The 54th Grammy Awards held at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night, began with a prayer for the recently deceased Whitney Houston. The star of the gala was British singer Adele, 23, who took home the awards for the six categories in which she was nominated.
Her song “Rolling In The Deep” was named best song and best lyrics, while her album “21” was recognized as the best album of the year. She also won statuettes for best solo pop performance with “Someone Like You“, best pop vocal album with “21”, and best short music video (“Rolling in the Deep”).
“It was all a bit traumatic surgery, but being silent in a world so loud was really a godsend. Thank god my voice healed. I’m happy to be back although I enjoyed being quiet,” said the singer, who performed her hit song “Rolling In The Deep” during the ceremony. This was her first live appereance after undergoing surgery on her vocal cords, her powerful voice reaffirmed recovery and the audience gave her a standing ovation.
The band Foo Fighters, was another of the stars of the night, they picked up five awards in the categories of rock. Kanye West, who was absent at the ceremony, won four gramophones in the rap category. While DJ Skrillex won three awards for dance music. Taylor Swift, Bon Iver, Cee Lo Green, The Civil Wars, Tony Bennett and Chick Corea took home two awards each.
Sir Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters closed the show with a guitar improvisation.