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Brit Awards: Adele takes home two awards (VIDEO)


Adele performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England.


Dave Hogan

Adele won awards for album of the year and best British female solo artist at the Brit music awards on Tuesday night, adding to her collection of six Grammys from last week.

The Associated Press noted that it has been a momentous year for the London songstress, as she underwent vocal chord surgery in late 2011 and her sophomore album, 21, went on to sell more than 6 million copies, in the United States alone.

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In her acceptance speech, Adele said, "Nothing makes me prouder than coming home with six Grammys and then coming to the Brits and winning album of the year. I'm so proud to be British and to be flying the flag."

In the best female solo artist category, Adele was up against Jessie J, Kate Bush, Florence & the Machine and Laura Marling, according to Bloomberg. After her first win, she said, “I’d like to thank my record company for letting me be the kind of artist I want to be.”

In only her second live performance since throat surgery in 2011, Adele received a standing ovation during “Rolling in the Deep,” said Bloomberg.

Ed Sheeran won the best British solo male artist and best British breakthrough act, while One Direction won for best single. Coldplay, who opened the awards show, won best British group, as voted by BBC Radio 2 listeners, said Billboard.

Bruno Mars won for best international male solo artist and Rihanna won the female counterpart, while Lana Del Rey took home the international breakthrough act award. The Foo Fighters accepted their award for international group via video message, according to Billboard.

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Here is Adele’s performance of “Rolling in the Deep,” linked by Billboard: