Published Feb 12, 2012Just one day after the tragic passing of Whitney Houston, many of the music industry's biggest names gathered at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles for the 54th instalment of the Grammy Awards. And just like last year, the winners are likely to please indie fans and mainstream music lovers alike.
One of the night's most notable victors was Bon Iver, who won Best Alternative Music Album (Bon Iver) and Best New Artist (despite not caring about the whole thing).
Kanye West was also one of the night's biggest winners, as the rap star took home a bevy of awards including Best Rap Performance ("Otis," with Jay-Z"), Best Rap Song ("All of the Lights"), Best Rap Album (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy), and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("All of the Lights").
Unsurprisingly, the evening's true star was Adele, who went home with Record of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), Album of the Year (21), Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), and more. She won six trophies in all. Foo Fighters also took home a slew of prizes including Best Rock Performance ("Walk"), Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance ("White Limo"), Best Rock Song ("Walk") and Best Rock Album (Wasting Light).
And, hey, Arcade Fire even took home another Grammy, sort of -- art director Vincent Morisset won Best Recording Package for Scenes from the Suburbs. Amy Winehouse received a posthumous award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Body and Soul" with Tony Bennett, while Skrillex won a handful of prizes (Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album, Best Remixed Recording Non-Classical).
Go here for a full rundown of the nominees and winners.
Of course, the night also included a host of high-profile performance, such as Adele's comeback appearance following vocal surgery and the Beach Boys' long-awaited reunion, plus a Whitney Houston tribute in the form of Jennifer Hudson singing "I Will Always Love You" (which you can watch below).