The 19-year-old British woman succeeded in England already with their first single "Chasing Pavements" the breakthrough: the number boarded the singles chart before publication of the phonogram, solely by digital sales. The album "19" scored because even equal to the pole position of the album lists. You do not need crystal ball to predict that 2008 will be the year of Adele! Born in Tottenham and raised in Brixton, the young lady began at the tender age of 14, playing guitar, writing songs and singing. Their influences range from Billie Holiday on Dusty Springfield to Björk. Your first commercial single is bluesy, melancholic and soulful at the same time, prompting the Sunday Times with the statement "A Star Is Born", while the Q magazine noted "The voice of next year." Even the venerable BBC had predicted: "Adele is the biggest rising star of British music critic for 2008 ". This result came "Sound of 2008 Poll", a traditional expert survey of the BBC around 150 music journalists, critics, and radio and TV makers. Among the previous winners of the polls include acts such as Mika (2007) and Corinne Bailey Rae (2006).