Adele Rules at the 2012 Grammy Awards

Adele was the big winner on the night, taking home six awards including Song, Record and Album of the Year
Monday , 13 February 2012
Adele with her Grammy for Album of the Year
Adele with her Grammy for Album of the Year
Katy Perry on the red carpet
Katy Perry on the red carpet
Nicki Minaj on stage
Nicki Minaj on stage

Throat surgery and being out of action for months might have
been a pain for Adele but winning six Grammys on her return is sure to have
made up for that. The  British singer rocked
at the Grammy Awards in LA on 12 February, taking home six awards including
Song, Record and Album of the Year. She hit those high notes fine too – the A-lister
packed audience cheered and applauded as she performed her 2011 hit Rolling in
the Deep

Overwhelmed with the love, Adele began sobbing as she stepped
up to accept her sixth award of the night for Album of the Year. "I just
first of all wanna say, 'Mum, girl did good!'" she said.

She also got into a bit of a snotty situation - "Oh,
I got a bit of snot," the superstar admitted. No one seemed grossed out,
and there was more cheering and laughter from the starry crowd.

The Foo Fighters also scored top rock honours with five
awards and two of the performance highlights under a marquee outside the
Staples Center - one a collaboration with electronic star DeadMau5.

Kanye West, who did not attend, was also a big winner,
picking up four trophies for his song All of the Lights, album My Beautiful
Dark Twisted Fantasy
and his Otis collaboration with Jay-Z, while Skrillex was
a triple winner.

Double winners included Cee Lo Green, gospel star Kirk
Franklin, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Taylor Swift and Tony Bennett.

Rihanna's pumped-up rendition of We Found Love was
amazing even as Coldplay struggled with their song Paradise - before a huge
day-glo backdrop. Off-key and croaky, frontman Chris Martin battled through the
song, fighting the bad cold that has prompted the band to scrap upcoming
Australian tour dates.

Katy Perry made her first TV appearance since her
December 2011 marriage split, looking beautiful in blue.

The night's most bizarre performance came from
Nicki Minaj as she debuted a new alter-ego, called Roman, during a strange
performance art piece inspired by horror film The Exorcist. Minaj appeared to
levitate as dancers dressed as monks and a man pretending to be a bishop
watched on.

There were also all-star tributes - to Etta James, 2012
Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Glen Campbell, the Beach Boys, who kicked
off their 50th anniversary celebrations with a rendition of summer anthem Good
Vibrations at the ceremony, and Whitney Houston, who passed away in a Los
Angeles hotel on the eve of music's big night.

Host LL Cool J began the show with a prayer for the late
superstar before introducing a clip of her performing I Will Always Love You at
the 1994 Grammys. And Houston superfan Jennifer Hudson stunned the Grammy
audience with a emotional rendition of the same song as part of the In Memoriam
segment of the show.

Reports suggested the Dreamgirls star had struggled with
the tribute during last-minute rehearsals earlier in the day but she held it
together for the pitch-perfect cover.

The night could easily have become a sombre one as stars
reflected on Houston's life and legacy, but winners and performers alike
appeared to want to make the celebration just that, and soul legend Diana Ross,
a 2012 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honouree, summed up the ceremony best
as she stepped up to present the Best Album honour to Adele at the end of the

She said, "I am so excited to be here in this
fantasic energy. We are having so much fun."

Check out some of the big winners below:

Record of the
Rolling in the
by Adele

Song Of The Year
Rolling in the
by Adele & Paul Epworth

Best New Artist 
Bon Iver

Album Of The Year
21 by Adele

Best Pop Solo
Someone Like You
by Adele

Best Pop
Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul by
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Best Pop
Instrumental Album

The Road From
by Booker T. Jones

Best Pop Vocal

21 by Adele

Best Dance
Scary Monsters
And Nice Sprites by Skrillex

Dance/Electronica Album

Scary Monsters And
Nice Sprites by Skrillex

Best Traditional
Pop Vocal Album

Duets II by Tony

Best Rock
Walk by Foo

Best Hard
Rock/Metal Performance

White Limo by Foo

Best Rock Song
Walk by Foo

Best Rock Album
Wasting Light by
Foo Fighters

Best Alternative
Music Album

Bon Iver by Bon

Best R&B
Is This Love by
Corinne Bailey Rae

Best Traditional
R&B Performance
Fool For You by
Cee Lo Green

Best R&B Song
Fool For You by
Cee Lo Green

Best R&B

F.A.M.E. by Chris

Best Rap

Otis by Jay-Z
& Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung

All of the Lights
by Kanye West

Best Rap Song 
All of the Lights
by Kanye West

Best Rap Album
My Beautiful Dark
Twisted Fantasy
by Kanye West

Best Country Solo

Mean by Taylor

Best Short Form
Music Video

Rolling in the
Deep by Adele

Best Long Form
Music Video

Foo Fighters:
Back And Forth by Foo Fighters

Trustees Award

Dave Bartholomew,
Steve Jobs and Rudy Van Gelder

Lifetime Achievement
Award winners

Glen Campbell,
The Allman Brothers Band, Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Memphis Horns, George Jones
and Diana Ross.

MusiCares Person
of the Year

Sir Paul McCartney 

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