Adele said hello to the Grammys audience on Sunday night, opening the 59th annual awards ceremony with her hit song “Hello.”
The track, off her record-setting LP 25, won Adele Best Pop Solo Performance before the show even started, and is also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. (25 scored an Album of the Year nomination as well, and won Best Pop Vocal Album)
Much like her successful world tour, Adele performed the song in the center of a circular stage as her visage was projected to a giant screen behind the set.
Last year, her performance of the understated “All I Ask,” also off 25, was besieged by audio problems. This year all the drama was reserved for her full-bodied soprano.