Adele won all the major awards at the Grammys last night. She also won the hearts of the audience for her performance in tribute to George Michael. As she began the performance of “Fastlove,” she flubbed it, and after cursing, asked for a do-over. Adele told the audience: “I’m sorry. I can’t mess this up for him. Can we start again?” The second time around she nailed it and appeared near tears as she wrapped up the song. Later in the show, Adele captured song of the year for “Hello,” She also won the night’s other two big prizes, record of the year for “Hello” and album of the year for “25”, and ended up with five for the night.
Drake was a big winner at the Grammy Awards pre-telecast show thanks to “Hotline Bling,” which grabbed two Grammys for best rap song and best rap or sung performance. It brings his Grammy tally to three, after taking home one for his 2011 album “Take Care”. Drake, however, wasn’t in LA last night to accept the honour, he’s currently in the midst of a European tour. Drake’s “Views” and Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” were both nominated for album of the year, but the evening’s top honour went to Adele for “25”. Canadian producer Bernie Herms, meantime, finally got a taste of Grammy glory. After eight nominations, the London, Ontario-born songwriter pocketed his first win for “Thy Will,” a song he created with Hillary Scott and the Scott Family. It won best contemporary Christian music performance or song during the pre-telecast ceremony. And while the late Leonard Cohen missed qualifying for this year’s Grammys by about three weeks with his final album “You Want It Darker,” he was still there in spirit. Folk singer Judy Collins paid tribute to her long-time friend and collaborator by performing the Cohen classic “Suzanne.”