At this year's Grammys, Adele quipped that her hit album 21 was borne from "a rubbish relationship".
But her romantic faux-pas has served its purpose, as her album yielded six wins on the night.
The London songstress turned every one of her nominations into a prize, putting her on a par with Beyonce - the only other artist to pull of the feat.
Her success was even sweeter given that the star was returning to the music scene after undergoing throat surgery on her vocal chords.
Adele was in tears as she collected her gong for album of the year for 21, recognising that the past twelve months had been "the most life-changing year".
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