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Last night, Adele swept The Brit Awards with four wins, surprising absolutely no one. The pop superstar won for British Female Solo Artist, British Single (for “Hello”), Mastercard British Album of the Year (for 25), and the Global Success award. Not since Blur’s 1995 Parklife album has one artist won so many awards in one ceremony.
“To come back after so long away and be so warmly received is really lovely. Thank you so much,” she said after receiving the award for British Female Solo Artist.
Adele was overcome with emotion upon accepting her Global Success award, which was introduced by astronaut Tim Peake. “You’re probably getting f***ing bored of me,” she swore, as it was her third award of the night.
She then went on to thank everyone once again for being so kind to her after she nearly quit music in 2011.
Adele also made it a point to publicly voice her support for Kesha, who is currently involved in a sexual assault lawsuit against her producer, Dr. Luke, and Sony Music.
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Fans and celebrities alike have been rallying for her since a New York judge ruled in favor of Dr. Luke, forcing Kesha to continue working with him despite the assault.
Adele’s album, 25 debuted at number one in the US and Great Britain on November 20, 2015, and has stayed on the Billboard 200 chart since then. “Hello,” the lead single from the album, also hit number one on the Hot 100 chart and still remains in the top ten as of this week. To date, 25 has sold 19 million copies worldwide and was the best selling album of 2015.