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GRAMMY Rewind: Adele Accepts A GRAMMY For "Rolling In The Deep" In 2012, Shouts Out Those Who Supported The Single
Adele at the 2012 GRAMMYs

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GRAMMY Rewind: Adele Accepts A GRAMMY For "Rolling In The Deep" In 2012, Shouts Out Those Who Supported The Single

In her acceptance speech, the singer/songwriter thanked all the industry folks behind the scenes who made her GRAMMY-winning song "Rolling in the Deep" such a success.

GRAMMYs/Sep 9, 2022 - 05:02 pm

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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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Will Smith Dedicate His 1999 Best Rap Solo Performance GRAMMY To His Son

Will Smith at the 1999 GRAMMYs

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Will Smith Dedicate His 1999 Best Rap Solo Performance GRAMMY To His Son

In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith"

GRAMMYs/Sep 25, 2020 - 11:17 pm

Today, Sept. 25, we celebrate the birthday of the coolest dad—who else? Will Smith! For the latest episode of GRAMMY Rewind, we revisit the Fresh Prince's 1999 GRAMMY win for Best Rap Solo Performance for "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It."

In the below video, watch rappers Missy Elliott—donning white leather—and Foxy Brown present the GRAMMY to a stoked Smith, who also opted for an all-leather look. In his acceptance speech, he offers thanks to his family and "the jiggiest wife in the world, Jada Pinkett Smith." He dedicates the award to his eldest son, Trey Smith, joking that Trey's teacher said he (then just six years old) could improve his rhyming skills.

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The classic '90s track is from his 1997 debut studio album, Big Willie Style, which also features "Miami" and 1998 GRAMMY winner "Men In Black," from the film of the same name. The "Está Rico" rapper has won four GRAMMYs to date, earning his first back in 1989 GRAMMYs for "Parents Just Don't Understand," when he was 20 years old.

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Pop Shines With 55th GRAMMY Nominations

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 04:22 am

This year's GRAMMY nominations are an eclectic, all-inclusive ensemble of nominees perfectly reflecting the wide variety of musical genres, tastes and trends that The Recording Academy celebrates.

Pop made a strong impact in the coveted General Field categories with nominations for Kelly Clarkson (Record Of The Year for "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You"), Taylor Swift (Record Of The Year for her pop-tinged "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together") and Carly Rea Jepsen (Song Of The Year for "Call Me Maybe").

The nominations also marked a milestone for Fun., who received six nominations, including Record and Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "We Are Young" featuring Janelle Monáe, and Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for Some Nights. The Brooklyn, N.Y., trio also received a Best New Artist nomination.

"It feels good, very good," lead singer Nate Ruess said backstage at "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" in Nashville on Dec. 5.

"American Idol" alum Clarkson is among the top female nominees with three nominations, including Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger. Pink received a deserving nod in the Best Pop Vocal Album category for The Truth About Love, which hopefully opens the door to a performance during February's GRAMMY Awards telecast. (Side note: Pink's album features "Just Give Me A Reason," a duet with Ruess.)

It was a big night for British superstar Ed Sheeran, who grabbed a Song Of The Year nomination for "The A Team." Sheeran was overjoyed with the honor, tweeting, "I can't describe how happy I am."

GRAMMY winners Maroon 5 had a strong night with nominations for Overexposed, the group's self-proclaimed "most diverse and poppiest album yet," in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album categories.

RedFoo and Sky Blu of LMFAO scooped up a Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination for their dance-pop confection "Sexy And I Know It," a deserving nomination for the world's most colorful party rockers.

Following a successful year for her GRAMMY-winning album 21, Adele's momentum is still going strong.  The proud new mom picked up a nomination for her live performance of "Set Fire To The Rain" in the Best Pop Solo Performance category. Adele was nominated alongside Clarkson, Rihanna ("Where Have You Been"), Katy Perry ("Wide Awake"), and Jepsen, the latter of whom was quick to tweet that she was "over the moon excited" with the honor.

With exciting pop newcomers and veteran pop artists nominated in the General and Pop Fields, the GRAMMY Awards telecast on Feb. 10 will without a doubt be Music's Biggest Night and a terrific night for pop.

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Adele's 21 Becomes Best-Selling Digital Album

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 04:22 am

Adele's 21 Becomes Best-Selling Digital Album
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's 21 has surpassed Eminem's Recovery to become the best-selling digital album of all time, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, released on Feb. 22, became the second to sell more than 1 million downloads in the United States, the fastest set to achieve the feat, and the first by a female artist. Adele's 21 is also the year's best-selling album overall, with 2.6 million units sold to date. (7/15)
 

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Latin Album Sales Down In 2011, Adele Garners Most Radio Airplay

GRAMMYs/Dec 3, 2014 - 04:22 am

Latin Album Sales Down In 2011, Adele Garners Most Radio Airplay
Latin album sales in the United States and Puerto Rico decreased 4.3 percent to 11.8 million units in 2011, a smaller deficit compared to the 25 percent decline reported in 2010, according to Billboard.biz. The top-selling Latin album of the year was Prince Royce's Latin GRAMMY-nominated self-titled debut, which sold 186,000 units. Despite the decrease, sales of Latin digital albums reached 1.1 million units, up from 917,000 units in 2010, and sales of digital Latin tracks reached 20.6 million downloads, up from 18.8 million. In related year-end news, Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" garnered the most radio airplay in 2011, setting a Billboard record by appearing on 12 monitored airplay charts. Placing second was Pitbull's "Give Me Everything" featuring Afrojack, Nayer and Ne-Yo, followed by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, and Katy Perry's "E.T." featuring Kanye West and "Firework." Perry won the title as the artist with the most radio airplay in 2011. (1/6)