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The Grammy Awards In Brief

Grammy Awards

Music’s finest came out to play yesterday at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. The event was hosted by LL Cool J who started off the show with a prayer in honour of the recently deceased music legend Whitney Houston.

The likes of Chris Brown, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Coldplay, Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Taylor Swift performed to a packed Staples Centre in Los Angeles. In a brief but emotional tribute Jennifer Hudson performed the song “I will always love you” in honour of Whitney.

Adele was the biggest winner, walking away with a total of six Grammy Awards. She won in all the categories she as nominated in, tying with Beyonce for most trophies won by a female in one night.  Other big winners included Kanye West who walked away with four Grammys and the Foo Fighters who scooped five trophies. Here are more of the evening’s winners.

Pop solo performance: Someone Like You by Adele
Album of the year: 21 by Adele
Record of the year: Rolling in the Deep by Adele
Pop vocal album: 21 by Adele
Short form music video: Rolling in the Deep by Adele
Song of the year: Rolling in the Deep by Adele, Adkins and Paul Epworth (songwriters)
Best R n B album: F.A.M.E by Chris Brown
Rap performance: Otis by Jay Z and Kanye West
Rap album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
Rock performance: Walk by Foo Fighters
Rap/Sung collaboration: All of the Lights by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Gospel song: Hello Fear by Kirk Franklin
Country solo performance: Mean by Taylor Swift
R n B song: Fool for You by Cee Lo Green and Jack Splash

 

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