Timeline of Adele, a Grammy-winning British singer-songwriter known for her powerful vocals and emotionally resonant ballads. Her soulful voice and honest lyrics have captivated audiences worldwide, establishing her as one of the most successful and influential artists of her generation.


May 05, 1988


London, England


Singer-songwriter and recording artist


BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology


05 May 1988

Adele was born in Tottenham, London

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born on May 5, 1988, in Tottenham, London, to an English mother, Penny Adkins, and a Welsh father, Marc Evans. Evans left when Adele was two, leaving her mother to raise her.


28 January 2008

Release of Debut Album '19'

Adele released her debut album '19' to critical acclaim, titled after her age at the time of recording. It spawned hits like 'Chasing Pavements' and 'Hometown Glory,' showcasing her soulful voice and deeply personal songwriting.


08 February 2009

Wins her two first Grammy Awards

Adele won her first two Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her song 'Chasing Pavements'. This marked her as an emerging talent in the international music scene.


24 January 2011

Release of Second Album '21'

The release of Adele's second studio album, '21', took her career to new heights. The album reflected her soul, folk, and R&B influences and included the massive hits 'Rolling in the Deep' and 'Someone Like You'.


05 October 2012

Release of 'Skyfall'

Adele recorded 'Skyfall', the official theme song for the James Bond film of the same name. The song received critical acclaim and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.


19 October 2012

Birth of her Son Angelo

Adele gave birth to her son, Angelo, on October 19, 2012. Motherhood marked a new chapter in her personal life and influenced her music career as she took time off to focus on her family.


20 November 2015

Release of Third Album '25'

Adele released her third studio album '25' which debuted at number one in major markets and set records for sales. The lead single, 'Hello', became a global hit, breaking many records.


12 February 2017

Grammy Awards Triumph

Adele swept the 59th Annual Grammy Awards with '25', winning Album of the Year, and her single 'Hello' won Record of the Year and Song of the Year, among other awards.


12 February 2017

Grammy Awards Triumph

Adele's representatives announced that she had separated from her husband, Simon Konecki. The announcement came a few years after the couple wed. The divorce was officially finalised on 4 March 2021.


24 October 2020

Adele Hosts Saturday Night Live

Adele took on the role of a host at Saturday Night Live, showcasing her comedic talent. Her appearance was well-received, highlighting her versatility and appeal beyond her music career.


15 October 2021

Release of 'Easy On Me'

Adele released 'Easy On Me', the lead single from her fourth studio album '30'. The song signified her return to music and emotional storytelling through her lyrics after several years of hiatus.


19 November 2021

Release of Fourth Album '30'

Adele released her highly anticipated fourth studio album, '30', which delved into her divorce and personal growth. The album was met with widespread acclaim and commercial success.

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