Adele steals the show at the 54th Grammy Awards – wins Grammys for Album, Record and Song of the Year

February 12, 2012
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British superstar Adele has taken the 54th Annual Grammy Awards by storm, winning Grammys for Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Adele has won Album of the Year for 21, beating off competition from other nominees Foo Fighters, Rihanna, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga. Earlier in the evening Aldele won Record Of The Year for “Rolling In The Deep”, and Song Of The Year for the same song; she wowed the audience inside the Staples Centre, Los Angeles with a performance of the song that led to a long standing ovation and one that will go down in Grammy Award history.

Adele won 6 Grammy Awards in total – tying for the most ever won by a female artist at one Grammy Awards show – also winning Grammys for  Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Short Form Music Video.

Bon Iver won the award for Best New Artist, with frontman Justin Vernon thanking his family, friends and record label Jagjaguwar. The band from Wisconsin also won Best Alternative Music Album.

It was also a big night for the Foo Fighters who won five Grammys, picking up gongs for Best Long Form Music Video, Best Rock Song, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Album with Waisting Light.

Another big moment of the evening was when Jennifer Hudson sang “I Will Always Love You” in a tribute to Whitney Houston, whose death shocked the world as she passed away at the age of 48 on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

Other notable performances included Deadmau5 and Foo Fighters rocking out on adjacent stages, and the Foo Fighters starred again at the end of the night as Sir Paul McCartney rocked out to close the show alongside Dave Grohl.

© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice

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4 Responses to Adele steals the show at the 54th Grammy Awards – wins Grammys for Album, Record and Song of the Year

  1. TB on February 12, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Brian,
    Please rethink the verbiage of the 2nd sentence in the body of this article. “Adele won Album of the Year…..”, hmmm?

  2. Brian Banks on February 13, 2012 at 12:05 am

    TB,
    Thanks, I have added ‘has’ but the sentence still made sense without it because Adele is a solo artist and Album of the Year is the title of the award.

    If you want a similar example, here’s a quote from the BBC: “Adele won every award she was nominated for, …” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17007642

  3. Robert on February 13, 2012 at 12:16 am

    Foo Fighters was amazing but Mastodon should have won for the metal/rock category.

  4. Brian Banks on February 13, 2012 at 12:35 am

    It’s good to see the Foo Fighters back on form. Dave’s Slayer shirt was pretty special.

    But on the subject of grammar: Foo Fighters were amazing, not “Foo Fighters was amazing…” This is because Foo Fighters are a rock band, a group of musicians, not a single entity; the Foo Fighers are not ‘is’ or ‘was’ anything, despite what American band entries on Wikipedia may tell you. Similarly, Radiohead ‘are’ a band from Oxfordshire, England; not Radiohead ‘is’ a band from Oxfordshire, England.

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