by SheKnows
Aug 22, 2011 at 10:52 a.m. ET
Adele first gained recognition at The Brit Awards in London in 2008.

1 /9: Adele's Debut Album

1/9 :Adele's Debut Album

Adele's debut album, 19, has been certified four times platinum in the UK.

2 /9: Adele on Saturday Night Live

2/9 :Adele on Saturday Night Live

Born in Tottenham, England, Adele quickly became a favorite in the U.S after performing on Saturday Night Live late in 2008.

3 /9: Adele 2009 Best New Artist

3/9 :Adele 2009 Best New Artist

At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele won the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

4 /9: Adele Greets Fans

4/9 :Adele Greets Fans

Adele released her second album, 21, in early 2011 and it has been very well received.

5 /9: Adele on Letterman

5/9 :Adele on Letterman

Adele performed live on The Late Show with David Letterman in February 2011.

6 /9: Adele Sold Out

6/9 :Adele Sold Out

Adele's concerts have been selling out around the world.

7 /9: Adele at BBC Radio 1 Studios

7/9 :Adele at BBC Radio 1 Studios

Between concerts and other appearances, Adele's life is a whirlwind of activity as she reaps the benefits of her success.

8 /9: Adele in London

8/9 : Adele in London

Adele was one of the many celebrities at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire for Beyonce's new album launch and performance in June 2011.

9 /9: Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"

9/9 :Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"

The first single from her 21 album, "Rolling in the Deep" reached No. 1 in eight different countries.