English singer and songwriter Adele has released three studio albums, two extended plays, and fifteen singles. Adele signed a record deal with XL in 2006, and released her debut album 19 in 2008. The album reached number one on the UK Albums Chart, and her single, “Chasing Pavements”, reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. Other singles released included “Hometown Glory”, “Cold Shoulder”, and “Make You Feel My Love”.
21, Adele’s second studio album, was released on 19 January 2011. The album was immediately certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry while debuting at number one. 21 has spent 24 weeks atop the Billboard 200 since its US release. The album’s first single, “Rolling in the Deep”, also reached number two in the UK and became her first number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The second single, “Someone like You”, was released in February 2011 and peaked at number one in the UK and Ireland, her first in her home country. It also became her second number one in the US. “Set Fire to the Rain” was released as the third single off the album in the rest of Europe and became her third number one in the US. In late 2012 it was confirmed Adele would record and release the new James Bond theme. In October she released “Skyfall”, which peaked at number two in the UK and number eight in the US as well as reaching the top of the position in Germany, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and Switzerland.