Greatly Appreciated

19  is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele.  It was first released on 28 January 2008, through XL Recordings.  Adele wrote most of the album’s material solely, but did work with a select few writers and producers including Jim Abbiss, Eg White and Sacha Skarbek.  Their collaborations created a blue-eyed soul album with lyrics describing heartbreak and relationship.  Upon release, 19 received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the singer’s vocals and noted her as having the “potential to become among the most respected and inspiring international artists of her generation.”  19 also won and was nominated for numerous accolades including a Mercury Prize, and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.  The second single, “Chasing Pavements”, also won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.  (More from Wikipedia
And for those of you who think that the album is dead, Adele’s hit album 21 from 2011 holds the 11th spot on the list of the biggest selling albums of all time and gives some hope that this basic musical format might yet survive. Interestingly, 21 was the largest selling album in both 2011 and 2012, and her third album, 25 was the biggest seller in 2015. For that matter, Adele’s debut album 19 (2008) went seven times Platinum.  
(December 2016)
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