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It's been almost ten years since Adele got her big break with debut album, 19 and since then, the singer-songwriter has gone from strength to strength.

Every album has shot straight to the top of the charts and the now 29-year-old has travelled the globe, bringing live performance to her fans across the world.

Adele has never been shy about her feelings around touring.

Speaking to the New Zealand Herald earlier this year, the mother-of-one said:

“Touring isn’t something I’m good at… applause makes me feel a bit vulnerable. I don’t know if I will ever tour again."

"The only reason I’ve toured is you. I’m not sure if touring is my bag,” she added. 

And it now looks as though Adele os finally ready to leave the stage behind for good. Preferring to leave on a high, the singer has previously described this tour as her “greatest accomplishment in [her] career”, adding, “It's changed my life.”

Kicking off the final shows of her current world tour at London's Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night, Adele reportedly slipped hand written notes into some of the tour programs.

One fan took to Instagram to share the note in full:

 

Photo by Traci @tracii_m Translation by @wannabeadkins Adele @Adele's letter from her your book! "So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across uk+ Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well. I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I'm dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is! I've done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artist have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now" Adele #Adele #Adelettes #AdeleLive2017

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It read:

"So this is it after 15 months on the road and 18 months of 25 we are at the end. We have taken this tour across UK + Ireland, throughout Europe, all over America and I finally got to go to Australia and New Zealand too. Touring is a peculiar thing, it doesn't suit me particularly well. I'm a real homebody and I get so much joy in the small things. Plus I'm dramatic and have a terrible history of touring. Until now that is! 

I've done 119 shows and these last 4 will take me up to 123, it has been hard out an absolute thrill and pleasure to have done. I only ever did this tour for you and to hopefully have an impact on you the way that some of my favourite artist have had on me live. And I wanted my final shows to be in London because I don't know if I'll ever tour again and so I want my last time to be at home. Thank you for coming, for all of your ridiculous love and kindness. I will remember all of this for the rest of my life. Love you. Goodnight for now."

Last night was just the first of Adele's Wembley performances so it is still unclear as to whether she will make a formal announcement following the final show.

We also don't know what this means for the future of Adele's music career. Could 25 be the last album from the London songstress?

We certainly hope not. 

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Adele made it her mission last night to help the residents of the horrific Grenfell Tower fire, which has so far claimed the lives of 12 people, with many more still missing.

The Grammy Award winning star made an appearance at the 27-storey tower block last night.

The star was there with her husband Simon Konecki, comforting and hugging those who needed help.

'Adele was going around and hugging everyone she could to comfort them,' an Adele fan account wrote on Twitter.

Her appearance came less than 24 hours after a blaze destroyed the building.

 

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Other celebrities such as Jamie Oliver and Jeremy Clarkson have paid online tributes to victims of the tragic fire.

Jamie Oliver invited the now-homeless residents to come to his restaurant for a comforting meal on the house.

'You are all welcome to come hang out in my restaurant and be fed and watered by my Jamies Italian team,' reads his Instagram post.

'We are in the Westfield just around the corner. Food and drink free of charge so just go and speak to my manager Juan and we will sort you out and give you some love.'

 

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Drake was the big winner at the 2017 Billboard Music awards in Las Vegas last night.

The Canadian star took home an incredible 13 trophies, setting a new record for the most awards claimed by one artist. The record was previously held by Adele who went home with 12 prizes in 2012.

The rapper walked away with a host of coveted titles including, Best Artist, Best Male Artist and Best Rapper.

The top artist award was presented to the One Dance singer by Prince Michael Jackson, the son of the late singer.

Upon accepting the award, Drake tipped his hat to Adele saying, "I just want to say hold tight Adele because when a new thing drops you will crawl your way back to get the record back."

Other highlights of the night included a live performance from Cher who took to the stage in a diamond clad ensemble for an energetic rendition of hit singles Believe and If I Could Turn Back Time.  

Another throwback moment saw Celine Dion give a powerful performance of her classic hit My Heart Will Go On which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. (Yes, that also means it’s been 20 years since Jack and Rose broke our hearts, and we’re still not over it.)

There’s was a moment of silence for Audioslave and Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, who sadly passed away last week at the age of 52.

Miley Cyrus, John Legend, The Chainsmokers and Lorde also performed on the night. 

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Adele has paid an on-stage tribute to the victims of the Westminster terror attack during her New Zealand gig.

The talented songstress dedicated her song Make You Feel My Love to those who died in the tragedy. 

“Today there was a terror attack in my home town of London," the London-born star told her audience. 

“Literally I’m on the other side of the world, and I want them to see our lights, and to hear us, you know, we’re thinking of them."

“It’s very strange not being home. All I want to do today is be at home and be with my friends and family."

"Everyone’s fine but there are four people that aren’t fine" she said.

“So let’s dedicate this to them tonight, and to my home town, which is my soulmate. This is Make You Feel My Love,” she finished, culminating the touching tribute with a song. 

Four people lost their lives in the attack.

 Eight people have been arrested in raids in London, Birmingham and elsewhere in connection with the attack in the British capital.

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When Adele sings, you stop and listen.

And when she lets rip at you, you definitely take heed… as one security guard at her recent Melbourne show learned.

In footage which is doing the rounds on Twitter today, the London-born singer interrupts her performance to tell a security guard to rein in the orders he was giving her audience.

"Excuse me sir,” she said. “I know you work here but can you please stop telling people to sit down?"

Reminding him that her fans were entitled to stand up and dance if they wanted, she added: "This is a music show, if people can’t see then they can stand up. And if you’re moaning about people dancing, then what the f*ck did you come to a show for?"

"If I see one more person being told to sit down, then I swear to God…” she added as the crowd cheered her on.

Unfortunately not everyone is with Adele on this one, with numerous Twitters users criticising the singer for unnecessarily embarrassing the guard.

"Great to see #Adele belittling and embarrassing a security guard for just doing his job," wrote one.

"B*llocks. If you want to dance go to a dance hall, not a concert. A seat is exactly what it says, a seat!" added another,

Hmmm…

 

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Adele just proved that even superstars get bothered by bugs from time to time.

The Hello singer got into a bit of a flap during her concert in Brisbane, Australia, when a mosquito decided it had a hankering for her particular brand of O negative. 

 

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The singer was clearly distressed by the bug invading her territory on stage, as she ducked and weaved away from its attack, flailed her arms and ran across the stage. 

"I'm sorry, I'm not Australian. I don't like bugs!" she told the audience frantically.

"It was sucking my blood; it was sucking my blood!"

Of course the audience found the whole thing hilarious, as did the singer once she had calmed down. 

The entire thing was caught on video, and it really is hilarious.

She'll be a long time living this one down!

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The last time we were told Beyoncé deserved an award more than its recipient was when Kanye West relieved a stunned Taylor Swift of her MTV Moon Man back in 2009, and insisted the Single Ladies singer had been robbed of the accolade.

Thankfully, this time around, the person doing the insisting was the same person who actually received the gong – the only and only Adele.

After winning a Grammy for Album of the Year last night, the Londoner paid tribute to Beyoncé who shed tears from her seat in the audience as she listened to the When We Were Young singer gush over Lemonade.

And while the vast majority of us celebrated Adele's unbridled adoration for Queen Bey, some corners of Twitter are a little more cynical.

From suggesting Adele mentioned Beyoncé in order to avoid being considered racist (say what?) to others insisting Beyoncé didn't deserve the praise, not everyone was as impressed by the heartfelt speech as the rest of us.

We'll let Twitter take it from here…

 

 

 

 

 

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After coming to the end of a gruelling 10-month world tour, Adele has justifiably given herself props for playing a staggering 107 shows in less than a year.

"I just finished my 107 shows in 10 months. 100% live every night," she wrote on a recent Instagram post."I bloody smashed it, even if I do say so myself."

And yet, just hours after her final show of the year, Adele announced she would be playing another two dates at Wembley Stadium next summer.

Sharing a video on Twitter, Adele directed fans to her website where they could pick up tickets for her June 29 and July 1 gigs – dates which are meant to mark the 'official' end of her world tour.

The London dates which have been labelled 'The Finale' have sent her fans into a tailspin as they grappled with the notion of procuring tickets to see the world-famous singer in her hometown.

"You will have completely toured the world!" wrote one. "U r an amazing woman & how beautiful would it be to see you in your hometown!" (sic)

"How many years have I gotta wait for u? When will I see u Adele? I'll wait for whole of my life to get chance to see u…I swear." (sic)

Tickets for The Finale go on general sale on December 2 at 10am GMT.

And we are hyperventilating.

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Despite recently being named the richest British celebrity under the age of 30, it looks like Adele is going down the low-key route to marry her longtime love Simon Konecki.

The pair have a four-year-old son together, and Adele recently sparked marriage rumours while on her tour.

An insider told The Mirror: “Adele said she doesn’t want her wedding to be formal and show-offy.

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“She wants it to be about who they are as a couple. Adele would happily have a small ceremony, then dish out the bangers and mash afterwards.

“She’s not tight – she’s happy to pay for everyone to have a great day – she just doesn’t want it to be stuffy.

“Adele is still on tour so she would be happy with a simple registry office and knees-up with her closest friends.

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“It won’t be star-studded, either. She’ll invite all her mates she grew up with as well as old friends like Alan Carr and Sid Owen.”

Of course, many of her fans have voiced their opinions on social media and want her to have a big, lavish wedding, but to each their own, hey?

We're sure Adele will look and feel smashing either way.

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She has countless audiences eating out of the palm of her hand on a regular basis, so you'd be forgiven for thinking very little fazes Adele.

But, you'd be wrong.

While performing in Mexico this week, the Londoner revealed a fear (albeit a very rational one) of the vampire's best friend – the bat.

After spotting one enter the arena, she completely lost it and thankfully the moment was captured and subsequently circulated online for people who enjoy watching others in distress.

"There's a bat!" she shrieked from the stage while flapping her arms wildly in what we believe was an impersonation of the offending creature. "There's a bat there and it landed by your head!"

"It landed right by your head! Oh my God, it's a f**king bat. Welcome to Mexico," she continued. "It's true, I'm happy to be here, but a f**king bat, Jesus Christ!"

Take it away, Adele.
 

 

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Niall Horan has been named as one of the UK's richest celebrities under 30-years-old.

As seen before with Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan, the UK seem to claim the Irish singer as their own, and if past events are anything to go by, fans won't be too happy,

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Heat Magazine released the list earlier this morning, with Niall ranked in 8th place having made an estimated €37.9m in the past year.

The other One Direction lads made the list too, with former bandmate Zayn coming in 4th place with €42.5m.

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Harry Styles came in fifth, raking in €41.2m, Liam Payne came in 7th, making €37.9m and good 'ol Louis came in 9th place, with an estimated €36.8m in the bank.

Adele topped the list by far with €102.6m and Ed Sheeren followed her with €81.4m.

Ahh, to be rich and famous…

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After years of heartbreak and two subsequent best-selling albums, there's no doubt Adele has finally found the man for her in the form of Simon Konecki.

And while rumours circulate that the couple, who share a three-year-old son together, are set to tie the knot, Adele is more concerned with setting the record straight on another issue.

Having recently revealed she's ditched the razor in favour of the au natural look, the When We Were Young singer was keen to remind her fans that her partner had absolutely no say in the matter.

And rightly so.

During her candid interview with Vanity Fair where she opened up about her struggles with postnatal depression, Adele addressed body image and revealed that she only starting shaving her legs at the beginning of her tour, but generally opts for a more natural look.

Reflecting on her partner's take on her decision to ditch the razor, Adele insisted: "He has no choice!"

"I’ll have no man telling me to shave my f**kin’ legs," she said. "Shave yours.”

And that, ladies, is why we love her.

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