British singer Adele has won top awards at Grammys and She walked away with major prizes– Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year in a surprise upset at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night. Adele won in all the five categories that she was nominated for including Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album, triumphing over Beyonce, who was the front-runner in the race. Chance the Rapper won in three categories, including best new artist.
The late David Bowie’s performance on his song Blackstar won him Grammys for best rock performance and best rock song. Solange, Beyonce’s little sister, won the best rhythm and blues performance for Cranes in the Sky.The best country song performance nod went to Maren Morris for My Church.
Indian tabla player Sandeep Das was part of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble “Sing Me Home” which won the Grammy in the World Music category that also included sitarist Anoushka Shankar’s “Land of Gold”. Yo-Yo Ma’s “Sing Me Home” features tunes composed by different global artists as it examines the ever-changing idea of home.