Brit Awards 2022: Adele bags three gongs including inaugural genderless album of the year

The 33-year-old Londoner won three of the four categories she was nominated for at the Brit Awards 2022.

Adele dominated the 2022 Brit awards winning three gongs, leaving her just one short of the record for a solo artist held by Robbie Williams, which currently stands at 13.

The singer, who grew up in Tottenham and West Norwood, took home the award for Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and the highly coveted Album of the Year.

Easy On Me, which broke multiple records shortly after it’s release in October 2021, won Song of the Year award, beating fellow Brit Ed Sheeran, with his song Bad Habits.

Adele poses with her award in the media room during The BRIT Awards

Her album 30, which also performed very well on a global scale, details intimate moments in her personal life, such as her divorce with Simon Konecki and also gives the world a glimpse into her relationship with her son.

In her speech for winning Album of the Year, she said the album “was really about them” and dedicated the award to both her ex-husband and her child.

She also added “I’m proud of myself for sticking to my guns and putting out an album about something so personal to me.

“People don’t do that so much anymore.”

With her total haul of Brits now coming to 12, it further extends her lead as the most decorated solo female artist.

This is was the inaugural version of the Brits that had genderless categories, and this sparked controversy among some avid fans of the awards ceremony.

During another acceptance speech, Adele made reference to the change in the nature of the categories, stating: “I understand this award has changed, but I love being a female artist.”

Prior to her three gongs, Adele sparked engagement rumours, donning a huge rock on her wedding finger on the red carpet, fuelling rumours she is engaged to her sports agent beau, Rich Paul.

Singer Adele and Rich Paul. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Paul represents the likes of NBA superstar LeBron James and other mega stars such as Anthony Davis.

Fellow Londoner Dua Lipa picked up the award for Pop/R&B Act, while rapper Dave, from Streatham, won best Hip Hop/Rap/Grime Act.

Other winners at the awards included Olivia Rodrigo, as she won Best International Song for Good 4 U, while Billie Eilish won International Artist, and Sam Fender won Best Rock Act.