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No Stranger To Firsts, Adele Is Set To Make Her 'Saturday Night Live' Debut

In honour of Adele hosting 'SNL' this weekend, we take a look back at the singer-songwriter's other memorable firsts
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Last night, Adele announced that she will make her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live on October 24. While it won’t be the Grammy-winning singer’s first time on SNL — that honour goes to her 2008 performance as a musical guest on the sketch comedy show — it will be her first time hosting a television show, ever.

“Bloooooody hellllll I’m so excited about this!! And also absolutely terrified!" the star wrote in an Instagram post about her new gig. 

Since launching to worldwide fame and critical success, Adele has grabbed headlines with her record-breaking talent. Her SNL stint only adds to a number of major milestones in the singer-songwriter's career — in honour, L’Officiel rounds up her most memorable firsts.




Adele was the first woman to have three simultaneous Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rolling in the Deep", "Someone Like You" and "Set Fire to the Rain". 





Adele's sophomore album, 21, held the first spot in the charts longer than any album since 1985.





"Hello" became the first song to sell over one million digital copies in its first week in the U.S.





Adele's third album, 25, became the top-selling album of 2015, and broke first week sale records in both the UK and the U.S.





Adele is the first female artist to win all four general field Grammys: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist.






Adele is the first female artist to have two albums in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200, and two singles at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.





Adele lent her talents to the first-ever James Bond theme song to win an Academy Award, "Skyfall", in 2013.






Adele is the first and only artist in history to win three general category Grammys in the same ceremony — twice!

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