On Monday, Adele performed some of her greatest hits and three new songs from 30 at an exclusive concert called One Night Only.
With Adele's much anticipated fourth album 30 set to be released on November 19, let's look back at Adele's rise to fame, the men that have influenced her albums and her new relationship with sporting agent Rich Paul.
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Adele's relationship with her father.
When Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was three years old, her father left.
Her mother had fallen pregnant at the age of 19 after meeting her dad the year before in a North London pub.
Adele’s father moved to Wales, took up drinking, and didn’t participate in her childhood at all. In fact, Adele said in 2017: “I didn’t know what a dad was supposed to do because I never had one.”
Adele revealed she and her father reconciled over the past three years. Before his death in May this year, she played him her new album.
"We forgave each other. ... We found our peace together, and then I played the album to him on Zoom," she said.
Recalling their listening session she told Winfrey: "His favourites were all of my favourites, which I thought was amazing."
She described spending time with her father before his death as "very, very healing," adding that "when he died, it literally was like the wound closed up".
Adele's rise to fame.
Adele loved music from the moment she could talk, and by age four, she was singing all the Spice Girls songs.
Her mother, Penny Adkins, worked three jobs so she could afford to send her daughter to music classes.
By the time she was 14, Adele had been accepted into the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
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