Chart-topping famous person Adele gained the highest three prizes on the BRIT Awards on Tuesday, within the first genderless version of Britain’s annual pop music honours.
Nicknamed “Queen of the BRITs” by host Mo Gilligan, the London-born singer-songwriter picked up the primary award of the evening – music of the 12 months – for her chart-topping single Straightforward on Me.
The monitor was the primary to be launched from her comeback album 30, a document Adele has mentioned she made to clarify her divorce to her younger son. It gained album of the 12 months.
“I’d prefer to dedicate this award to my son, and to Simon, to his dad. This album was all of our journey, not simply mine,” a tearful Adele mentioned, referring to her ex-husband Simon Konecki.
“I’m very happy with myself for sticking to my weapons and placing out an album that was about one thing that was so private to me [because] not many individuals would do stuff like that any extra.”
The 33-year-old additionally gained artist of the 12 months, a now genderless class by which rappers Little Simz and Dave, in addition to singers Ed Sheeran and Sam Fender, have been additionally nominated.
“I perceive why the title of this award has modified however I actually love being a girl, being a feminine artist,” Adele mentioned.
“I’m actually happy with us.”
Following within the footsteps of different awards reveals or occasions which have eliminated gender classifications, organizers for the BRITs mentioned in November they have been eliminating feminine and male classes from 2022.
Returning to her hometown, Adele, who lives in Los Angeles, additionally carried out on the ceremony.
Regardless of solely being launched in November, 30, Adele’s fourth studio album, was Britain’s greatest promoting album in 2021, shifting greater than 600,000 copies in simply six weeks.
The singer thanked Inflo, named producer of the 12 months, for serving to her with the document.
Different winners included rock band Wolf Alice, who took greatest group, whereas rapper Little Simz was named greatest new artist.
Sheeran was named songwriter of the 12 months.
U.S. singers Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo respectively gained greatest worldwide artist and worldwide music for good 4 u.
Worldwide group of the 12 months went to American R&B duo Silk Sonic, made up of singer Bruno Mars and rapper and singer Anderson .Paak.
Showcasing a variety of music types, 4 new style awards have been additionally launched this 12 months, the forty second version of the awards, with Sam Fender profitable greatest various/rock act and Dave named greatest hip-hop/grime/rap act. The very best Pop/R’n’B act award went to singer Dua Lipa, whereas Becky Hill scooped greatest dance act.
All 4 have been voted for by the general public.
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