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The French electronica duo were photographed while going through security

Adele swept the Grammys on Sunday night, scooping six awards. Over at the Baftas, The Artist was the big winner, with seven golden masks. We take a look at the biggest winning artists, films and bands of the past 20 years

Trending: Multiple award winners

Adele swept the Grammys on Sunday night, scooping six awards. Over at the Baftas, The Artist was the big winner, with seven golden masks. We take a look at the biggest winning artists, films and bands of the past 20 years

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston cause of death 'not known'

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Those close to Houston, including her family, laid much of the blame for her problems with her husband, Bobby Brown

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Whitney Houston, who has died at the age of 48, was a dazzling performer who blazed a trail for a new generation of black female singers, from Beyoncé Knowles to Mary J Blige.

MIA’s single digit disaster

Trending: Another body part, another scandal at the Super Bowl

It's happened again. Much of America has got their knickers in a twist over the half-time performance at the Super Bowl, that hallowed 12-minute slot that introduced us to the term "wardrobe malfunction" back in 2004, after Janet Jackson's right nipple made a surprise cameo. And after tame contributions from the likes of Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones in recent years, on Sunday "controversy" returned to America's biggest sporting event when MIA, the English-born singer and rapper, "flipped the bird" at the camera during her guest spot in Madonna's medley.

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A first new album in three years by this most steamingly righteous babe.

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Adele's attitude, dress sense and interviews are all great - but not the music

Adele nominated for six Grammys

British songstress Adele has been given the perfect get well gift after being nominated for six Grammys at next year's awards.

Winehouse 'not on drugs the night she died'

The singer's public battle with drink and drugs meant her death at 27 prompted suggestions that they were the cause

Latin jazz stars sue Grammys over category elimination

An attempt by the Grammy Awards to simplify its annual prize-giving extravaganza by cutting down the number of eligible categories has hit unexpected legal complications – a group of Latin jazz artists, who have seen their own section eliminated, has filed a suit claiming the change will cause them irreparable damage.

Winehouse takes over the Top 40

Amy Winehouse's Grammy award-winning album Back To Black has returned to the top of the charts in the wake of her death. Five of her singles made the Top 40.

Aretha Franklin: Return of the Queen of Soul

At 69, the Queen of Soul has survived surgery and a traumatic break-up to record her first new album in a decade. In a rare interview, she talks to Rob Hoerburger about her music, her glory days – and why she is still looking for love

Lady Gaga 'doesn't need gimmicks'

Lady Gaga could still "make you cry" with her musical ability if all her gimmicks were stripped from her.

Adele, 02 Academy, Leeds

Tears fall as records tumble

Streamlined Grammys to embrace age of austerity

In a rare outbreak of trophy deflation, the American Recording Academy has revealed that starting in 2012 it will be giving away a mere 78 Grammy awards to the world's most successful and talented musical artists and bands, down sharply from the evidently extravagant 108 that it has become accustomed to distributing over recent years. Presumed benefits of this sudden shedding of gong-weight include a cut in manufacturing costs – those model gramophones don't grow on trees – and an easier job for producers trying to deliver an evening awards show that doesn't last beyond breakfast. But perhaps more importantly those still winning a Grammy can be just a little bit prouder.

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