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09th Feb 2022

Adele cleans up at Brit Awards with three big wins

Katy Brennan

The awards were dominated by female winners.

Adele cleaned up at Brit Awards on Tuesday night by taking home three huge awards at the ceremony.

The singer won the awards for artist of the year, album of the year (for her album 30), and British song of the year (for her hit single Easy on Me).

Accepting the award for the chart-topping song, she said: “I didn’t know that many songs were nominated for Song of the Year. I can’t believe that a piano ballad won up against that many bangers.

“But thank you so much. It is always a pleasure to be here. I always love coming home and the Brits is such a big part of my career since way back when I was a little foetus.”

Later, in an emotional speech, Adele dedicated her award for album of the year to her son, Angelo, and her ex-husband, Simon Konecki.

“I’d like to dedicate this album to my son and Simon, his dad. This album was all of our journeys, not just mine.

“And I’m very proud of myself for sticking to my guns and putting out an album that was so personal to me because not many people do that any more.

“My son has been so kind and gracious and patient with me over the years.”

The 33-year-old’s highly-publicised divorce with Simon Konecki was the main inspiration behind her latest album.

Adele also sent the internet into a frenzy after her red carpet entrance on the night, sparking rumours of her engagement as she sported a massive diamond ring.

This year’s first-ever gender neutral awards, which scrapped gendered categories such as male artist of the year and female artist of the year, saw women winning 10 out of 15 overall categories.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran won songwriter of the year, Wolf Alice were named group of the year, and newcomer Little Simz nabbed the award for best new artist.

In the international categories, Bille Eilish won best international artist,  Silk Sonic took home the award for best international group and Olivia Rodrigo won an award for her song Good 4 U.