Her very first guitar: A four-year-old Adele strums on the strings of her toy instrument as she opens up her photo album
Even from a very young age, Adele Adkins was clearly destined for great musical things.
Because as this picture shows, the award-winning singer songwriter was meant to play the guitar, even one made by Fisher Price.
The photo, taken from her personal album, shows the star at the tender age of four, sitting on an amplifier.
Little strummer girl: Adele, aged four, sits on an amplifier with a toy guitar in an cute photograph taken from her personal album
She looked cute as a button in jeans, green trainers and an orange T-shirt as she strummed the toy guitar and looked shyly at the camera.
The snap was taken at her father Mark Evans's house in South Wales when their relationship was very different to the one they have now.
And in a series of snaps, taken from her album, she is seen at the house on another occasion and one photo shows her aged just nine-months-old being bounced on his knee.
Making sounds: Adele plays with whizzy hose in her father Mark Evans's home in Wales
Mark walked out on Adele when she was just two years old but even though they saw each other a lot, she disowned him two years ago and feels that he has betrayed her.
In a recent interview with American Vogue, she said: If I ever see him, I will spit in his face. He will never hear from me again.'
But he was there when she first picked up a guitar, the little red one that her mother Penny had bought her from a charity shop.
Peek-a-boo: A shy Adele, aged four, sits on a lunch box and peers round a door on Christmas Day at home
What did Santa bring you Adele is snapped unwrapping a present on Christmas Day in 1992
She took it with her on a visit to see her father and he recalled recently: 'She was teaching herself how to play it
by listening to the old blues songs we used to listen to on my record
player, then trying to make the same noise.
'She was quite good. Within a
couple of years, she’d started singing along, too.’
One day, my darling, you'll be a star: Mark bounces his nine-month-old daughter on his knee
A few years later the plastic toy became a proper guitar and she is now one of the world's most successful female recording artists.
And that house in South Wales is a far cry from the 7million mansion she has just moved in to where she can proudly display her platinum and gold discs, her six Grammys and two Brit Awards.
Camera shy: Adele kept her face hidden under a cap as she looked ready for a game of tennis aged nine at her grandmother's house