Why Adele Felt ‘A Bit Bad’ About Winning Album Of The Year At The 2016 BBC Music Awards

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A year after it’s record-breaking release, Adele’s 25 is still racking up the accolades. And while her faithful fan base is totally fine with that, the songstress herself feels a tad off about it.

The London-hailing powerhouse swept the competition at the 2016 BBC Awards last night (Dec. 12).  Adele’s haunting ballad “Hello” won Song of the Year, while 25 was awarded BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year.

The only hang up was that Adele herself could not be there to accept these awards due to her busy tour schedule. The singer songwriter was actually “across the pond” performing in Los Angeles, Calif. at the time to the ceremony. Luckily, she penned an acceptance speech for both nods, which were read on-air on her behalf.

“Thank you for this award,” Adele said in her Album of the Year acceptance speech as reported by E! News. “I feel a bit bad winning it when the album has been out for so long, but nevertheless, you know I love you—always have, always will.”

After winning Song of the Year, Adele said, “I’ll be home soon and I can’t wait. It’s been a long year on the road and this makes me feel a little less homesick.”

Even though it was released in November of 2015, Adele’s third-studio album 25 was the top-selling album of last year and one of the best selling albums worldwide of all time, moving 17.4 million copies to date. The LP is certified Diamond in sales according to the RIAA and is also up for a 2017 Grammy Award in the category of Album of the Year.

(H/T E! News)