Adele, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters and Kanye West land Grammys
UPI News Service, 02/12/2012
Adele, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters and Kanye West each picked up multiple Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Adele, who recently had throat surgery and canceled a U.S. concert tour while she recovered, looked radiant as she scooped up the prizes for Pop Solo Performance for her song "Someone Like You," Pop Vocal Album for "21," and Song of the Year and Short Form Music Video for "Rolling in the Deep."
Foo Fighters won the Grammys for Long Form Music Video for "Foo Fighters: Back and Forth," Hard Rock/Metal Performance for "White Limo,"
Rock Song and Rock Performance for "Walk" and Rock Album for "Wasting Light."
The prize for Rap Performance went to Jay-Z and Kanye West for "Otis." The Rap/Sung Collaboration trophy was shared by West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie for "All of the Lights," which also won the title for Best Rap Song. West also picked up the award for Rap Album for "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy."
The Grammy for Traditional Pop Vocal Album was awarded to "Duets II" by Tony Bennett and Various Artists. "Body and Soul," a track Bennett recorded with Amy Winehouse before she died last year, won the prize for Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Cee Lo Green picked up the awards for Traditional R&B Performance and R&B Song for "Fool for You."
Taylor Swift went home with the trophies for Country Solo Performance and Country Song for "Mean."
The evening featured tributes to late recording stars Etta James and Whitney Houston, and performances by the Beach Boys, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Foster the People, Rihanna, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt.
LL Cool J served as host of the event.
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