The 54th Grammys

The untimely death of Whitney Houston meant a slight change in this year’s programme, with Jennifer Hudson bringing in a heartfelt tribute of Whitney’s best hits. Otherwise, the spotlight was undeniably on British songbird Adele, who made a clean haul of six awards, including Album of the Year, beating contenders such as Lady Gaga. – Photos by Agencies

Flowers placed on a Grammy sidewalk plaque honoring Whitney Houston's wins for Record of the Year and Album of the Year in 36th Grammy Awards, have been scattered and replaced several times outside the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Houston died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, on the eve of the 54th Grammys, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party. She was 48. ? AP Photo

Jennifer Hudson reacts after performing "I Will Always Love You" as a tribute to the late Whitney Houston. ? Reuters Photo

Adele accepts Album of the Year for "21?. ? Reuters Photo

Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards. Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep." ? Reuters Photo

Paul McCartney, left, Dave Grohl, center, and Brian Ray perform. ? AP Photo

Foo Fighters perform outside the Grammy Awards venue. ? Reuters Photo

Musician Bruce Springsteen performs onstage. ? AFP Photo

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver poses with the Best Alternative Music Album "Bon Iver" award and the Best New Artist award. ? AFP Photo

Diana Ross poses backstage with her Lifetime Achievement award. ? AP Photo

Lady Gaga stands in the audience. ? AP Photo

The Band Perry pays tribute to Glen Campbell. ? AFP Photo

Musicians Joy Williams and John Paul White of the Civil Wars perform onstage. ? AFP Photo

Singer Bruno Mars performs onstage. ? AFP Photo

Katy Perry performs onstage. ? Reuters Photo

Nicki Minaj performs onstage. ? AFP Photo

Tony Bennett performs "It Had to Be You" with Carrie Underwood. ? Reuters Photo

Musician Taylor Swift performs onstage. ? AFP Photo

Musician Stevie Wonder speaks onstage. ? AFP Photo

David Guetta and Chris Brown perform "I Can Only Imagine". ? Reuters Photo

Deadmau5 performs outside the Grammy awards venue. ? Reuters Photo

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Kadex Adeeyo Sheriff
Feb 13, 2012 06:16pm
The died of d Singer, it was a Shucks 2 me. Bcos she is a great and un4getabl 4 meee! We luv you but GOD lovs most~~... May you rest in d right hand of d LORD and in d perfect peace«««««. (Amennnn).......
Peter Samuel
Feb 13, 2012 07:10pm
Best Grammys in a decade or more. Lots of great music and not so much on the endless speeches and ''thank the lord' stuff. Loved Taylor Swift. Adele's an angel. be interesting to see how she survives super fame.