February 13, 2012- The top winner of last night’s Grammy Awards was British singer Adele. She won six of the awards including the trifecta for song, record and album of the year. She also made a tremendous comeback from surgery on her vocal cord by performing during the award show. Her album 21 was the top-selling album of last year and remains in that No. 1 position today.
Her six trophies tied the one evening record for women she now jointly holds with Beyonce. The comeback and multiple wins of Adele came on a night where celebrations were a bit tempered as entertainers around the world were mourning the loss of one of their own, Whitney Houston. Houston’s death Saturday afternoon cast a shadow over the biggest night for music each year.
Even though a somber overtone existed during the show, the show still produced excellent quality performances as witnessed by the closing number that included Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, David Grohl, Tom Petty and others.
Other big winners last night included the Foo Fighters who took home five trophies and Kanye West who walked away with four. Nevertheless, the nights most memorial moment took place when Jennifer Houston emerged to sing a Houston classic, I Will Always Love You.