Despite an issue with her tribute to George Michael, Adele swept the Grammys on Sunday night. The "Hello" singer scored five gold gramophones at this year's event, and although not everyone was thrilled with her big win (including Adele herself, who broke her album of the year trophy in half to give to Beyoncé), the feat is nonetheless impressive. Her 2017 wins included the aforementioned album of the year for 25, as well as best pop vocal album, record of the year, song of the year, and best pop solo performance. This is far from Adele's first rodeo at the big show, though. The British songstress now has 15 wins and 18 nominations under her belt and has taken home an award every year she released one of her albums (19, 21, and 25).
At 2009's 51st Annual Grammy Awards, Adele won awards in the best new artist and best female pop vocal performance categories (she was also nominated for record of the year and song of the year). In 2012 she picked up a best music video trophy for "Rolling in the Deep," as well as best pop vocal album (21), best pop solo performance ("Someone Like You"), record of the year ("Rolling in the Deep"), song of the year ("Rolling in the Deep"), and album of the year (21). In 2013, Adele continued her reign with a win for best pop solo performance ("Set Fire to the Rain (live)"). She also picked up a Grammy for best song written for a motion picture thanks to the song she did for Skyfall in 2014.
After that, she took a hiatus until her explosive return at the tail end of 2015, barely too late to compete in the 2016 Grammy race. With the five trophies she won this year, it puts her tied for fourth place with Alicia Keys as the female artist with the most Grammys (Alison Krauss is number one at 27, and Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin follow with 22 and 18, respectively).