Adele triumphs at Billboard awards
Monday 21 May 2012
Adele picked up a dozen gongs at the Billboard Music Awards less than a week after her triumph at the Ivor Novellos.
The singer was named Top Artist, Top Female Artist and Top Pop Artist at the US event.
Rolling In The Deep was named Top Streaming Song (Audio) and Top Alternative Song, while her album 21 was named Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Pop Album.
There was also success for Coldplay who were named Top Rock Artist and Top Alternative Artist, while their album Mylo Xyloto was named Top Rock Album and Top Alternative Album.
Adele's Billboard success comes after she was named songwriter of the year at the Ivor Novello Awards last Thursday. Rolling In The Deep picked up the award for most performed work at the same bash.
She can also count Brit Awards and six Grammys among her haul this year and 21 recently overtook Pink Floyd's landmark 1973 release The Dark Side Of The Moon in the list of best-selling UK albums.
It has now sold more than 4,142,000 copies, making it the seventh biggest-selling album of all time.
The singer has become a household name in the US and the UK, with her chart-topping second album inspired by the end of a romance.
Her journey to the top began when she was offered a recording contract with XL Recordings after a friend posted her demos on MySpace soon after she graduated from the performing arts Brits School in Croydon in 2006.
Review: Imaginative storytelling returns with vigourfilm
Bannatyne leaves Dragon's DenTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 World Cup 2014: 20 things we learned in Brazil
- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 3 War is war: Why I stand with Israel
- 4 L'Oreal cuts ties with Belgium supporter Axelle Despiegelaere after hunting trip photographs
- 5 World Cup 2014: Robin van Persie gives his bronze medal to eccentric Netherlands fan moments after being handed it by Sepp Blatter
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’