Adele By: KalenaSakaria Music 1010-042
Born on May 5, 1988 • She is an England native. • Started singing at the age of 4. Biography May 5, 1988
Musical influences Spice Girls Aaliyah Pink Mary J. Blige Beyonce
Attended Brit School for Performing Arts & Technology. • Wanted to originally become a talent scout. • A friend posted her recording on MySpace. • Adele signed on with XL Recordings in September 2006. Early Career
Her first album was called 19, after the age she recorded her album. 19 Adele’s first single was, “Hometown Glory”. Her first tour was called, “An Evening with Adele”
Best New Artist Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Adele won ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ at the 51st Grammy Awards.
21 Adele told Spin magazine, “It was really exciting for me because I never grew up around country music.” Adele released her second album, 21, which was also her age when she recorded it.
Hometown Glory • Rolling in the Deep • Someone Like You CompositionHistory
First single on Adele’s album, 19. • Wrote the song in 10 minutes. • It was a protest song towards her mother for wanting her to move away from her hometown. Hometown Glory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW9Fzwuf43c&ob=av3n
First single from Adele’s second album, 21. • Has a “Dark Bluesy Gospel Disco tune” • A song about revenge. Rolling in the Deep http://youtu.be/rYEDA3JcQqw
Second single released from Adele’s album, 21. • Wrote the song about an ex-boyfriend. • Wrote the song on her acoustic guitar. Someone Like You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0&ob=av3e
0:00 – 0:18: Piano intro • 0:18: Adele begins singing while the piano continues playing in the background. • 0:52: Chorus begins. The piano begins to pick up tempo and gradually becomes louder. • 1:25: Piano becomes softer. • 2:11: Chorus is sung again. The piano picks up again and becomes louder. Adele uses a lot of power in her voice at this point. • 2:27: Adele begins to freestyle (oohs) while the piano continues playing in the background. She then begins to sing the “dooooda de da datdatdat” part. • 2:42: Adele begins the “do en do en do en do” part. • 2:50: Adele starts singing longer notes. • 2:57: Adele repeats the lyrics “Are the wonders of my world”. • 3:13: The piano and Adele’s voice gradually starts to slow down. • 3:30: The piano stops as Adele sings her last note. Hometown Glory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BW9Fzwuf43c&ob=av3n
0:00: Acoustic guitar begins playing. • 0:05: Adele begins singing as the guitar continues. • 0:23: The bass drum beats join in. • 0:59: The chorus begins. Adele’s voice is very powerful at this point. Background singer joins in. The piano starts to play. • 1:20: Only the guitar and drums continue playing in the background while Adele sings. • 1:36: The background singer joins in again singing the same lyrics as before. • 1:50: The music gradually builds up as the chorus begins again. • 1:55: The chorus repeats. Once again Adele’s voice is very strong and powerful. The background singer continues. • 2:31: The background singer stops. The bass drum beat begins again as Adele continues singing. Now hand clapping is added and follows along with the off beat of the bass drum. • 2:35: The background “whoas” begin. • 2:49: The bass drum stops and the background singer starts again. Adele takes a pause. • 2:53: Adele begins singing again. The background singer continues. • 3:01: Hand clapping begins again. • 3:05: The drums and Adele’s voice quickly ascend upward. • 3:09: The climax of the song is at this point. Adele builds up to a point where she starts belting out her note. The background singers continue along with the bass drum and hand clapping. • 3:41: Adele repeats the lyrics – “But you played it, you played it, you played it to the beat.” • 3:45: Drums, clapping, guitar stop playing as Adele sings her last note. Rolling In The Deep http://youtu.be/rYEDA3JcQqw
0:00: Piano begins playing. • 0:14: Adele begins singing in a melancholy voice. The piano continues in the background. • 0:58: Adele’s voice and lyrics start to build up to the chorus. The piano starts to play faster. • 1:13: The piano now slows down. • 1:14: Chorus begins. The piano picks up again. • 1:30: Chorus continues. Adele’s voice becomes higher. • 1:52: Chorus ends. The next verse begins and Adele’s voice is deep and sad. The piano continues to play in the background. • 2:33: The piano slows down along with Adele’s voice. She prepares to sing the chorus again. • 2:34-2:37:Adele pauses while the piano continues. • 2:38: Adele begins singing the chorus again. • 2:50: Adele’s voice becomes louder and higher. • 2:57: Adele lowers her voice now. • 3:07: Chorus ends. Adele begins singing the last verse. A background voice joins in. • 3:22: Adele pauses as she gets ready to sing the chorus a final time. The piano slows down. • 3:24: The chorus begins again. The piano continues playing slowly. • 3:38: Adele’s voice gets higher again. • 3:53: Adele repeats chorus in a bolder and stronger voice. The piano picks up. • 4:19: Adele builds up to the finale of the song. • 4:28: The piano slows down as Adele carries out her last note. • 4:28-4:40:The piano continues by itself until the end. Someone Like You http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLQl3WQQoQ0&ob=av3e
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