The ‘Someone Like You’ singer was presented with the awards, which focus on song writing, by legendary former Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox who lead a tribute full of praise for the singer saying, “I’m even older than your mum, I know this business. But when I saw you perform on Jools Holland, it was like lightning had struck. She doesn’t need talent shows or hype. This is what artists are all about and I’m so proud of you.” Adele accepted the award and made a ‘teary’ eyed speech where she gave gave her manager Jonothan Dickens thanks, she said “I got signed really quickly. I read my reviews on my first album, like a d***head. I took it on board that critics said my songs weren’t as good as my voice. So thank you for that. I would be nowhere if it wasn’t for you Jonathan.”
Other winners on the night included Take That who picked up an Outstanding contribution to Music Award, ginger haired singer Ed Sheeran who claimed Best Song for his hit ‘A-Team’ and newcomer Lana Del Rey who picked up the gong for Best Contemporary Song for her hit ‘Video Games’.