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Adele ended her night at the 2017 Grammy Awards with back-to-back wins for album of the year and record of the year, but used her final moments on stage to salute Beyoncé and her "monumental" album "Lemonade." Beyoncé, meanwhile, wowed the audience with a spiritual performance and also took home the prize for urban contemporary album. Chance the Rapper was also among the top winners of the night, taking the prize for new artist as well as rap album.

Adele opens the 59th Grammy Awards with a confident take on 'Hello'

Adele (Kevork Djansezian / AFP / Getty)
Adele (Kevork Djansezian / AFP / Getty)

Superstar pop singer Adele opened the 59th Grammy Awards in downtown Los Angeles with a confident take on her massive hit, "Hello."

Nominated for five trophies for music from her album "25," Adele had already snagged two Grammys by the time she stepped onto the stage, and she showed few nerves.

Performing on a darkened stage illuminated only by a circle of light, the artist made her grand Grammys return with typical grace.

"Hello baby," she said to greet the crowd, waving to the gathered masses at Staples Center.

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