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