19 is the debut album from the singer/songwriter. Citing her influences as diverse as Etta James, Jill Scott, Bjork, Dusty Springfield, Billy Bragg, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, The Cure and Peggy Lee, Adele is a truly unique new artist. With her mix up of R&B and Soul served up with a healthy dash of feisty London attitude, she spins beautiful dark stories of loves won and lost and sometimes just daydreamed about.
Debut album by the teenage soul singer tipped to be the new Amy Winehouse. She is the first recipient of the 2007 Brit Awards Critics' Choice prize; which has been created to encourage and launch new talent. Her smoky voice animates jazzy songs of teenage heartbreak. Adele, who is friends with Lily Allen, is the latest star graduate of the Brit School for performing arts in Croydon, South London. Winehouse, Katie Melua and Kate Nash, herself tipped for Brit Awards success, are all former pupils at Britain's fame academy. Like Winehouse, Adele was brought up listening to the jazz heroines Ella Fitzgerald and Etta James.