ADELE and the Foo Fighters have dominated the 54th Grammy Awards.
Adele, who took the stage to perform ‘Rolling in the Deep’, picked up six awards; winning every award for which she had been nominated.
Foo Fighters were the night’s other big winners, taking home five awards, including the ‘Best Rock Performance’, ‘Best Rock Song’ and ‘Best Rock Album’.
Meanwhile, Kanye West reigned in the Rap Field, receiving recognition for ‘Best Rap Performance’, ‘Best Rap/Sung Collaboration’, ‘Best Rap Song’ and ‘Best Rap Album’.
Taylor Swift earned two prizes in the Country Field, as her song ‘Mean’ was named ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ and ‘Best Country Song’.
Newcomer Bon Iver also won two gongs, including the major field award for ‘Best New Artist’.
Host LL Cool J opened the ceremony with a prayer for Whitney Houston, who passed away on Saturday February 11th, and Jennifer Hudson also performed an emotional rendition of ‘I Will Always Love You’ in tribute to the late diva.
Nicki Minaj took the stage for a bizarre performance in which she was ‘exorcised’.
The overly eccentric singer arrived at the awards show clothed in red robes with a man dressed as a bishop on her arm. The Beach Boys also reunited for a special performance with Maroon 5 and Foster the People, while Rihanna and Coldplay joined forces to perform ‘Princess of China’ live, for the first time ever.
Vibe’s Top Tip
Ed Sheeran – Drunk: is the next single to be released from Ed Sheeran’s debut studio album +. ‘I wanna be drunk when I wake up,’ Ed Sheeran croons over crisp acoustics with a smooth vocal that sounds very much like his previous hit ‘Lego House’.
Lyrically, the track describes Ed losing his girlfriend, and as the official video demonstrates, his cat does its best to try and cheer him up by taking him to bars and getting him drunk.
Drunk is currently available for digital download, and will be officially released this week.
Steps new album scrapped by Sony
Steps are reportedly no longer guaranteed to record an album of new material after Sony reneged on its initial deal. The ‘5, 6, 7, 8’ group reformed last year with the intention of embarking upon a UK arena tour and releasing a fourth studio LP, however, Sony is believed to have told the five-piece that they do not want to fund another record, forcing them to shop around for a new label.
A source revealed to the UK’s Sunday Mirror: “They’ve instructed their management to widen their ideas and talk to other labels. Universal is top of their list. They want a new album off the ground. It’s a case of finding the right label to take the risk.”
Whitney Houston dies, aged 48.
Megastar Whitney Houston has died aged 48.
Following early reports from Los Angeles, her publicist Kristen Foster confirmed that the singer had been found dead in her Beverly Hilton Hotel room Saturday February 11th.
Whitney, mother to Bobbi Kristina, 18, had been staying at the hotel ahead of attending Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy gala, where she had been tipped to perform.
Beverly Hills Police Lt. Mark Rosen confirmed that the singer was pronounced dead at 3.55pm EST.
He told reporters that there are “no signs of criminal intent”, adding that an investigation into the cause of death has begun.
Reports have said that an autopsy has taken place. However, TMZ sources add that results could be “deferred pending a toxicology report”.
A “devastated” Clive Davis proceeded to hold his annual bash, which he dedicated to his friend, telling guests: “She loved music and she loved this night that celebrated music.”
Official UK Chart
1. Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
2. David Guetta – Titanium
3. Will.I.Am – T.H.E (The hardest ever)
4. Jessie J – Domino
5. Alyssa Reid – Alone again
6. Flo Rida – Wild ones
7. Cover Drive – Twilight
8. Rizzle Kicks – Mama do the hump
9. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
10. Lana del Rey – Born to die
Official Spanish Top 10
1. Adele – Someone like you
2. La Oreja de Van Gogh – Cometas por el cielo
3. Sean Paul – Got 2 luv u
4.Michel Teló – Ai se eu te pego
5. Gym Class Heroes – Stereo hearts
6. David Guetta – Titanium
7. Flo Rida – Good feeling
8. Rihanna – We found love
9. David Guetta – Without you
10. Katy Perry – The one that got away
THE VIBE BY MELISSA JAYNE