Adele took home the award for best pop solo performance at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, for song “Easy on Me.”
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Dwayne Johnson took the stage Sunday night to present the award which though celebrated “excellence in an individual performance.” Along with Adele, the nominees included Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, Steve Lacy, Lizzo and Harry Styles too.
Upon revealing that Adele had won, Johnson invited, “Get up here, new best friend” — a reference to how host Trevor Noah kicked off the show by pointing out that Adele had been dying to meet with the former wrestler.
A wide-mouthed Adele got up to receive her award, hugging her boyfriend Rich Paul and fellow musician Lizzo as Styles and other guests rose to their feet to applaud the singer.
Adele began her acceptance speech with a big hug and kiss on the cheek from “The Rock,” but then moved on to praising her fans and family too.
“I really was just looking forward to coming tonight,” she shared, while tearing up and stammering a bit during the emotional moment. “I just want to dedicate this to my son, Angelo.”
She related her boyfriend’s advice: “if you win anything, please don’t cry.”
“And here I am crying,” Adele added, then turned her speech back to her 10-year-old son.
“I wrote this first verse in the shower when I was choosing to change my son’s life,” she shared. “He’s been nothing but humble and gracious and loving to me for the whole time.”
At the top of the show Sunday night, host Noah approached Adele’s table and said that while he didn’t have somebody called “Dwayne Johnson” there, he did have somebody called like “The Rock.”
To Adele’s surprise and delight, Johnson had walked up behind her seat, and greeted her with a huge smile and a hug and love.
“Adele meet The Rock, The Rock meet Adele!” Noah said. “All right, you two get acquainted, we gotta keep the show moving like this!”
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As the camera panned away, Johnson, 50, could be seen taking a seat next to the now 16-time Grammy winner, who was up for all seven awards at the 65th annual ceremony.
Last year, Olivia Rodrigo took home the same award for “drivers license” off of Sour (along with two other Grammys for best pop vocal album and best new artist).. Harry Styles won the award in 2021 for “Watermelon Sugar” off of Fine Line, which marked his first-time ever Grammy, and beating out Lizzo. Styles wound up taking home the coveted award this year for album of the year 2023.
The 2023 Grammy Awards are airing live on CBS and Paramount+ Sunday night too from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.