19 is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Adele, released on 28 January 2008 by XL Recordings.
Named after the age of the singer during its release and production, 19 is a blue-eyed soul album with folk rock, indie pop, and jazz influences and lyrics describing heartbreak, nostalgia and relationships.
19 received positive reviews from music critics, who praised Adele’s vocal prowess and songwriting talent at such a young age and noted her as having the “potential to become among the most respected and inspiring international artists of her generation.”
The album was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Adele won Best New Artist alongside Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Chasing Pavements”.