Adele wins 6 Grammys, including album of the year

NEKESA MUMBI MOODY
Adele performs during the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With six awards, Adele has matched Beyonce for most Grammy wins in a night by a female act.

Adele's six wins Sunday night include album, record and song of the year. Beyonce set the record two years ago.

Adele was shaking as she won album of the year, almost in tears as she held the award.

Adele's "21" was 2011's best-selling album. It's sold more than six million units in the United States.

She yelled at the end of her speech: "Thank you so much!"

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Online: http://www.grammys.com

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Nekesa Mumbi Moody is the AP's Music Editor. Follow her at http://www.twitter.com/nekesamumbi