It doesn't get bigger than this. Fans and the music industry gave her a thundering applause as English singer Adele became the star of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. Held at the Staples Cener in Los Angeles, the ceremony started with a tribute to singer Whitney Houston, who passed away on Saturday and a grand welcome for Adele. The singer, who made her first public appearance since her throat surgery last year swept all trophies in the six categories that she was nominated for.
"Thank You so much. This is ridiculous," she cried on stage while wiping her tears and mocking everyone in her stiff upper lip accent. "Mum, girl did good... It's been this life changing year," she broke down while saying. She also became the only singer to have got a double standing ovation in one night.
"God bless Adele. She has this soulful voice that gives me goosebumps... We love her," Dan Duke, told us outside Staples after the ceremony. Duke came to watch the ceremony "just for music's comeback kid" from Tennessee.
While the other big winner of the night was alternative rock band, Foo Fighters with four wins. The band struck the right cord with its fans when it went live for a performance outisde the Staples than inside during the gala. That aired live in India on Vh1 on Monday.
Their big win speech also ended up being judged as perhaps the best speech of the night by fans.
"This is a great honour... You know it is not about being the best and not about sounding grreat but about who I am," said Foo Fighters' lead singer Dave Grohl.
"Foo Fighters hit the nail with what they said on stage. And LL (Cool J) impressed with his debut as the host," said Mary Jacobs, a fan who was here.
Adele on a high
Adele's 21, the year's best-selling album, has won album of the year and best pop vocal album. Her Rolling In The Deep has won record of the year, song of the year and short form music video. She had also received award for best pop solo performance for Someone Like You.