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Adele Is Only The Sixth Act In History To Sweep Top Three Grammys

February 13th, 2012 11:12pm EST

Adele Adele tied three major records at the Grammy Awards on Sunday after taking home six top trophies.

She became only the sixth act in history to sweep the top three awards - Record, Song and Album of the Year - and only the second artist to win all of Grammy's four highest honors over time, thanks to her Best New Artist prize in 2009, according to GoldDerby.com. The other was Christopher Cross.

She also tied the record, set two years ago by Beyonce, for the most victories in a single year by a female artist.

Only Michael Jackson has scored more victories in one year - he picked up eight in 1983.

In all, Adele took home trophies for Record of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), Album of the Year ("21"), Best Pop Solo Performance (Someone Like You), Best Pop Vocal Album ("21") and Best Short Form Music Video ("Rolling in the Deep").

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