Adele gets US award

Adele gets US award Credit: PA

Singer Adele has been given a US award after her hit Rolling In The Deep was one of the most frequently played songs on the radio.

The track notched up 1.35 million performances in one six month period last year and to date has been broadcast more than two million times.

It was the most played song in the US in 2011 among artists registered with royalties body Broadcast Music Inc (BMI).

Rolling In The Deep's two million plays since its release early last year are the equivalent of the song being performed back-to-back for more than 12 years.