February 15, 2012

Grammy Awards 2012

The 54th Grammy awards ceremony began after paying tribute to one of music's biggest name Whitney Houston, who died on the eve of Grammys. This year English singer and songwriter Adele swept the event winning all six awards she was nominated for.

Adele is the sixth artist to win six awards at Grammy after Dixie Chicks in 2007. She was nominated in six categories including album of the year for "21" and song and record of the year for "Rolling in the Deep", which is inspired by a rubbish relationship. She also won awards for short-form video, pop vocal album and pop solo performance.

Adele performed singing in public for the first time since her throat surgery last year. The Grammy ceremony witnessed performances by a number of artists including Foo Fighters, Chris Brown and Lady Antebellum after mourning over the death of Whitney Houston. She died while she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party.

The show was opened by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. LL Cool J hosted the event after a brief prayer in remembrance of Whitney Houston.

Full List of Winners at the 54th annual Grammy Awards:

Album of the year - 21, Adele

Record of the year - Rolling in the Deep, Adele

Best new artist - Bon Iver

Song of the year - Rolling in the Deep (performed by Adele)

Country album - Own the Night, Lady Antebellum

R&B album - F.A.M.E.,Chris Brown

Rock performance - Walk, Foo Fighters

Rap performance - Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West

Pop solo performance - Someone Like You, Adele

Pop vocal album - 21, Adele

Producer (non-classical) - Paul Epworth (Adele's producer)

Alternative music album - Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Rock album - Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Rock song - Walk from Wasting Light (performed by Foo Fighters)

Traditional pop vocal album - Duets II, Tony Bennett and various artists

Hard rock/metal performance - White Limo, Foo Fighters

Country song - Mean (performed by Taylor Swift)

Country duo/group performance - Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars

Dance recording - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Dance/electronica album - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Rap album - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

R&B song - Fool For You (performed by Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona)

Pop duo/group performance - Body and Soul, Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Rap/sung collaboration - All of the Lights, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

Pop instrumental album - The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones

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