Adele's Grammy gum

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 June 2009

Adele's Grammy gum

Adele was criticised by her mother after her double Grammy win because she collected one of her awards while chewing gum

Adele's mother was furious when her daughter won a Grammy - because she was chewing gum when she went to collect her award.

The 'Chasing Pavements' singer - who won Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the prestigious US ceremony in February - phoned her mother to tell her the great news and got chastised.

She said in an interview with Glamour magazine: "When the award for Best New Artist was announced, I was so convinced that the Jonas Brothers or Duffy were going to win, I wasn't prepared at all. I'd undone my belt and I had chewing gum in my mouth. I nearly cried during my speech but I thought, 'No, I can't because of the Kate Winslet Golden Globe moment. One British person doing that is enough for one year.' When I came off stage and rang my mum to tell her, she was like, 'Yeah, I saw… you had gum in your mouth!' I don't think she was impressed!"

When the 21-year-old star arrived at the ceremony, she was sure she would be thrown out because she didn't think anyone knew who she was.

She said: "The Grammys was the most surreal night ever. I had a front-row seat and was convinced someone was going to come along and ask me to move."

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