It was a clean sweep for British soul singer Adele who won six awards out of six nominations and took home the the 2012 Grammy for Album of the year for 21. She snagged the trifecta of record, song and album of the year.
The 21 album sold more than 5.8 million copies last year and was one of the top-selling albums, according to the Los Angeles Times.
It was no surprise that the singer, whose golden voice was silenced for about five months, would capture the most prestigious award at the 54th Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
Adele is now tied with Beyonce as the most wins by a woman in one evening, according to CBS, which broadcast the 2012 Grammys live.
Mom, gold is good! Adele sais when she snagged the album of the year trophy.
When the singer was struck down with vocal problems last year, she had to cancel her U.S. tour. It was uncertain Adele's voice was going to heal before the Grammys. She announced late last month that she would be performing.
Adele's come back on the Grammys stage saw her performing her hit sing Rolling in the Deep, which The Times said was 2011's best-selling cut with more than 5.8 million copies. The Times took its numbers from Nielsen SoundScan's year-end data. Sunday's performance was the first time since Adele had her surgery in November.
Adele, welcome back, Grammys host LL Cool J told the singer.
Among the artists who Adele, 23, bested were Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars. Adele also snags the awards for Best Short Form Music Video, Song Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album and Record of the Year.
Some 13,000 voting members determine the Grammy, according to The Times.