Adele Brings It Home at 2012 Grammy Awards
After a year fought fighting back from throat surgery, magic-voiced Adele scores big at the music world’s biggest night
The 2012 Grammy Awards will likely be remembered by music fans – especially British ones – as the night Adele scooped up all the awards she was nominated for. The awards, held on February 12, 2012, were special for another reason, too: American singer Whitney Houston died suddenly the day before the event, and many of the evening’s numbers were sung as an impromptu tribute to her.
But the evening belonged to Adele, who won six gongs, including Best Pop Vocal, Best Record and Best Single. Now sporting gorgeous blonde locks and a slimmed-down silhouette, Adele looked fabulous in a black sequined gown. Her bright red kisser and glam eyes made her a sophisticated sight to behold.
The evening marked Adele’s return to the stage from a nearly five-month doctor-ordered respite following surgery to remove a polyp on her vocal cords. The laser surgery, performed in Boston by Dr. Stephen Zeitels, the director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center, was used on other major singers as well, including Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
After singing from the Grammy’s centre stage, it appears that Adele is back in good form, which is good news for her fans. Adele, whose top-selling 2011 album, 21, sold 12 million copies, received a standing ovation from the crowd.
The album contains chart hits “Rolling in the Deep”, which was nominated for the Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video categories and “Someone Like You”, which was up for Best Pop Solo Performance. She joins Beyoncé as the second female artist to take home six wins in one evening.
Amy Winehouse, whose 2011 death caused heartbreak, won an award for her duet with Tony Bennett, “Body And Soul”.