Grammy Awards 2012 – Adele, Foo Fighters and Kanye West Dominate
UK Today News: The stars from the world of music got together on February 12, 2012 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles to give away the awards for the best of the year that just passed.
British singer Adele, who made her come back with the major event, walked away with six of the awards for which she was nominated, which included Song of the Year, Coveted Album of the Year for her hit ‘Rolling In the Deep’, Best Pop Vocal album and Best Short Form Music Video.
Kanye West took three awards out of the seven categories for which he was nominated, but the rapper skipped the show this year and wasn’t there to receive the award. West won Best Rap album for ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, while leaving behind Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco and Jay Z. Kanye also claimed Best Rap song and Best Rap Collaboration.
The other major winners for the night included Foo Fighters, who took home five Grammys that included Best Rock Album for ‘Wasting Light’, Best Rock Performance for ‘Walk’, Best Long Form Music Video for ‘Back and Forth’ and Best Hard Rock/Metal performance for ‘White Limo’.
American indie folk singer Bon Iver won the award for Best New Artist and the album claimed the Best Alter native album leaving behind Radiohead, ‘Death Cab for Cutie’, ‘My Morning Jacket’ and ‘Foster the People’.
The Grammys night was also lucky for Skriller, who won three Grammys for Best Dance/Electronica album, Best Dance Recording and Best Remix Recording.
Late singer Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett’s duet ‘Boy and Soul’ won the Best pop Duo/Group Performance.
Bruce Springsteen won Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for ‘The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town’.
Arade Fire, who were last year’s big winners also won Best Recording package for their film ‘Scenes From The Suburb’.