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Grammys honour Adele, Whitney

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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



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