|About the Book|
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, London, on 5 May 1988. She began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices. Adele has cited the Spice Girls as a major influence in regards to her love and passion for music, stating that they made me what I am today. Adele would also impersonate the Spice Girls at dinner parties as a young girl. To make her look like the singer Gabrielle, her mother made an eye patch with sequins, which Adele said was embarrassing.At the age of 11, Adele and her mother moved to West Norwood in South London, where she has lived ever since. West Norwood is the subject for Adeles first record, Hometown Glory, written when she was 16 years old. Adele attented the BRIT School in Croydon, South London, until the age of 16. Adele states she was influenced by the music of the Spice Girls, Jeff Buckley, The Cure, Billy Bragg, Etta James and Peggy Lee in her teens, as she stumbled on the artists CDs at a local HMV store while looking for a new hairstyle.