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Adele was the big winner at the 59th Grammy Awards on February 12, taking home five trophies.

Amongst her haul were three of the “big four” awards: Song of the year, record of the year and album of the year.

The last time someone achieved that was in 2012. And it was Adele.

The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Adele said she couldn’t accept the award for best album because Beyonce’s Lemonade had more fizz.

The British singer also declared her undying love for Beyonce: “I adore you and I want you to be my mummy,” she joked, as she gestured at the heavily-pregnant star.

Beyonce put on a biblical performance of Love Drought and Sandcastles from her record, which won best urban contemporary album.

Adele brought her tribute to George Michael to a juddering halt after veering wildly off key – but made it up to the star on take two.


Chance the Rapper beat Kanye West and Drake to best rap album. He then took the LA crowd to church with the help of a gospel choir.

David Bowie received five posthumous awards including best alternative album for his final LP, Blackstar.

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Adele has been named Billboard’s top artist of 2012, while her hit record 21 was named top album of the year in the music magazine’s annual review.

Adele, 24, is the first to receive both accolades two years in a row.

The singer was also named top female artist, with hip hop star Drake named top male artist.

Former X Factor contestants One Direction rounded off a successful year of US invasion after being named top new artist and Maroon 5 were top group.

Adele has been named Billboard's top artist of 2012, while her hit record 21 was named top album of the year in the music magazine's annual review

Adele has been named Billboard’s top artist of 2012, while her hit record 21 was named top album of the year in the music magazine’s annual review

The honors for Adele come in a year which saw her win six Grammy awards and dominate the US charts.

Her second album 21 went straight to number one when it was released in March 2011 and did not leave the top 10 until the beginning of September this year. During that time, it spent 24 weeks at the top spot.

The year’s top three songs were Gotye’s Somebody That I Used to Know, Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe and Fun’s We Are Young respectively.

The magazine’s review is based on chart performance, as well as streaming and social data.

GRAMMY AWARDS 2012: THE WINNERS

Record of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele

Album of the Year – 21, Adele

Song of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele

Best New Artist – Bon Iver

Best Pop Solo Performance –Someone Like You, Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Body And Soul , Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Best Pop Vocal Album – 21, Adele

Adele won six Grammy Awards, including the big categories like Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Rolling In the Deep and Album of the Year for her smash hit 21

Adele won six Grammy Awards, including the big categories like Record of the Year and Song of the Year for Rolling In the Deep and Album of the Year for her smash hit 21

Best Dance Recording ¬- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Best Dance/ Electronica Album – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists

Best Rock Performance – Walk, Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song – Walk, Foo Fighters

Best Rock Album – Waiting Light, Foo Fighters

Best R&B Performance – Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae

Best R&B Song – Fool For You

Best R&B Album – F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

Best Rap Performance – Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance – Mean, Taylor Swift

Best Country Song – Mean, Taylor Swift

Best Short Form Music Video – Adele

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