The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show.
Adele won six Grammys, including the Big Three: song and record of the year for “Rolling in the Deep,” and album of the year for “21.”
Jennifer Hudson performed a stark version of the Dolly Parton song that Houston made her own, “I Will Always Love You,” on “The Bodyguard” soundtrack.
Katy Perry turned her performance into a not-so-veiled shot at her ex-husband. She donned a blue wig and flexed an S&M theme as she chirped about “the part of me that you’re never, ever gonna take away from me.”
Adele in Giorgio Armani
Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney
Kate Beckinsale in Zuhair Murad
Kathy Perry in Elie Saab
Carrie Underwood in Gomes-Gracia
Rihanna in Giorgio Armani
Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad