Adele won three out the four main prizes at Brit Awards on Tuesday, where she also put in an assured performance of her track I Drink Wine.
The singer won best artist, album and song of the year for Easy on Me.
Ed Sheeran was also crowned songwriter of the year at London’s O2 Arena, and played two tracks, including one alongside special guest Stormzy. Dua Lipa won the night’s other big prize, as TikTok users voted for her and not Adele as the best pop/R&B act. It means that for now at least, Robbie Williams remains out on his own ahead of Adele as the most awarded artist in Brits history with 13.
After winning the first of her three awards, for best song, Adele beamed: “I can’t believe a piano ballad won up against that many bangers”.
Her so-called “divorce album”, 30, was the biggest-seller of 2021, selling more than 600,000 copies in just six weeks, and this was recognised by the Brits, which rewards mainstream success.
After winning the Brits first-ever genderless award for artist of the year, the star added: “I really love being a woman and being a female artist.”
Caption: Adele wore a custom Valentino dress designed for her by Creative Director of Valentino, Pierpaolo Piccioli, during her performance of ‘I Drink Wine’ at the BRIT Awards.
LOOK: Custom Valentino gown and Valentino Garavani Atelier shoes
EVENT: The BRIT Awards 2022
DATE: February 8, 2022