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Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ~Norman Vincent Peale

 

We’ve reached the end of  the first week of the New Year! Yayyy! Hope it’s been a good week, NO a great week for everyone.

Continuing with my artist of the month, the divine Ms. Adele and THAT voice, you could never get enough of.

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While in high school, Adele cut a three-track demo for a class project that was eventually posted on her MySpace page. When executives at XL Recordings heard the tracks, they contacted the singer and, in November 2006, just four months after Adele had graduated school, signed her to a record deal. The same year Jonathan Dickins recommended as Adele’s official representative, which proved a major move for her. In 2008 Adele became the headliner, performing an acoustic set supported by Damian Rice.

 

In 2008 an annual BBC Poll of music critics named Adele as the number one Breakthrough Act. That same year she became the first recipient of the Brit Award Critic’s Choice. Her album 19, named for her age at the time she wrote and composed many of the tracks on the album, entered the British charts at number one; the album was also named an ‘essential’ Blue Eyed’ soul recording by the Times Encyclopaedia. Her second single ‘Changing Pavements’ was released on January 2008, just two weeks shy of the debut of her album 19. The song reached number two on the Uk Charts, and remained on the chart for four weeks, leading to her nomination for the 2008 Mercury Prize award for 19, the Urban Music Award for Best Jazz-Act, a Q nomination in category of Breakthrough Act, and a music of Black Origin nomination in the category of best UK female artist.

 

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