Vocal Type: Contralto
Vocal Range: 2 octaves and 1 note and a semi-tone. C3- Eb5
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Strengths: Adele's low to mid range is rounded and solid, with a soulful colouring. The lower part of her belting range is clear and bright, with a significant weight and resonance to it. However, this weight diminishes as the the chest voice is mixed with the head voice to reach the higher, fifth octave, notes- the chorus of the album version of Someone Like You. Her head voice is thick and weighty with a warmth and resonance, but isn't often used. The notes produced are further improved by her quick and natural vibrato.
Adele has brilliant control over the dynamics of her voice, being able to sing soft and airy when it suits the delivery, but switching back to a fuller tone with speed and aplomb. Definitely more an emotional singer, than a technical one.
Vocal Weaknesses: Questionable technique used to achieve the fuller sounding belted notes as well as the soulful grunts and growls she employs.
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- What happens when Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" vocals are layered over Britney Spears' "Till The World Ends" instrumental? Something a little special!! Check it out.
- Adele's Stunning performance of "Someone Like You" at the Brit Awards.
- Adele covers Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't make you Love Me"
- Adele's 2012 Grammy Performance of "Rolling in the Deep"