21 (Adele album)

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21 is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele.wikipedia
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21 is the second studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele.
Adele released her second studio album, 21, in 2011.

Dan Wilson (musician)

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Adele collaborated with various songwriters and producers, including Columbia Records co-president Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Jim Abbiss, and Dan Wilson.
He earned a Grammy nomination for “Closing Time” (Best Rock Song) and won Grammys for Song of the Year (“Not Ready to Make Nice” in 2007) and Album of the Year (which he won in 2012 as one of the producers of Adele’s 21).

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The album topped the charts in more than 30 countries and became the world's best-selling album of the year for 2011 and 2012. With over 31 million copies sold worldwide, 21 is one of the best-selling albums of all time and the best-selling album of the 21st century.
However, newer albums, such as 21 and Come Away with Me, are expected to have their claimed figures supported by at least 70% in certified copies.

Someone like You (Adele song)

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Five singles were released to promote the album, with "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain" becoming international number-one songs, while "Rumour Has It" charted in the top 20 across Europe and North America.
It was written by Adele and Dan Wilson for her second studio album, 21.

Set Fire to the Rain

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Five singles were released to promote the album, with "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain" becoming international number-one songs, while "Rumour Has It" charted in the top 20 across Europe and North America.
"Set Fire to the Rain" is a song by English singer-songwriter Adele from her second studio album 21.

Rumour Has It (Adele song)

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Five singles were released to promote the album, with "Rolling in the Deep," "Someone like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain" becoming international number-one songs, while "Rumour Has It" charted in the top 20 across Europe and North America.
"Rumour Has It" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Adele for her second studio album 21.

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With over 31 million copies sold worldwide, 21 is one of the best-selling albums of all time and the best-selling album of the 21st century.

Grammy Award for Album of the Year

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Shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize, 21 won the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and the Brit Award for British Album of the Year.
She and Adele are the only women to win the award more than once for their own albums (winning for Fearless and 1989; and 21 and 25, respectively; Swift was also nominated for Red).

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In the United States, the album held the top position for 24 weeks, longer than any other album since 1985 and the longest by a female solo artist in Billboard 200 history.

Turning Tables

Although unaware of Adele's personal predicament, he composed the opening piano sequence and first few lines to what became the lovelorn ballad "Turning Tables": "Close enough to start a war/All that I have is on the floor."
"Turning Tables" is a song recorded by English singer-songwriter Adele for her second studio album, 21.

List of best-selling albums in the United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, it is the best-selling album of the 21st century and fourth best-selling album of all time, while its 23-week tenure atop the UK Albums Chart is the longest by a female solo artist.
Since then, four albums have gone on to sell more than five million copies each: Greatest Hits by Queen, Gold: Greatest Hits by ABBA, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles and 21 by Adele.

Ryan Tedder

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Adele collaborated with various songwriters and producers, including Columbia Records co-president Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Jim Abbiss, and Dan Wilson.
He is a three-time recipient of the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, thanks to his production credits on Adele's albums 21 and 25, and Taylor Swift's 1989.

List of best-selling albums of the 21st century in the United Kingdom

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In the United Kingdom, it is the best-selling album of the 21st century and fourth best-selling album of all time, while its 23-week tenure atop the UK Albums Chart is the longest by a female solo artist.
Less than four months later, however, Back to Black was itself overtaken by Adele's 21.

Paul Epworth

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Adele collaborated with various songwriters and producers, including Columbia Records co-president Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Jim Abbiss, and Dan Wilson.
Late 2010 and early 2011 saw the release of the acclaimed Epworth co-written and produced worldwide number one single "Rolling in the Deep" from Adele's 21.

Jim Abbiss

Adele collaborated with various songwriters and producers, including Columbia Records co-president Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Jim Abbiss, and Dan Wilson.
Jim Abbiss is a British music producer, best known for his work on records including the Arctic Monkeys' Mercury Music Prize winning debut album, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Kasabian's Kasabian and Empire, Ladytron's Witching Hour and Ladytron, Sneaker Pimps' debut Becoming X, and two of Adele's albums, 19 and 21.

XL Recordings

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It was released on 24 January 2011 in Europe and on 22 February 2011 in North America by XL Recordings and Columbia Records.
On 24 January 2011, XL Recordings released the album 21 by Adele.

Brit Awards

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Shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize, 21 won the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and the Brit Award for British Album of the Year.

Adele Live

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Adele embarked on her second concert tour Adele: Live in support of 21, scheduling more than 60 shows across Europe and North America.
Visiting Europe and North America, the tour supported her second studio album, 21.

Eg White

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"Take It All," the seventh track, written and recorded with Francis "Eg" White and Jim Abbiss before the breakdown of Adele's relationship, is a piano and vocal ballad that borrows heavily from pop, soul and gospel.
Also in 2010, White reprised his collaborative role with Adele, and with her wrote "Take It All", which appears on her number one album 21.

Country music

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21 shares the folk and Motown soul influences of her 2008 debut album 19, but was further inspired by the American country and Southern blues music to which she had been exposed during her 2008–09 North American tour An Evening with Adele.
In 2008, Taylor Swift released her second studio album, Fearless, which made her the second-longest Number One charted on Billboard 200 and the second best-selling album (just behind Adele's 21) within the past 5 years.

Rick Rubin

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Adele collaborated with various songwriters and producers, including Columbia Records co-president Rick Rubin, Paul Epworth, Ryan Tedder, Jim Abbiss, and Dan Wilson.
In 2012 Rubin won the Grammy for Album of the Year for his role as a producer on Adele's album 21.

2011 Brit Awards

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Adele performed "Someone like You" at the 2011 BRIT Awards ceremony, which was well received and resulted in a sales increase for both 19 and 21.

UK Albums Chart

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In the United Kingdom, it is the best-selling album of the 21st century and fourth best-selling album of all time, while its 23-week tenure atop the UK Albums Chart is the longest by a female solo artist.
Adele's album 21 has the most weeks at number one by a female solo artist (and by a solo artist of any gender) with 23 weeks, 11 of which were consecutive (which is also a record for a female artist).

2012 Brit Awards

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Adele performed "Rolling in the Deep" at the 2011 ECHO Awards, 2012 Grammy Awards and 2012 BRIT Awards ceremonies.

Brit Award for British Album of the Year

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Shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize, 21 won the 2012 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and the Brit Award for British Album of the Year.