Whitney Houston tributes flow at ceremony

Bon Iver and Adele were amongst the big winner's at last night's (February 12th) Grammy awards.

So those were the Grammy awards. The event returned last night (February 12th) for another instalment of expensive dresses, clumsy speeches and the occasional spectacular, history making performance.

The biggest winner on the night was Adele. The British singer waltzed away with six trophies, including: Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for '21', Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for 'Rolling In The Deep', and Best Pop Solo Performance for 'Someone Like You'.

Returning to live duties for the first time since her throat surgery, Adele sang 'Rolling In The Deep' during the televised ceremony.

Foo Fighters won five awards, while Kanye West picked up four trophies - Best Rap Album for 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' and Best Rap Performance with Jay-Z for 'Otis'.

Bon Iver won two awards - Best New Artist and Best Alternative Album - despite seemingly snubbing the ceremony. The band were invited to perform but refused, with Justin Vernon telling Billboard: "We wanted to play our music, but we were told that we couldn't play. We had to do a collaboration with someone else..."

"Rock n' roll should not be decided by people that have that job. Rock n' roll should be the fucking people with guitars around their backs. And their friends. And their managers".

The ceremony was tempered by the passing of Whitney Houston, with host LL Cool J leading the Staples Center crowd in a prayer. Jennifer Hudson performed 'I Will Always Love You' while several other artists name checked the tragic singer during their acceptance speeches.

Legendary American group The Beach Boys reformed for their 50th anniversary, performing a medley of hits with Maroon 5 and Foster The People. Paul McCartney, meanwhile, performed 'My Valentine' solo before being joined by Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen to run through an epic version of the 'Abbey Road' medley: 'Golden Slumbers' / 'Carry That Weight' / 'The End'.

Read the full list of winners HERE.

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