When She Was Young! Adele’s incredible transformation from her first BRIT Awards aged 19 to designer gowns and a gongs haul aged 33
Adele reigned supreme at the 2022 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night, winning in all three of the categories she was nominated and wowing in a trio of glam gowns.
Rewind 14 years and the star walked her debut BRITS red carpet, where she picked up the first ever Critics Choice Award, weeks after the release of her debut album 19,
The singer arrived at the 2008 ceremony in an assuming black tunic dress layered over black jeans, a far cry from the bespoke Armani she was dressed in for the 2022 red carpet.
Looking back: Adele reigned supreme at the 2022 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night (right), winning in all three of the categories she was nominated. Rewind 14 years and the star walked her debut BRITS red carpet, where she picked up the first ever Critics Choice Award (left)
2008 was the turning point for the star’s career, after she won the BBC Sound of 2008, the BRITs Critics’ Choice, and debuted her first album to huge acclaim and sales after it shot straight to number one in the UK.
Will Young presented the star’s first ever BRIT Award, before a nervous-looking Adele took to the stage, cheered on by her BRIT Awards pals in the audience.
‘Hiya,’ she said. ‘It’s so nice to be here. This has been going on for like, three months. I’m not going to talk for too long ‘cos I think speeches are really boring but I’d really like to thank some people. Erm I’ve got my heart beating so fast.’
Back then: Will Young presented the star’s first ever BRIT Award to the star, before the nervous-looking Adele took to the stage, cheered on by her BRIT Awards pals
Winner, winner! Over the years, Adele has received 12 awards from 19 nominations at the BRITS, picking up her latest three on Tuesday night
She later admitted that receiving the award and her soaring fame which surrounded it was ‘overwhelming… I felt quite uncomfortable by it all.. Everyone assuming I was gonna do well.’
Over the years, Adele has received 12 awards from 19 nominations at the BRITS, picking up her latest three on Tuesday night, including the first ever genderless Artist Of The Year gong after the male and female categories were scrapped.
The Easy On Me singer who also won the award for Song Of The Year and the coveted Album Of The Year, hit back at the ‘woke’ ceremony as she insisted she ‘loves being a female artist’, after bosses bowed to calls to rid the awards of gendered categories.
Style: The singer arrived at the 2008 ceremony in an assuming black tunic dress layered over black jeans, a far cry from the bespoke Armani she was dressed in for the 2022 red carpet
All change: Adele rocked three glam looks at the 2022 ceremony, starting with a custom Armani black velvet gown for the red carpet before changing into a sparkling golden gown by Valentino for her performance a
Adele also tearfully dedicated her Album Of The Year award for ’30’ to her son Angelo, nine, and her ex Simon Konecki because the record is ‘really about them’, before crediting herself for ‘putting out something so personal’.
She beat hotly tipped contender Ed Sheeran in the Artist Of The Year category – which now includes all artists regardless of gender – after they both released long-awaited albums around the same time last year.
During her acceptance speech, Adele told the audience: ‘I understand this award has changed but I love being a female artist!’, as she referenced the changes the awards board had made to the ceremony.
Wow: The star chose a £705 Marianna Senchina Velvet Mini Jacket Dress for her final outfit as she picked up the Artist of the Year gong
BRIT AWARDS 2022: WINNERS
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Adele – WINNER
Wolf Alice – WINNER
BRITs RISING STAR
Holly Humberstone – WINNER!
SONG OF THE YEAR
A1 & J1 – Latest Trends
Adele – Easy On Me – WINNER
Anne-Marie/KSI/Digital Farm Animals – Don’t Play
Becky Hill & David Guetta – Remember
Central Cee – Obsessed With You
Dave ft. Stormzy – Clash
Ed Sheeran – Bad Habits
Elton John & Dua Lipa – Cold Heart (Pnau Remix)
Glass Animals – Heat Waves
Joel Corry/Raye/David Guetta – Bed
KSI – Holiday
Nathan Evans/220Kid/Billen Red – Wellerman
Riton x Nightcrawlers ft. Mufasa & Hypeman – Friday
Tion Wayne & Russ Millions – Body
Tom Grennan – Little Bit Of Love
BEST NEW ARTIST
MASTERCARD ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Adele – 30- WINNER
Dave – We’re All Alone In This Together
Ed Sheeran – =
Little Simz – Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Sam Fender – Seventeen Going Under
Dua Lipa – WINNER
Becky Hill- WINNER
Sam Fender – WINNER
HIP-HOP, GRIME, RAP
Billie Eilish- WINNER
Lil Nas X
Silk Sonic/Bruno Mars/Anderson .Paak – WINNER
The War On Drugs
BEST INTERNATIONAL SONG
ATB / Topic / A7S – Your Love (9PM)
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever
Ckay – Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah)
Doja Cat ft SZA – Kiss Me More
Drake ft Lil Baby – Girls Want Girls
Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix – Heartbreak Anthem
Jonasu – Black Magic
Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber – Stay
Lil Nas X – Montero (Call Me By Your Name)
Lil TJ & 6lack – Calling My Phone
Maneskin – I Wanna Be Your Slave
Olivia Rodrigo – Good 4U – WINNER
Polo G – Rapstar
Tiesto – The Business
The Weeknd – Save Your Tears
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Inflo – WINNER
SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Ed Sheeran – WINNER