Up until the shocking death of Whitney Houston Saturday night, the biggest narrative going into Sunday night’s Grammy Awards was the return of Adele.

What tune would she sing? How would she sound after surgery? How many of the six awards for which she was nominated would she actually take home?

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Sincere prayer on a Hollywood stage? You don't see that every day, but Sunday was not an average day. At the beginning of the 2012 Grammy Awards, host LL Cool J paid tribute to Whitney Houston, who died the previous day at 48.

"There's no way around this," he said, addressing a silent crowd. "We've had a death in our family, and so at least for me, the only thing that feels right is to begin with a prayer for a woman we loved, for our fallen sister, Whitney Houston."

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The 2012 Grammy Awards became the Adele Awards Sunday.

The British chanteuse went six for six, collecting every one of the awards for which she was nominated, including top honors for album, record and song of the year.

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About 24 hours after the death of Whitney Houston, the family of this once-in-a-generation singer has released the following statement:

"We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Whitney. This is an unimaginable tragedy and we will miss her terribly. We appreciate the outpouring of love and support from her fans and friends."

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