Adele was recognized for her contributions to music, according to the Associated Press.
The 25-year-old has remained an international sensation since the release of her debut, "19," in 2008. Her 2011 album
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