BBC Music Awards: Adele, Coldplay, The 1975 Win Top Honors

Adele Takes Home Album of the Year and Song of the Year for 25 and ‘Hello’

Adele came out a big winner at the BBC Music Awards on Monday (Dec. 12). The British diva won both the fan-voted album of the year award for 25 and the song of the year honor for “Hello,” whileColdplay and The 1975 fared well too.

“Thank you for this award, I feel a bit bad winning it when the album’s been out for so long,” the singer said in a statement read by Robbie Williams. (25 was released Nov. 20, 2015.)

“Hello again, I’m so sorry I’m not there,” she said in another statement later. “I’ll be home soon and I can’t wait. It’s been a long year on the road and this makes me feel a little less homesick — I can’t wait for Wembley and then to get back to normal.”

Adele will wrap her world tour supporting 25 with four nights at London’s Wembley Stadium.

BBC Radio 2 Album Of The Year

Adele – 25
Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Alone in the Universe
Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Rick Astley – 50

BBC Music Awards 2016 Song of the Year

Adele – Hello
Alessia Cara – Here
Coldplay – Hymn for the Weekend
DNCE – Cake By the Ocean
Drake ft. Kyla and Wizkid – One Dance
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling!
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé, Arrow Benjamin – Runnin’ (Lose It All)
Rihanna ft. Drake – Workrs_1024x759-160402135032-1024-adele-cm-4216

Source: http://www.billboard.com

25 (Adele album)

25 is the third studio album by British singer and songwriter Adele. It was released on 20 November 2015, through XL Recordings. Following the release and international success of her second studio album 21, Adele considered quitting the music industry and going out on a positive note. However, she decided to take a hiatus instead and raise her son. During her sabbatical, she suffered from writer’s block and rescheduled studio sessions for a new album, fearing she had lost her ability to write songs. In 2013, Adele had a breakthrough and the material that eventually became 25 manifested, with writing and recording continuing through 2015.

Titled as a reflection of her life and frame of mind at 25 years old, 25 is a “make-up record”. The album’s lyrical content features themes of Adele “yearning for her old self, her nostalgia”, and “melancholia about the passage of time” according to an interview with the singer by Rolling Stone, as well as themes of motherhood and regret. In contrast to Adele’s previous works, the production of 25 incorporated the use of electronic elements and creative rhythmic patterns, with elements of 1980s R&B and organs. Like 21, Adele worked with producer and songwriter Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder, along with new collaborations with Max Martin and Shellback, Greg Kurstin, Danger Mouse, the Smeezingtons, Samuel Dixon, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

25 received generally positive reviews from music critics, who commended Adele’s vocal performance and the album’s production. The album was a massive commercial success, debuting at number one in more than 25 markets and broke first-week sales records in multiple countries, including the United Kingdom and United States; in the US, the album sold 3.38 million copies in its first week of release, marking the largest single-week sales for an album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking point-of-sale music purchases in 1991. 25 eventually became the world’s best-selling album of 2015 with 17.4 million copies sold within the year,and has sold 20 million copies as of June 2016, making it one of the best selling albums worldwide.

Following 21, it was certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of ten million copies in the United States, making Adele the only artist of the 2010s to achieve this certification with two albums. Many journalists felt that the album impacted the music industry by encouraging the public to return to buying physical albums, instead of downloading or streaming. 25 received the BRIT Award for British Album of the Year, while the lead single “Hello” won British Single of the Year. The album then received Grammy Award nominations for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, with “Hello” receiving nominations for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.

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