Adele is the stage name for Adele Adkins, a British soul singer and songwriter. She debuted in 2008 with the album, 19, which lead the charts in the U.K. with the single, "Chasing Pavements". Her second album 21 (2011) was also a resounding international hit, receiving numerous Grammy Awards, certified platinum and containing several iconic singles such as "Rolling in the Deep" and "Set Fire to the Rain".
After four years away from the spotlight, Adele released her third album 25 in November 2015, highlighted by the hit single Hello. The new album will be supported by both a European and North American tour in 2016, in what promises to be one of the hottest concert acts of the year.