2012 was a big year for Adele at the GRAMMYs: She swept all the categories in which she was nominated, bringing home a whopping six golden gramophones, including for Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year.
In this episode of GRAMMY Rewind, go inside the 2012 GRAMMYs to revisit Adele's acceptance speech for her GRAMMY for Record Of The Year, for "Rolling in the Deep." She'd already had several victories by this point in the evening — "Thank you so much! This is ridiculous!" she commented from the stage.
And she gracefully spent the bulk of her time onstage acknowledging those who helped "Rolling in the Deep" reach such a broad audience.
"I wanna say thank you to every radio programmer and broadcaster that's been playing 'Rolling in the Deep,' because it's because of you that it's seemed to just cross over," the singer explained, GRAMMY in hand.
"Thank you so much, because I know it's not really a pop record," she continued. "So thank you very much for that, and to all the other formats."
Adele might not consider "Rolling in the Deep" to be a true pop record, but the album the song appears on — 21 — earned plenty of love in pop categories at the GRAMMYs in 2012. 21 won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Album, and "Someone Like You," another song from the project, won a GRAMMY for Best Pop Solo Performance at the ceremony.
Press play on the video above to watch Adele's full acceptance speech for her GRAMMY for Record Of The Year, and keep checking GRAMMY.com every Friday for more episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.
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