Thursday 16 February 2012


Six of six! Who does that? Well her name is Adele and she walked away as the biggest winner from the Staples Centre where the 54th Grammy Awards was held on Sunday, February 12, 2012.
The 21-year old whose album made the top selling albums in 2011 walked away with the awards for ‘Record of the Year’, ‘Album of the Year’, ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’, ‘Best Pop vocal album’ and ‘Best short form music video’.

“This record is inspired by something that is really normal and everyone’s been through it..a rubbish relationship”, the British soul singer said when accepting the final award of the night.
She later performed one of her biggest songs ‘Rolling in the deep’, her first performance after the infamous throat surgery in November. She received a standing ovation.
 It wasn’t all about Adele though as the ceremony also saw a number of performances from awards winners, including the Foo Fighters, Chris Brown and Lady Antebellum.
The death of Whitney Houston however brought a solemn feeling to the awards show especially when R&B singer Jennifer Hudson performed ‘I will Always Love You’ as a tribute to the late singer who died just a day before the awards.
Nigerian afrobeat singer Femi Kuti who was nominated in the Best World Music Album’ for his ‘Africa for Africa’ album lost out for the third time to Malian band Tiinariwen for the album ‘Tassili’. Kuti did not attend the event.
The awards show was hosted by Queens veteran rapper LL Cool J.  Check out the list of winners below…
Record of the Year  - ‘Rolling in the deep’ Adele
Album of the year – ‘21’ Adele
Song of the Year – ‘Rolling in the Deep’ Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth (song writer award)
Best New Artiste: Bon Iver
Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele ‘Someone Like You’
Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters ‘Wasting Light’
Best Pop Duo: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse ‘Body and Soul’
Best Pop Vocal Album: Adele ‘21’
Best Rap Album: Kanye West ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’
Best Pop Instrumental Album: Booker T. Jones ‘The Road From Memphis
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Skrillex ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Various Artists ‘Duets II’
Best Rock Performance: Foo Fighters ‘Walk’
Best Hard Rock/Metal performance: Foo Fighters ‘White Limo’
Best Rock Song: Foo Fighters (songwriters) ‘Walk’
Best Alternative Music Album: Bon Iver ‘Bon Iver’
Best R & B Performance: Corinne Bailey Rae ‘Is This Love’
Best Traditional R & B Performance: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona ‘Fool for You’
Best R & B Song: Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash (songwriters) ‘Fool foor you’
Best R & B Album: Chris Brown ‘F.A.M.E’
Best Rap Performance: Jay-Z & Kanye West ‘Otis’
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie ‘All of the Lights’
Best Rap Song: Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West (song writers) ‘All of the Lights’
Best Country Solo Performance: Taylor Swift ‘Mean’
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: The Civil Wars ‘Barton Hollow’
Best Country Song: Taylor Swift (Songwriter) ‘Mean’
Best Country Album: Lady Antebellum ‘Own The Night’
Best New Age Album: Pat Metheny ‘What’s It All About’
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Chick Corea ‘500 Miles High’
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists ‘The Mosaic Project’
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Corea, Clarke & White ‘Forever’
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Christian McBride Big Band ‘The Good Feeling’
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: Le’Andria Johnson ‘Jesus’
Best Gospel Song: Kirk Franklin (songwriter) ‘Hello Fear’
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: Laura Story (songwriter) ‘Blessings’
Best Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin ‘Hello Fear’
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Chris Tomlin ‘And if Our God is for us…’
Best Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album: Mana ‘Drama y Luz’
Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: Pepe Aguilar ‘Bicentenario’
Best Banda or Norteno Album: Los Tigres Del Norte ‘Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends’
Best Tropical Latin Album: Cachao ‘The Last Mambo’
Best Americana Album: Levon Helm ‘Ramble at the Ryman’
Best Bluegrass Album: Alison Krauss & Union Station ‘Paper Airplane’
Best Blues Album: Tedeschi Trucks Band ‘Revelator’
Best Folk Album: The Civil Wars ‘Barton Hollow’
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Rebirth Brass Band ‘Rebirth of New Orleans
Best Reggae Album: Stephen Marley ‘Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life’
Best World Music Album: Tinariwen ‘Tassili’
Best Children’s Album: Various Artists ‘All About Bullies…Big and Small’
Best Spoken Word Album: Betty White ‘If you Ask Me (and of Course you won’t)
Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K. ‘Hilarious’
Best Musical Theatre Album:  ‘The Book of Mormon’
Best Short Form Music Video: Adele ‘Rolling in the Deep’
Best Long Form Music Video: Foo Fighters ‘Foo Figters: Back and Forth’.

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