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Adele reportedly gives birth to baby boy

British singer Adele performs at the Santa Monica

British singer Adele performs at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club in Santa Monica, Calif. Credit: Colin Young-Wolff

British music star Adele, who announced her pregnancy in June, reportedly has given birth.

People magazine said Sunday that according to family sources, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter -- who won six Grammy Awards this year for her multiplatinum album "21" and related songs and a music video -- had a boy. Billboard, citing British media, said the baby arrived Friday.

Adele's spokesman would not confirm the reports, telling the British paper the Daily Mirror: "We are not releasing a statement at this time. No comment."

The father is Adele's boyfriend, Simon Konecki, 38, founder of the UK charity drop4drop, which helps bring wells and clean drinking water to impoverished areas. The child is her first and his second; Konecki has a young daughter with his ex-wife, London-based personal stylist Clary Fisher.

Adele, born Adele Laurie Blue Adkins in the Tottenham area of north London, wrote on her blog on June 29: "I'm delighted to announce Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we're over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx."

Adele sang and co-wrote the theme song of the new James Bond movie, "Skyfall," set for release in the United States on Nov. 9. The single entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 8, her first song to debut in the U.S. top 10.


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