Adele just won her second Song of the Year Grammy, this time for 2015’s “Hello.”
Celine Dion announced the award, and when Adele came up on stage to accept, she hugged the “Hello” singer and said, “You are … amazing.”
Adele accepted the award after performing twice during the ceremony — once at the beginning of the show when she sang “Hello” and another time when she paid tribute to George Michael with a rendition of “Fastlove.” During the second performance, she stopped mid-song, swore, and restarted.
“First of all, I really apologize for swearing,” Adele said upon accepting the trophy. “George Michael really does mean a lot to me so I want to apologize if I offended anyone.”
She also thanked her producer Greg Kurstin, who came up on stage with her. “Thank you for your patience with me and for helping me for creating my favorite song I’ve ever done.”
The English singer previously earned the same Grammy in 2012 for 2010’s “Rolling in the Deep,” which also won the Record of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video awards.
In addition to Song of the Year, “Hello” was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Solo Pop Performance. As of this award, Adele had already walked away with trophies for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Solo Pop Performance. The track was the first she released since 2011’s Grammy-winning 21 and produced by Greg Kurstin, who’s also collaborated with other pop greats like Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and Sia.
“She didn’t want to just go through and write a pop song with any particular formula,” Kurstin told EW soon after the song’s release. “We talked about Tom Waits, and different storytellers like that. I think that was the idea, that we wanted to do something that was very honest about where she was at right now, and she wanted to do something that was real and believable.”