Adele was born in north London, England, on May 5, 1988. A huge fan of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald as a child, Adele was a music fiend beginning at the age of 3. She attended the BRIT School, a free school for the performing arts. Her first two albums,19 and 21,
"I've seen people where it rules their lives, you know, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down, and I just don't want that in my life."
Her first two albums,19 and 21, earned her critical success and a level of commercial viability on par with the Beatles and Bob Marley.