19 is the debut studio album by British singer Adele. It was first released on 28 January 2008, through XL Recordings. Following Adele's graduation from the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in May 2006, she began publishing songs and recorded a three-song demo for a class project and gave it to a friend. The friend posted the demo on Myspace, where it became very successful and led to interest from XL Recordings. This led to Adele signing a recording contract with the label and providing vocals for Jack PeƱate Read more on Last.fm.

  1. gives it a: 5/5

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    An astonishing debut from Adele, whose followup “21” showed us that she is a fountain of soulful greatness. In addition to the standout single “Chasing Pavements”, this album contains more acoustic-leaning songs, such as her beautiful, Calypso-like cover of The Cure’s “Lovesong”, but contains its own share of power ballads, like my personal favorite “One and Only”. But overall, this album is a great debut for an incomparable, incredible voice.

  3. gives it a: 5/5

    If you’ve only heard 21 and somehow missed out on this beautiful record, it’s a shame. Before Adele became a name in the US, she was tearing up the charts in Europe. “Chasing Pavements” and “Hometown Glory” are two of her best songs of any album. If you enjoy her more popular 21, 19 won’t disappoint.