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Adele's rolling in the Grammys

It will come as no surprise to anyone that this year’s Grammy Awards has been dominated by Adele, with the songstress taking home awards in the three major categories.

The British artist won Album, Record and Song of the Year for her album 21 and record Rolling in the Deep. She also won Best Pop Vocal Performance for Someone Like You.

As far as other awards are concerned, it was a very predictable and ‘neat’ ceremony, with each genre consistently awarding one act. For example, Kanye West had a clean sweep in the Rap Genre, winning best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for All of the Lights with Rihanna, Best Rap Performance with Jay-Z for Otis, and Best Rap Album for his masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, while The Foo Fighters had a clean run in the Rock category, picking up multiple awards for their album Wasting Light, and Skrillex won all the awards in the Dance category. Bon Iver won Best New Artist.

Highlights from the ceremony include Nicki Minaj and her disturbing exorcism/performance of Roman Holiday, Rihanna and Coldplay’s epic collaboration, and Jennifer Hudson’s outstanding tribute to the late Whitney Houston, as she sang a piano-only rendition of Houston’s biggest hit, I Will Always Love You. Watch it below.

While Lady Gaga sat in silence for the first time ever during a Grammy telecast, Katy Perry had a lot to say about ex-husband Russell Brand as she debuted her brand new single Part of Me on the Grammy stage, in an angry performance that saw the set burn around her, a far cry from the Valentine-dedicated rendition of Teenage Dream one year ago.

However, it was Grammy Golden girl Adele who stole the show, when she sang Rolling in the Deep – her first performance since she underwent throat surgery in late 2011. Adele won every award she was nominated for, which is six in total, and now ties Beyonce’s efforts in 2010 for her album I Am… Sasha Fierce as the most awards won in a single night by a female artist.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards scored the second highest television ratings of all time, a 46% increase on last year, and the highest in almost 30 years, with 39 million people in the US tuning in to farewell Whitney Houston.

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Phazz

Phazz said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Adele was amazing. Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj both looked very GaGa. Rihanna needs to get rid of the wig. Jennifer Hudson was good.

Asherbella

Asherbella said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Adele has a vocal range so boisterously strong and resonant that I'm hypnotized by her raw, awesome talent.
Jennifer Hudson had a staccato in her voice that sounded kookaburra-like (in a good way) but didn't flow like a satin sheet as did Whitney's voice whilst at her peak. But I guess that's the point. Nobody could've sang I Will Always Love You like Whitney. Thanks go to Dolly Parton for writing that little ditty.

TheOldie

TheOldie said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Picked her ages ago especially with Rolling in the Deep vid.

And the song won best vid so laughing at all those expensive vids the others did and hers was just nice and simple.

synergism

synergism said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Even though GaGa didn't win anything, she still made her presence felt...

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Virgindirk

Virgindirk said on the 14th Feb, 2012

i still dont undertstand how Rhianna got nominated for Album of the Year

twoten85

twoten85 said on the 14th Feb, 2012



Her weave is busted and she looked like a hot mess!

p.s - she cannot sing live for crap!

Virgindirk

Virgindirk said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Her weave is busted and she looked like a hot mess!

p.s - she cannot sing live for crap!

She looked like coked-up hooker.

mervotron

mervotron said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Rihanna isn't a coked up hooker...? I thought Chris Brown was her pimp backhanding his hoe a few years back though...?

mervotron

mervotron said on the 14th Feb, 2012

Even though GaGa didn't win anything, she still made her presence felt...

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