The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's (BPI) annual pop music awards.
In 2016, Adele became the first solo artist to win four awards in one night, following Blur records in 1995.
Adele has received nine awards from sixteen nominations.
|2009||Adele||British Female Solo Artist||Nominated|
|British Breakthrough Act||Nominated|
|"Chasing Pavements"||British Single (Public Vote: 8th Elimination)||Nominated|
|2012||Adele||British Female Solo Artist||Won|
|"Someone Like You"||British Single (Public Vote)||Nominated|
|21||Mastercard British Album of the Year||Won|
|"Skyfall"||British Single of the Year||Won|
|Adele||Brits Global Success||Nominated|
|2016||Adele||Global Success Award||Won|
|25||British Album of the Year||Won|
|"Hello"||British Single of the Year||Won|
|British Music Video of the Year (Public Vote)||Nominated|
|2017||Adele||Global Success Award||Won|
|"Send My Love"||British Music Video of the Year (Public Vote: 6th Elimination)||Nominated|
Performances[edit | edit source]
In 2008, Adele was featured in part of a medley of songs performed by Mark Ronson featuring various other artists, including Daniel Merriweather and Amy Winehouse. The song Adele performed was "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face."
In 2009, she did not perform but presented the award for Best British Male to Paul Weller, a friend and collaborator of hers.
In 2011, Adele sang "Someone Like You" at the Brit Awards. The performance was well-received and consequently released to the UK iTunes Store. This particular performance of the song has largely been credited with helping the song achieve international success.
In 2016, Adele performed "When We Were Young“ as the finale performance of the Brits. This performance was available for free on Google Play for a limited time.
2012 awards and controversy[edit | edit source]
At the 2012 Brit Awards, Adele won the award for Mastercard British Album of the Year, which is widely regarded as the most important award of the ceremony. Less than half a minute into her acceptance speech, host James Corden was forced to cut Adele off in order to introduce Blur, who were due to perform an eleven minute set as they had won the Outstanding Contribution to Music award and the ceremony was over-running. Adele was visibly annoyed and proceeded to flick her middle finger up into the air and the producers of the show came under fire from members of social networking website Twitter for the decision. Following the incident Adele said, "I got cut off during my speech for Best Album and I flung the middle finger. But that finger was to the suits at the BRIT Awards, not to my fans."
Adele later received an apology from the show's organizers, who stated, "We send our deepest apologies to Adele that her big moment was cut short. We don't want this to undermine her incredible achievement in winning our night's biggest award. It tops off what's been an incredible year for her."
2013 awards[edit | edit source]
In 2013, Adele was nominated for two awards and won one for British Single of the Year; while she was unable to be there in attendance due to her rehearsing for her performance at the Oscars the same week, she did record a video of herself thanking her fans and made a self-referential comment about not wanting to interrupt the acceptance speech for Album of the Year; it was hinted Adele would win this award after it was revealed that they planned to make it up to Adele for interrupting her the previous year.
2016 awards[edit | edit source]
In 2016, Adele appeared again at the Brit Awards. Adele received three of her four nominations, including British Female Solo Artist, British Single of the Year, and British Album of the Year. She also received an honorary Global Success award. During her acceptance for British Female Solo Artist, Adele publicly supported recording artist Kesha due to her ongoing legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke.