Adele released her second single Chasing Pavements on January 11, 2008, from her debut album 19. Even though the album wasn’t full of hits like the successors 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 song peaked at number nine in the Top 40 and still reaches the NPO Radio 2 Top 2000 every year. In the 2021 list, the song is at position 739. The title Chasing the Sidewalk is an English expression, which literally translates to mean ‘follow the beaten path’. The song is about an argument between Adele and her then boyfriend, where she wonders whether she should choose him or go her own way.
Adele and Paul de Leeuw
In support of her debut album, Adele toured Europe and North America in 2008. On 17 February 2008, the still almost unknown Adele was seen for the first time on Dutch television. He was a guest on Paul de Leeuw .’s show Good! De Leeuw weather. There he also played his hit Chasing Pavements live. Five months later he performed for the first time at Paradiso, Amsterdam. This was just the beginning of his successful career. In the years since, British pop stars have achieved even greater feats. He sang the soundtrack of the 23rd James Bond film Sky fall, he has sold over 100 million albums and by 2021 he will be on the NPO Radio 2 Top 2000 with no less than sixteen listings.
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