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Awards: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Short Form Music Video
Going six for six at the Grammys, the British singer rounded out her trophy collection to eight, having already won best new artist and best female pop vocal performance for “Chasing Pavements” in 2008. “I can’t tell you how I feel about it. It’s been the most life-changing year,” Adele, 23, said after picking up album of the year for 21.
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Award: Lifetime Achievement Award
The 67-year-old former Supremes diva basked in the honor of her Grammys lifetime achievement award, proving that age is nothing but a number. “It’s been such an incredible ride,” Ross said. “I’m very happy, very excited. I look forward to the future – and going into the studio to make new music.”
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Awards: Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album
Lead singer Dave Grohl and drummer Taylor Hawkins nab the award for best rock album for Wasting Light, one of four Grammys the band earned. “To me this award means a lot because it shows that the human element of music is what’s important,” Grohl said. “Singing into a microphone and learning to play an instrument and learning to do your craft, that’s the most important thing for people to do.”
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Award: Best R&B Album
After returning to the Grammy stage, became the show’s comeback kid, wowing the crowd with his glow-in-the-dark performance of “Turn Up the Music” and ending the night with his first-ever Grammy for F.A.M.E.
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Awards: Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song
The added two more awards to her Grammy collection for her hit Mean, which she performed during the show, earning a standing ovation. “I am so happy right now,” Swift said.
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Awards: Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album
The newcomer took home two mini gramophones for the folk band’s self-titled debut. Thank you to the nominees, and the non-nominees that have never been here and will never be here,” Justin Vernon said.
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Award: Best Country Album
They actually only walked away with one award for Own the Night, but because they’re a trio they get three trophies. “We didn’t expect this,” Charles Kelley said on behalf of bandmates Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood.
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THE CIVIL WARS
Awards: Best Folk Album, Best Country Duo Group Performance
After their scene-stealing performance at the Grammys, Joy Williams and John Paul White, better known as The Civil Wars, take home the first of two Grammys for their album Barton Hollow. And the good news kept coming, with Williams announcing she’s expecting her first child with husband Nate Yetton.
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Award: Album of the Year
The One Republic frontman and award-winning songwriter jumps for joy after picking up a Grammy for contributing to Adele’s 21, for which he cowrote “Rumour Has It.”