Despite being the leading nominee at the American Music Awards, Adele did not attend the ceremony in Los Angeles because she is still recovering from recent throat surgery.
The 23-year-old singer was up for four awards: Female artist, adult contemporary artist, artist of the year and favourite album for 21, America's best-selling album this year.
She tied with country singer, Taylor Swift with three awards: favourite pop/rock female artist, adult contemporary artist and pop/rock album for 21.
However, the Rolling In The Deep singer was pipped to the post for artist of the year by Taylor.
"This is so crazy!" the country superstar said after beating other huge contenders such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry to capture all three awards that she was nominated for.
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