Adele, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver win big at Grammy Awards

Amy Winehouse, Kanye West, Skrillex were also named as winners at the Los Angeles ceremony last night (February 12)

Foo Fighters, Adele, Bon Iver and Kanye West were the big winners at last night’s 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles (February 12).

Adele‘s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ was named Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year and ’21’ was awarded the Album Of The Year prize. During her speech for the final award, she said “Mum! Girl done good” and, in-between tears, thanked Rick Rubin “who taught me about quality control”. She added that “it’s been the most life changing year” and then, laughingly wiped her nose saying “oh my god, a bit of snot!”

She also scored awards for Best Pop Solo Performance for her track ‘Someone Like You’ as well as Best Pop Vocal Album for ’21’, and Best Short Form Music Video for ‘Rolling In The Deep’. Her producer Paul Epworth was named Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical for his work with the Tottenham pop soul singer as well as with Foster The People and Cee Lo Green.

Bon Iver scored the gong for Best New Artist while his second, self titled album was named Best Alternative Music Album. After being handed the award for Best New Artist, frontman Justin Vernon admitted that he was “a little bit uncomfortable” with accepting the award, but added that he was still happy to receive it, saying “I want to say thanks to all the voters. Sweet hook up.” He also thanked his label, the indie Jagjaguwar.

Foo Fighters sweeped the board in the rock categories, with their track ‘Walk’ grabbing the gongs for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. Their track ‘White Limo’ was named Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and the album from which the songs were taken, ‘Wasting Light’, was named Best Rock Album.

Amy Winehouse, who passed away last year, received a posthumous award in the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her collaboration with Tony Bennett, ‘Body And Soul’, while Skrillex received both Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album for ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’.

‘Otis’ by Jay-Z and Kanye West was named Best Rap Performance while Best Rap Album was given to Kanye West for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’. That album’s single ‘All Of The Lights’ was awarded Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Kanye West did not attend the ceremony. Chris Brown’s ‘F.A.M.E’ was given the award for Best R&B Album.

The winners at the ceremony included:

Album of the Year: Adele – ’21’
Record of the Year: Adele – ‘Rolling In The Deep’
Song of the Year: Adele and Paul Epworth – ‘Rolling in the Deep’
New Artist: Bon Iver
Pop Solo Performance: Adele – ‘Someone Like You’
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – ‘Body & Soul’
Pop Vocal Album: Adele – ’21’
Alternative Album: Bon Iver – ‘Bon Iver’
Rock Song: Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’
Rock Album: Foo Fighters – ‘Wasting Light’
Rock Performance: Foo Fighters – ‘Walk’
Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Foo Fighters – ‘White Limo’
R&B Album: Chris Brown – ‘F.A.M.E’
R&B Song: Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash – ‘Fool For You’
R&B Performance: Corrine Bailey Rae – ‘Is This Love’
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona – ‘Fool For You’
Rap Album: Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’
Rap Performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West – ‘Otis’
Rap Song: Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West – ‘All Of The Lights’
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie – ‘All Of The Lights’
Dance Recording: Skrillex – ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’
Dance/Electronica Album: Skrillex – ‘Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites’
Country Solo Performance: Taylor Swift – ‘Mean’
Country Album: Lady Antebellum – ‘Own the Night’
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Cinema (Skrillex remix),” Sonny Moore
Historical Album: Paul McCartney – ‘Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)’

For a full list of winners visit

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