“As one of the world’s most in-demand stars, we are beyond thrilled to bring this one-off night to ITV,” Katie Rawcliffe, the head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, said in a statement. “Adele is a remarkable artist and this will be a very special event.”
Adele’s audience at the special event consisted of “friends, family, fans, her own personal heroes and heroines, fellow musicians, artists, actors, sportsmen, sportswomen and more,” ITV said in a news release
The singer returned to the top spot
of the UK charts and broke the national record for most streams in a week with “Easy on Me,” a heartbreak ballad exploring Adele’s divorce from entrepreneur Simon Konecki.
The single was streamed 24 million times
in seven days, smashing the record of 16.9 million streams set by Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” in 2019.
Adele filed for divorce
from charity CEO Konecki in 2019. She and Konecki, who lives across the street from her in Los Angeles, share 9-year-old son Angelo.
The iconic artist told Rolling Stone
magazine in an exclusive interview that she was “embarrassed” by the divorce but wrote the album as a way to explain to her son who she was and how the divorce changed her life.
“It’s sensitive for me, this record, just in how much I love it …” Adele told American Vogue
in an interview with Abby Aguirre. “I’m not letting go of this one. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”
On November 14, Adele performed
in the CBS special, “Adele One Night Only” at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. The singer also became the first person to feature
on the cover of both the British and American editions of Vogue magazine in its November issue, with interviews for both editions released online in early October.