Entertainment

Grammys honour Adele, Whitney

Adele
Adele Bang ShowBiz

THE Foo Fighters captured five Grammys and Adele won four, including the song of the year trophy for "Rolling in the Deep," at a Grammy ceremony that had the difficult task of celebrating music's best while mourning the loss of one of their greatest, Whitney Houston.

Houston's death on the eve of the awards forced a delicate balance between the exuberance of the show's winners and performances with the loss.

Adele, who owned the year's best-selling album with "21," was triumphant in her first performance since vocal cord surgery forced the cancellation of a tour and months of vocal rest.

As the world wondered whether her voice would still soar, she answered with her performance of her hit "Rolling in the Deep," and received a sustained standing ovation from the crowd.

The song also won her one of the night's most prestigious awards, song of the year, while her "Someone Like You" won for best pop solo performance.

 

Read more at NZ Herald

 

Some of the winners:

Album of the Year
21, Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Record of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep," Adele

Song of the Year
"Rolling In The Deep," Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best New Artist
Bon Iver

Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

Best Rap Album
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

Best Rock Album
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Best Country Album
Own The Night, Lady Antebellum

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, Bon Iver

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists

Best Dance/Electronica Album
"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," Skrillex

Best Rap Performance
"Otis," Jay-Z and Kayne West

Best Pop Solo Performance
"Someone Like You," Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
"Body and Soul," Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Best Rock Performance
"Walk," Foo Fighters

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
"White Limo," Foo Fighters

Best R&B Performance
"Is This Love," Corinne Bailey Rae

Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Fool For You," Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Best Country Solo Performance
"Mean," Taylor Swift

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars

Best Rap Song
"All Of the Lights," Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West

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

Best Rock Song
"Walk," Foo Fighters

Best Country Song
"Mean," Taylor Swift

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"All Of The Lights," Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Dance Recording
"Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," Skrillex

Best Song Written For Visual Media
"I See The Light (From Tangled)," Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)

Best Musical Theater Album
The Book of Mormon, Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists

Best Spoken Word Album
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't), Betty White

Topics:  adele foo fighters grammys whitney houston



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

'He's my house deposit': bulk bill IVF welcomed in Bundy

'I WORKED THREE JOBS': Krystal Templeton with her son Marty.

"This,” Krystal says holding a smiling Marty, " is my house deposit”

Bundy dad to be behind bars for Christmas

Man's matter adjourned until February

Local Partners

Rob's off to start a fresh new chapter

AFTER more than three decades delivering fruit and vegies to loyal customers across Bundaberg, Robert Ward is packing up his ute and retiring.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

What's on: Saturday, December 3

Not sure what to do today? We've got you covered

Head to the sugar museum for a sweet taste of history

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the revamped Sugar Museum at Fairymead House is Mayor Jack Dempsey and Fairymead House Team Leader Hayley Vale.

Learn about the industry that made Bundy what it is

Chris Pratt fell asleep while babysitting

Chris Pratt revealed he fell asleep during babysitting duties

Kylie Minogue: I want to get married soon

Pop star Kylie Minogue has revealed she hopes to get married soon

Amanda Seyfried lets slip the sex of her baby

Amanda Seyfried has suggested the sex of her baby

Meet the Brisbane breakfast radio king's replacement

Craig Zonca ABC Radio

ABC announces Craig Zonca as the replacement for Spencer Howson

How predictable are your Netflix habits?

Stranger Things is taking the world by storm as a new-age nostalgic Sci-Fi Thriller

The new entertainment binging pattern

Kanye West is on the mend now he's back from hospital

Kanye West is more relaxed since returning home from hospital

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

INSIDE STORY: The highlights of your $150 million CBD

GRAND PLAN: The highlights of the Ipswich CBD redevelopment and where they will be located.

Work on city heart's radical transformation to begin next year

VOTE IN OUR POLL: Sand mine opponents face serious dilemma

Public meeting for the proposed sand mine at Maroochydore last week.

Coast MP calls on Minister to stop KRA proposal with stroke of a pen

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Couple's desperate $550K price drop to sell Gladstone home

Brian Headley and Kirstene Staib are selling their Kin Kora mansion for $750,000.

TELL tale sign of Gladstone's property market.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!