Adele is not really taking 5 years off from music, despite reports that emerged Tuesday in UK's The Sun newspaper and other news outlets.

With the 54th Grammy Awards only a few days away, both artists and fans are waiting eagerly to see who wins and who doesn't, at this prestigious event. In an event and industry where competing artists are known to show each other the cold shoulder, Foo Fighters front-man Dave Grohl decided to do just the opposite by praising British pop and soul singer Adele.

"I'm glad that we're with Adele in the same category (Album of The Year). It means we've done something right. I think she gives us all hope. She's made an incredible record, and she's an incredibly talented artist, so maybe it is true that the cream actually rises to the top," Associated Press quoted the ex-Nirvana drummer as saying.

Adele achieved huge commercial success through her album "21", released in January 2011, which sold in excess of 17 million copies worldwide and was the best selling album of 2011. The album, which topped the music charts of more than 26 countries, also made three new Guinness World Records...

- Album (solo female) that spent most consecutive weeks at No. 1 in the UK

- Album (solo female) that spent most cumulative weeks at No. 1 in the UK

- First female artist to have two singles and two albums in the UK Top 5, simultaneously

In addition, the album is also the first to sell three million units, in a calendar year, in UK chart history.

"There's a reason why that record is so (expletive) huge. It's good. It's inspiring when something legitimate gets recognized for what it is. It's such a cliche, but it's a huge achievement to be nominated," 43-year-old Grohl added.

The Foo Fighters will be performing at this year's Grammies, along with other stars including Chris Brown, deadmau5, Lil Wayne and David Guetta.

Check out the complete list of 2012 Grammy nominations 2012 here...