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Adele's Grammys Performance - Watch Now!

Adele's Grammys Performance - Watch Now!

Adele belts out her smash hit, “Rolling in the Deep,” at the 2012 Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on Sunday (February 12) in Los Angeles.

Earlier in the evening, the 23-year-old English songstress received a standing ovation after winning Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”

“I should take my shoes off. I’m too tall for this … I can’t believe I’m getting emotional already,” Adele said during her acceptance speech. “I need to thank my doctors who brought my voice back.”

During the telecast, Adele also picked up the Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Short Form Music Video Awards!

Also pictured: Adele meeting up with Sir Paul McCartney during the telecast.

Adele’s Grammy Performance 2012

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Credit: Larry Busacca, Kevin Winter; Photos: Getty
Posted to: 2012 Grammy Awards, Adele, Paul McCartney

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  • Um

    Can someone PLEASE explain to me what this song is about? I still don’t get it.. I’m not denying Adele’s talent but this was not her best performance. Not to mention this is an old song. She should’ve performed something new.

  • Alex A Aguilar

    Amazing Adele Winner Grammys 2012 .

  • Alex

    Adele is THE BEST singer female! Amazing voice & talent

  • Johan Antonio

    i love Adele woman the year.

  • Sara

    was that alot to ask for …
    just a normal person with great singing voice…no autotune, no big lights and effects, no crazy outfits ……just a decent performnacce and it was perfect

    You Go Adel

  • Asha

    LOVE her. She deserved every award she received tonight.

  • Britney Fan

    Adele is Beautiful.

  • melissa

    she is great. Her music is great. I wonder why she agreed to sing this soon after her throat surgery? she did okay but I felt conmcerned for her! She looks great though- she got pretty skinny! I need to get skinny. maybe I need a personal trainer ha ha

  • jared

    Amazing Adele.

  • A

    She has no voice control what-so-ever.
    Her technique is not only damaging to her voice but it sounds god awful.
    Basically shouting and when she can’t shout anymore she goes to the safe “semi high pitch” instead of belting it out, like I said, safe.
    I always feel uncomfortable watching her sing live because I’m just waiting for her voice to break which it almost always does, not only that but she sings in a very lazy way.
    I will say this though, she writes good songs. These are the type of songs I’d like to hear Jennifer Hudson sing whom I think hasa great voice, the best voice we have today now that Whitney is gone (and no i’m not saying jennifer is the new Whitney but she’s the best we have right now).
    That’s all I have to say about that!

  • annie

    to Um@ 02/12/2012 at 11:37 pm

    you can’t be that dense!. it is the Grammy Awards. Rolling in the Deep was nominated for several awards which is why she was singing it. in case you missed it, which you obviously did, all the other performers were singing the songs they were nominated for. as for what the song is about here are the lyrics; trying reading them. even my 14 year old sister understands them.

    Rolling In The Deep”

    There’s a fire starting in my heart
    Reaching a fever pitch, it’s bringing me out the dark
    Finally I can see you crystal clear
    Go ‘head and sell me out and I’ll lay your ship [shit] bare
    See how I leave with every piece of you
    Don’t underestimate the things that I will do

    There’s a fire starting in my heart
    Reaching a fever pitch
    And it’s bringing me out the dark

    The scars of your love remind me of us
    They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
    The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
    I can’t help feeling
    We could have it all
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside your hand
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    And you played it, to the beat
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

    Baby, I have no story to be told
    But I’ve heard one on you
    And I’m gonna make your head burn
    Think of me in the depths of your despair
    Make a home down there
    As mine sure won’t be shared

    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    The scars of your love remind me of us
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    They keep me thinking that we almost had it all
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    I can’t help feeling
    We could have had it all
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside your hand
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    And you played it, to the beat
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    Could have had it all
    Rolling in the deep
    You had my heart inside your hand
    But you played it, with a beating

    Throw your soul through every open door
    Count your blessings to find what you look for
    Turn my sorrow into treasured gold
    You’ll pay me back in kind and reap just what you’ve sown

    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    We could have had it all
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    We could have had it all
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    It all, it all, it all
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

    We could have had it all
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside your hand
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    And you played it to the beat
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

    We could have had it all
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
    Rolling in the deep
    (Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)
    You had my heart inside of your hand
    (You’re gonna wish you never had met me)

    But you played it
    You played it
    You played it
    You played it to the beat.

  • gasgsgsd

    her songs are lame and annoying, i wish i dont have to hear them again

  • Britt


    I didn’t watch the show, but I’m pretty sure they all performed the songs that were nominated for an award.

  • miss t

    love,love,love. great singer who doesn’t have to grind up on someone, kiss girls, and look like a slut to be a success.let your voice do all the talking. god bless adele

  • kel

    WHY didn’t she say anythin’ ’bout Whithey Houston?

  • adri

    Queen Adele would like to thank everybody for coming to her award show tonight….hahahaha QUEEN

  • wywh

    So much for Adele being a “fad”. Legendele ftw #WeBadUMad

  • Sarah.

    truly a great performance! she deserved every grammy she won. Amazing how she stole the show with her voice, she doesn’t need to put up a show to entertain, she doesn’t need too many dancers on stage or do or wear something shocking.. Her talent is all she needs!

  • cari


    Oh pul-leez. She is a much better singer than most of the dreck out there these days that raps, shouts, screams, and does anything for shock value.
    Was this her best live performance–no. She probably was nervous. She was up (and won) for most of the major awards. She just recovered from throat surgery. She was singing in front of some of the finest, most legendary singers and songwriters in music today from McCartney to Springsteen to all of the contemporary singers she was up against. She certain did a lot better than most of them.

  • LISA

    L O V E Adele, she is sooooooooo A W E S O M E !

  • LISA

    @gasgsgsd: You are a TWIT!

  • mary

    To A

    Really! well, Adele was performing in front of the greats in the music industry. Did you notice that they gave her a standing ovation. Oh yes, as for her talent; Her album 21 was ranked the best album of the year by The Associated Press, The Austin Chronicle, Entertainment Weekly, The Star Tribune, Digital Spy, MSN Music, New York Daily News, Rolling Stone, TIME magazine, and editors of USA Today.

    the editors at Rhapsody also ranked the album at number one. The album appeared in the runner-up spot on MTV’s list of the Best Albums of 2011. as well as lists produced by The Boston Globe,[1The Hollywood Reporter.It placed on the top 10 on lists produced by American Songwriter, Q, Los Angeles Times, Clash, and The Washington Post. and Jennifer?

    and this album is selling at top speed. see, millions of Adele’s fans know not only that she’s a great son writer they also know she has an amazing voice.

  • Stacie

    Adele was so good tonight . Her voice , her dress everything . She was kicking ass and taking names .I’m so Happy for her. Outstanding.

  • Susan

    Adele got the job done and swept the awards show. Well done! You deserve every grammy you earned tonight. You go girl!

  • NYC

    I love Adele!
    Her voice is just screaming? WTF?
    Crazy thing to say.
    She is so talented and I love her.

  • jill

    the only good part about the grammys!!

  • lucy

    now, all we have to do is convince Babara Broccoli that she should sing the title song for James Bond Skyfall.

  • realist

    Adele is awesome! She simply represent what great music is about, great song, great voice. She is also very charismatic. I think very few of the artists popular today are in her league.

  • ko

    WOW. Adele was absolutely amazing! She’s so beautiful! I’m glad she’s back on the scene again! Her voice is just so moving.. so powerful. I’ve always admired her for her grace and for the simplicity of her performance. Pure talent is truly effortless!!! YOU GO ADELE!!!
    haters puhlease!!!!

  • Peggy Duncan

    <3<3 LOVE Adele<3<3 She has such a pure beautiful voice and I love all her songs. It's nice to hear someone that doesn't rely on auto tuning or gimmicks to sell albums. Also I think she is beautiful and how a woman should look, not all stick thin like a walking skeleton or carrot stick. Keep making beautiful music Adele but take care of your voice. I loved your interview with 60 minutes tonight before the Grammys. You are an amazing young woman my dear so don't change. It's refreshing to see a young woman wearing modest clothes and not feel they have to prance around stage half naked or in skin tight tacky outfits. We love you Adele<3<3<3<3

  • aengelleface

    Adele was amazing tonight! She deserved every single Grammy she got tonight and I can’t wait to see what she’s got for us in the future. She’s so talented and pretty! God Bless you and your marvelous voice Adele.

  • Shirley

    Great performance, I listen to her songs a lot and every time I hear it I get all choked up. Even more so when she sings endless admiration for her. You rock Adele

  • Shirley

    @Sarah.: I totally agree, that is what makes her so darn talented.

  • Millie

    Congratulations Adele!!!! – I loved your singing and performance and the clarity of your rich, wonderful voice is still rolling through my head. It was so wonderful to be able to watch you and not the light shows….. sometimes too much strips away the beauty and essence of the artists and does not allow to witness their passions and emotions. You make singing look so easy and effortlessly and you inspire me. I love to sing but have not found the courage to go take singing lessons – my car, home and walking are my outlets. God Bless you in your journey and much light and healing are being sent to you. Humans need to become more mindful to care for hearts with kindness, respect, and gentleness. You will soar to great heights! If you ever tour to Vancouver BC I will absolutely come and see your performance! Namaste

  • alex

    She had throat surgery not that long ago. She did amazing for having sung that song LIVE so soon after surgery. Hudson is nowhere NEAR the level of whitney and never will be. Compared to hudsons live performance where she isnt lip singing ( yes all artists have done it at some point or another) adele blew her out of the water. Either way adele and hudsons styles of singing could not be further apart.

  • Sean

    I know it’s her 1st time back from surgery but she was real pitchy tonight. Shes sang this song much better live in past performances. Blame the long layoff

  • Lovelydee

    A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gladys

    This was up for awards! That’s why she sang it — are you kidding me? Everyone wanted to hear this one!

  • johnnywillie

    What a performance and 6 grammys, now that’s something! I’m sure it was hard to come back on stage after the surgery, but she did it! Check homepage for more.

  • harhar

    if she was black, she would have walked away empty handed. these american awards shows/ tv shows are making their messages clearer and clearer. BLACKOUT

  • jo

    Pure talent! Its refreshing to see a female artist who does not need to be like a lot of female singers who have to wear practicly nothing to perform.She looked stunning,sounded amazing just belting out that fantastic voice

  • toria


    You obviously don’t know much about the grammys. Although I do think Adele deserved the awards, the Grammys are known for giving awards to “safe” album of the year–mainstream music. And if you look at blacks that have won the Album of the Year–they did so with very mainstream albums (which almost all the winners have had).
    Rap, blues, jazz (which typically have a lot of Black musicians) rarely win any album of the year awards. For God’s sake Toto won in 1983 for their lame album. The album of the year generally isn’t known for being bestowed on the most talented and the best album.

    Michael Jackson – Thriller
    Stevie Wonder – Inner Visions and a second one for Songs in the Key of Life
    Lionel Richie-Can’t Slow Down
    Quincy Jones – Back on the Block
    Natalie Cole – Unforgettable
    Whitney Houston – Bodyguard
    Ray Charles – Genius
    Lauryn Hill – Miseducation
    Herbie Hancock – River

  • speaktruth

    And THAT is how it is DONE! You go Adele! Love you!!

  • Cheryl

    Adele is a unique talent and I’m glad to see she’s singing again. Since her vocal hemmorhage, I’m sure she is working on correcting her singing technique, but in this Grammy performance I had to cringe a few times at how she still abuses her voice by forcing. Probably not noticeable to non-singers….but she needs to preserve her gift by treating it right! I hope she finds a way to adjust soon!

  • Cheryl

    Adele has done her share of “just screaming” which is basically poor vocal technique. It has contributed to her recent problems. Having said that, she does have a special talent and she has to un- learn some bad vocal habits and learn to work WITH her gift, not against it. She’s a very young singer with a long career ahead of her if she corrects the problem now.

  • lafamepoma

    Adeles you really deserved all the Grammys you won!

  • james

    @Um: its about love stupied. and she was the best singer at the grammys.

  • jalissa

    ***** APPLAUSE!!!!****

  • willanka

    She did really wonderful performance.

  • HawaiizIslandDoll

    Aloha! Everyone Absolute fabulous! She Deserved the all those Grammy’s She took the Awards by storm! Loving my fav song “Someone Like You”. Amazing I’m speechless. But you have fans and friends all the way from Honolulu Hawaii sweetheart. Mahalo And aloha for a job well done.. Muahhzzz