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Grammy’s go on amidst


Morgan Minyard

Staff writer

The 54th Grammy Awards Ceremony was on Sunday, February 12th. It was a night of great performances, tributes, and emotional acceptance speeches.

The British singer Adele was the big winner of the night taking home six Grammys, this ties her with Beyoncé for most awards won in a single night by a female artist. She took home Best Pop Vocal Album, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for her song “Someone Like You”, Song of the Year, and Best Short-Form Music Video;  she won the last two awards for her song  “Rolling in the Deep”.

The veteran rockers The Foo Fighters also won big at the Grammys taking home five awards. These awards included: Best Rock Performance, Best Long-form Music Video, Best Hard Rock Performance, Best Rock song, and Best Rock Album.

“Who is Bon Iver?” was the question of the night after the indie band took home the prestigious Grammy award for Best New Artist.

On the other side of music it was also a good night for Kanye West who took home the awards for Best Sung Collaboration, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance.

In the country music world, country superstar Taylor Swift took home two Grammys including: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country song both for her song “Mean”. Taylor Swift’s Album “Speak Now” was also up for Best Country Album of the year, but it was Lady Antebellum who took home this award.

Electronica artist Skrillex also had a big night, winning three awards, including Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica Album for “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”.

Whitney Houston’s death stunned millions, when she died suddenly at the young age of 48. However, she will never be forgotten and was paid tribute to numerous times throughout the show.

Another powerful moment came via a tribute to Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Glen Campbell, who last year announced he is battling Alzheimer’s disease. Blake Shelton and The Band Perry joined the tribute, which closed out with Campbell’s gem “Rhinestone Cowboy.”