Adele or Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is an English singer and songwriter. After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. In 2011, 2012 and 2016, Billboard named her Artist of the Year.
She is relatively new to fame and as such, hasn’t been subjected to the requisite scrutiny over a celebrity’s religious views. Even the numerous question and answer sites seem to be unwilling to speculate about her religion. However, it is reasonable to assume that she, being a white Englishwoman, probably has Anglican/Episcopalian roots and would probably identify as Christian.
When other children might be just learning to tie their shoes, Adele began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices. Growing up, she 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.
The singer is a bit more interesting politically. In fact, she might be considered somewhat conservative. She was pretty fired-up over her tax bill and the British government’s use of her money. She has been vocal about her displease with the government functioning and proclaims an unpopular voice, while being objectionable.
In 2017 Adele married to Simon Konecki in a private ceremony. (1) The couple met through Ed Sheeran in 2011 while the singer was recovering from throat surgery and staying out of the limelight. According to her own admission, she was not looking for love and was hoping to remain single, but Konecki had stolen her heart. A year later the couple welcomed their son Angelo to the world.
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.
Adele is 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.
Additionally she is regarded as an icon for the LGBT community. (2) As an example, Adele said this when asked about the future of her boy Angelo: “I can’t wait to know who his best friends are going to be, who his girlfriend or his boyfriend is going to be or what movies he likes… Whatever my kid wants to do or be I’ll always support him no matter what.” (3)