In the US, it has held the top position longer than any album since 1985, and is certified diamond.
The album has sold over 31 million copies worldwide.
The song won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, as well as the Brit Award for British Single of the Year.
After taking a three-year break, Adele released her third studio album, 25, in 2015.
In April her song "My Same" entered the German Singles Chart after it had been performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut in the talent show contest Unser Star für Oslo, or Our Star for Oslo, in which the German entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was determined.
The album's sound is described as classic and contemporary country and roots music.
She doubted if the offer was real because the only record company she knew was Virgin Records, and she took a friend with her to the meeting.The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release.Her third concert tour, Adele Live 2016, visited Europe, North America and Oceania, and concluded with finale concerts at Wembley Stadium in late June 2017.I was drinking far too much and that was kind of the basis of my relationship with this boy.I couldn't bear to be without him, so I was like, 'Well, I'll just cancel my stuff then.'" But then she was booked as the musical guest on the 18 October 2008 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
After graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year.