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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), known mononymously as Adele, is an English singer-songwriter.

She was the first recipient of the Brit Awards Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008. Since her debut album 19, Adele has received much recognition both commercially and critically. The album debuted at number one, and has been certified 4x platinum in the UK. Her career in the US was boosted by a viewer record–breaking Saturday Night Live episode in late 2008. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele won the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She is best known for her single "Rolling in the Deep", which has become the biggest-selling digital song by a woman in history. It was followed by her smash singles "Someone Like You" (which has been deemed one of the saddest songs ever written), "Set Fire to the Rain", and "Rumour Has It", all of which were from her record-breaking sophomore album, 21.


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"Skyfall", performed by Adele, is the theme song to the eponymous film,
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the 23rd in the James Bond film series. The track was co-written by Adele and producer Paul Epworth, and features orchestrations by J. A. C. Redford. "Skyfall" is set to be released on October 5, 2012, as part of the "James Bond Day" celebrations by Eon Productions - the day marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first Bond film, Dr. No.

After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to “Skyfall.” Adele admits, “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no-brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day, I’m sure!” The song was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, and features a 77-piece orchestra.

Following the success of the song, Daniel Craig requested that Adele sing the theme for the next Bond theme as well; it was later reported that the producers of Skyfall were in the process of signing Adele to sing the next Bond theme, although Adele has yet to confirm this.

Adele Performs "Skyfall" Live at the Oscars
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Adele - Skyfall (Live at the Oscars)

Adele sings her hit single "Skyfall" from the film of the same name live at the Academy Awards for the first time.

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Academy Awards
The Academy Awards, informally known as The Oscars, are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), the Emmy Awards (for television), and the Tony Awards (for theater), are modeled after the Academy Awards.

For the 85th Academy Awards, it was highly suspected that Adele would receive a nomination for Best Original Song for her song "Skyfall". On January 10, 2013, when the nominees were officially announced, it was revealed that Adele had indeed received a pending nomination for the award. The show included a special tribute to the James Bond franchise; Adele took part in it, although her performance took place after a video tribute to the music of James Bond and Shirley Bassey's performance of "Skyfall". The performance was met with hugely positive reviews and was deemed her comeback to the music industry following her pregnancy in 2012. Adele battled "crippling nerves" for the performance and had sought out various methods for avoiding vomiting and other actions relating to her nervousness; this includes going to a hypnotherapist and seeking help from other celebrities, including Elton John.

Following the performance, Adele and Paul Epworth won the award for Best Original Song; this was the first Bond theme ever to take home an Oscar.

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