Something about the way Adele sings resonates with just about everyone. Maybe it's the lyric choices she makes, her phrasing, her tone, or something less definable. Whatever it is, it made her first album, "19", a multi-Platinum success on multiple continents, and made her second album one of the most award-winning albums of all time. Since the release of her first single in 2007, she has won five American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards, 20 Billboard Year-End Awards (for songs that have set records over the previous year), four BRIT Awards, one Golden Globe, nine Grammy Awards, and an Oscar. She has received 107 major music awards for her two studio albums, out of 188 nominations. That's a rather impressive average. To date, she's sold seven million copies of her first album, and 26 million copies of her second album, "21", worldwide. As the albums have been immensely popular, her tracks have played on international radio repeatedly, appeared on reality singing competitions, in commercials, in films, in mechanical toys, and at your local karaoke bar. Consequently, Adele has made a quite healthy bit of profit on royalties alone. In fact, she reportedly makes $62,000 per day based on her royalties. This rather sizable influx of income made it possible for her to purchase a massive, and reportedly haunted, mansion in West Sussex. She recently put that home back on the market, in preparation for moving into another home on the southern coast of England.
Adele's house is known as the "Lock House". The massive structure, described as a "cottage", houses 10 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and six reception rooms. Hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces, and massive windows can be found in almost every part of the house, and the kitchen is an uber-modern open plan space with a stunning glass-sided staircase. Adele's house also features a separate breakfast room, a billiards room, and beautiful chandeliers. Outside of Adele's house, there is a tennis court and pavilion, a helicopter hangar, a pool, and an additional staff cottage complete with three bedrooms and bathrooms. The house, which sits on 25 acres of land, is currently available for rent to the tune of roughly $3,500 per week. It will be interesting to see which A-list musician or actor swoops in to take over the payments on that.