Grammy Awards: Adele, Foo Fighters, Bon Iver... Whitney Houston RIP... plus the rest of the music news with Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Madonna & more... Daily Hot List
Monday, 13 February
From last night's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles...
Adele won picked-up awards, winning every category she was nominated for including Record, Song and Album of the year. The singer also performed for the first time since undergoing throat surgery last year, earning a standing ovation for her rendition of Rolling In The Deep (see our track of the day, below).
Adele thanked Rick Rubin and her mum in her acceptance speech before getting a little bit, err, snotty.
Bon Iver took home the award Best New Artist despite releasing his debut album, For Emma Forever Ago, in 2008...
Amy Winehouse's father paid tribute to his daughter as he collected her posthumous Grammy for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group with Tony Bennett. "We shouldn't be here. Our darling daughter should be here," said Mitch Winehouse from the stage.
Foo Fighters were the other big winners, picking up five awards, while Kanye West, Skrillex, , Corrine Bailey Rae and Paul Epworth, were rewarded on the night.
See the full list of winners and nominees at Grammy.com
Deadmau5 wore a t-shirt with Skrillex's phone number on it - and tweeted to brag about it. Watch out for escalating practical jokes between the pair in the weeks to come.
Here's a round-up of the bits that didn't make it to the TV show - including the Beach Boys' claim that their new recordings are "on par with Pet Sounds."
Plus can you spot the made-up specialist award category now on Qthemusic.com?
Whitney Houston: 1963-2012
It has been reported that early autopsy results suggest Houston's sudden death on Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles - ahead of a scheduled performance at a pre Grammy party - could be down to drowning after water was discovered in her lungs. No official announcement has been made yet, but it is claimed that the singer died while bathing.
Speculation has also grown that Houston's death could be linked to prescription drugs use.
Jennifer Hudson performed a cover of I Will Always Love You during the Grammys in tribute to Houston.
The music world has paid tribute to the singer, with Beyonce, Tony Bennett, Quincy Jones, Cee Lo Green and Dolly Parton, among those to speak or issue statements in the wake of Houston's death.
Here's the rest of today's music news...
Beyonce and Jay-Z have rejected deals for exclusive snaps and posted the first photos of
daughter Blue Ivy Carter online for free.
Madonna has criticised M.I.A for flipping off the Super Bowl during their Half-Time Show performance last Sunday. "It's such a teenager, irrelevant thing to do," the singer said. "There was such a feeling of love and unity there. What was the point? It was just out of place."
Watch Bruce Springsteen's new video for We Take Care Of Our Own.
Read a guest column from electronic band Icarus explaining why there are 1000 version of their new album Fake Fish Distribution (FFD).
Burial has returned with a new EP, Kindred, which is available to download now.
Dexy's Midnight Runners are returning with a new album, One Day I'm Going To Soar, on 4 June - their first in 26 years. Hear a clip from a new song below.
A bootleg James Blake live album has been posted online.
Jay Reatard is the subject of a new documentary. Watch a trailer now (via Pitchfork.com).
J. Mascis has teamed-up Built To Spill bassist Brett Nelson to release a collection of Dinosaur Jr. songs with a synth pop makeover, for new album The Electronic Anthology.
A documentary about Joy Division producer Martin Hannett is due for release later this year.
Listen to a new track I Do from Young Jeezy featuring Drake, Andre 3000 and Jay-Z (via Pitchfork.com).
Lana Del Rey claimed another week at Number 1 in the Official Albums Chart. Gotye overtook David Guetta to claim the top spot in the Official Singles Chart.
Today's Track Of The Day is a Grammy special, featuring Adele's performance of Rolling In The Deep from last night's ceremony.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 13/02/2012
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