Adele cleans up at Grammys

Skrillex, Bon Iver and Kanye also winners at the 54th annual Grammy Awards last night in LA.

13.02.12

Words by: Ruth Saxelby

It was the Grammys ceremony last night in LA, and there were relatively few surprises in the award handouts. Adele picked up six, including album of the year, to equal past winner Beyonce with most wins in a night by a female act; Bon Iver won two awards, including best alternative album; Skrillex owned the the dance categories; Foo Fighters took home four awards; and Kanye picked up three awards, including best rap album, although pulled a no-show on the night. Highlights below, with a full rundown on the Grammys website.

Record of the year
Adele – Rolling in the Deep

Also nominated:
Bon Iver – Holocene
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
Katy Perry – Firework

Album of the year
Adele – ‘21’

Also nominated:
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna – Loud

Song of the year
Adele – Rolling in the Deep

Also nominated:
Kanye West – All of the Lights
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
Bon Iver – Holocene
Bruno Mars – Grenade

Best new artist
Bon Iver

Also nominated:
The Band Perry
J Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best pop solo performance
Adele – Someone Like You

Also nominated:
Lady Gaga – You And I
Bruno Mars – Grenade
Katy Perry – Firework
Pink – F***ing Perfect

Best pop duo/group performance
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – Body and Soul

Also nominated:
The Black Keys – Dearest
Coldplay – Paradise
Foster the People – Pumped Up Kicks
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera – Moves Like Jagger

Best pop vocal album
Adele – 21

Also nominated:
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna – Loud

Best dance recording
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Also nominated:
Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech – Raise Your Weapon
Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
David Guetta & Avicii – Sunshine
Robyn – Call Your Girlfriend
Swedish House Mafia – Save the World

Best dance/electronica album
Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Also nominated:
Cut/Copy – Zonoscope
Deadmau5 – 4×4=12
David Guetta – Nothing But The Beat
Robyn – Body Talk, Pt 3

Best traditional pop vocal album
Tony Bennett & Various Artists – Duets II

Also nominated:
Susan Boyle – The Gift
Harry Conncick Jr – In Concert On Broadway
Seth MacFarlane – Music Is Better Than Words
Barbra Streisand – What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman

Best rock song
Foo Fighters – Walk

Also nominated:
Mumford & Sons – The Cave
The Decemberists – Down By The Water
Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Radiohead – Lotus Flower

Best rock album
Foo Fighters – Wasting Light

Also nominated:
Jeff Beck – Rock ‘n’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
Kings of Leon – Come Around Sundown
Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You
Wilco – The Whole Love

Best alternative album
Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Also nominated:
Death Cab For Cutie – Codes and Keys
Foster The People – Torches
My Morning Jacket – Circuital
Radiohead – The King Of Limbs

Best R&B performance
Corinne Bailey Rae – Is This Love

Also nominated:
Marsha Ambrosius – Far Away
Ledisi – Pieces Of Me
Kelly Price & Stokley – Not My Daddy
Charlie Wilson – You Are

Best R&B album
Chris Brown – F.A.M.E.

Also nominated:
El DeBarge – Second Chance
R Kelly – Love Letter
Ledisi – Pieces Of Me
Kelly Price – Kelly

Best rap song
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie – All Of The Lights

Also nominated:
Wiz Khalifa – Black And Yellow
Dr Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey – I Need A Doctor
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes – Look At Me Now
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Otis
Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On

Best rap album
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Also nominated:
Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV
Lupe Fiasco – Lasers
Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday