Grammys: Adele Kicks Off the Show With "Hello"
The pop star went into Sunday up for five awards and won two in the pre-show ceremony.
Adele kicked off the 2017 Grammy Awards with a performance of her smash-hit "Hello."
She received a rousing round of applause as the CBS telecast opened with her standing alone in the dark on a round stage. A spotlight illuminated her as she sang with a large video of her performance, in black and white, playing behind her. She swayed a bit toward the end of her mostly stationary performance.
The stripped-down rendition showcased Adele's powerhouse vocals, and the audience could be heard cheering and applauding as she hit the high notes on the familiar song.
The British singer-songwriter went into Sunday up for five awards, including album, record and song of the year. In the nontelevised ceremony that took place earlier in the day, she won best pop solo performance for "Hello" and best pop vocal album for her 25 release.
Prior to this year, Adele had won 10 Grammys.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by The Late Late Show's James Corden, broadcast live on CBS at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.