Hands down the night belonged to Adele. The 23-year old singer took home an award for all six categories she was nominated for. She has now tied Beyonce for the most awards won by a female artist in one night. In addition to winning six Grammys, Adele gave a stunning performance of “Rolling In The Deep.” This was her first public performance since her risky vocal chord surgery a few months ago. According to critics and the overflow from social media, Adele and her simple gown and simple stage set-up trumped all the light shows and dance routines of the night.
The show was heavy on performances last night, twice as many performances as awards. Among the performers were Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, Glen Campbell, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, and Nicki Minaj. Some gave great performances, some gave OK performances, and many are still trying to figure out how to label Nicki Minaj’s odd on-stage exorcism.
It was a huge night for music and a somber one at the same time. The surprise death of vocal superstar Whitney Houston just one day prior to the awards show impacted the attitude of many at the ceremony. Jennifer Hudson gave a stunning tribute to the star by performing one of Houston’s biggest hits, “I Will Always Love You.” Once more, social media lit up with praise for Hudson’s respectful tribute.
It was a memorable night full of great music. The show’s influence has impacted iTunes today. The top sales are going to Adele and the late Whitney Houston.
As you’re getting your fresh playlist loaded for the week, add these top winners from last night. Great hits to keep you current and moving when you hit the gym!
1. Adele- Rolling In The Deep
2. Adele- Someone Like You
3. Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse- Body & Soul
4. Skrillex- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
5. Foo Fighters- Walk
6. Foo Fighters- White Limo
7. Corinne Bailey Rae- Is This Love?
8. Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona- Fool For You
9. Jay-Z & Kayne West- Otis
10. Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie- All Of The Lights
11. Taylor Swift- Mean
12. Lady Antebellum- Own The Night
13. Bon Iver- (Best New Artist/ Best Alternative Album) Bon Iver
February 13th, 2012