Adele has another award to add to her mantelpiece, having won the Emmy for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys, which took place on 4 Sept. Posting a makeup-free selfie and holding the prestigious award on Instagram, she smiled and pouted with the gold statue as she declared that she's "pleased as punch".
The "Hello" singer was given the award for her CBS special "One Night Only" that was broadcast in November 2021. She captioned her Instagram post by writing: "Bloody hell I'm pleased as punch! Thank you @mrbenwinston for dropping this round to me this afternoon!! Trust me to officially have an EGO 🤣 Thank you so much @televisionacad , I'm so so honored to receive this. Big up to everyone involved. @griffithobservatory thank you for letting me sing up on your mountain and big love to all the other nominees x."
This latest accolade means Adele has won three of the four coveted major entertainment awards, which include an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, often described as the grand slam of show business. She has previously won 15 Grammy Awards for her critically acclaimed albums and an Oscar for the James Bond theme song "Skyfall". There is just a Tony Award that she is yet to win to see her reach the coveted EGOT status, of which there have only been 17 people in history to achieve the quadruple win. Jennifer Hudson the latest star to add the acronym to her résumé.
The "One Night Only" special was filmed at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and included Adele's first live performance in six years, interspersed between an interview with Oprah Winfrey. She performed songs from all her albums, including her latest, "30".
Adele's win comes as she prepares for her highly anticipated Las Vegas residency, due to kick off on 18 Nov. After a tumultuous period that saw the singer having to postpone the event due to artistic issues, the show is back on track. Her relationship with Rich Paul remains stronger than ever, as she credits her boyfriend for encouraging her career. Following a successful summer filled with her BST gigs in London's Hyde Park, Adele's reign as a global superstar continues.