Adele by Marc Shapiro
The Biography

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

The biggest weakness creates by this cut and paste style is a lack of depth. We do not get to learn anything new about Adele. Everything in this book has already been said at some point.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

Over the past year, Adele has taken the country by storm, sweeping the 2012 Grammy Awards and taking home six titles, including one for Album of the Year. The British singer-songwriter has been smashing records ever since her 2008 appearance on Saturday Night Live and her 2009 Grammy for Best New Artist. The success of her second album, 21, made her the first living artist since the Beatles to have two top-five hits in both the UK singles and albums charts. The album hit the #1 spot in 18 different countries. In the U.S., 21 is the longest running number one album by a female in Billboard history, surpassing Whitney Houston's The Bodyguard. To put it simply, her worldwide success is unmatched.

This one-of-a-kind book will provide answers to fans' burning questions, including:
—What was Adele's childhood like as the daughter of a single, teenage mother?
—Growing up, who were her biggest inspirations and influences in the music industry?
—As someone whose career depends on her voice, what was it like being diagnosed with a vocal cord hemorrhage?
—How did canceling her Adele Live tour affect her career?
—How did she make the decision to perform at the Grammys, while still recovering from vocal surgery?
—And much more!

A must-read for every Adele fan.

 

About Marc Shapiro

See more books from this Author
Marc Shapiro is the NY Times best-selling author of J.K. Rowling: The Wizard Behind Harry Potter, Justin Bieber: The Fever! and many other best-selling celebrity biographies. He has been a free-lance entertainment journalist for more than twenty-five years, covering film, television, and music for a number of national and international newspapers and magazines.
 
Published July 17, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 225 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Adele
All: 1 | Positive: 0 | Negative: 1

NY Journal of Books

Above average
Reviewed by Amanda Mark on Jul 17 2012

The biggest weakness creates by this cut and paste style is a lack of depth. We do not get to learn anything new about Adele. Everything in this book has already been said at some point.

Read Full Review of Adele: The Biography | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books

Reader Rating for Adele
71%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 33 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×