The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's (BPI) annual pop music awards. Adele has received eight awards from thirteen nominations.

Year Nominated work Award Result
2008 Adele Critics' Choice Won
2009 Adele British Female Solo Artist Nominated
British Breakthrough Act Nominated
"Chasing Pavements" British Single Nominated
2012 Adele British Female Solo Artist Won
"Someone Like You" British Single Nominated
21 Mastercard British Album of the Year Won
"Skyfall" British Single of the Year Won
Adele Brits Global Success Nominated
2016 Adele British Female Solo Artist Won
Global Success Award Won
25 British Album of the Year Won
"Hello" British Single of the Year Won
British Music Video of the Year Nominated


At the 2008 Brit Awards, Adele was featured in part of a medley of songs performed by Mark Ronson featuring various other artists including Daniel Merriweather and Amy Winehouse. The song Adele performed was "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face." In 2009, she did not perform but presented the award for Best British Male to Paul Weller, a friend and collaborator of hers. In 2011, Adele performed a heart-wrenching performance of "Someone Like You," which was incredibly well-received and was released on the UK iTunes Store. In 2012, not long after performing her comeback performance at the Grammys (after taking a short break due to a vocal hemorrhage), Adele performed "Rolling in the Deep" at the Brits. At the 2016 Brits, she performed "When We Were Young."

2012 awards and controversyEdit

At the 2012 Brit Awards, Adele won the award for Mastercard British Album of the Year, which is widely regarded as the most important award of the ceremony. Less than half a minute into her acceptance speech, host James Corden was forced to cut Adele off in order to introduce Blur, who were due to perform an eleven minute set as they had won the Outstanding Contribution to Music award and the ceremony was over-running. Adele was visibly annoyed and proceeded to flick her middle finger up into the air and the producers of the show came under fire from members of social networking website Twitter for the decision. Following the incident Adele said, "I got cut off during my speech for Best Album and I flung the middle finger. But that finger was to the suits at the BRIT Awards, not to my fans."

Adele later received an apology from the show's organizers, who stated, "We send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short. We don't want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night's biggest award. It tops off what's been an incredible year for her."

2013 awardsEdit

In 2013, Adele was nominated for two awards and won one for British Single of the Year; while she was unable to be there in attendance due to her rehearsing for her performance at the Oscars the same week, she did record a video of herself thanking her fans and made a self-referential comment about not wanting to interrupt the acceptance speech for Album of the Year; it was hinted Adele would win this award after it was revealed that they planned to make it up to Adele for interrupting her the previous year.

She was nominated for the Brits Global Success Award, along with One Direction and Mumford & Sons, but controversially lost the award to One Direction.

2015 awards Edit

In 2015, Adele appeared again at the Brit Awards. Adele received three of her four nominations, including British Female Solo Artist, British Single of the Year, and British Album of the Year. She also received an honorary Global Success award. During her acceptance for British Female Solo Artist, Adele publicly supported recording artist Kesha due to her ongoing legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke.

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