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Concerts

Adele performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

February 17, 2011 In a three-song set at the NPR Music offices, the U.K. pop star showcases her brilliant voice.

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U.K. singer-songwriter Adele took the World Cafe Live stage on Friday.

February 4, 2011 Hear a live performance from the British singer-songwriter at WXPN's World Cafe Live.

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January 16, 2009 Hear the successful young English singers perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

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Studio Sessions

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October 28, 2013 Hear the English singer perform songs from her coming-of-age album, 19, in this session from 2008.

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Adele recently performed on World Cafe.

December 29, 2011 Hear the sensational vocalist perform songs from her acclaimed albums, 19 and 21.

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October 5, 2008 The young singer, one of the hottest pop acts in the U.K., talks about her debut album, 19.

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July 24, 2008 Adele tells the story of her exciting career and sings in a bluesy voice in this session from WFUV.

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Interviews & Profiles

Ryan Tedder performs with OneRepublic in 2011.

January 15, 2012 Tedder has crafted smash singles for Adele and Beyonce, as well as for his band, OneRepublic.

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Adele's new album is "21."

February 16, 2011 The British singer says her love affair with music started with a happy accident in a record store.

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February 8, 2008 Young, female singer-songwriters like Adele and Duffy have found success on the U.K. charts.

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News

Adele performs in February.

June 8, 2012 XL Recordings, home of Adele and Vampire Weekend, has found huge success while remaining small.

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Adele won the song of the year category at this year's Grammy Awards for her tear-jerker "Someone Like You."

February 13, 2012 Appoggiaturas, which are similar to grace notes, create strong emotions, says a music psychologist.

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Adele won each of the six Grammys for which she was nominated, including the awards for Album, Song and Record of the Year. She also performed for the first time since canceling a tour last year to recover from throat surgery.

February 13, 2012 Adele won six awards, including Record, Album and Song of the Year, and Foo Fighters won five.

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All hail.

January 6, 2012 The British singer propped up the music industry with the best-selling album and single of the year.

Adele at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

November 6, 2011 How do singers get to the point where they need an operation on their vocal cords?

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Adele at the MTV Video Music Awards in August.

September 5, 2011 Adele's monster hit came out in November, but it found huge success as remix bait once summer hit.

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Anna Calvi is one of 12 artists nominated for this year's Mercury Prize.

July 20, 2011 Who should win the 2011 Mercury Prize? Give this year's nominees a listen and pick your favorite.

Adele on stage in Amsterdam in April.

June 3, 2011 The very young pop stars of the moment play older to circumvent the racial boundaries of genre.

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February 8, 2008 Young, female singer-songwriters like Adele and Duffy have found success on the U.K. charts.

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Reviews

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March 9, 2011 Rock critic Ken Tucker says Adele's second album, 21, effectively showcases her powerful voice.

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The Baltimore duo Wye Oak releases the blustery and mysterious Civilian on March 8.

January 1, 2011 A preview of forthcoming albums by R.E.M., Iron and Wine, James Blake, Adele and Wye Oak.

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"Don't underestimate the things that I will do," Adele sings in "Rolling in the Deep." It's good advice.

December 28, 2010 "Don't underestimate the things that I will do," Adele sings in "Rolling in the Deep." Good advice.

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More Stories

Middle Brother.

December 20, 2011 Fresh Air's critic looks back on a fruitful year and lists his favorite music releases of 2011.

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"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

December 28, 2011 Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

Cover art for Adele, '21.'

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Adele and more artists from A to B.

Adele - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

November 18, 2011 Adele's rich and powerful voice is on display in the artist's new concert film.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros perform a Tiny Desk Concert in 2009.

August 10, 2011 This week, All Songs Considered looks at three and a half years of live music at the NPR offices.

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Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen of NPR's "All Songs Considered" give the thumbs-up, thumbs down.

June 14, 2011 The All Songs gang pauses to look at 2011's biggest surprises, best new artists and more (so far).

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Adele 21 album cover.

June 14, 2011 The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year so far includes Adele and more artists from A to B.

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February 15, 2011 This week on All Songs Considered, the members of Seattle's Fleet Foxes break a three-year silence.

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Adele's new album is 21.

February 6, 2011 The stories the 22-year-old British singer tells are familiar. But her voice is a force of nature.

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