AceShowbiz - Adele would have become the most-awarded artist in a single BRIT Awards ceremony had it not been for One Direction. The "Hello" singer nabbed four prizes including Best Album on the Wednesday, February 24 ceremony of 2016 BRIT Awards held at The O2 in London.
"To come back after so long away and be so warmly received means so much," Adele said. "And to all the other girls that are nominated, Thank you for letting me be in your company. You're all incredible, you're all amazing and it's a privilege to be alongside you."
The 27-year-old singer took home British Female Solo Artist, British Single for "Hello", British Album of the Year for "25" and Global Success Award. "I bet you're all f**king bored of me," Adele said in between sniffles after accepting her third award. She equaled Blur's BRIT Awards success in 1995 by collecting four prizes.
Adele also used her acceptance award to show her support for Ke$ha who is in the middle of a legal war against her longtime producer Dr. Luke. After thanking her label and management, Adele said during her Best Female victory speech, "I'd also like to take this moment to publicly support Kesha."
Meanwhile, One Direction beat Adele in the category of British Artist Video of the Year, which is fan-voted. "We've been away for a little while, so it's been a bit like getting back on a bike tonight," said Liam Payne said, referring to the group's hiatus which began late last year. Their space-themed video of "Drag Me Down" beat Adele's video for "Hello" and Ed Sheeran's visuals for "Photograph" among others.
Another winner of the night was Justin Bieber who picked up International Male Solo Artist. "Man, I'm shaking right now," the Canadian singer said, adding "Life is a journey. Everyone has their ups and downs." Other winners of the night include Coldplay, James Bay and Bjork.
Full Winners List of 2016 BRIT Awards: