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Adele: The Biography
Adele The Biography
Book by Chas Newkey-Burden
Published April 2012
Publisher Blake Publishing
ISBN 978-1468313383

Adele: The Biography is an unauthorized biography written by Chas Newkey-Burden that tells the life story of Adele. It is published by Blake Publishing and was released in early April of 2012.[1][2] On November 6, 2012, the book was re-released with a different cover showing Adele at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.[3] The re-release also contained more material than the original version and featured more recent information. In August 2013, Chas Newkey-Burden unveiled the cover for the third edition of Adele: The Biography, which features Adele at the Golden Globe Awards in 2013.[4] A third edition of the biography, which was updated to include information on Adele's pregnancy and her success with "Skyfall," was also released.


This description was taken directly from the book jacket:

Adele's soulful voice, catchy hits, and vulnerable personality have won her critical acclaim and huge popularity. She has topped the charts in 18 countries—but who is she? What is the truth of the tempestuous life that has so influenced her heartbreaking tracks? How did she overcome the challenges that threatened to derail her career? This compelling book traces her story from her childhood in London, where she began singing at the age of four. During her teenage years she wrote her own music and attended the BRIT School, alongside the likes of Leona Lewis. After posting demos on the MySpace website she earned a record deal and quickly captured hearts. Adele remains an unlikely icon. Her looks are unusual in a formulaic world of celebrity image, she suffers badly with pre-stage nerves, and she once canceled a crucial promotional trip to the U.S. because she felt too down to travel. This is a full, unflinching portrait of a genuine talent and inspiring, uncompromising woman—the curvy girl-next-door who conquered the world.



  • Introduction (pg. VII)
  • Chapter 1: Baby Blue (pg. 1)
  • Chapter 2: Brit Pop (pg. 29)
  • Chapter 3: The Hometown Hero (pg. 47)
  • Chapter 4: 19 (pg. 93)
  • Chapter 5: An American Dream (pg. 109)
  • Chapter 6: The Golden Key (pg. 139)
  • Chapter 7: Someone Like Us (pg. 163)
  • Chapter 8: Fame's Many Faces (pg. 177)