Adele, Kanye West, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver, and Skrillex were among the big winners at the 2012 Grammy Awards.
The night’s biggest champion, Adele won Six Grammys, including Best Album (21), Song of the Year (“Rolling in the Deep”), Record of the Year (“Rolling in the Deep”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Someone Like You”), Best Pop Vocal Album (21), and Best Short Form Music Video (“Rolling in the Deep”).
Nominated for a total of seven Grammys, Kanye picked up Best Rap Album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, topping Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Nicki Minaj, and even himself (and Jay-Z). His song “All of the Lights” also earned Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, while his Watch the Throne single with Jay-Z, “Otis” won Best Rap Performance.
Foo Fighters took home five Grammys, including Best Rock Album (Wasting Light), beating Best Rock Song (“Walk”), Best Rock Performance (“Walk”), Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (“White Limo”), and Best Long Form Music Video (Back And Forth).
Bon Iver earned the award for Best New Artist, and their standout sophomore LP took home Best Alternative Album, beating out Radiohead, My Morning Jacket, Death Cab For Cutie, and Foster the People. Update: Watch Justin Vernon’s acceptance speech below (via Spinner).
Skrillex won three Grammys, including Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album, and Best Remixed Recording.
Other notable winners included Tony Bennett and the late Amy Winehouse, whose duet “Body and Soul” earned Best Pop Duo/Group Performance; Paul Epworth (Foster the People, Adele), who beat out Danger Mouse and Butch Vig for Best Producer; and Bruce Springsteen, who earned Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package for The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town. Last year’s big winners, Arcade Fire also won a Grammy, picking up Best Recording Package for their film Scenes From The Suburb.
You can see the complete list of winners at the Grammy’s website.