Adele's evocative vocals, confessional songwriting, and soul-infused sound could have easily landed her at the top of the charts in the 1960s, decades before her birth. At the age of 19, the British chanteuse entered the music scene with the critically lauded, neo-soul debut album, 19 (2008), that spawned the international hit "Chasing Pavements." The post-breakup ballad, inspired by Adele's own heartbreak, launched her promising career all the way to winning a Grammy Award in 2009 for Best New Artist. Celebrated by millions for her self-assured and fun-loving personality as much as her artistry, Adele defied the conventions of a mainstream pop star. Adele conquered the charts once again with her second album, the country music-tinged 21 (2011), which broke records all over the world and established her as a compelling artist and a legend in the making.