While the BAFTAs drew the acting royalty to London, the music world's finest were out in LA at the Grammys 2012. Find out the winners here…
It was glitzy dresses all round, with Katy Perry debuting a new blue hairstyle matched to her sky hued Elie Saab couture gown with belted sash. Diamond earrings and bracelet by Norman Silverman valued at a whopping $2 million completed her glitzy look. She later let down her blue locks and changed into a gold and silver catsuit to perform at the awards.
In the quirky style stakes Lady Gaga and rapper Nicki Minaj didn’t disappoint, with the first lady of pop donning a PVC dress with netting, while Nicki Minaj arrived in a Little Red Riding Hood style layered red caped dress, on the arm of a man dressed as the Pope!
A more somber note for the evening came as the tributes poured in for Whitney Houston following her death the night before. Stars including LL Cool J, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder paid homage to the singer, with Jennifer Hudson singing I Will Always Love You in her honour.
Other stand-out looks came from Kelly Osbourne in a grey sequin and chiffon Tony Ward Couture gown, Jessie J in a stunning Julien McDonald fishtail dress, and Rihanna, who rocked a plunging Giorgio Armani number. Gwyneth Paltrow chose a cut out frock by pal Stella McCartney, to present an award.
But it was Britain’s own Adele who was the biggest winner of the evening, scooping six gongs for songs Someone Like You, Rolling in the Deep, and album 21. Having made a full recovery from her throat surgery last year, the songstress performed for the first time since the operation. And looking every bit the gorgeous diva she is, Adele wowed in a sheer polka dot gown, later changing to a floor sweeping Giorgio Armani number to pose for pictures with her arms full of her awards. Congrats to Adele!
The Grammy 2012 winners:
Record of the Year – Adele
Album of the Year – Adele
Song of the Year – Adele
Best New Artist – Bon Iver
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Adele
Best Rap Album – Kanye West
Best Pop Vocal Album - Adele
Best Country Song – Taylor Swift
Best Rap Song – Kanye West
Best Rock Album – Foo Fighters