English superstar Adele was first offered a recording contract 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'', is certified four times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Adele released her second album, ''21'', in early 2011. ''21'' helped Adele earn six Grammy Awards in 2012 including Album of the Year, equalling the record for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in one night. The album has been certified 16 times platinum in the UK; With her two albums and the first two singles from ''21'', "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You", Adele became the first living artist to achieve the feat of two top five hits in both the UK Official Singles Chart and the Official Albums Chart simultaneously since the Beatles. With "Set Fire to the Rain" becoming her third number one single in the US, Adele became the first artist in history to lead the ''Billboard'' 200 concurrently with three ''Billboard'' Hot 100 number ones. ''21'' is the longest running number one album by a female solo artist on the UK and US. In 2011, ''Billboard'' named Adele artist of the year. In 2012, Time magazine named Adele one of the most influential people in the world.