Adele wins the 2021 Global Album of the Year award with chart smash album '30'
It reached number one in more than 20 countries, spending five weeks at the top of the UK charts.
The album, released in November, includes the hits Easy On Me and Oh My God.
It is the fourth studio album by Adele, 33, and marked her return to music after a six-year break.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry crowned 30 its top album for last year.
Olivia Rodrigo secured second place with her album Sour, and Justin Bieber was at number three with Justice.
Frances Moore, chief executive of the IFPI, said: "It has been wonderful to have Adele back and releasing music over the second half of last year."