Are y’all surprised? DUH!
Mizz Adelegend literally swept the floor with every other artist’s behind at the 2012 Grammy Awards by making a clean sweep of all the 6 categories she was nominated for, including Record and Song Of The Year for ‘Rolling In The Deep‘ and Album Of The Year for ‘21‘.
The British chanteuse also won the trophies for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Short Form Music Video for ‘Someone Like You‘, and Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘21‘, and made a triumphant return on stage after her vocal cord surgery a couple of months ago, belting out ‘Rolling In The Deep‘ to a standing ovation.
Other big winners of the night include Foo Fighters with a whopping 5 trophies including the Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album for ‘Wasting Lights’.
Kanye West, a no-show at the ceremony, picked up 4 Awards, while dubstep superstar Skrillex picked up 3 trophies, including Best Dance/Electronic Album and Best Dance Recording for ‘Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites’.
Country superstar Taylor Swift added two more awards to her collection for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for ‘Mean’.
Country-folk duo The Civil Wars picked 2 well deserved Grammy’s for their debut album ‘Barton Hollow‘.
The late Amy Winehouse won another Grammy for her duet with Toni Bennett ‘Body And Soul’, and Toni invited Winehouse’s parents Mitch and Janis on stage to accept the award on her behalf.
The Grammy’s also saw a jaw-dropping tribute by Jennifer Hudson to Whitney Houston, as the world still reels from the shock of her untimely death. Her rendition of ‘I Will Always Love You‘ will probably be remembered as one of the greatest Grammy performances of all time.
Here is the complete list of winners at the 2012 Grammy Awards :
Record of the Year: “Rolling In The Deep,” Adele
Song of the Year: “Rolling In The Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth
New Artist: Bon Iver
Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele
Alternative Album: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver
Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
Rock Album: “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters
Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters
R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown
R&B Song: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash
R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West
Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
Rap Song: “All Of The Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West
Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All Of The Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
Musical Theater Album: “The Book of Mormon,” Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone
World Music Album: “Tassili,” Tinariwen
Latin Pop Rock, Rock or Urban Album: “Drama y Luz,” Mana
Tropical Latin Album: “Last Mambo,” Cachao
Banda or Norteno Album: “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends,” Los Tigres Del Norte
Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: “Bicentenario,” Pepe Aguilar
Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Country Album: “Own The Night,” Lady Antebellum
Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists
Jazz Instrumental Album: “Forever,” Corea, Clark & White
Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea
Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “The Good Feeling,” Christian McBride Big Band
Blues Album: “Revelator,” Tedeschi Trucks Band
Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Pop Instrumental Album: “The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones
Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss & Union Station
Americana Album: “Ramble At The Ryman,” Levon Helm
Reggae Album: “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life,” Stephen Marley
New Age Album: “What’s It All About,” Pat Metheny
Children’s Album: “All About Bullies… Big and Small,” various artists
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Cinema (Skrillex remix),” Sonny Moore
Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: “Jesus,” L’Andria Johnson
Gospel Album: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
Choral Performance: “Light & Gold,” Eric Whitacre
Classical Contemporary Composition: “Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
Orchestral Performance: “Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel
Opera Recording: “Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Alan Gilbert, conductor
Spoken Word Album: “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” Betty White
Comedy Album: “Hilarious,” Louis C.K.
Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “Boardwalk Empire,” various artists
Score Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat
Song Written For Visual Media: “I See the Light,” Alan Menken & Glenn Slater
Historical Album: “Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition),” Paul McCartney
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists: “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” Jorge Calandrelli
Photographs from Billboard.com.