10. She features on Naughty Boy's album Hotel Cabana.
9. She can still write a powerful heartbreaking ballad.
7. She is Gangsta!
6. She can hold her own with her contemporaries.
5. She is fiercely self-styled.
4. She rocks a selfie!
Talking about her unmusical family, Adele has said: "It all comes from impersonating The Spice Girls and Gabrielle." She used to give little concerts in her room for her mother and her friends. As her mother was quite arty, she helped a young Adele impersonate Gabrielle by making an eye patch for her to wear. At the age of 11, the family moved to Brighton but returned to Brixton where Adele remembers watching Pink in concert.