Los Angeles: Singer Adele is practicing breathing therapy to beat her stage fright as she will perform at the Oscar ceremony this coming Sunday. This will be her first stage performance since delivering a child. It was singer Robbie Williams' wife Ayda Field who suggested Adele the new breathing therapy.
Adele has been undergoing special Chinese Qi Gong breathing therapy. Dailystar.co.uk quoted a source as saying, "Adele has suffered with terrible stage fright since she was 16, but now it's worse than ever. She knows all eyes are on her after almost a year out of the spotlight, so she needed something to help her with it. Ayda was the first person to tell Adele about Belly Breathing, and how it had helped Robbie overcome his performing anxiety in recent years," added the source.
Adele will perform her James Bond theme song Skyfall during a special tribute to the British spy franchise, which will take place during the film awards Sunday. The number is also nominated in the best song category.
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Adele was offered a recording contract from XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace in 2006. The next year she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008.
Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to much commercial and critical success. It certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US
The success of her second album 21 earned Adele numerous mentions in the Guinness World Records. She is the first artist to sell more than 3 million copies of an album in a year in the UK.
Adele is the first female in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to have three singles in the top 10 at the same time as a lead artist, and the first female artist to have two albums in the top five of the Billboard 200 and two singles in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins was born in Tottenham, north London, England, to Penny Adkins, an English teenager, and Mark Evans, a Welshman, on 5 May 1988. Evans walked out when Adele was two, leaving her 20-year-old mother to raise her single-handedly, for which Adele has still not forgiven him.