#TBT: Watch Adele Perform 'Rolling in the Deep' at the 2012 Grammy Awards
The singer received a standing ovation after she finished belting out the hit tune
That voice, it never gets old.
Chills. Every. Time.
The live Grammy performance was the British chanteuse’s first major public singing engagement after she was forced to cancel a North American tour due to a hemorrhaged vocal cord, followed by throat surgery – not that anyone could tell by the way she blew it out of the park. And we can’t wait for her to do it again on the Grammy stage on Monday (perform that is, her latest release 25 isn’t eligible for awards this year).
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Adele also walked away with six Grammy awards in 2012: album of the year, song of the year, record of the year, best pop solo performance, best pop vocal album and best short form music video.
And yes, PEOPLE totally called it. We gave her album 21 four stars in our March 7, 2011, review, noting “bravura vocals,” “sultry bossa nova” and “two killer bookenders as Adele goes from venomous on the bluesy ‘Rolling in the Deep’ to vulnerable on the heartbreaking ‘Someone Like You.’ ”
Go ahead and take another listen. Cathartic, isn’t she?