The Grammy Awards have been bestowed widely as Gotye, fun. and Mumford and Sons took top honours on the music industry's biggest night.
The biggest awards night in British music honoured artists often left out of other international ceremonies.
British soul singer Adele has won the Grammy in every category she was nominated during a show clouded by the death of Whitney Houston.
British singer Adele recently smashed Madonna's record for the longest spell at the top of the album charts by a female artist.
This year's star-studded Grammy Awards were dominated by Adele, who swept up six awards and the Foo Fighters who won five.