Chasing Pavements by Adele
"Chasing Pavements" is the second single from soul singer Adele. Adele performed the song on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 7 December 2007. It was released digitally in Ireland on 13 January 2008 and entered the Irish singles chart at number 26 through download sales alone. Having received a physical release, the single then leaped nineteen places to number seven, where it peaked. On 20 January, the single entered at number two in the UK singles chart on downloads alone. Chasing Pavements was the 27th best selling single of 2008 in the UK, with over 280,000 sales. October 2010 the single reentered the british top 10. On 3 December 2008, "Chasing Pavements" was nominated for Grammy Awards for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. It has won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Show video tutorial!
About the Artist
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born 5 May 1988), known professionally as Adele is an English singer songwriter. She was the first recipient of the BRIT Awards Critics' Choice and was named the number-one predicted breakthrough act of 2008 in an annual BBC poll of music critics, Sound of 2008. She is a multi-Grammy Awards nominee who has won two awards, Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 2009. Adele attracted the attention of XL Recordings with a three-song demo posted on MySpace and subsequently signed with the label. Since her debut, 19, Adele has received much recognition both commercially and critically. The album debuted at number one, and has been certified platinum in the UK. Her career in the US was boosted by a viewer record breaking Saturday Night Live episode in late 2008. Adele is scheduled to release her second album 21 on 24th January 2011 in the UK and 22nd February in the US. Adele was born in Tottenham, London, she began singing at age four and asserts that she became obsessed with voices.