Adele: The Biography (Paperback)

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Chas Newkey-Burden is a celebrity biographer whose works include Amy Winehouse: The Biography 1983-2011, Justin Bieber: The Unauthorized Biography, Michael Jackson: Legend, Paris Hilton: Life on the Edge, and Stephenie Meyer: Queen of Twilight.
Adele's soulful voice, catchy hits, and vulnerable personality have won her critical acclaim and widespread popularity. She has topped the charts in 18 countries and swept the top awards at the 2012 Grammys—but who is she? How has her tempestuous life that influenced her heartbreaking tracks? How did she overcome the challenges that threatened to derail her career?

In Adele, veteran celebrity biographer Chas Newkey-Burden 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 her MySpace webpage, 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.

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ISBN 9781468303537
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
Format Paperback
Pages 223
Publisher Date 2012-11-06 00:00:00.0
Publisher Overlook Pr
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.5 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.5 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Biography
Audience General/trade
Authors Newkey-Burden, Chas
Country of Origin United States

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