The album was named after the age of the singer during its production. Composed in the aftermath of the singer's separation from her then partner, the album typifies the near dormant tradition of the confessional singer-songwriter in its exploration of heartbreak, introspection, and forgiveness. Adele began writing 21 in April , when still involved in the relationship that subsequently inspired the record. Dissatisfied with once again portraying herself as the musical tragedian of her debut, she had intended to compose a more upbeat and contemporary follow-up. However, studio sessions ended prematurely due to a lack of inspiration. She resumed production immediately after the breakdown of her relationship, channelling her heartbreak and depression into her songs. Praised by critics for its understated production, vintage aesthetic, and Adele's vocal performance, 21 defied the modest commercial expectations of her independent record label XL Recordings. The album topped the charts in more than 30 countries and became the world's best-selling album of the year for and In the United Kingdom, it is the best-selling album of the 21st century , the fourth best-selling album of all time , and the best-selling album by a solo artist of all time , while its week tenure atop the UK Albums Chart is the longest by a female solo artist. In the United States, the album held the top position for 24 weeks, longer than any other album since and the longest by a female solo artist in Billboard history.
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Taylor Alison Swift born December 13, is an American singer-songwriter. Her narrative songwriting, which often centers around her personal life, has received widespread media coverage. Born in West Reading, Pennsylvania , Swift relocated to Nashville, Tennessee in to pursue a career in country music.
Adele's second album, 21, has broken sales records all around the globe. Tom Elmhirst. However, it was its successor, 21, released in January , that took her into the stratosphere. Of course, Adele didn't reach these heights all by herself. Another big contributor to Adele's success has been top mixer Tom Elmhirst, who mixed three of her big four singles. Topping the charts was not the first thing on Elmhirst's mind when he agreed to mix some of the songs on 19 and Instead, liking the music and the artist are his first considerations. She's someone who breaks the mould.
Metallica's James Hetfield has praised Adele's ''unbelievable'' live shows and was amazed by her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage. Metallica 's James Hetfield says Adele ''blows his mind''. The 'Nothing Else Matters' hitmaker has gushed about the 'Hello' singer's ''unbelievable'' live shows and praised her ''candour and coolness'' up on stage. Adele never used to be one to stand out in terms of her style, but lately she's doing a really good job. It's quite remarkable how much Adele 's fashion choices have change over the years. She's gone from uber casual to uber chic over a period of eight years. Thick knits, leggings and loose fits were her go-to wardrobe staples, but now she's into a more mature, glamorous approach to dressing. Adele at the Brit Awards. Credit: Famous.