iOS app Android app More

Adele Grammys: Singer Wins Best Album, Goes Six For Six On The Night

First Posted: 02/12/2012 11:20 pm Updated: 02/13/2012 1:39 pm

And that's a wrap: Adele won the Grammy in the Album Of The Year category for her heart-wrenching sophomore album "21."

"I want to say thank you to Rick Rubin for teaching me about quality control," the singer said after thanking her mother. She was overcome with emotion at the beginning of her speech but gathered herself before continuing with her touching acceptance remarks.

The album is based on "something everyone's been through -- a rubbish relationship," she added.

The singer, who scored an award in all six categories she was nominated for including Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance, Short Form Music Video, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year, made her live performance comeback on Sunday night. (She had recently undergone throat surgery).

Musical legend Diana Ross presented the award to the Adele.

Her performance was introduced by Gwyneth Paltrow, who called her "something special." Paltrow described 21, Adele's sophomore album as "a global music movement."

The Grammy audience clapped along enthusiastically throughout the performance, and the singer seemed completely in her element on the simple stage. She received a standing ovation when she finished, and remained on stage for a good amount of time to drink in the applause.

Before the awards, Adele was widely favored to win Best Album for 21, the album which made the British musician a global name.

Adele debuted her voice in a taped special for "60 Minutes" last week when Anderson Cooper asked her to sing a tiny bit of "Rolling In The Deep," but this was her first major live performance since undergoing surgery.

Check out Adele's in office performance of songs off 21 at AOL Sessions.

Adele performs "Rolling In The Deep" at the Grammys:


See photos of all the night's performances:

Loading Slideshow...
  • Bruno Mars

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruno Mars

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruno Mars

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruno Mars

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruce Springsteen

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruce Springsteen

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruce Springsteen

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Chris Brown

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Chris Brown

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Chris Brown

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Chris Brown

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Chris Brown

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Chris Brown

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Rihanna

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Coldplay & Rihanna

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Coldplay

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Foster The People

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Maroon 5

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Maroon 5 & The Beach Boys

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Paul McCartney

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • The Civil Wars

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Taylor Swift

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Taylor Swift

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • The Beach Boys

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Adele

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Adele

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Foo Fighters

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Katy Perry

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Katy Perry

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • The Band Perry, Glen Campbell & Blake Shelton

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • The Band Perry

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Glen Campbell

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Blake Shelton

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Jennifer Hudson

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Jennifer Hudson

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Nicki Minaj

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Nicki Minaj

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh, Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Brian Ray

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

  • Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh, Rusty Anderson, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and Brian Ray

    The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Performances

FOLLOW HUFFPOST ENTERTAINMENT

Filed by Kia Makarechi  |