Adele has taken the world by storm ever since the release of her debut album, 19. Named for her age, the CD introduced her powerful vocals and strong songwriting skills to the millions of people who would quickly become her adoring fans. Through her music she has shared some of the most private experiences of her life with her listeners. They have responded to her deeply personal lyrics by making each song a sensational hit. Another album and numerous awards later, Adele is still touching the hearts and lives of those fans through her music. In 2011, her unique singing voice was silenced due to a vocal cord injury. Many of her fans feared she might not return to making music, but after facing one of the scariest challenges of her life, she is now back—and clearly at her best.