The 55th Annual Grammy Awards opened with the British songstress Adele walking away with her ninth Grammy Award on February 10, 2013. Though it was not a surprise, the 24-year-old reacted as though she had won the award for the first time.

Along with Adele, American singer Kelly Clarkson claimed her third award as well. Adele claimed the Best Solo Performance award for ‘Set Fire To The Rain’ and Clarkson won the Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘Stronger’. While the two singers celebrated their win, other biggies like Katy Perry, Rihanna and Taylor Swift went home empty handed.

Adele left behind Rihanna and Perry whose songs ‘Where Have You Been’ and ‘Wide Awake’ respectively did not win awards. The British singer was dressed in a red vintage dress by Valentino which was criticized by many, but did not affect her confidence. Adele was overwhelmed to receive the award and later in the press room the singer confessed that she was very nervous about singing at the Oscars in February.

Carrie Underwood was full of cheer too, as she claimed the Best Country Solo performance award. The British dominance at the awards continued as Mumford and Sons came and performed their hit ‘I Will Wait’. They also won the coveted Album of The Year award for Babel. Beyonce took home the Best traditional R&B performance as well.'
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