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Adele shows cleaner side of Brit female pop
Just one year after a skeletel and skittish Amy Winehouse was the main Grammys attraction (via satellite after getting out of rehab), Adele showed a cleaner, healthier and more confident side of British female pop singers at this year’s awards.
The 20-year-old with a big voice and a plus-size figure to match won the coveted Best New Artist, beating out fellow Brit girl Duffy and American teen heartthrobs Jonas Brothers. “Duffy, I love you, I think you are amazing,” Adele said in her acceptance speech. And then she nervously giggled as she said ”Jonas Brothers, I love you as well. ”
With country duo Sugarland, the London native performed her hit single “Chasing Pavements,” for which she won another Grammy for best female pop vocal performance. But she lost out on Record of the Year for that same tune from her debut album “19″ as fellow Brits Coldplay won for “Viva La Vida.”
Duffy, the Welsh newcomer who sings in a 60s-soul style, missed on Best Artist, but did manage to take home Best Pop Vocal Album for “Rockferry.”
(Reuters photo of Adele with her Grammys by Mario Anzuoni)