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Adele receives royal honor from Prince Charles

Adele receives royal honor from Prince Charles
British artist Adele became a Member of the Order of the British Empire on Thursday. (Getty Images)

Adele is running out of awards and honors she can receive. The artist, who in the last year picked up an additional Grammy Award as well as an Academy Award, on Thursday was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire by Prince Charles.

Adele was recognized for her contributions to music, according to the Associated Press.

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The 25-year-old has remained an international sensation since the release of her debut, "19," in 2008. Her 2011 album "21" has sold 10.8 million copies in the U.S. alone, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 

The Member of Order of the British Empire (MBE) recognizes "distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the civil service and work with charitable and welfare" groups," according to the British monarchy's website.

Details have been relatively scant regarding a new album from Adele, although some reports have mentioned that a forthcoming effort could include contributions from songwriter-for-hire Ryan Tedder.

Adele has kept a low profile after performing her Oscar-winning "Skyfall" at the Academy Awards, and she did not stop to speak with the press when receiving her MBE honors. 

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