Singer Adele honored by Queen Elizabeth II for services to music

Posted Jun 16, 2013 by Markos Papadatos
Adele was recently honored by Queen Elizabeth II. According to an article from the New York Daily News, Adele is one of 1,180 people that was recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list as the British monarch celebrated her 87th birthday.
Pop star Adele
Pop star Adele
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The year for Adele has been quite noteworthy. Not only did she win a Grammy award for “Best Pop Solo Performance” for her live rendition of “Set Fire to the Rain,” but she also won an Oscar for “Best Original Song” for singing “Skyfall,” the theme to the latest James Bond film.
Throughout her career, Adele has earned nine Grammy awards and she is one of Britain’s best-selling musicians who is known for such smash hits as “Rolling in the Deep,” “Chasing Pavements,” “Rumor Has It” and the ballad “Someone Like You.” She was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music.
Adele was joined by veteran comedian Rowan Atkinson, best-known for his portrayal of Mr. Bean, who was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
In addition to musicians and public figures, other people were recognized by the Queen from other sectors of employment, which included jobs in the fields of education, hospitals and philanthropic causes.
It was also indicated in the same New York Daily News article, that the honorees are expected to receive their awards from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in ceremonies that will take place in the coming months.
For more information on pop superstar Adele, visit her official website.