From Kanye West to Adele: Who's Dominating the 2012 Grammy Awards

February 13, 2012 By:
From Kanye West to Adele: Who's Dominating the 2012 Grammy Awards

While Whitney Houston's death is undoubtedly overshadowing the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, the show is still celebrating music's most prominent artists.

Nicki Minaj showed up wearing a Versace costume/outfit that looked like Lady Gaga meets Little Red Riding Hood meets The Flying Nun. Katy Perry chose to match her outfit with her hair color. Rihanna wore a black open-backed Armani dress. Earlier last week, it was somewhat notable that this is Rihanna's first time back at the Grammys with Chris Brown since their infamous 2009 altercation right before the show.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band officially open the Grammy Awards with We Take Care of Our Own from their upcoming Wrecking Ball, set to be released March 6.

LL Cool J introduced Grammy night's first memory: a clip of Houston singing 'I Will Always Love You', which took place at the 1994 Grammys. The crowd stands. "Whitney, we will honor you the best way we know how -- with song," LL says.

Adele has won three awards, including pop solo performance category for 'Someone Like You. Her album, '21' won best pop vocal album. She will perform for the first time since her November vocal surgery.

The Foo Fighters have won four and could win a fifth for Rock Performance. Their album, 'Wasting Light' won best Rock Album.

"This is a very great honour because this album was the most fun we've ever had making a record," frontman Dave Grohl said.

Kanye West has won three so far, including Rap Album for 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.'

Tony Bennett won both of the Grammy categories in which he was nominated, including Pop Performance by a Duo or Group, for 'Body and Soul,' his duet with Amy Winehouse.

Cee Lo Green won two. His R&B hit, 'Fool For You' won best R&B Song and Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.

Taylor Swift won two, one for Country Solo Performance and one for Country Song. She has her hit, 'Mean' to thank for both.