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Adele 'speechless' at Grammy nods

Soul sensation Adele has told fans she's "speechless" after garnering six Grammy Award nominations.

The Someone Like You hitmaker was revealed as one to watch at February's (12) ceremony when the shortlist was unveiled last week (ends04Dec11), receiving nods in categories including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.


The news was a big boost for Adele, who was forced to cancel a string of shows to undergo surgery on her vocal cords last month (Nov11) - and she's taken to her website to thank fans for their support.


In a post, she writes, "Just home from New York, that's my main excuse for not posting a message sooner, but I'm also completely and utterly lost for words. A couple (of) days after finally being able to talk again I'm pretty speechless.


"Thank you so much to the academy for nominating this record for 6 Grammys!!! This has been the best year as it is but to end 2011 with this incredible achievement and honour is beyond anything I can express.


"Thank you to every single person who has taken a shining to this record, for making it have such an impact, this record has taken on a life of its own thanks to you. I made the record and you've made it what's its become."