Adele triumphed at last night’s 54th annual Grammy Awards winning all six of her nominated categories, including album of the year and best pop artist.
The 23-year-old, who recently underwent throat surgery, wowed a star-studded audience with a storming rendition of her worldwide hit “Rolling in the Deep.”
In an emotional acceptance speech she said: “This record is inspired by something that is really normal… just a rubbish relationship,” said Adele, adding, “It’s been the most life-changing year.”
But while Adele was the big winner, the show was clouded with the recent death of Whitney Houston found Saturday at age 48 at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
The show began with a prayer for Houston from host LL Cool J.
“There is no way around this. We’ve had a death in our family,” he said, adding, “The only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer for a woman who we loved, for our fallen sister.”
The audience then watched a clip of the late singer performing her hit, “I will always love you” to which they gave a standing ovation.
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