It was a night of triumph and tragedy at Sunday's Grammy® awards, as one of pop's favorite voices, Whitney Houston's death loomed over the event; pop's new rising celebrity, Adele emerged victorious with six trophies including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.
Yet, with all of the drama came joy as British singer Adele swept the awards and performed for the very first time after undergoing vocal chord surgery in the fall of 2011. The singers album, 21, which speaks of heartbreak or as Adele mentioned when winning "Album of the Year," a "Rubbish relationship," had also become one of the biggest selling albums of last year.
While Adele took home six Grammy's, rock band Foo Fighters took home five awards. Other big winners of the night include Bon Iver, Kanye West, Tony Bennett, The Civil Wars, and Skrillex.