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Adele Gets Standing Ovation After Triumphant Grammys Performance

USMagazine, Sunday, February 12, 2012, 7:41pm (PST)

She's baaack!

In her first performance since undergoing throat surgery in November 2011, Adele brought stars like Rihanna and Paul McCartney to their feet with a rousing rendition of her No. 1 smash "Rolling in the Deep" at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards in L.A. Sunday.

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After performing for a star-packed audience that included Gwyneth Paltrow, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga, Adele's eyes welled up with tears when her standing ovation lasted nearly nearly 30 seconds.

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The 23-year-old Brit already had plenty to celebrate that night: "Rolling in the Deep" won Song of the Year and Best Short Form Music Video. Her other chart-topping hit, "Someone Like You," won Best Pop Solo performance.

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Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" is also nominated for Record of the Year, while her CD, 21, is in the running for Album of the Year.

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