Adele swept the Grammy Awards last night (12.02.12), taking home six trophies.

The British singer was the big winner at the US event - held in Los Angeles - taking home trophies for Record of the Year, Short Form Music Video and Song of the Year for her single 'Rolling in the Deep', Pop Solo Performance for 'Someone Like You', and both Pop Vocal Album and the coveted Album of the Year for her second record, '21'.

Picking up the last award, she said: "I just first want to say 'Mum, girl did good.'

"This record is inspired by something that is really normal and everyone's been through it, just a rubbish relationship, and it's gone on to do things I can't tell you how I feel about it, it's been the most life-changing year."

Adele, 23, also thanked doctors who had operated on her vocal cords last year in order to save her voice, and gave her first performance since then, singing 'Rolling in the Deep', which received a standing ovation.

The show also included tributes to Whitney Houston - who was tragically found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (11.02.12) - with Jennifer Hudson giving a moving rendition of one of her biggest hits, 'I Will Always Love You'.

Host LL Cool J led the crowd in a prayer, and said: "We were up all night, and we just wanted to figure out and show Whitney Houston, the love, the respect she deserves."

Elsewhere at the awards, Foo Fighters picked up five trophies, including Best Rock Performance for their track 'Walk'.

Singer Dave Grohl said: "Rather than go to the best studio, We made this one in my garage with some microphones and a tape machine.

"It shows that the human element of making music is what's most important."

Kanye West had the most nominations ahead of the awards with seven, and took home four, including Best Rap Album for 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', and both Rap Song and Rap/Sung Collaboration for his single 'All of The Lights'.

Dance music prodcuer Skrillex took home two awards, Dance/Electronica Album for his second album 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites', and Dance Recording for its title track.

Grammy Awards 2012, edited list of winners:

Album of the Year: '21', Adele

Record of the Year: 'Rolling in the Deep', Adele

Song of the Year: 'Rolling in the Deep', Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth

New Artist: Bon Iver

Pop Solo Performance: 'Someone Like You', Adele

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: 'Body and Soul', Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Pop Vocal Album: '21', Adele

Alternative Album: 'Bon Iver', Bon Iver

Rock Song: 'Walk', Foo Fighters

Rock Album: 'Wasting Light', Foo Fighters

Rock Performance: 'Walk', Foo Fighters

Hard Rock/Metal Performance: 'White Limo', Foo Fighters

R&B Album: 'F.A.M.E.', Chris Brown

R&B Song: 'Fool For You', Cee Lo Green Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash

R&B Performance: 'Is This Love', Corrine Bailey Rae

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: 'Fool For You', Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Rap Album: 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', Kanye West

Rap Performance: 'Otis', Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap Song: 'All of the Lights', Jeff Bhasker Stacy Ferguson Malik Jones Warren Trotter & Kanye West

Rap/Sung Collaboration: 'All of the Lights', Kanye West Rihanna Kid Cudi & Fergie

Dance Recording: 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites', Skrillex

Dance/Electronica Album: 'Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites', Skrillex

Country Solo Performance: 'Mean', Taylor Swift

Country Album: 'Own the Night', Lady Antebellum

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: 'Barton Hollow', The Civil Wars

Country Song: 'Mean', Taylor Swift

Blues Album: 'Revelator', Tedeschi Trucks Band

Folk Album: 'Barton Hollow', The Civil Wars