Adele is an English singer-songwriter. She has released two studio albums: 19 was released in January 2008 and 21 was released in January 2011 through XL Recordings and Columbia Records. Several singles from 19 charted on the United States' Billboard charts and the United Kingdom's Singles Chart, including "Chasing Pavements", "Cold Shoulder", "Hometown Glory", and "Make You Feel My Love". The success of Adele's debut album won her several awards, including Critic's Choice from the BRIT Awards, a European Border Breakers Award for Best Album and a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. For "Chasing Pavements", Adele received eight nominations, including three from the Grammy Awards (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance) and one each from the BMI London Awards, the BRIT Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, mtvU Woodie Awards, and the Q Awards.
The record-breaking success of Adele's second album, 21, has earned her six Grammy Awards, two BRIT Awards, three American Music Awards, twelve Billboard Music Awards, two Ivor Novello Awards, MOBO Awards and Urban Music Awards. "Rolling in the Deep" received nominations from the BT Digital Music Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the Q Awards and the Teen Choice Awards. Her single "Someone Like You" also won numerous awards.
In 2013, she received an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Skyfall". She won the Critics Choice Award and Golden Globes Award for Best Original Song, also for "Skyfall". She won her ninth Grammy Award in 2013 for "Set Fire to the Rain (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)"; this also makes her the only recipient of the Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance.
For a complete list of awards and nominations received by Adele, go here.