Adele: Five years off? More like five days
February 15th, 2012
10:14 AM ET

Adele: Five years off? More like five days

Adele mentioned in the March issue of Vogue that she wants to take "four or five years" off, but the singer seems to have amended that to five days.

In a bubbly blog post on her site - titled "5 was my favourite number but now it's 6" - the 23-year-old relishes her six wins at the Grammys on Sunday.

"I'm absolutely flabbergasted! In between laughing my head off, welling up, needing to sit down and trying to maintain an open fire...I keep having flashbacks to Sunday night," she writes. "The most incredible night of my life."

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Grammys watched by largest audience since 1984
February 13th, 2012
05:34 PM ET

Grammys watched by largest audience since 1984

The Grammy Awards managed to pull off a celebration of both the living and the dead during Sunday's show, and in return they had the highest rated ceremony in nearly three decades.

According to a statement from the Recording Academy, more than 39 million viewers tuned in to see how the show would treat the passing of Whitney Houston, how Adele would perform in her first performance since throat surgery, and, of course, who would win what in the big categories.

Although it could be said that we pretty much already knew the answer to that question, because Adele picked up all six awards she was nominated for, as expected.

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Bon Iver, or Bonnie Bear? The Internet's not sure
February 13th, 2012
05:17 PM ET

Bon Iver, or Bonnie Bear? The Internet's not sure

For the second year in a row, Grammy viewers were left scratching their heads at the Recording Academy's best new artist pick. For some, it was a question of who's more deserving, but for others it's also because they hadn't heard of the artist.

Bon Iver appears to be just as confounding as last year's best new artist winner Esperanza Spalding - or the album of the year winner Arcade Fire - as a number of inquiring viewers turned to the Web to try and figure out the identity of the best new artist Grammy holder.

The only problem is that some of those heard Bon Iver as Bonnie Bear (or Bonny Bear, Bonny Beer, Barney Bear, or Bony Bear - you get the picture).

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Catholic League: Is Nicki Minaj possessed?
February 13th, 2012
01:56 PM ET

Catholic League: Is Nicki Minaj possessed?

As promised, Nicki Minaj's performance at Sunday's Grammy Awards did offer plenty to talk about, and it's also riled the Catholic League.

The rapper/singer turned in a performance riddled with nods to religion, from her stroll down the red carpet accompanied by a pope lookalike, to the confession that opened her performance, to the "exorcism" of her alter-ego, Roman, in a pre-taped skit.

While performing her single "Roman Holiday," Minaj was surrounded by choir boys and monks (who could also bust a few moves) and eventually began to levitate high above the stage.

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Does Brand have anything to do with Katy Perry's Grammys song?
February 13th, 2012
12:08 PM ET

Does Brand have anything to do with Katy Perry's Grammys song?

Katy Perry's "Part of Me" performance was in good company at Sunday's Grammys, as she wasn't the only one singing of broken hearts and relationships gone wrong.

Adele, the current queen of lovelorn pop songs, also took the stage to croon about getting played to the beat after handing her heart over to a paramour.

It's possible that Perry's fiery performance of her new single was just keeping in line with that theme, or perhaps she was singing generally of the emotions one has after a break-up. Or, as some have questioned, maybe those lyrics were inspired by recent events in her personal life.

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The 54th Grammy Awards: The winners list
February 12th, 2012
11:25 PM ET

The 54th Grammy Awards: The winners list

Record of the year:

"Rolling in the Deep," Adele

Album of the year:

"21," Adele

Song of the year:

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

Best new artist:

Bon Iver

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