Adele picked up five Grammy’s last night (February 12), including ‘Record Of The Year’ and ‘Song Of The Year’ for ‘Rolling In The Deep’.
Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl paid tribute to Paul McCartney who was honoured as the Person Of The Year. The Foo Fighters covered Wings’ ‘Jet’.
Jennifer Hudson paid tribute to Whitney Houston by singing a version of ‘I Will Always Love You’ from The Bodyguard soundtrack.
Nicki Minaj performed new song ‘Roman Holiday’, in a tribute to The Exorcist film. She arrived at the ceremony accompanied by a man dressed as The Pope.
Adele thanked producer Rick Rubin “who taught me about quality control.” She added that “it’s been the most life changing year.”
The Foo Fighters picked up four awards including ‘Best Rock Album’ for ‘Wasting Light’ and ‘Best Rock Song’ for their track ‘Walk’.
Dressed in a black body mesh suit, Lady Gaga planted a kiss on the cheek of Paul McCartney before the beginning of the ceremony.
Rihanna performed a version of ‘We Found Love’ before joining Coldplay for their track ‘Princess Of China’. Coldplay also played ‘Paradise’ and ‘Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall’.
Bon Iver beat Nicki Minaj and Skrillex to the ‘Best New Artist’ award.
With a new shock of blue hair Katy Perry performed her new song ‘Part Of Me’ which seemed to be aimed at ex Russell Brand.
2011 Mumford and Sons were nominated for ‘Best New Artist’, this year ‘The Cave’ was nominated for ‘Record Of The Year’.
Diana Ross picked up a ‘Special Merit Award’, saying “it’s been such an incredible ride.”
Foster The People performed ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ before being joined by the surviving members of The Beach Boys.
Paul McCartney performed an ‘Abbey Road’ medley with Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen.
Rihanna’s outfit was designed by Armani and herself. She said: “I wanted something a bit Michelle Pfeiffer from ‘Scarface‘.”
Nicki Minaj began her set with the Exorcism of Roman mini-movie, before debuting her ‘Roman Holiday’ single.
Deadmau5 pranked Skrillex by wearing a t-shirt with the dubstep producers’ mobile number on it.
The 54th Grammy Awards began in a stripped back fashion. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band performed his newest single, ‘We Take Care of Our Own.’
Tony Bennett picked by ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ for ‘Duets II’. He dedicated the award to Whitney Houston, Etta James and Amy Winehouse.
Kings Of Leon lost out in both Grammy categories – Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (to The Black Keys) and Best Rock Song (to Neil Young).
Taylor Swift performed her single ‘Mean’ which nabbed ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ Grammy.
Jessie J said that she was “proud” at fellow Brit school winner Adele’s six wins.
Paul Epworth shared Adele’s win for ‘Song Of The Year’ for ‘Rolling In The Deep’.
Dance music producer David Guetta was accompanied by his wife Cathy Guetta to the ceremony. Guetta played with Chris Brown during his performance.
Producer Ryan Tedder picked up a Grammy for his contribution to Adele’s album ’21’.
Bruno Mars dedicated his performance to Whitney Houston. “Yo, tonight we celebrate. We celebrate the beautiful late Whitney Houston. Get off your rich asses and let’s have fun,” he said.