Los Angeles, Feb 13: British singer Adele and alternative rock band Foo Fighters emerged as the big winners at the 54th Grammy Awards. While Adele walked away with six honours, Foo Fighters took home five gongs.
Adele, 23, won in all six categories that she was nominated for. Her honours include album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, best pop vocal album, best pop solo performance, and best short form music video Sunday at a gala ceremony at the Staples Center here.
She tied Beyonce Knowles’ six Grammy wins in 2009 — a record for most awards won by a female artist in one night, according to the official Grammy website.
Adele’s chart-topping number “Rolling in the deep” and album “21″ helped her shine through the Grammy this year.
The track “Rolling in the deep” won her trophies for the record of the year, song of the year and short form music video. The album “21″ brought her honours in categories, including album of the year and best pop vocal album; she also won the best pop solo performance for her song “Someone Like You” from the same album.
Foo Fighters’ won five awards, including best rock album for “Wasting Light”, for them.
The five-member band of Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Taylor Hawkins, Chris Shiflett and Pat Smear also won trophies for best rock song (“Walk”), best long form music video (“Back and Forth”), best rock performance (“Walk”) and best hard rock/metal performance (“White Limo”).
Rapper Kanye West was close on their heels with four awards, including best rap album for “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”, best rap/sung collaboration (“All of the lights”), best rap song (“All of the lights”) and best rap performance with Jay-Z for “Otis”.
Electronica artist Skrillex walked away with three honours — best dance recording (“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”), best dance/electronica album for the album of the same name, and best remixed recording, non-classical (“Cinema”).
Singer-songwriter Bon Iver was named best new artist, and he also won a Grammy for the best alternative music album “Bon Iver”.
The following are top winners of the 54th Grammy awards:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Body And Soul” (Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse)
Best Pop Instrumental Album – “The Road From Memphis” (Booker T. Jones)
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – “Duets II” (Tony Bennett and various artists)
Best R&B Performance- “Is This Love” (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Best Traditional R&B Performance – “Fool For You” (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
Best R&B Song- “Fool For You”
Best R&B Album- “F.A.M.E.” (Chris Brown)
Best Country Solo Performance- “Mean” (Taylor Swift)
Best Country Duo/Group Performance- “Barton Hollow” (The Civil Wars)
Best Country Song- “Mean” (Taylor Swift)
Best Country Album- “Own The Night” (Lady Antebellum)
Best New Age Album- “What’s It All About” (Pat Metheny)
Best Improvised Jazz Solo- “500 Miles High” (Chick Corea)
Best Jazz Vocal Album – “The Mosaic Project” (Terri Lyne Carrington and various artists”
Best Jazz Instrumental Album – “Forever” (Corea, Clarke and White)
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album- “The Good Feeling” (Christian McBride Big Band)
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance – “Jesus” (Le’Andria Johnson)
Best Gospel Song – “Hello Fear” (Kirk Franklin)