updated 02/10/2013 AT 9:40 PM ET
•originally published 02/10/2013 AT 10:00 PM ET
Kelly Clarkson took home best pop vocal album – and possibly best acceptance speech of the night at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
Clarkson, 30, made her way to the stage, explaining why it took her so long to get up there.
“So sorry, I got stuck to Miranda Lambert … there’s a story and a song, for later … after alcohol, I’m just kidding, children,” she said with a laugh.
Despite admitting, “I get nervous speaking in front of people,” Clarkson was charming at the podium, holding her Grammy for Stronger.
“I didn’t know I was gonna win because I literally – I was so excited to be in a category – fun., I have been covering you all summer. I’m sorry, I love that song. I think it’s so awesome. I love Pink, everyone – Adele – that I was in the category with,” she said shouting out her fellow nominees.