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GRAMMYS: Adele returns, Whitney remembered

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Adele performs onstage at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Adele performs onstage at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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The 54th annual Grammy Awards kicked off on a somber note by remembering Whitney Houston at the beginning of the show’s broadcast with LL Cool J leading the audience in a prayer for the late, great vocalist who passed away yesterday at the age of 48 after being discovered unresponsive in her hotel room at the Beverly Hilton by her bodyguard.

The sad news of the loss of Houston, however, did not stop the show from going on as planned. As first Grammy host in seven years, LL Cool J was one of the show’s shining moments. He did a superb job hosting music’s biggest night – hitting all the right notes by keeping things classy. I wouldn’t be surprised if he were asked back to host next year’s show – in fact, I will go out on a limb to say I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t host for a second year in a row.

As always, the show had some of the biggest names in music stepping on the stage. Bruce Springsteen kicked off the show, Rihanna joined Coldplay, Maroon 5 honored the Beach Boys, Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson did a duet (with a few technical difficulties) and Adele performed for her first time after having had throat surgery with the audience giving her a well-deserved standing ovation. Other performers included Paul McCartney and Chris Brown who shockingly took home a Grammy tonight.

But by far the biggest performance of the night that left people talking was Jennifer Hudson’s touching, emotional tribute to Whitney Houston, performing “I Will Always Love You” during the In Memoriam section of the evening. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house!

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Revealed: aides rushed to get rid of Whitney’s coke stash before paramedics arrived.

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Bobby Brown gives in and will not attend Whitney’s funeral despite earlier reports of crashing.

Revealed: aides rushed to get rid of Whitney’s coke stash before paramedics arrived.

Bobby Brown not invited to Whitney Houston’s funeral insists he’s going to crash it anyway.

And this is a picture of the bathtub that Whitney Houston died in.

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Last public photos of Whitney Houston shows her disheveled, disorientated and very agitated.

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Kim Kardashian attends pre-Grammy party, disrespects Whitney

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  • ENOUGHadeleALREADY!

    Adele could only wish to be half as good as Whitney. I am shocked she took home one grammy let alone more than one. UGH, go home, ADELE!!