It’s Whitney Houston’s Grammy — Adele is best solo pop performer

It's Whitney Houston, Adele, Jay-Z and Kayne West's Grammy in Los Angeles, so far.

Anant Rangaswami February 13, 2012 07:56:52 IST
It’s Whitney Houston’s Grammy — Adele is best solo pop performer

Who would have thought of it?

The 54th Grammys kicked off with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen, walking onto stage with a performance of We take care of our own from his upcoming new album, Wrecking Ball. And then there was two-time Grammy winner, LL Cool, who walked onto the stage at the J. Staples Center, Los Angeles — and we knew it was a Whitney Houston night.

On music's biggest night, LL Cool says a short prayer for Whitney Houston, who he calls ‘a mother, a daughter’ and takes the audience back in time to a performance by Whitney Houston  — I will always love you — from a previous Grammy.

Its Whitney Houstons Grammy  Adele is best solo pop performer

Singer Adele accepts her award for 'Best Pop Solo Performance' for Someone Like You. Reuters

We will always love you, says LL Cool.

Bruno Mars also performs an pays a tribute to Houston.

Bonnie Raitt and Alicia Keys present the first Grammy of the evening, that of the Best Pop Solo performance, even as they pay tribute to Etta James — who passed away earlier this year — by performing A Sunday Kind Of Love.

And the Best Pop Solo performance goes to Someone like you by Adele.

Watch Adele's video of Someone like You here:

Chris Brown also performs. And the Best Rap Artist award goes to Kanye West and Jay-Z for Otis, but they’re not there to receive award. Watch their award-winning song here.

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