And The GRAMMY Went To ... Adele
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Rolling In The Deep" (iTunes>)
Won for: Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video
Previous wins: Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Chasing Pavements" in 2008
Did you know?: On the strength of her hit album 21, which this week notched its 20th week atop the Billboard 200, Adele also earned Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album honors and the Best Pop Solo Performance trophy for "Someone Like You" at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. In winning six awards, Adele equaled Beyoncé's record for most GRAMMYs won by a female artist in a single night, and surpassed the late Amy Winehouse's record for most awards won by a British female artist in one night. Additionally, at 23 Adele broke Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist to earn six or more GRAMMYs in one night. Adding extra momentum to an already successful night, Adele performed "Rolling In The Deep" on the GRAMMY telecast, her first performance since undergoing vocal-cord surgery. The song was co-written with producer Paul Epworth, who took home the Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical GRAMMY. Upon accepting the Song Of The Year award, Adele said, "This is Paul Epworth, he's the best producer in the world. He's wonderful and he brought me out of my skin to write this record."