Adele nominated for six Grammys as 21 sells 4 million
The British soul singer is up for awards including best song, album and record
BRITISH soul singer Adele has been nominated for six Grammy awards, including song, album and record of the year and seems set for recognition after controversially losing out to Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards last month, where the country singer pipped her to the artist of the year award.
The news came a day after it was confirmed that Adele's second album, 21, had gone quadruple platinum in the US, selling 4 million copies since its release in February, making it the best selling record in America this year
The singer, who is recovering from career-saving throat surgery that forced her to cancel her a string of UK concerts last month, released a new live CD and DVD recorded at the Albert Hall this week on both sides of the Atlantic.
Amy Winehouse could win a posthumous Grammy after her song Body and Soul, recorded with Tony Bennett, was nominated in the best performance category.
Despite Adele's six nominations rapper Kanye West led the field with seven nods. Singer Bruno Mars and rock band Foo Fighters both also earned six nominations.
Other British performers to impress the judges included folk singers Mumford and Sons, who earned four nominations including best song and record.
The contenders were revealed at a typically glitzy ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, hosted by rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J and described by Hadley Freeman in The Guardian as a "tableau of American Hell". The awards ceremony takes place in February.