by Wilfred Okiche
The 54th Grammy awards got underway with a pre-awards show telecast where most of the winners in the minor categories were announced.
Rap star Kanye West took home 3 awards including best rap album for his ‘My beautiful dark twisted fantasy’ album. Rockers, The Foo Fighters also won 3 gongs including best rock album for ‘Wasting light.’ Newbie Skrillex won 3 in the dance/electronic genres and is up for Best new artiste.
And of course, Adele opened her campaign with a win in the best pop vocal album category. Other winners include Taylor Swift, Tony Bennet, Cee-lo Green and Bon Iver.
Among the expected highlights during tonight’s show is a Jennifer Hudson tribute to the late great Whitney Houston who passed away Saturday night.
See more winners here:
Best long form music video- Foo Fighters Back and forth
Best short form music video- Rolling in the deep Adele
Best traditional pop vocal album- Tony Bennet
Best dance/electronica album winner- Skrillex scary monsters and nice sprites
best musical theatre album- Book of Mormon
Best dance recording- Skrillex
Best spoken word album- Betty White if you ask me(and of course you wont)
Best Reggae album Stephen Marley Revelation part 1- The root of life
Best classical vocal solo- Joyce DiDonato Diva Divo
Producer of the year-classical – Judith Sherman
Best Jazz vocal album- The Mosaic projectTerri Lyne Carrington and various artistes
BestBluegrassalbum- Allison Krauss &Union station- Paper Airplane
Best Blues album- Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Regional rootsmusic album- Rebirth Brass Band Rebirth of New Orleansbest Rap/sung collaboration- Kanye West Ft Rihanna All of the lights
Best Rap song All of the lights- Kanye West
Best Rap Album winner- My beautiful dark twisted fantasy Kanye West
Best traditional R&B winner- Fool for you Cee-lo Green
Best pop vocal album- Adele
Best popduo/group performance- Body and soul Tony Bennet &Amy Winehouse
Best Hard rock performance- White limo- Foo Fighters
Best Country solo performance- Mean Taylor Swift
Best remix recording- Skrillex
Best Alternative music album- Bon Iver Bon Iver
Best country song- Taylor Swift Mean
Best Folk album- The Civil wars
Best Rock album- Foo Fighters Wasting Light
Best country duo performance- The Civil wars