Adele (33) became the big winner of the BRIT Awards on Tuesday. The singer cashed in on three of her four nominations at the O2 Arena in London. She was named Artist of the Year, her single ‘Easy On Me’ became Song of the Year and ’30’ was awarded Album of the Year.

“I love being a woman and being a female artist”

The UK’s top music awards were presented for the 42nd time. For the first time, no distinction was made between prices for men and women.

Adele didn’t seem to think that was a very good decision. In her acceptance speech after receiving the award for best artist, she said she “didn’t quite understand why the name of the award had to be changed.” “I love being a woman and being a female artist. I’m really proud of us,” she said.

In practice, however, the disappearance of the separate categories for men and women made no difference to Adele. She won her tenth, eleventh and twelfth BRIT Awards in her career on Tuesday, making it by far the woman with the most awards in her trophy cabinet. Only Robbie Williams (13) has more.

Other awards on Tuesday went to Dua Lipa (best pop), Sam Fender (best rock), Becky Hill (best dance) and Wolf Alice (best group). Olivia Rodrigo won the award for best international song with Good 4 U, Billie Eilish was named best international act and Silk Sonic was named best international group.