Adele wowed fans and celebrities alike at the pre-Grammy Awards gig in Los Angeles on Friday, her first from the Californian city for four years.
The Brit Hello superstar announced the concert on Wednesday, and tickets were provided to people inside the California area have been previously registered back with her website.
The lucky fans were treated to a array of her old and new hits within the 16-song set at venue The Wiltern, with celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Tom Hanks, Emma Stone and rumoured new couple Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom also within the excited audience.
Introduced on stage by her friend and fellow Brit, The Late Late Show host James Corden, Adele opened together with her recent worldwide runaway success Hello, her first single in the new album 25.
Adele When We Were Young chatted to your crowd amongst songs including Set Fire for the Rain and Someone Like You, revealing that she'd visited Disneyland on Tuesday with son Angelo, and after that joked around the venue being way too hot. "I think that my make-up's gonna slide off me (sic) face!" she laughed, based on Billboard.com.
She then apologised to the $50 (£31.25) expense of tickets, telling fans she wanted these to be much cheaper.
"Sorry whether or not this was a pain within the a** having the tickets. Did some of you pay over $50 for any one these tickets?" she asked. "They (the record company) were all saying, 'Oh let's do $150 a ticket, ok last one! So-n-so said that…' I said $50.
"I could have (charged) less, but my record label is spending money on this. As you can see with the set, we've exhaust money," she joked, referencing the sparse backdrop.
Before a final song on the night, Hello singer asked her fans to provide a rendition of her hit Hello. Desperate to capture the instant on video, she ran backstage, still holding her microphone, and pleaded with a person to lend her a telephone.
"I take some kind of recording device. Hang on!" she said. "Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! Someone give me a telephone! Oh can occur, there's like 20 f**king people back here, give me a mobile phone!"
Joining in at the end in the song, Adele told the group to thunderous applause, "That was f**king amazing. That would have been a whole f**king song! You are amazing!... That was amazing. Thank you."
She finished her triumphant set together with her 2011 hit Rolling from the Deep, along with an enthusiastic Jennifer Lawrence was seen dancing along towards the song with Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Orlando Bloom.
Celebrities were quick to praise the Brit's surprise gig, with Tom Hanks posting a gushing message on Twitter. "Adele. What a show. What a voice. What a woman. What an artist. What a date! Thank you. Hanx," he captioned a photo in the singer on stage. His wife Rita Wilson later shared a graphic of her and Tom meeting Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki on Instagram.com, emailing Adele, "There aren't any words. Only thanks."
"I know you're gonna rock the WILTERN (sic) tonight girl," wrote Lady Gaga, while Josh Groban tweeted, "Finally reached see the transcendent @Adele tonight. That voice live is really a world treasure... !!!!!!"
The singer's world tour starts in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on 1 March.