Adele scores early Grammy wins

Amy Winehouse's parents appear as Tony Bennett wins for duet

Adele, the presumed major winner at tonight’s 54th annual GrammyAwards kudocast, scored early at the pre-telecast show at the L.A. Convention Center on Sunday.

The English vocalist’s mega-selling album “21” was selected as best pop vocal album, while her clip for her smash hit “Rolling in the Deep” – up for record and song of the year tonight – took best short-form video.

On a day when the music biz mourned the loss of Whitney Houston, an emotional moment came when Tony Bennett collected a Grammy for best pop performance by a duo or group, for “Body and Soul,” recorded with Amy Winehouse. The British singer died last year at age 27 after publicly struggling with substance abuse.

Introduced by Bennett, Winehouse’s father Mitch, who appeared onstage with his wife, said, “We shouldn’t be here – our darling daughter should be here. These are the cards we’re dealt.”

Bennett also won the traditional pop album trophy “Duets II,” his all-star No. 1 album. He received his first Grammy 49 years ago: a record of the year honor, for “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Another possible harbinger of a big night for Adele was Paul Epworth’s win as non-classical producer of the year. Epworth helmed and co-wrote “Rolling in the Deep.” Holding his trophy wonderingly, the producer said, “I never thought I’d hold one of these.”

Electronic/dance artist Skrillex, one of the day’s top nominees with five nods, had a breakthrough afternoon with three wins, taking best dance/electronica album (for “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprights”), best dance recording (for the album’s title track) and best remixed recording (for Benny Benassa’s “Cinema”).

Skrillex (born Sonny Moore) – who noted he had been bounced out of his L.A. apartment for living there illegally just a year ago – said of his awards, “I guess there’s no formula or format anymore, and we can do anything that we want.”

Recording Academy favorites Foo Fighters topped four slots: best rock album (for their “Wasting Light”) best hard rock/metal performance (for “White Limo”), best rock song (for “Walk,” from the same set) and best long form video (for “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth,” directed and co-produced by James Moll).

Volatile rapper Kanye West captured three awards to add to his 14 previous wins, for best rap/sung collaboration and best rap song (for “All of the Lights”) and best rap album (“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”).

Taylor Swift added two Grammy awards to her career total of four, winning best country solo performance and best country song for “Mean.” The young star is also up for best country album, for her 2010 bestseller “Speak Now.”

Americana duo the Civil Wars’ “Barton Hollow” won as both best folk album, while its title track won best country duo/group performance.

As ever, some old favorites prevailed at the p.m. show.

Paul McCartney, who was honored as MusiCares’ person of the year on Friday, collected his 15th Grammy – a best historical album honor, for last year’s reissue of his 1973 album “Band On the Run.”

Alison Krauss, the most rewarded female performer in Grammy history, received her 27th trophy for “Paper Airplane,” her latest release with her group Union Station, which was named best bluegrass album.

Complete list of winners (so far):

1. Record of the Year

Rolling in the Deep, Adele

2. Album of the Year

21, Adele

3. Song of the Year

Rolling in the Deep, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth (Adele)

4. Best New Artist

Bon Iver

5. Best Pop Solo Performance

Someone Like You, Adele

6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Body And Soul, Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

7. Best Pop Instrumental Album

The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones

8. Best Pop Vocal Album

21, Adele

9. Best Dance Recording

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex

10. Best Dance/Electronica Album

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex

11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists

12. Best Rock Performance

Walk, Foo Fighters

13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

White Limo, Foo Fighters

14. Best Rock Song

Walk, Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

*** 15. Best Rock Album

Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

16. Best Alternative Music Album

Bon Iver, Bon Iver

17. Best Traditional R&B Performance

Fool For You, Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

18. Best R&B Performance

Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae

19. Best R&B Song

Fool For You, Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)

20. Best R&B Album

F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

21. Best Rap Performance

Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West

22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

All Of The Lights, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

23. Best Rap Song

All Of The Lights, Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

24. Best Rap Album

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

25. Best Country Solo Performance

Mean, Taylor Swift

26. Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars

27. Best Country Song

Mean, Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

28. Best Country Album

Own the Night, Lady Antebellum

29. Best New Age Album

What’s It All About, Pat Metheny

30. Best Improvised Jazz Solo

500 Miles High, Chick Corea, soloist

31. Best Jazz Vocal Album

The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists

32. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Forever, Corea, Clarke & White

33. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band

34. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Jesus, Le’Andria Johnson

35. Best Gospel Song

Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)

36. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Blessings, Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)

37. Best Gospel Album

Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin

38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

And If Our God Is For Us…, Chris Tomlin

39. Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album

Drama Y Luz, Maná

40. Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album

Bicentenario, Pepe Aguilar

41. Best Banda Or Norteño Album

Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends, Los Tigres Del Norte

42. Best Tropical Latin Album

The Last Mambo, Cachao

43. Best Americana Album

Ramble At The Ryman, Levon Helm

44. Best Bluegrass Album

Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station

45. Best Blues Album

Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band

46. Best Folk Album

Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars

47. Best Regional Roots Music Album

Rebirth Of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band

48. Best Reggae Album

Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life, Stephen Marley

49. Best World Music Album

Tassili, Tinariwen

50. Best Children’s Album

All About Bullies… Big And Small

(Various Artists), Jim Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers

51. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), Betty White

52. Best Comedy Album

Hilarious, Louis C.K.

53. Best Musical Theater Album

The Book Of Mormon

54. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1, (Various Artists) Stewart Lerman, Randall Poster & Kevin Weaver, producers

55. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat

56. Best Song Written For Visual Media

I See The Light (From Tangled), Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)

57. Best Instrumental Composition

Life In Eleven, Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)

58. Best Instrumental Arrangement

Rhapsody In Blue, Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)

59. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me), Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)

60. Best Recording Package

Scenes From The Suburbs, Caroline Robert, a
rt director (Arcade Fire)

61. Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story

62. Best Album Notes

Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s

63. Best Historical Album

Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)

64. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Paper Airplane, Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

65. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Paul Epworth

66. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Cinema (Skrillex Remix), Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)

67. Best Surround Sound Album

Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)

68. Best Engineered Album, Classical

Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

69. Producer Of The Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

70. Best Orchestral Performance

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

71. Best Opera Recording

Adams: Doctor Atomic

Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

72. Best Choral Performance

Light & Gold

Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)

73. Best Small Ensemble Performance

Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide

Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird

74. Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)

75. Best Classical Vocal Solo

Diva Divo

Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)

76. Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry

Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

77. Best Short Form Music Video

Rolling In The Deep


Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer

78. Best Long Form Music Video

Foo Fighters: Back And Forth

Foo Fighters

James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers

Winners by number:

Adele – 6

Foo Fighters – 5

Kanye West – 4

Paul Epworth – 3

Skrillex – 3

Tony Bennett – 2

The Civil Wars – 2

Chick Corea – 2

Kirk Franklin – 2

Cee Lo Green – 2

Taylor Swift – 2