Adele Is Performing At The 2016 Grammys, So Without Any Nominations She's Still Going To Steal The Show
It should come as no major surprise that on Wednesday Adele was announced as one of the performers at the 2016 Grammy awards. Yep, Adele fever is still in full swing and shows no signs of going away. The Recording Academy announced that Adele, along with Kendrick Lamar, the Weeknd, and Little Big Town will perform at the Feb. 15 show. Lamar is leading the pack for nominations, clocking in at 11 this year, while Adele was not eligible for any for this year's show since her record-breaking album 25 was released too late to be a contender.
But the Recording Academy obviously had to show her some love, and I think performing is the perfect way to get an Adele fix at music's biggest night. She has performed twice before, at the 2012 and at the 2009 show, and she has won 10 Grammys, including six when she famously swept every category she was nominated for in 2012. Adele has been absent from the show due to a three-year hiatus, and I'm not the only person excited for her massive return to the Grammys stage. People on Twitter are freaking out about her upcoming performance. Check out some of the reactions to the Grammys announcement:
Adele is known for always giving a totally stunning performance, no matter what she's singing or who the audience is. Here are some of her best-ever award show performances to get you ready for her Grammys set:
"Chasing Pavements" At The 2009 Grammys
Back when Adele was simply a newcomer to the music industry, this was the moment that most people were introduced to her soulful voice and incredible star power.
"Someone Like You" At The 2011 VMAs
While the VMAs tend to be remembered more for their shocking moments (ahem, Miley Cyrus) Adele's performance in 2011 is a refreshing reminder that flawless vocals and true emotion always win over shock value and publicity stunts.
"Rolling In The Deep" At The 2012 Grammys
She was nominated for six awards at that year's show, and she won all six, including Album of the Year for 21, and both Record and Song of the Year for "Rolling in the Deep," so it's safe to say she absolutely crushed it, per usual.
"Skyfall" At The 2013 Oscars
In 2012, Adele wrote the theme song for Skyfall, and she nabbed several awards, including a Golden Globe and Academy Award in 2013, and a Grammy in 2014, for the song. Her performance at the Oscars stunned.
"Hello" At The 2015 NRJ Awards
If there's ever been any doubt, Adele's performance of her smash hit "Hello" cements her status as a truly gifted performer with a commanding stage presence. I've got goosebumps.
I can't wait to add another flawless Adele performance when she appears on this year's Grammys on Feb. 15 on CBS!