09 February 2022

Adele criticises BRIT Awards going gender neutral as she is named Artist of the Year

09 February 2022

Despite celebrating her second win of the evening, Adele had one small quibble when she collected her nod for Best Artist of the Year the 2022 BRIT Awards.

Taking to the stage, the Easy on Me hit-maker, 33, said: “I really wasn’t expecting this one at all. I want to say a massive congratulations to Little Sims. Dave, Ed, Sam, I’m so proud to be in your company.

“I love being an artist. I can’t believe its my job. England, the UK, we have so many incredible young artists coming up.

“I understand why this has changed, but I really love being a woman and a female artist. I’m really proud of us.”

In a move that divided opinion, organisers decided to scrap the traditional best male and female categories this year, opting instead to go gender neutral.

This stream-lining meant that Artist of the Year replaced the old Male Solo Artist of the Year and Female Solo Artist of the Year awards.

The same went for International Artist of The Year, which this year was claimed by Billie Eilish.

Away from her nominations, Adele sparked engagement talk as she sported a huge diamond ring on her left hand.

The songstress is currently in a relationship with sports agent Rich Paul.

Last week she shot down reports that their relationship was on the rocks which allegedly contributed to her postponing her Las Vegas residency at the last minute.

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