Adele battled severe stage fright early in her career, sometimes even hiding in bathrooms before shows.
Adele won an Oscar for Best Original Song for "Skyfall," becoming the first to do so for a James Bond theme.
"21" holds the record for the longest-charting album by a woman in Billboard history.
She has cited various musical influences, from Spice Girls to Etta James, contributing to her diverse style.
Her album "25" won all five categories it was nominated for at the 2017 Grammy Awards.
From microphone failures to tripping on stage, Adele handles mishaps with humor and grace.
Her wrist tattoo reads "Paradise" in honor of her son, Angelo.
Her live renditions often evoke strong emotions, drawing fans worldwide into her heartfelt performances.