Anorak | Adele wins six at The Grammys – photos

Adele wins six at The Grammys – photos

by | 13th, February 2012

THE BAFTAS and Grammys were on the same night. Anorak was double-booked, so we did as most of you did and watched the showbiz AGMS at home on the telly. The Baftas are over here. The Grammys are here. It was good night for Adele, who got to hide the frame that offends bitchy fashionistas behind six metal gramophone records. The 23-year-old from Tottenham belted out Rolling in the Deep, the family car trip sound of 2011 at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

Said Adele:

“Thank you so much. This is ridiculous. I want to say thank you to every radio programmer and broadcaster that has been playing Rolling in the Deep … because I know it’s not really a pop record.”

Isn’t it?

The night was, of course, overshadowed by the death of Whitney Houston. Houston is up there with Michael Jackson in the pantheon of pop greats, but there was none of the histrionics that followed that singer’s demise. This was just Jennifer Hudson singing Houston song, I Will Always Love You – the one written by Dolly Parton.

Will Whitnesy take another stage in gold coffin? Hope not. A death is not always a publicly orchestrated chance to milk the punters. This had an understated dignity…

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