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The 2012 Grammy Awards became the Adele Awards Sunday.

The British chanteuse went six for six, collecting every one of the awards for which she was nominated, including top honors for album, record and song of the year.

As she tearfully accepted album of the year for 21, she professed gratitude. "It's been the most life-changing year," the 23-year-old said, wiping her eyes.

Adele at the Grammys

Led by hit singles "Someone Like You" (best pop solo performance) and "Rolling in the Deep," the album was inspired by "a rubbish relationship," she joked.

She also offered a searing performance of "Rolling in the Deep", her first live public performance since being silenced by a hemorrhaged vocal cord last year.

Among Adele's other wins: best pop vocal album and best short form music video. Who else won the hardware at the 54th annual event Sunday night?

Here's the full list of 2012 Grammy Award winners:

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It was already a safe assumption that we'd be seeing Adele on stage at the 2012 Grammy Awards, collecting practically every trophy handed out at the February 12 ceremony.

But CBS now confirms the artist will be singing at the event, as well, marking her first public performance since throat surgery in October.

Adele at the Grammys

"I'm immensely proud to have been asked to perform at this year's Grammy Awards," the best-selling artist of 2011 said in a statement. "It's an absolute honor to be included in such a night and for it to be my first performance in months is very exciting and of course nerve-racking, but what a way to get back into it all."

Adele is up for Record and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep," Album of the Year for "21," and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You." She's favored to win the most Grammys of anyone this year - and for good reason.

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Ailing songstress Adele, nominated for six Grammys, is planning on attending the awards ceremony in Los Angeles next month and hopes to sing at the event.

Adele was forced to cancel her remaining tour and promotional appearances after undergoing throat surgery last November and is on the shelf indefinitely.

The "Rolling In The Deep" singer is nominated in six categories, including album of the year, record of the year, and song of the year for her second album, 21.

Adele on Stage

Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding) from a benign polyp, according to reports.

Her rehabilitation is well underway.

"Adele will be at the Grammys in Los Angeles on February 12 at the Staples Center," a source close to the singer says. "She's thrilled to be nominated."

"It's been a hard time for her because of the surgery. She has begun talking more, with her doctor's permission. Adele's best friend in recent weeks has been warm compresses around her neck to help the healing process of her vocal cords."

"Producers of the Grammys would love to have Adele perform and open the show, but she isn't able to give them an answer yet. She won't be able to give them an answer until the beginning of February, and they completely understand."

Adele has also lost 25 pounds in recent months, according to reports.

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This just in: Adele had a very good 2011.

The singer - who is recovering from throat surgery and said this week she may not release a new CD for a couple years - sat atop the music world this year with the number-one single, number-one video and, unless something miraculous takes place in the next four weeks, the number-one album.

"21" is on pace to be the the first album to sell five million copies in 12 months since Usher's "Confessions" in 2004.

Based on Nielsen SoundScan, here are the top-selling albums of 2011:

  1. Adele, 21 - 4,817,000 copies sold
  2. Lady Gaga, Born This Way - 1,973,000
  3. Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV - 1,776,000
  4. Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party - 1,389,000
  5. Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More - 1,328,000
  6. Jay-Z/Kanye West, Watch The Throne - 1,124,000
  7. Michael Buble, Christmas - 1,038,000
  8. Beyonce, 4 - 956,000
  9. Lady Antebellum, Own The Night - 908,000
  10. Katy Perry - Teenage Dream - 907,000

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Adele's vocal cords are in bad shape.

After a year plagued with canceled tour dates and serious bouts of laryngitis, the British singer is on the shelf for the remainder of 2011 after throat surgery.

Her record company announced the news with "deep regret," confirming that all Adele's concert dates and promotional appearances are cancelled until 2012.

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Adele's label said in a statement:

"She is to undergo surgery to alleviate the current issues with her throat and a full recovery is expected. As a result, doctors have ordered her to rest her voice and completely recuperate before looking to schedule any work commitments."

It's unclear when the 23-year-old - whose 21 is currently the bestselling album of the year - is expected to return, but the surgery will not impact her voice.

No 2012 appearances have yet been set, but the Grammys are set for February 12. That would seem like an appropriate time and place for a comeback.

Unlike the reaction of most Red Sox fans when they heard John Lackey will miss all of 2012 with Tommy John Surgery, here's hoping Adele returns ASAP!

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There's no sophomore slump here.

Following the enormous success of "Rolling in the Deep," Adele has been performing "Someone Like You" at concerts and award ceremonies all summer long. It's a beautiful, simple ballad, featuring the kind of lyrical ability and raw emotion that few other artists could even attempt to pull off.

And now it has its own official music video! Watch Adele stroll through the streets of Paris below, sullen, alone and engrossing:

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Young British singer Adele, whose album 21 is currently enjoying widespread critical and commercial success, has paid tribute to the late Amy Winehouse.

Adele, like Amy, attended London’s BRIT performing arts school, says the singer, who was found dead Saturday “paved the way for artists like me."

While Winehouse single-handedly "got people excited about British music again,” Adele doesn't think she “ever realised just how brilliant she was.”

Adele's statement, headlined “AMY FLIES IN PARADISE X,” appears below:

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“not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it. with no fuss and no compromise. but she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try."

"if she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say f— off. it came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much."

"we believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them. Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about british music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing."

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Bad news for the good folks out west: Due to laryngitis, Adele has been forced to cancel five dates on her current North American tour.

A statement on the singer's website reads:

She was diagnosed last Thursday in Minneapolis, MN, where doctors ordered immediate rest and postponement of that night's engagement at First Avenue. Adele performed on Saturday evening in Denver, CO (Ogden Theater) which proved too early a return to the stage. Adele’s show last Sunday evening in Salt Lake City, UT was postponed last minute when her illness worsened. Adele has also been forced to postpone shows in Vancouver, BC (Orpheum Theatre) on May 31, Seattle, WA on June 1 and Portland, OR on June 3.

The tour will resume on June 4 in San Francisco, CA.

Keep an eye out for news of rescheduled shows. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Adele Biography

Adele on the Red Carpet Adele is an English recording artist and songwriter, whose style blends blues, soul and pop. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to... More »
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Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
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