This year’s Grammy Awards, the US accolade to recognize outstanding acheivement in the music industry, was held on Sunday 12 February.
The event saw a very British victory, as Adele won in all six categories she was nominated in, matching leading American singer Beyoncé for most Grammy wins in a night by a female act.
Adele won record of the year, song of the year, best pop solo performance and best short form music video for ‘Rolling in the Deep’. Her second album, ’21’, was named album of the year.
The singer/songwriter also performed for the first time since having throat surgery last year.Other British winners were Amy Winehouse, who received a posthumous award for her duet with Tony Bennett, ‘Body and Soul’, which was the last recording she made before her death in July.
British Corinne Bailey also picked up a Grammy for the best R&B performance for ‘Is This Love’.
The event saw heartfelt tributes to pop star Whitney Houston, who died on Saturday.
“We’ve had a death in the family”, said LL Cool J, the evening’s host.
Stevie Wonder said, “To Whitney, up in heaven, we all love you”.
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