Last night was the perfect ending to the success of Adele’s sophomore album, 21. While the night was full of somber artists mourning the death of of one of their own, Whitney Houston, Adele was celebrating Grammy wins.
The singer was nominated for six awards last night and managed a clean sweep, taking all six of those awards with her. Her awards included Song of the Year for Rolling in the Deep, Record of the Year for Rolling in the Deep, Best Short-Form Video for Rolling in the Deep, Best Pop Vocal Album for 21, Best Pop Solo Performance for Someone Like You, and Album of the Year for 21.
Adele became the sixth artist to win six awards at one Grammy Awards show, and at 23, she is also the youngest to snag the top three awards. She’s now tied with Beyonce for the most Grammy wins by a woman, and with Eric Clapton for the most Grammy wins by a British singer. Not too shabby.
This record is inspired by something that is really normal and everyone’s been through it, which is a rubbish relationship, Adele said during her acceptance speech. And it’s gone on to do things that I can’t tell you how I feel about it, it’s been the most life-changing year.
For the few who weren’t familiar with Adele, they got a sneak peak of it during her performance of Rolling in the Deep. This was the singer’s comeback performance after having throat surgery, and it seems the doctors did a great job because she was given a standing ovation.
While a break-up album seemed to work wonders for Adele, she confesses she will never pour her heartbreak into her work again.
I am never writing a breakup record again, by the way, she said in the Grammy press room. I’m done with being a bitter witch.
For more Adele, you can check her out as the latest cover girl for Vogue.