Adele takes it all at the 2012 Grammy Awards…
With the memory of six-time winner Whitney Houston an inescapable presence in the room at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Adele punctuated her triumphant comeback from throat surgery with her own six Grammys, including Album, Record and Song of the Year.
“Oh my God…thank you so much, thank you! Hello!” trilled the delighted songbird, who was awash in happy tears as she ascended the stage to receive the night’s top honor for the competition-obliterating 21.
“Mum, I love you, I’m so sorry you’re not here. A big thank you to Rick Rubin, who taught me about quality control and made me realize stuff I never thought I would…This record is inspired by something really normal and everyone’s been through it—that’s a rubbish relationship. I can’t tell you how I feel about it, it’s been the most life-changing year.”
“Oh, got a bit of snot,” the irreverent 23-year-old cracked as she continued to thank her friends, colleagues and loved ones.
“I should take my shoes off really, I’m too tall,” she quipped early on, accepting for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”
“Thank you so much, I’m getting emotional already…My life changed when I wrote this song and I felt it, before anyone heard it. Seeing as how it’s a vocal performance I need to thank my doctors, I suppose, for bringing my voice back.”
With Adele winning the night’s top honor (as everyone expected), the Foo Fighters couldn’t go six for six—but winning five out of six was nothing to be ashamed of.
The life-and-death-themed Wasting Light was named Best Rock Album, “Walk” scored them Best Rock Performance and Rock Song, “White Limo” was Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and they won Best Long-Form Video for “Back and Forth.”
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Record of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Album of the Year – 21, Adele
Song of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Best New Artist – Bon Iver
Best Pop Solo Performance –Someone Like You, Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Body And Soul , Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Best Pop Vocal Album – 21, Adele
Best Dance Recording - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Best Dance/ Electronica Album - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Best Rock Performance – Walk, Foo Fighters
Best Rock Song – Walk, Foo Fighters
Best Rock Album - Waiting Light, Foo Fighters
Best R&B Performance – Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae
Best R&B Song – Fool For You
Best R&B Album – F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Best Rap Performance – Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Country Solo Performance – Mean, Taylor Swift
Best Country Song – Mean, Taylor Swift
Best Short Form Music Video – Adele