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Adele Adkins. We know her better as just plain "Adele." It didn't take long for the "Skyfall" singer to join the ranks of other performers whose surnames became mere superfluous attachments: Cher, Madonna, Sting, Bono, Beyonce, and Charo (yes, Charo), to name a few.

In fact, Adele's rise to fame seemed less like a climb and more like an express flight. After just one live TV performance, her debut album 19 skyrocketed on the US charts and the British songstress was officially an international star. But overnight success is never really overnight, is it? Before releasing a string of hits like "Someone Like You" and "Rolling in the Deep," Adele spent hours training her voice to mimic Jazz legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James. She spun every heartbreak into song, sometimes with ferocity, other times with an aching loneliness. You may be able to belt out all the lyrics to her soulful repertoire, but how much do you really know about Adele?

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Comments: 6

i would love to meat her one I'm her biggest fan she is my remodelAmaya from Formation New Mxico
Adele is so beautiful and i freaking love her song and her voice !Ahhh Heaven..I saw an angel here...Erine from Malaysia
I love her voice, it reminds of my former school mate and later my exam roommate, I miss her.Michaels from Livingstone, Zambia
Two wrong; one was because I picked the wrong show (neither of which I've seen). The second was "Chasing Pavements".Karen from Manchester, Nh
I'm so sure I've done really bad on this quiz.Karis from Abuja, Nigeria
i knew the song amazing by aerosmith was to do with alcohol and drugs cuz im living it ever since my dad passed two years ago ive known the song since it came out but just ran across it on itunes and it fit like a gloveRenee from Modesto California
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