The 2012 Grammy Awards on Sunday opened with a somber mood as celebrities spoke on the red carpet about their grief over Whitney Houston‘s death. Normally a night for celebration and revelry, the 54th annual Grammy Awards 2012 will no doubt be most remembered for occurring the night after the death of one of music’s most legendary performers.
Before the official 2012 Grammy Awards broadcast, a large number of awards were handed out in a pre-telecast ceremony to cut down on broadcast time. Betty White won a Grammy for Best Spoken Word album for her book “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t).” Superstar singer/songwriter Adele landed her first two Grammy awards in the pre-telecast, one for Best Short Form Music Video for “Rolling in the Deep” and Best Pop Vocal Album for “21.”
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