At the 51st Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The album was critically well received and surpassed the success of her debut, earning the singer numerous awards in 2012, among them a record-tying six Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year; two Brit Awards, including British Album of the Year, and three American Music Awards.

The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK, and is overall the fourth best-selling album in the nation.

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The lead single, "Hello", became the first song in the US to sell over one million digital copies within a week of its release.

Her third concert tour, Adele Live 2016, visited Europe, North America and Oceania, and concluded with finale concerts at Wembley Stadium in late June 2017.

The episode, which included an expected appearance by then US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, earned the program its best ratings in 14 years with 17 million viewers.

Adele performed "Chasing Pavements" and "Cold Shoulder," At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in February 2009, Adele received the award for Best New Artist, in addition to the award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements", which was also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

The album contains her first song, "Hometown Glory", written when she was 16, which is based on her home suburb of West Norwood in London.

An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US.Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success.It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and three times platinum in the US.Her 2016–17 tour saw her break attendance records in a number of countries, including the UK, Australia and the US.With sales of more than 100 million records, Adele is one of the best-selling music artists.In April her song "My Same" entered the German Singles Chart after it had been performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut in the talent show contest Unser Star für Oslo, or Our Star for Oslo, in which the German entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was determined.