December 17, 2013 15:00

Adele to be awarded MBE

Singer is being celebrated for services to the music industry

Adele to be awarded MBE

Photo: PA

Adele is heading to Buckingham Palace on Thursday (December 19) to collect an MBE.

The singer will be given the title Miss Adele Adkins MBE after being named in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to the music industry.

She joins fellow musician PJ Harvey as well as broadcaster Aled Jones and author Joanne Harris who are also receiving 'Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' titles this year.

Adele was awarded an Oscar for Best Original Song earlier in February for 'Skyfall', the latest James Bond movie theme song. She also bagged her ninth Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Set Fire To The Rain' the same month.

The 25-year-old's second album '21' was released in 2011 and has since topped the charts in more than 30 countries, holding on to the UK Offical Album Chart top spot for 23 weeks after its release. Selling 28 million copies worldwide, the album has been named Amazon's best-selling album of all time and has gone platinum in the UK 16 times.

Adele has also reportedly been offered a $40 million Las Vegas residency deal. She would be following in the footsteps of Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, Tom Jones and Celine Dion if she decided to accepted the position.

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