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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards – aka The One Where Adele is Rolling in the Deep

LL Cool J

 
It was a night to remember one of music’s biggest stars – Whitney Houston – but it also belonged to an artist who no doubt was influenced by the late singer’s vocal prowess. Adele won all 6 of the awards she had been nominated for – making her the unofficial Queen of the Grammys. 21 was last year’s top-selling album with more than 6 million copies sold and held its grip on the No. 1 spot on the charts.

The evening started on a positive note, with an opening prayer, led by LL Cool J, before going into a video clip of Houston singing I Will Always Love You at the Grammys in 1994. Jennifer Hudson, who was herself presented with her first Grammy in 2009 by Houston, sang the song in gentle tribute.

Pic: www.grammy.com

Some of the big winners were:

Song of the Year – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, Rolling in the Deep

Album of the Year – Adele, 21

Record of the Year – Adele, Rolling in the Deep

Pop Solo Performance – Adele, Someone Like You

New Artist: Bon Iver

Rap Performance – Watch the Throne: Jay-Z and Kanye West, Otis

Rock Performance – Foo Fighters, Walk

Pop Duo / Group Performance – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Pop Vocal Album – Adele, 21

Alternative Album – Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Rock Song – Foo Fighters, Walk

Rock Album – Foo Fighters, Wasting Light

Hard Rock/Metal Performance – Foo Fighters, White Limo

R&B Song – Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash, Fool For You

R&B Performance – Corrine Bailey Rae, Is This Love

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, Fool For You

Rap Album – Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Rap Song – Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, All of the Lights

Rap/Sung Collaboration – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie, All of the Lights

Dance Recording – Skrillex, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Dance/Electronica Album – Skrillex, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

World Music Album- Tinariwen,  Tassili

Country Solo Performance – Taylor Swift, Mean

Country Performance by a Duo or Group – The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow

Country Song – Taylor Swift,  Mean

For more winners, visit the Grammys.