Adele triumphs at Grammys
Adele walked away the big winner at this year's Grammy Awards.
The British songstress took home trophies for Song of the Year for Rolling in the Deep, Best Pop Solo Performance for Someone Like You, Album Of The Year for 21, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album.
Adele gave an exhilarating performance of Rolling in the Deep towards the end of the ceremony, stunning audiences with her vocal ability in her first show since her throat surgery late last year.
When the singer walked up to the stage to receive her first award, Adele was quick to acknowledge those who have helped her recuperate.
"I can't believe I'm getting emotional already. My life changed when I wrote this song, and I felt it before anyone even heard it, and seeing as it's a vocal performance, I need to thank my doctors, I suppose, who brought my voice back," Adele said.
Taylor Swift was another big winner this year taking home trophies in the Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance categories for her song Mean.
Performers at the ceremony were eclectic and energetic, with Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Rihanna and Coldplay and Kelly Clarkson providing electric performances.
Newly divorced Katy Perry debuted her upcoming single Part of Me in Sunday's performance. The song about heartbreak is thought to be dedicated to her ex-husband Russell Brand.
The night was also ensconced in tribute to two late iconic R&B legends. This year's host LL Cool J began the night with a prayer in honour of the recently deceased Whitney Houston. Jennifer Hudson sang I Will Always Love You in tribute to Whitney. Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt also paid tribute to Etta James, who passed last month.
2012 54th Annual Grammy Award winners:
Best Country Album: Own The Night - Lady Antebellum
Song Of The Year: Rolling In The Deep - Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters
Best R&B Album: F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown
Best Rock Performance: Walk - Foo Fighters
Best Rap Performance: Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West
Best Pop Solo Performance: Someone Like You - Adele
Album Of The Year: 21- Adele
Record Of The Year: Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Best New Artist: Bon Iver
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Body And Soul - Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: White Limo - Foo Fighters
Best Rock Album: Wasting Light- Foo Fighters
Best Alternative Music Album: Bon Iver- Bon Iver
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: All Of The Lights - Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Best Country Solo Performance: Mean - Taylor Swift
Best Country Song: Mean - Taylor Swift
Best Americana Album: Ramble At The Ryman- Levon Helm
Best Blues Album: Revelator- Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Folk Album: Barton Hollow- The Civil Wars
Best Rock Song: Walk - Foo Fighters
Producer Of The Year, Non Classical: Paul Epworth
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Fool For You - Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
Best Pop Instrumental Album: The Road From Memphis -Booker T. Jones
Best Pop Vocal Album: 21 - Adele
Best Dance/Electronica Album: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites - Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets II - Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Best R&B Performance: Is This Love - Corinne Bailey Rae
Best Dance Recording: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites - Skrillex
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