You can't keep a good girl down, and so it was perhaps no surprise that the 55th Grammy Awards opened with inimitable British chantreuse Adele walking away with her NINTH award from the coveted ceremony.
But in typically self-deprecating style, the 24-year-old acted like it was her very first, as did Kelly Clarkson - who was making it a hat-trick.
Adele was honoured for Best Pop Solo Performance for Set Fire to the Rain (Live), while Clarkson received Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger.
It was a real victory for substance over style, as these two fabulous singers were honoured while superstars Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Rihanna went home empty-handed. Scroll down for more pictures from the event...