As the all-conquering queen of the blockbusting weepy ballad makes her return, hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, we sift through her back catalogue, from No 1 hits to bonus Japanese tracks. Writing about the joys of parenthood without making the listener bilious is tricky enough to flummox even Stevie Wonder at the height of his powers. You can say that again. The vocal, as ever, is great. Sixties-influenced soul from Right As Rain is pleasant enough, and Adele sings the hell out of it, but the sense that she has yet to move out of the shadow of her influences clings doggedly to its perky three minutes.
‘BEH, I’M CONFUSED’ HUGOT: CHASING PAVEMENTS
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Adele's age has made naming her albums easy. She's used it to mark the period of her life covered on each of her studio LPs: 's 19 , 's 21 and 's Today May 5 , Adele turns 32, and we're hoping she's hard at work at her next effort: perhaps it'll be titled 30? To celebrate the birthday of our favorite age-themed singer, we ranked every Adele song from 19 to 25 , including bonus tracks but excluding live cuts and collaborations where she wasn't the lead artist. And befitting a mega-selling singer who has won 15 Grammys out of 18 nominations , the quality quotient is pretty high. It tugs on all the heartstrings cue the violins but fails to really strike a chord. Linda Perry -- who's worked with P! In fact, she almost sounds a bit unrecognizable at times.
40. Now and Then (2008)
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Happy birthday, Adele! As the British singer turns 32 today May 5 , Billboard takes a look at her biggest songs on the Billboard Hot The powerhouse British pop singer-songwriter first entered the Hot at age 20 with "Chasing Pavements," the lead single from her debut album,
Subscriber Account active since. Musical achievements aside, she is also praised for embracing her natural beauty and being a humble artist. In honor of Adele's 30th birthday on Saturday, May 5, here are her biggest hits, ranked based on performance on the Billboard Hot charts.