The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. Often considered the highest music honor, the awards were established in 1958.
In 2012, Adele became the second female artist to win six awards in one night. Adele is only the second artist, following Christopher Cross, to have won all four of the general field (Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year) awards throughout her career. In 2017, she became the only artist to, on two separate occasions, win the three general categories (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year) in the same ceremony.
Adele has received fifteen awards from eighteen nominations.
Grammy Awards Won by AdeleEdit
|2009||Adele||Best New Artist||Won|
|"Chasing Pavements"||Record of the Year||Nominated|
|Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Best Female Pop Vocal Performance||Won|
|2010||"Hometown Glory"||Best Female Pop Vocal Performance||Nominated|
|2012||21||Album of the Year||Won|
|Best Pop Vocal Album||Won|
|"Rolling in the Deep"||Record of the Year||Won|
|Song of the Year||Won|
|Best Short Form Music Video||Won|
|"Someone Like You"||Best Pop Solo Performance||Won|
|2013||"Set Fire to the Rain" (Live)||Best Pop Solo Performance||Won|
|2014||"Skyfall"||Best Song Written For Visual Media||Won|
|2017||25||Album of the Year||Won|
|Best Pop Vocal Album||Won|
|"Hello"||Record of the Year||Won|
|Song of the Year||Won|
|Best Pop Solo Performance||Won|
51st Annual Grammy AwardsEdit
54th Annual Grammy AwardsEdit
At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in 2012, Adele won all six awards nominated for, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year. Paul Epworth (who produced "Rolling in the Deep" and "I'll Be Waiting") won Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. Adele also performed "Rolling in the Deep" as her official comeback performance after having surgery for a vocal hemorrhage. She started off with an acapella version of the chorus before singing the first verse and performing the rest of the song as the album version was performed. She received a standing ovation following the performance.
Additional photographs of Adele taken with her Grammys were published by the Grammys following the awards. One appears in the Grammys' online magazine, while another is currently on display at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Backstage, audience, and after-partyEditAmong the photographs of Adele taken in the audience, backstage, and at the Grammys after-party, she was pictured with boyfriend Simon Konecki, collaborator Paul Epworth, Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and J. Cole, among others.
55th Annual Grammy AwardsEdit
Although Adele's single "Skyfall" was released too late to be included as a possible nominee for a Grammy, she received a nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance for a live version of "Set Fire to the Rain." She went on to win the award for Best Pop Solo Performance for the second year in a row. She also served as a presenter for the Album of the Year award, presenting it to Mumford & Sons for their album Babel.
Album of the Year presentationEdit
Backstage, audience, and after-partyEditAdele was photographed with Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, boyfriend Simon Konecki, Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, Dave Grohl, Chris Brown, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Frank Ocean, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé, Cher Lloyd, and Kelly Clarkson, among others.
56th Annual Grammy AwardsEdit
In December 2013, Adele and Paul Epworth were nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "Skyfall." Although "Skyfall" won the award, neither of them were able to attend. This was Adele's tenth Grammy.
58th Annual Grammy Awards Edit
Adele returned to the Grammy stage at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Although she was ineligible for any awards being that her last album, 25, was released after the eligibility period, she did perform. Despite confirmation from Columbia Records that she would perform "When We Were Young," her then-current single, she reportedly made a last-minute change, instead opting to perform "All I Ask." The performance was introduced by Bruno Mars, who co-wrote the song with Adele. The performance received a mixed response from viewers due to technical issues that occurred, most notably a "guitar sound" that Adele later clarified was caused by a microphone falling onto the piano strings. Adele was later praised for powering through the performance in spite of the technical difficulties, which she addressed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show later in the week.
Red Carpet Edit
59th Annual Grammy Awards Edit
Adele received five nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards, including Album, Record, and Song of the Year. Although her music video for "Hello" was submitted for Best Short Form Music Video, it was not nominated. Adele opened the awards with "Hello" and later paid tribute to George Michael with a cover of his song "Fastlove." During her tribute to George Michael, she restarted the song, stating, "I can't mess this up for [George]."
The ceremony marked the second time Adele swept the Grammys, winning all three general field categories again and making history. "Hello" won the awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, while 25 won the awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album. During her acceptance for Album of the Year, she praised Beyoncé's album, Lemonade, which was also nominated, and confirmed her marriage to longtime boyfriend Simon Konecki.
- ↑ http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/grammy/2012spring/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/adelettes/status/769705871022567424
- ↑ http://headlineplanet.com/home/2016/02/08/adele-performing-when-we-were-young-at-grammys-confirms-columbia/
- ↑ http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2017/02/12/adele-calls-for-do-over-george-michael-tribute/97837688/