British singer Adele stole the show at the 2016 BRIT Awards on Wednesday in London, winning four awards, including the most-coveted ‘album of the year’. The 27-year-old singer took home British Female Solo Artist, British Single for Hello, British Album of the Year for 25 and Global Success Award on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“I bet you’re all f**king bored of me,” Adele said in between sniffles after accepting her third award. She equalled Blur’s BRIT Awards success in 1995 by collecting four prizes.
“To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much. And to all the other girls that are nominated, Thank you for letting me be in your company. You’re all incredible, you’re all amazing and it’s a privilege to be alongside you,” she added.
The Hello singer also used her acceptance award to show her support for Kesha who is in the middle of a legal war against her longtime producer Dr Luke.
After thanking her label and management, Adele said during her Best Female victory speech: “I’d also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha.”
Meanwhile, British boyband One Direction beat Adele in the category of British Artist Video of the Year, which is fan-voted.
Watch Drag Me Down by One Direction here:
“We’ve been away for a little while, so it’s been a bit like getting back on a bike tonight,” said singer Liam Payne, referring to the group’s hiatus which began late last year. Their space-themed video of Drag Me Down beat Adele’s video for Hello and Ed Sheeran’s visuals for Photograph among others.
Another winner of the night was singer Justin Bieber who picked up International Male Solo Artist.
“Man, I’m shaking right now,” the Canadian singer said, adding “Life is a journey. Everyone has their ups and downs.”
Other winners of the night include Coldplay, James Bay and Bjork.
Full Winners List of 2016 BRIT Awards:
1. British Female Solo Artist: Adele
2. British Male Solo Artist: James Bay
3. International Group: Tame Impala
4. British Single: Adele’s Hello
5. British Group: Coldplay
6. International Male Solo artist: Justin Bieber
7. British Breakthrough Act: Catfish and the Bottlemen
8. BRITs Global Success Award: Adele
9. International Female Solo Artist: Bjork
10. British Artist Video Of The Year: One Direction’s Drag Me Down
11. Mastercard British Album Of The Year: Adele’s 25
The awards ceremony will be aired in India on March 14 on Vh1 India.