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Grammy Awards 2012: Follow them live on Twitter

February 12, 2012 |  3:26 pm

DJ Skrillex wins at the Grammys pre-telecast

Heading into the Grammy Awards earlier this weekend, Adele was expected to be Sunday night's big story, with six nominations, including for album of the year for "21," and record of the year and song of the year for "Rolling in the Deep."

But that likely changed with the death of Whitney Houston before a pre-Grammy party at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night.

Though the awards show must go on, in the hours after her passing, Grammys Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich and his team were scrambling to find a proper way to mark Houston's passing. Their plan was to have Jennifer Hudson perform a "respectful musical tribute" on the CBS broadcast on Sunday.

FULL COVERAGE: Grammy Awards 2012

Houston is certain to be mentioned during the telecast in speeches as well, as the awards are handed out.

You can follow the action Sunday night as Times reporters tweet from the scene and about the Grammy Awards show below.

The Grammys are determined by about 13,000 voting members. The eligibility period for nominated recordings was Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2011. The awards are being held at Staples Center and telecast on CBS. They are broadcast live except for viewers on the West Coast. The latest headlines and any breaking news will be posted here on Pop & Hiss.

Grammy Awards: Twitter Coverage

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-- Scott Sandell

Photo: DJ Skrillex accepts a Grammy during the pre-telecast ceremony for the 54th Grammy Awards. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

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