Receiving the number
Adele released her second single, Chasing Pavements, on January 11, 2008 from her debut album 19. Although the album wasn’t as full of hits as the back 21It was clear that Adele had a lot of talent. The song was well received in the UK and entered the charts at number two. In the Netherlands, the track peaked at number nine in the Top 40 and continues to achieve NPO Radio 2 Top 2000 every year. In the 2021 list, the song was at number 739. The title Chasing Pavements is an English expression, which literally translates to “follow the beaten path.” . The song is about an argument between Adele and her then-boyfriend, as she questions whether she should choose him or follow her own path.
Adele and Paul de Leeuw
In support of her debut album, Adele toured Europe and North America in 2008. On February 17, 2008, a still almost unknown Adele was first seen on Dutch television. She was a guest on Paul de Leeuw Nice! weather de leu. There she also played her hit song Chasing Pavements live. Five months later, she sang for the first time in Paradiso, Amsterdam. This was just the beginning of her successful career. In the years that followed, the British pop star achieved more and more great achievements. She sang the soundtrack for the 23rd James Bond movie sky fall, has sold over 100 million albums and in 2021 it will be in NPO Radio 2 Top 2000 with no less than sixteen lists.