Adele - 21 <Special Edition>
Two years after claiming a Grammy for Best New Artist, British soul singer Adele is following up her debut album, 19, with a brand new set, 21. This special edition featuring 11 new tracks from 21 and exclusive two bonus tracks -- If It Hadn't Been For Love and Hiding My Heart.
Most of the album was made in Malibu with the legendary Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, Jay Z, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) and back in Kensal Rise in London with Paul Epworth (Plan B, Bloc Party, Florence). Adele cites Wanda Jackson, Yvonne Fair, Andrew Bird, Mary J Blige, Mos Def, Elbow, Tom Waits and Kanye West amongst others as key influences on "21".
Adele has already had an incredible career. Aged 19, she becomes the first recipient of the BRITS Critics' Choice Award. Her Mercury nominated debut album "19" went straight in the UK Charts at no1 and went on to become double platinum and sell over 2 million copies worldwide. Her debut single "Chasing Pavements" was also a massive hit reaching no2 in the UK and became a big hit globally. In 2009, at 20 years old she won 2 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Critically acclaimed by many of her musical contemporaries, Adele well and truly made her mark. Chapter 2 begins here.