"the biggest singing star of 2008?! Guardian.
Connection: Welsh father. According to the Guardian Online "Adele's mum was '18 and a half' when Adele was born, on 5 may 1988, in Tottenham, North London. Her biological dad was "a really big Welsh guy who works on the ships and stuff".
One of three "new-wave" female Welsh singer-songwriters alongside Duffy and Lily Allen.