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Adele On '60 Minutes': Singer Debuts Post-Surgery Voice For Anderson Cooper (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/10/2012 10:00 am Updated: 02/10/2012 12:43 pm

Anyone worrying about the effects of Adele's emergency throat surgery on her voice can rest assured: The soulful singer's still got it.

Though her upcoming performance at the Grammy Awards had been widely touted as the first televised post-surgery gig for Adele, CBS pulled a bit of a coup by airing a clip of Adele singing "Rolling In The Deep" for Anderson Cooper.

In a teaser clip for the show, Cooper asks her to sing the runaway single off 21 and she obliges without hesitation, launching into a typically rousing performance, sans any backing music.

It will be nice for Adele to find herself in the spotlight for her music again, recent headlines focused on disparaging comments about her weight from none other than designer Karl Lagerfeld. The singer responded and dismissed his comments by saying she represented real women, and Cooper himself has since also weighed in on the matter.

Adele is heavily favored to win a number of awards at this year's Grammy Awards, which take place on February 12. She's nominated for six awards (second only to Kanye West's seven noms), including album of the year, record of the year and song of the year.

Her album, 21, came in at number one on the Billboard albums chart this week, for the nineteenth nonconsecutive time.

Catch the 23-year-old singer chatting with and singing for Anderson in the video clip at the top of this post.

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    Adele poses with her award for best original song for "Skyfall" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre, L.A., on Feb. 24, 2013.

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    Adele performs during the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2013.

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    Adele arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2013.

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    Adele arrives at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2013.

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    Adele speaks onstage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Adele arrives at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013.

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    Adele poses in the press room with her Golden Globe for best original song in a motion picture (for '"Skyfall") on January 13, 2013.

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    Adele attends the Barclaycard Mercury Prize at Grosvenor House, on September 6, 2011 in London, England.

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    Actress Selena Gomez and singer Adele arrive at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Adele performs onstage during the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011.

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    Singer Adele arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Singer Adele arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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    Adele poses for a portrait session to promote her new album '21' on January 10, 2011 in London, England.

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    Singer/Songwriter Adele perform during the CMT Artists of the Year at The Factory on November 30, 2010 in Franklin, Tennessee.

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    Singer Adele attends 2009 VH1 Divas at Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 17, 2009 in New York City.

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    Adele performs onstage during 2009 VH1 Divas at Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 17, 2009 in New York City.

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    British singer Adele holds the Grammy awards for the Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for 'Chasing Pavements during the 51st annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, on February 8, 2009.

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    Adele performs a few dance steps on the wet carpet on arrival for the Mercury Music Awards in Central London on September 9, 2008.

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    Adele attends The Brit Awards 2011 held at The O2 Arena on February 15, 2011 in London, England.

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