Adele Dominates Grammy Awards With Six Wins

Adele has scooped six Grammy Awards at this year’s ceremony (the last time we checked in, her total was on four), winning every category in which she was nominated.

The 23-year-old soul singer clinched three of the most prestigious gongs, winning best album, record and song of the year (don’t ask me what the difference is between album and record, I’ve long given up trying to understand these award things). She also won best pop solo performance, pop vocal and short video. I hope she booked an extra bag when she flies back to the UK.

Adele had a remarkable 2011 by anybody’s standards. Her album, 21, has sold over 6.3 million copies in the U.S. alone, and spent a highly fitting 21 weeks at No 1 on the Billboard album chart.

Indeed, it seemed to be the album prize that gave the songstress most pleasure. In an emotional speech, she talked about the influences behind 21:

“This record is inspired by something that is really normal and everyone’s been through it, just a rubbish relationship, and it’s gone on to do things I can’t tell you how I feel about it, it’s been the most life-changing year.”

Adele performed her song ‘Rolling In the Deep’ at the awards, a track which won song of the year.

Foo Fighters were a close second behind the British singer with five Grammy wins, including the gong for best rock performance for Walk. Dave Grohl, officially the most affable chap in rock music, gushed:

“This is a great honour because this record was a special record for our band. Rather than go to the best studio … we made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine. It shows that the human element of making music is what’s most important.”

Aside from that, there was naturally an awful lot of tributes to Whitney Houston, who passed away on Sunday. Jennifer Hudson belted out ‘I Will Always Love You,’ while Grammy host LL Cool J offered a prayer for Houston’s family, saying, “Although she is gone too soon, we remain truly blessed by her musical spirit.”

What do you make of Adele’s epic sweep of six Grammys?

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