Slow Hands Niall Horan
13 February 2012, 05:21
The 'Rolling In The Deep' star was the big winner on the night at the Los Angeles event on Sunday.
Adele conquered the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (12th February) after winning all six prizes she was nominated for.
Before she had even arrived at the event, the 'Someone Like You' star had won for Best Short Form Music Video prize in what turned out to be the first of many awards on the night.
She also took home Pop Vocal Album and the coveted Album Of The Year award for '21' ahead of Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars and Rihanna.
The result also means that she is now tied with Beyonce for most awards won in a single night by a female artist.
The night kicked off with a timely and emotive performance by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as they played new song 'We Take Care Of Our Own'.
Host LL Cool J then led a tribute to the late singer Whitney Houston with a poem before Bruno Mars took to the stage for an energetic version of 'Runaway Baby'.
Kanye West won four awards on the night including Best Rap Album and Chris Brown – who had earlier delivered a highly impressive live set – picked up the Best R&B prize.
Foo Fighters were the second highest winners on the night who picked up five gongs and performed in a collaborative number featuring Deadmau5, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown and David Guetta.
The night also saw Rihanna and Coldplay perform together as they gave an outing to their song 'Princess Of China'.
Bon Iver was another big winner and picked up the Best New Artist prize ahead of the likes of Nicki Minaj.
The 'Super Bass' singer did deliver what will surely be a much talked about performance which depicted her being involved in an exorcism on stage.
Other notable performances featured Maroon 5 who paid tribute to the newly reformed Beach Boys before they gave a legendary rendition of their track 'Good Vibrations'.
Katy Perry also made an explosive return to the live TV scene as she debuted her new song 'Part Of Me'.
On numerous occasions the evening paid tribute to Whitney Houston who sadly passed away on Saturday (11th February) with Jennifer Hudson giving a emotional performance of 'I Will Always Love You'.
The night finished with Sir Paul McCartney taking to the stage to perform 'Golden Slumbers', 'Carry that Weight' and 'The End'.