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Adele, Foo Fighters, and Los Tigres were among the big winners at the 2012 Grammy awards held in Los Angeles Sunday night.
âSeeing as itâs a vocal performance I need to thank my doctors, I suppose," said Adele who recently underwent surgery on her vocal chords.
Rockers Foo Fighters picked several awards including
Â best rock performance for âWalk,â from their album "Wasting Light." They also grabbed best long form music video.
Singer Dave Grohl said âThis is a great honor because this record was a special record for our band. Rather than go to the best studio ... we made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine.â He added, "It shows that the human element of making music is whatâs most important.â
Despite the joy of winning artists there was a somber touch to the awards show, which began with a prayer for late pop superstar Whitney Houston. Houston died Saturday at the age of 48.
Other winners included Jay-Z and Kanye West for best rap performance with their song, âOtisâ from the album âWatch the Throne.âÂ Chris Brown won best R&B albumÂ while best Historical Album went to Paul McCartney for "Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection â Deluxe Edition)."
Meantime in the Latin categories,Â