Take a look back at the talented songstress' major milestones
Adele (seen here at age 4) grew up in Tottenham, a north London neighborhood, raised by a single mom who got pregnant with her at 18. (To this day, Adele considers her mother to be her closest friend, and one of her biggest early influences). "I just want to say, Mum, your girl did good!" the "Someone Like You" singer told the 2012 Grammys audience during her tearful acceptance speech.