Contrary to the rumour making the rounds, Adele, who won the three biggest Grammys — Record, Album, and Song of the Year — for two consecutive albums, 21 in 2012 and 25 in 2017, will be attending this year’s award ceremony.
As reported by Bustle, the singer hasn’t lost any Grammy she’s been nominated for since 2010. Given that she’s repeated the Big Three nominations a third time for 30 and its hit single “Easy On Me,” fans are wondering how Adele will dominate the 2023 Grammys, whether that means giving a tearjerker performance or just sitting back and collecting her awards (if she wins, of course).
According to the outlet, after it was reported that she would not even attend the 2023 Grammys, Adele almost immediately refuted the reports and had some choice words for the source. “Whoever started that rumour is a dickhead, ’cause I am going to the Grammys,” she told the crowd at her January 27 show in Las Vegas. “I would never miss the Grammys. I would never be as disrespectful to the Grammys or to other artistes, and whoever started that little story needs to go and touch some grass, alright? Go and get some fresh air, alright darlings?”
Adele will once again face off against Beyoncé in the three big categories, after she controversially won Album of the Year over Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed Lemonade in 2017, the last time that either artiste was nominated in the category. The singer herself was distraught by the Recording Academy’s decision, dedicating her acceptance speech to Queen Bey. “I can’t possibly accept this award,” she said. “I’m very humbled and I’m very grateful and gracious, but my artiste of my life is Beyoncé, and this album for me, the Lemonade album, is just so monumental.”
The Record of the Year category has all the greats this year, from ABBA’s “Don’t Shut Me Down” to Beyoncé’s “Break My Soul.”
Adele’s “Easy on Me” is also competing for the trophy, but that isn’t her only chance at an award. The singer-songwriter, whose real name is Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, was nominated a total of seven times, including for best album for her latest, 30.