerges, cackling "Awright Leeds." These first few seconds encapsulate her special connection with the public. A peculiar mixture of the sublime and the mundane. One minute she's adding an eerie tremor to the lyric "Of my world", the next she's explaining to the people pondering aloud just how one might Set Fire to the Rain, that the song was inspired "when mah lightah stopped workin'" in the wet."

—Dave Simpson of The Guardian
The Guardian
on her voice and down to earth manner.[187]

Adele
Adele
is a mezzo-soprano with a range spanning from C3 to B5. However Classic FM state she is often mistaken for a contralto due to the application of a tense chest mix to achieve her lower notes, whilst also noting that her voice becomes its clearest as she ascends the register, particularly from C4 to C5.[188][189][190][191][192][193] Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
reported that following throat surgery her voice had become "palpably bigger and purer-toned", and that she had added a further four notes to the top of her range.[186] Initially, critics suggested that her vocals were more developed and intriguing than her songwriting, a sentiment with which Adele
Adele
agreed.[194] She has stated: "I taught myself how to sing by listening to Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
for acrobatics and scales, Etta James
Etta James
for passion and Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
for control."[195]

Adele
Adele
singing at the Bridgestone Arena
Bridgestone Arena
in Nashville, Tennessee during her Adele Live 2016
Adele Live 2016
tour

Her voice has received acclaim from critics. In a review of 19, The Observer said, "The way she stretched the vowels, her wonderful soulful phrasing, the sheer unadulterated pleasure of her voice, stood out all the more; little doubt that she's a rare singer".[196] BBC Music wrote, "Her melodies exude warmth, her singing is occasionally stunning and, ...she has tracks that make Lily Allen
Lily Allen
and Kate Nash sound every bit as ordinary as they are."[197] For their reviews of 21, The New York Times' chief music critic Jon Pareles commended Adele's emotive timbre, comparing her to Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, and Annie Lennox: "[Adele] can seethe, sob, rasp, swoop, lilt and belt, in ways that draw more attention to the song than to the singer".[198] Ryan Reed of Paste magazine regarded her voice as "a raspy, aged-beyond-its-years thing of full-blooded beauty",[199] while MSN Music's Tom Townshend declared her "the finest singer of [our] generation".[200]

Personal life and other ventures[edit] Adele
Adele
began dating charity entrepreneur and Old Etonian
Old Etonian
Simon Konecki in the summer of 2011.[201] In June 2012, Adele
Adele
announced that she and Konecki were expecting a baby.[202][203] Their son Angelo was born on 19 October 2012.[204] On the topic of becoming a parent, Adele observed that she "felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn't".[205] Adele
Adele
and Konecki brought a privacy case against a UK-based photo agency that published intrusive paparazzi images of their son taken during family outings in 2013.[206] Lawyers working on their behalf accepted damages from the company in July 2014.[207] Adele
Adele
has also stated that she has suffered from postpartum depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), and panic attacks.[208][209] In early 2017, tabloids started speculating that Adele
Adele
and Konecki had secretly married when they were spotted wearing matching rings on their ring fingers.[210] During her acceptance speech at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, Adele
Adele
confirmed their marriage by calling Konecki her husband when thanking him.[211] She subsequently clarified her marital status in March 2017, telling the audience at a concert in Brisbane, Australia, "I'm married now".[212] Politically she is a supporter of the Labour Party, stating in 2011 that she was a "Labour girl through and through",[213] although, in May 2011, she advocated a lower tax rate for high-income earners; a view counter to that of the Labour Party.[214] In 2015, Adele
Adele
stated "I'm a feminist, I believe that everyone should be treated the same, including race and sexuality".[180] In 2017, Adele
Adele
was ranked the richest musician under 30 years old in the UK and Ireland in the Sunday Times Rich List, which valued her wealth at £125 million. She was ranked the 19th richest musician overall.[215] She is an icon for the LGBT
LGBT
community.[216] On 12 June 2016 an emotional Adele
Adele
dedicated her show in Antwerp, Belgium to the victims of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, earlier that day, adding "The LGBTQ community, they're like my soul mates since I was really young, so I'm very moved by it."[217][218] In April 2018 it was widely reported that Adele
Adele
had become an ordained minister in order to officiate at close friend comedian Alan Carr's wedding to Paul Drayton, something which Adele
Adele
herself subsequently confirmed. The wedding, held in January 2018, took place in the garden of her house in Los Angeles.[219] However, the news prompted Tim Worstall of The Continental Telegraph to observe that ordination in itself would not have allowed Adele
Adele
to conduct the marriage under California law, and that she would have needed to apply to become a "one-time deputy marriage commissioner", a role similar to that of a Justice of the peace and known as becoming a "JP for a day": "It’s certainly a cute story that Adele
Adele
is now the Rev Miss Adele
Adele
but it’s not really what happened."[220] Philanthropy[edit] Adele
Adele
has performed in numerous charity concerts throughout her career. In 2007 and 2008 she performed at the Little Noise Sessions held at London's Union Chapel, with proceeds from the concerts donated to Mencap which works with people with learning disabilities.[35] In July and November 2008, Adele
Adele
performed at the Keep a Child Alive Black Ball in London and New York City respectively.[221][222][223] On 17 September 2009 she performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for the VH1
VH1
Divas event, a concert to raise money for the Save The Music Foundation charity.[224][225] On 6 December, Adele
Adele
opened with a 40-minute set at John Mayer's 2nd Annual Holiday Charity Revue held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.[226] In 2011, Adele
Adele
gave a free concert for Pride London, a registered charity which arranges LGBT events in London.[227] The same year, Adele
Adele
took part in the UK charity telethon Comic Relief for Red Nose Day 2011, performing "Someone like You".[228] Adele
Adele
has been a major contributor to MusiCares, a charity organisation founded by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for musicians in need. In February 2009, Adele
Adele
performed at the 2009 MusiCares charity concert in Los Angeles. In 2011 and 2012, Adele
Adele
donated autographed items for auctions to support MusiCares.[229][230][231] When on tour, Adele
Adele
requires all backstage visitors to donate a minimum charitable contribution of US$20 for the UK charity SANDS, an organisation dedicated to "supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies' lives". During the UK and European leg of her Adele Live tour, she collected US$13,000 for the charity.[232] On 15 June 2017, Adele
Adele
attended a vigil in west London for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire
Grenfell Tower fire
where, keeping a low profile, she was only spotted by a small handful of fans.[233] Four days later she appeared at Chelsea fire station and brought cakes for the firefighters.[234] Station manager Ben King stated "She came in, came up to the mess and had a cup of tea with the watch and then she joined us for the minute’s silence."[234] Paying tribute to the victims at her first Wembley show on 29 June, Adele
Adele
encouraged fans to donate money to help the victims of the blaze rather than waste the money on "overpriced wine".[235] Awards and achievements[edit] Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Adele

Adele
Adele
performing at the Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Oval
in Adelaide, Australia, March 2017. She performed to over 70,000, a record attendance in South Australia.[154]

At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards
51st Annual Grammy Awards
in 2009, Adele
Adele
won awards in the categories of Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.[236] She was also nominated in the categories of Record of the Year and Song of the Year.[237] The success of her debut album 19 saw Adele
Adele
nominated for three Brit Awards
Brit Awards
in the categories of Best British Female, Best British Single and Best British Breakthrough Act.[238] Then British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown
sent a thank-you letter to Adele
Adele
that stated "with the troubles that the country's in financially, you're a light at the end of the tunnel."[239] Adele's second album, 21, earned her a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year. The success of the album saw her receive numerous mentions in the Guinness Book
Book
of World Records.[240] With 21 non-consecutive weeks at number 1 in the US, Adele
Adele
broke the record for the longest number-1 album by a woman in Billboard history, beating the record formerly held by Whitney Houston's soundtrack The Bodyguard.[79] 21 spent its 23rd week at number one in March 2012, making it the longest-running album at number one since 1985,[241] and it became the fourth best-selling album of the past 10 years in the US.[242] The best selling album in the UK of the 21st century, and the best selling album by a female in UK chart history, 21 is also the fourth best-selling album in the UK of all time.[243][244] 21 was her first album certified diamond in the US.[245] On 6 March, 21 reached 30 non-consecutive weeks at number one on the Australian ARIA Chart, making it the longest-running number one album in Australia in the 21st century, and the second longest-running number one ever.[246] In February 2012, Adele
Adele
was listed at number five on VH1′s 100 Greatest Women in Music.[247] In April 2012, Time magazine named Adele one of the 100 most influential people in the world.[248][249] People named her one of 2012 Most Beautiful at Every Age.[250] On 30 April 2012, a tribute to Adele
Adele
was held at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge called Broadway Sings Adele, starring various Broadway actors such as Matt Doyle.[251] In July 2012, Adele
Adele
was listed at number six in Forbes
Forbes
list of the world's highest-paid celebrities under the age of 30, having earned £23 million between May 2011 and May 2012.[252] On the week ending 3 March 2012, Adele
Adele
became the first solo female artist to have three singles in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
at the same time, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top 5 of the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and two singles in the top 5 of the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
simultaneously.[253] Adele
Adele
topped the 2012 Sunday Times Rich List of musicians in the UK under 30[254] and made the Top 10 of Billboard magazine's "Top 40 Money Makers".[255] Billboard also announced the same day that Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is the biggest crossover hit of the past 25 years, topping pop, adult pop and adult contemporary charts and that Adele
Adele
is one of four female artists to have an album chart at number one for more than 13 weeks (the other three artists being Judy Garland, Carole King, and Whitney Houston).[255] At the 2012 Ivor Novello Awards
Ivor Novello Awards
in May, Adele
Adele
was named Songwriter of the Year, and "Rolling in the Deep" won the award for Most Performed Work of 2011.[256] At the 2012 BMI Awards held in London in October, Adele
Adele
won Song of the Year (for "Rolling in the Deep") in recognition of the song being the most played on US television and radio in 2011.[257] In 2013, Adele
Adele
won the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song for the James Bond
James Bond
theme "Skyfall". This is the first James Bond
James Bond
song to win and the fifth to be nominated (after "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Nobody Does It Better" (1977), "Live and Let Die" (1973), and "The Look of Love" (1967)).[258][259] "Skyfall" won the Brit Award
Brit Award
for Best British Single at the 2013 Brit Awards.[260] Released in 2015, Adele's third album, 25, became the year's best-selling album and broke first week sales records in a number of markets, including the UK and the US.[261] 25 was her second album to be certified diamond in the US and earned her five Grammy Awards, including her second Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year, and four Brit Awards for British Female Solo Artist, British Album of the Year, British Single of the Year for "Hello", and British Global Success.[149] Adele's seven weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart took her total to 31 weeks at number one in the UK with her three albums, surpassing Madonna's previous record of most weeks at number one for a female act in the UK.[142] The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release.[126] At the 2016 Ivor Novello Awards Adele
Adele
was named Songwriter of the Year by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.[262] In June 2013, Adele
Adele
was appointed a MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to music, and she received the award from Prince Charles
Prince Charles
at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
on 19 December 2013.[263][264] In February 2013, she was assessed as one of the 100 most powerful women in the United Kingdom by Woman's Hour
Woman's Hour
on BBC
BBC
Radio 4.[265] In April 2016, Adele
Adele
appeared for the second time on the Time 100
Time 100
list of most influential people.[266] In 2014, Adele
Adele
was already being regarded as a British cultural icon, with young adults from abroad naming her among a group of people that they most associated with UK culture, which included William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth II, David Beckham, J. K. Rowling, The Beatles, Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
and Elton John.[267][268] Discography[edit] Main articles: Adele discography
Adele discography
and List of songs recorded by Adele

19 (2008) 21 (2011) 25 (2015)

Filmography[edit] Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2007 Later... with Jools Holland Herself Episode: 8 June 2007

2008 Later... with Jools Holland Episode: 31 March 2008

2008 Saturday Night Live Episode: " Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin
/ Adele"

2008 Jools' Annual Hootenanny Episode: 31 December 2008

2009 Ugly Betty Episode: "In the Stars"

2011 Later... with Jools Holland Episode: 6 May 2011

2015 Adele
Adele
at the BBC Television special

Saturday Night Live Episode: " Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
/ Adele"

Adele Live
Adele Live
in New York City Herself Executive producer Television special

Concert tours[edit]

An Evening with Adele
An Evening with Adele
(2008–09) Adele Live
Adele Live
(2011) Adele Live 2016
Adele Live 2016
(2016–17)

See also[edit]

List of one-word stage names Honorific nicknames in popular music List of Billboard Social 50 number-one artists List of artists who reached number one in the United States

United Kingdom portal London portal Pop music
Pop music
portal Music portal

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Awards and achievements

Preceded by Randy Newman Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song 2012 Succeeded by Kristen Lopez and Robert Lopez

Preceded by Amy Winehouse Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best New Artist 2009 Succeeded by Zac Brown Band

Preceded by Mika Sound of... 2008 Succeeded by Little Boots

Preceded by Jack White
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title artist "Skyfall", 2012 Succeeded by Sam Smith "Writing's on the Wall", 2015

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Discography Awards and nominations Songs

Studio albums

19 21 25

Video albums

Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Extended plays

iTunes Live from SoHo iTunes Festival: London 2011

Singles

"Hometown Glory" "Chasing Pavements" "Cold Shoulder" "Make You Feel My Love" "Rolling in the Deep" "Someone like You" "Set Fire to the Rain" "Rumour Has It" "Turning Tables" "Skyfall" "Hello" "When We Were Young" "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" "Water Under the Bridge"

Featured singles

"Many Shades of Black" "Water and a Flame"

Other songs

" River
River
Lea" "Million Years Ago" "All I Ask"

Concert tours

An Evening with Adele Adele
Adele
Live Adele Live
Adele Live
2016

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The Sound of Music
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Are You Experienced
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– Hootie & the Blowfish 1996: Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
– Alanis Morissette 1997: Spice – Spice Girls 1998: Titanic: Music from the Motion Picture – James Horner 1999: Millennium – Backstreet Boys 2000: No Strings Attached – NSYNC

2001–present

2001: 1 – The Beatles 2002: The Eminem Show
The Eminem Show
– Eminem 2003: Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Get Rich or Die Tryin'
– 50 Cent 2004: Confessions – Usher 2005: The Massacre
The Massacre
– 50 Cent 2006: Some Hearts
Some Hearts
– Carrie Underwood 2007: Daughtry – Daughtry 2008: As I Am
As I Am
– Alicia Keys 2009: Fearless – Taylor Swift 2010: I Dreamed a Dream – Susan Boyle 2011: 21 – Adele 2012: 21 – Adele 2013: The 20/20 Experience
The 20/20 Experience
– Justin Timberlake 2014: Frozen – Soundtrack 2015: 1989 – Taylor Swift 2016: 25 – Adele 2017: Damn – Kendrick Lamar

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Billboard Year-End number one singles (2000–2019)

2000: "Breathe" – Faith Hill 2001: "Hanging by a Moment" – Lifehouse 2002: "How You Remind Me" – Nickelback 2003: "In da Club" – 50 Cent 2004: "Yeah!" – Usher featuring Lil Jon
Lil Jon
and Ludacris 2005: "We Belong Together" – Mariah Carey 2006: "Bad Day" – Daniel Powter 2007: "Irreplaceable" – Beyoncé 2008: "Low" – Flo Rida
Flo Rida
featuring T-Pain 2009: "Boom Boom Pow" – The Black Eyed Peas 2010: "Tik Tok" – Kesha 2011: "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Thrift Shop" – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "Love Yourself" – Justin Bieber 2017: "Shape of You" – Ed Sheeran

Complete list (1946–1959) (1960–1979) (1980–1999) (2000–2019)

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UK best-selling albums by year (2010–2017)

2010: Progress (Take That) 2011: 21 (Adele) 2012: Our Version of Events
Our Version of Events
(Emeli Sandé) 2013: Midnight Memories
Midnight Memories
(One Direction) 2014: x (Ed Sheeran) 2015–16: 25 (Adele) 2017: ÷ (Ed Sheeran)

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Best-selling singles by year in the United Kingdom

1952–1969

1952: "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" – Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
(UK) 1953: "I Believe" – Frankie Laine 1954: "Secret Love" – Doris Day 1955: "Rose Marie" – Slim Whitman 1956: "I'll Be Home" – Pat Boone 1957: "Diana" – Paul Anka 1958: "Jailhouse Rock" – Elvis Presley 1959: "Living Doll" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1960: "It's Now or Never" – Elvis Presley 1961: "Wooden Heart" – Elvis Presley 1962: "I Remember You" – Frank Ifield (UK) 1963: "She Loves You" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1964: "Can't Buy Me Love" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1965: "Tears" – Ken Dodd
Ken Dodd
(UK) 1966: "Green, Green Grass of Home" – Tom Jones (UK) 1967: "Release Me" – Engelbert Humperdinck (UK) 1968: "Hey Jude" – The Beatles
The Beatles
(UK) 1969: "Sugar, Sugar" – The Archies

1970–1989

1970: "The Wonder of You" – Elvis Presley 1971: "My Sweet Lord" – George Harrison
George Harrison
(UK) 1972: "Amazing Grace" – The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
Band (UK) 1973: "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" – Tony Orlando and Dawn 1974: "Tiger Feet" – Mud (UK) 1975: "Bye Bye Baby" – Bay City Rollers
Bay City Rollers
(UK) 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" – Brotherhood of Man
Brotherhood of Man
(UK) 1977: "Mull of Kintyre" / "Girls' School" – Wings (UK) 1978: "Rivers of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring" – Boney M. 1979: "Bright Eyes" – Art Garfunkel 1980: "Don't Stand So Close to Me" – The Police
The Police
(UK) 1981: "Don't You Want Me" – The Human League
The Human League
(UK) 1982: "Come On Eileen" – Dexys Midnight Runners
Dexys Midnight Runners
(UK) 1983: "Karma Chameleon" – Culture Club
Culture Club
(UK) 1984: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid (UK) 1985: "The Power of Love" – Jennifer Rush 1986: "Don't Leave Me This Way" – The Communards (UK) 1987: "Never Gonna Give You Up" – Rick Astley
Rick Astley
(UK) 1988: "Mistletoe and Wine" – Cliff Richard
Cliff Richard
(UK) 1989: "Ride on Time" – Black Box

1990–2009

1990: "Unchained Melody" – The Righteous Brothers 1991: "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" – Bryan Adams 1992: "I Will Always Love You" – Whitney Houston 1993: "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" – Meat Loaf 1994: "Love Is All Around" – Wet Wet Wet
Wet Wet Wet
(UK) 1995: "Unchained Melody" – Robson & Jerome (UK) 1996: "Killing Me Softly" – Fugees 1997: "Something About the Way You Look Tonight" / "Candle in the Wind 1997" – Elton John
Elton John
(UK) 1998: "Believe" – Cher 1999: "...Baby One More Time" – Britney Spears 2000: "Can We Fix It?" – Bob the Builder
Bob the Builder
(UK) 2001: "It Wasn't Me" – Shaggy featuring Rikrok
Rikrok
(UK) 2002: "Anything Is Possible" / "Evergreen" – Will Young
Will Young
(UK) 2003: "Where Is the Love?" – The Black Eyed Peas 2004: "Do They Know It's Christmas?" – Band Aid 20 (UK) 2005: "Is This the Way to Amarillo" – Tony Christie
Tony Christie
featuring Peter Kay (UK) 2006: "Crazy" – Gnarls Barkley 2007: "Bleeding Love" – Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
(UK) 2008: "Hallelujah" – Alexandra Burke
Alexandra Burke
(UK) 2009: "Poker Face" – Lady Gaga

2010–present

2010: "Love the Way You Lie" – Eminem
Eminem
featuring Rihanna 2011: "Someone Like You" – Adele
Adele
(UK) 2012: "Somebody That I Used to Know" – Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra 2013: "Blurred Lines" – Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke
featuring T.I.
T.I.
& Pharrell Williams 2014: "Happy" – Pharrell Williams 2015: "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
(UK) featuring Bruno Mars 2016: "One Dance" – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla (UK) 2017: "Shape of You" - Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
(UK)

Awards for Adele

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Song

1934–1940

"The Continental"

Music: Con Conrad Lyrics: Herb Magidson (1934)

"Lullaby of Broadway"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Al Dubin (1935)

"The Way You Look Tonight"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Dorothy Fields
Dorothy Fields
(1936)

"Sweet Leilani"

Music and lyrics: Harry Owens
Harry Owens
(1937)

"Thanks for the Memory"

Music: Ralph Rainger Lyrics: Leo Robin (1938)

"Over the Rainbow"

Music: Harold Arlen Lyrics: E. Y. Harburg (1939)

"When You Wish Upon a Star"

Music: Leigh Harline Lyrics: Ned Washington (1940)

1941–1950

"The Last Time I Saw Paris"

Music: Jerome Kern Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1941)

"White Christmas"

Music and lyrics: Irving Berlin
Irving Berlin
(1942)

"You'll Never Know"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Mack Gordon
Mack Gordon
(1943)

"Swinging on a Star"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Johnny Burke (1944)

"It Might as Well Be Spring"

Music: Richard Rodgers Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II
Oscar Hammerstein II
(1945)

"On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"

Music: Harry Warren Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1946)

"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"

Music: Allie Wrubel Lyrics: Ray Gilbert (1947)

"Buttons and Bows"

Music: Jay Livingston Lyrics: Ray Evans (1948)

"Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Music and lyrics: Frank Loesser
Frank Loesser
(1949)

"Mona Lisa"

Music and lyrics: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
(1950)

1951–1960

"In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening"

Music: Hoagy Carmichael Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1951)

"High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin')"

Music: Dimitri Tiomkin Lyrics: Ned Washington (1952)

"Secret Love"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1953)

"Three Coins in the Fountain"

Music: Jule Styne Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1954)

"Love Is a Many Splendored Thing"

Music: Sammy Fain Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1955)

"Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)"

Music and lyrics: Jay Livingston
Jay Livingston
and Ray Evans (1956)

"All the Way"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1957)

"Gigi"

Music: Frederick Loewe Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner
Alan Jay Lerner
(1958)

"High Hopes"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1959)

"Never on Sunday"

Music and lyrics: Manos Hatzidakis
Manos Hatzidakis
(1960)

1961–1970

"Moon River"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1961)

"Days of Wine and Roses"

Music: Henry Mancini Lyrics: Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
(1962)

"Call Me Irresponsible"

Music: Jimmy Van Heusen Lyrics: Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
(1963)

"Chim Chim Cher-ee"

Music and lyrics: Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
(1964)

"The Shadow of Your Smile"

Music: Johnny Mandel Lyrics: Paul Francis Webster (1965)

"Born Free"

Music: John Barry Lyrics: Don Black (1966)

" Talk
Talk
to the Animals"

Music and lyrics: Leslie Bricusse (1967)

"The Windmills of Your Mind"

Music: Michel Legrand Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1968)

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Music: Burt Bacharach Lyrics: Hal David
Hal David
(1969)

"For All We Know"

Music: Fred Karlin Lyrics: Robb Royer
Robb Royer
and Jimmy Griffin (1970)

1971–1980

"Theme from Shaft"

Music and lyrics: Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971)

"The Morning After"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1972)

"The Way We Were"

Music: Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics: Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1973)

"We May Never Love Like This Again"

Music and lyrics: Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn (1974)

"I'm Easy"

Music and lyrics: Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975)

"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)"

Music: Barbra Streisand Lyrics: Paul Williams (1976)

"You Light Up My Life"

Music and lyrics: Joseph Brooks (1977)

"Last Dance"

Music and lyrics: Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978)

"It Goes Like It Goes"

Music: David Shire Lyrics: Norman Gimbel (1979)

"Fame"

Music: Michael Gore Lyrics: Dean Pitchford (1980)

1981–1990

"Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"

Music and lyrics: Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, Christopher Cross and Peter Allen (1981)

"Up Where We Belong"

Music: Jack Nitzsche
Jack Nitzsche
and Buffy Sainte-Marie Lyrics: Will Jennings (1982)

"Flashdance... What a Feeling"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Keith Forsey and Irene Cara (1983)

"I Just Called to Say I Love You"

Music and lyrics: Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1984)

"Say You, Say Me"

Music and lyrics: Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985)

"Take My Breath Away"

Music: Giorgio Moroder Lyrics: Tom Whitlock (1986)

"(I've Had) The Time of My Life"

Music: Franke Previte, John DeNicola and Donald Markowitz Lyrics: Franke Previte (1987)

"Let the River
River
Run"

Music and lyrics: Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1988)

"Under the Sea"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1989)

"Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(1990)

1991–2000

"Beauty and the Beast"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman (1991)

"A Whole New World"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1992)

"Streets of Philadelphia"

Music and lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(1993)

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"

Music: Elton John Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1994)

"Colors of the Wind"

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1995)

"You Must Love Me"

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(1996)

"My Heart Will Go On"

Music: James Horner Lyrics: Will Jennings (1997)

"When You Believe"

Music and lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998)

"You'll Be in My Heart"

Music and lyrics: Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

"Things Have Changed"

Music and lyrics: Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000)

2001–2010

"If I Didn't Have You (Disney song)"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2001)

"Lose Yourself"

Music: Eminem, Jeff Bass and Luis Resto Lyrics: Eminem
Eminem
(2002)

"Into the West"

Music and lyrics: Fran Walsh, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
and Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox
(2003)

"Al otro lado del río"

Music and lyrics: Jorge Drexler
Jorge Drexler
(2004)

"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"

Music and lyrics: Juicy J, Frayser Boy and DJ Paul
DJ Paul
(2005)

"I Need to Wake Up"

Music and lyrics: Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge
(2006)

"Falling Slowly"

Music and lyrics: Glen Hansard
Glen Hansard
and Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007)

"Jai Ho"

Music: A. R. Rahman Lyrics: Gulzar
Gulzar
(2008)

"The Weary Kind"

Music and lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009)

"We Belong Together"

Music and lyrics: Randy Newman
Randy Newman
(2010)

2011–present

"Man or Muppet"

Music and lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011)

"Skyfall"

Music and lyrics: Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012)

"Let It Go"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013)

"Glory"

Music and lyrics: John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn (2014)

"Writing's on the Wall"

Music and lyrics: James Napier and Sam Smith (2015)

"City of Stars"

Music: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016)

"Remember Me"

Music and lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song

1998–2000

"When You Believe" Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz (1998) "Music of My Heart" Music & Lyrics: Diane Warren
Diane Warren
(1999) "My Funny Friend and Me" Music & Lyrics: David Hartley, Sting (2000)

2001–2010

"May It Be" Music & Lyrics: Enya, Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan (2001) "Lose Yourself" Music & Lyrics: Jeff Bass, Eminem, Luis Resto, (2002) "A Mighty Wind" Music & Lyrics: Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Michael McKean (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music & Lyrics: Mick Jagger, David Stewart (2004) "Hustle & Flow" Music & Lyrics: Terrence Howard
Terrence Howard
(2005) "Listen" Music & Lyrics: Scott Cutler, Henry Krieger, Anne Preven (2006) "Falling Slowly" Music & Lyrics: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová
Markéta Irglová
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music & Lyrics: Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music & Lyrics: Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
and T Bone Burnett
T Bone Burnett
(2009) "If I Rise" Music & Lyrics: Rollo Armstrong, Dido, A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2010)

2011–2020

"Life's a Happy Song" Music & Lyrics: Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie
(2011) "Skyfall" Music & Lyrics: Adele, Paul Epworth (2012) "Let It Go" Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2013) "Glory" Music & Lyrics: Common, John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "See You Again" Music & Lyrics: Andrew Cedar, DJ Frank E, Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth (2015) "City of Stars" Music: Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "Remember Me" Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
Robert Lopez
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Original Song

1960s

"Town Without Pity" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1961) "Circus World" Lyrics by Ned Washington, Music by Dimitri Tiomkin (1964) "Forget Domani" Lyrics by Norman Newell, Music by Riz Ortolani
Riz Ortolani
(1965) "Strangers in the Night" Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Music by Bert Kaempfert
Bert Kaempfert
(1966) "If Ever I Would Leave You" Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe (1967) "The Windmills of Your Mind" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Michel Legrand (1968) "Jean" Music & Lyrics by Rod McKuen
Rod McKuen
(1969)

1970s

"Whistling Away the Dark" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Henry Mancini (1970) "Life Is What You Make It" Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1971) "Ben" Lyrics by Don Black, Music by Walter Scharf (1972) "The Way We Were" Lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Music by Marvin Hamlisch (1973) "I Feel Love" Lyrics by Betty Box, Music by Euel Box (1974) "I'm Easy" Music & Lyrics by Keith Carradine
Keith Carradine
(1975) "Evergreen" Lyrics by Paul Williams, Music by Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) "You Light Up My Life" Music & Lyrics by Joseph Brooks (1977) "Last Dance" Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Paul Jabara
(1978) "The Rose" Music & Lyrics by Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom
(1979)

1980s

"Fame" Lyrics by Dean Pitchford, Music by Michael Gore (1980) "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)" Music & Lyrics by Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Christopher Cross, & Carole Bayer Sager (1981) "Up Where We Belong" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by Jack Nitzsche & Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie
(1982) "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Lyrics by Irene Cara, Keith Forsey, Music by Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Music & Lyrics by Stevie Wonder (1984) "Say You, Say Me" Music & Lyrics by Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) "Take My Breath Away" Lyrics by Tom Whitlock, Music by Giorgio Moroder (1986) "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" Lyrics by Franke Previte, Music by John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz (1987) "Let the River
River
Run" Music & Lyrics by Carly Simon/"Two Hearts" Lyrics by Phil Collins, Music by Lamont Dozier
Lamont Dozier
(1988) "Under the Sea" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

"Blaze of Glory" Music & Lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
(1990) "Beauty and the Beast" Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken (1991) "A Whole New World" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) "Streets of Philadelphia" Music & Lyrics by Bruce Springsteen (1993) "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John (1994) "Colors of the Wind" Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Music by Alan Menken (1995) "You Must Love Me" Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1996) "My Heart Will Go On" Lyrics by Wilbur Jennings, Music by James Horner (1997) "The Prayer" Music & Lyrics by David Foster, Tony Renis, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa (1998) "You'll Be in My Heart" Music & Lyrics by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1999)

2000s

"Things Have Changed" Music and lyrics by Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(2000) "Until..." Music and lyrics by Sting (2001) "The Hands That Built America" Music and lyrics by Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge
The Edge
& Larry Mullen Jr.
Larry Mullen Jr.
(2002) "Into the West" Music and lyrics by Annie Lennox, Howard Shore
Howard Shore
& Frances Walsh (2003) "Old Habits Die Hard" Music and lyrics by Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
& David A. Stewart (2004) "A Love That Will Never Grow Old" Lyrics by Bernie Taupin, Music by Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) "The Song of the Heart" Music and lyrics by Prince Rogers Nelson (2006) "Guaranteed" Music and lyrics by Eddie Vedder
Eddie Vedder
(2007) "The Wrestler" Music and lyrics by Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(2008) "The Weary Kind" Music and lyrics by Ryan Bingham
Ryan Bingham
& T Bone Burnett (2009)

2010s

"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Music & Lyrics by Diane Warren (2010) "Masterpiece" Music & Lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost and Jimmy Harry (2011) "Skyfall" by Adele
Adele
Adkins and Paul Epworth (2012) "Ordinary Love" by U2 and Danger Mouse (2013) "Glory" by Common and John Legend
John Legend
(2014) "Writing's on the Wall" by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes (2015) "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2016) "This Is Me" by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (2017)

Complete List (1960s) (1970s) (1980s) (1990s) (2000s) (2010s)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Album of the Year

1959–1979

The Music from Peter Gunn
The Music from Peter Gunn
Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1959) Come Dance with Me! – Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1960) The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1962) The First Family – Vaughn Meader
Vaughn Meader
(1963) The Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
Album – Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1964) Getz/Gilberto
Getz/Gilberto
– Stan Getz, João Gilberto
João Gilberto
(1965) September of My Years Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1966) A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles
The Beatles
(1968) By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell
(1969) Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1970) Bridge over Troubled Water
Bridge over Troubled Water
– Simon & Garfunkel (1971) Tapestry – Carole King
Carole King
(1972) The Concert for Bangladesh – Various (1973) Innervisions
Innervisions
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1974) Fulfillingness' First Finale
Fulfillingness' First Finale
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1975) Still Crazy After All These Years
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1976) Songs in the Key of Life
Songs in the Key of Life
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
(1977) Rumours – Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac
(1978) Saturday Night Fever – Bee Gees/Various (1979)

1980–2000

52nd Street – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Double Fantasy
Double Fantasy
John Lennon
John Lennon
and Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono
(1982) Toto IV
Toto IV
– Toto (1983) Thriller – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) Can't Slow Down – Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie
(1985) No Jacket Required
No Jacket Required
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1986) Graceland – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1987) The Joshua Tree
The Joshua Tree
– U2 (1988) Faith – George Michael
George Michael
(1989) Nick of Time – Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt
(1990) Back on the Block
Back on the Block
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
and various artists (1991) Unforgettable... with Love Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1992) Unplugged – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) The Bodyguard Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) MTV
MTV
Unplugged – Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1995) Jagged Little Pill
Jagged Little Pill
Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
(1996) Falling into You
Falling into You
Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1997) Time Out of Mind – Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
(1998) The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Supernatural – Santana (2000)

2001–present

Two Against Nature
Two Against Nature
Steely Dan
Steely Dan
(2001) O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack (2002) Come Away with Me
Come Away with Me
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast
Outkast
(2004) Genius Loves Company
Genius Loves Company
Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and various artists (2005) How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
– U2 (2006) Taking the Long Way
Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(2007) River: The Joni Letters – Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(2008) Raising Sand
Raising Sand
Robert Plant
Robert Plant
& Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
(2009) Fearless – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2010) The Suburbs
The Suburbs
Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire
(2011) 21 – Adele
Adele
(2012) Babel – Mumford & Sons (2013) Random Access Memories
Random Access Memories
Daft Punk
Daft Punk
(2014) Morning Phase
Morning Phase
Beck
Beck
(2015) 1989 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
(2016) 25 – Adele
Adele
(2017) 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best New Artist

Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Peter Nero
Peter Nero
(1962) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1963) The Swingle Singers
The Swingle Singers
(1964) The Beatles
The Beatles
(1965) Tom Jones (1966) No award given (1967) Bobbie Gentry
Bobbie Gentry
(1968) José Feliciano
José Feliciano
(1969) Crosby, Stills & Nash (1970) The Carpenters
The Carpenters
(1971) Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1972) America (1973) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1974) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1975) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1976) Starland Vocal Band
Starland Vocal Band
(1977) Debby Boone (1978) A Taste of Honey (1979) Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton
(1982) Men at Work
Men at Work
(1983) Culture Club
Culture Club
(1984) Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(1985) Sade (1986) Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby
and the Range (1987) Jody Watley
Jody Watley
(1988) Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
(1989) Milli Vanilli
Milli Vanilli
(1990; withdrawn) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
(1991) Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn
(1992) Arrested Development (1993) Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton
(1994) Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) Hootie & the Blowfish (1996) LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes
(1997) Paula Cole
Paula Cole
(1998) Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
(2000) Shelby Lynne
Shelby Lynne
(2001) Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(2002) Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Evanescence (2004) Maroon 5
Maroon 5
(2005) John Legend
John Legend
(2006) Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
(2007) Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) Adele
Adele
(2009) Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band
(2010) Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding
(2011) Bon Iver
Bon Iver
(2012) Fun (2013) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2014) Sam Smith (2015) Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor
(2016) Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper
(2017) Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Song of the Year

1959−1980

"Volare" – Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(songwriter) (1959) "The Battle of New Orleans" – Jimmy Driftwood
Jimmy Driftwood
(songwriter) (1960) "Theme from Exodus" – Ernest Gold (songwriter) (1961) "Moon River" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(songwriters) (1962) "What Kind of Fool Am I?" – Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) (1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" – Johnny Mercer
Johnny Mercer
& Henry Mancini (songwriters) (1964) "Hello, Dolly!" – Jerry Herman
Jerry Herman
(songwriter) (1965) "The Shadow of Your Smile" – Paul Francis Webster & Johnny Mandel (songwriters) (1966) "Michelle" – John Lennon
John Lennon
& Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney
(songwriters) (1967) "Up, Up, and Away" – Jimmy Webb
Jimmy Webb
(songwriter) (1968) "Little Green Apples" – Bobby Russell (songwriter) (1969) "Games People Play" – Joe South
Joe South
(songwriter) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" – Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(songwriter) (1971) "You've Got a Friend" – Carole King
Carole King
(songwriter) (1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" – Ewan MacColl (songwriter) (1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox (songwriters) (1974) "The Way We Were" – Alan and Marilyn Bergman & Marvin Hamlisch (songwriters) (1975) "Send in the Clowns" – Stephen Sondheim
Stephen Sondheim
(songwriter) (1976) "I Write the Songs" – Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (1977) "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" – Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams (songwriters) / "You Light Up My Life" – Joe Brooks (songwriter) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(songwriter) (1979) "What a Fool Believes" – Kenny Loggins
Kenny Loggins
& Michael McDonald (songwriters) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" – Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(songwriter) (1981) "Bette Davis Eyes" – Donna Weiss & Jackie DeShannon (songwriters) (1982) "Always on My Mind" – Johnny Christopher, Mark James & Wayne Carson (songwriters) (1983) "Every Breath You Take" – Sting (songwriter) (1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" – Graham Lyle & Terry Britten (songwriters) (1985) "We Are the World" – Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
& Lionel Richie (songwriters) (1986) "That's What Friends Are For" – Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach
& Carole Bayer Sager (songwriters) (1987) "Somewhere Out There" – James Horner, Barry Mann
Barry Mann
& Cynthia Weil (songwriters) (1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(songwriter) (1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Larry Henley & Jeff Silbar (songwriters) (1990) "From a Distance" – Julie Gold
Julie Gold
(songwriter) (1991) "Unforgettable" – Irving Gordon
Irving Gordon
(songwriter) (1992) "Tears in Heaven" – Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1993) "A Whole New World" – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
& Tim Rice
Tim Rice
(songwriters) (1994) "Streets of Philadelphia" – Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
(songwriter) (1995) "Kiss from a Rose" – Seal (songwriter) (1996) "Change the World" – Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick & Tommy Sims (songwriters) (1997) "Sunny Came Home" – Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
& John Leventhal
John Leventhal
(songwriters) (1998) "My Heart Will Go On" – James Horner
James Horner
& Will Jennings (songwriters) (1999) "Smooth" – Itaal Shur
Itaal Shur
& Rob Thomas (songwriters) (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2001) "Fallin'" – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(songwriter) (2002) "Don't Know Why" – Jesse Harris (songwriter) (2003) "Dance with My Father" – Richard Marx
Richard Marx
& Luther Vandross (songwriters) (2004) "Daughters" – John Mayer
John Mayer
(songwriter) (2005) "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" – Adam Clayton, David Evans, Laurence Mullen & Paul Hewson (songwriters) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" – Emily Burns Erwin, Martha Maguire, Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
Pasdar & Dan Wilson (songwriters) (2007) "Rehab" – Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(songwriter) (2008) "Viva la Vida" – Guy Berryman, Jonathan Buckland, William Champion & Christopher Martin (songwriters) (2009) "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Thaddis "Kuk" Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart (songwriters) (2010) "Need You Now" – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
& Hillary Scott (songwriters) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Paul Epworth (songwriters) (2012) "We Are Young" – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost
Andrew Dost
& Nate Ruess (songwriters) (2013) "Royals" – Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor (songwriters) (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) – James Napier, William Phillips & Sam Smith (songwriters) (2015) "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
& Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(songwriters) (2016) "Hello" – Adele
Adele
Adkins & Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
(songwriters) (2017) "That's What I Like" – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles
Ray Charles
McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (songwriters) (2018)

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Winners of MTV
MTV
Europe Music Award for Best UK & Ireland Act

5ive (1998) Boyzone
Boyzone
(1999) Westlife
Westlife
(2000) Craig David
Craig David
(2001) Coldplay
Coldplay
(2002, 2005) The Darkness (2003) Muse (2004, 2007) The Kooks
The Kooks
(2006) Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
(2008) Pixie Lott
Pixie Lott
(2009) Marina and the Diamonds
Marina and the Diamonds
(2010) Adele
Adele
(2011) One Direction
One Direction
(2012, 2013, 2014) Little Mix
Little Mix
(2015)

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