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Grammy 2012: Kanye, Adele eye to sweep awards

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The 54th annual edition of Grammy awards is taking place in Los Angeles and with six nominations British Adele is likely to be the star of the eveing.

Although Kanye West is leading with seven nominations, he's not going to be the star of Sunday's broadcast. Instead, Britain's soul-singing sensation, Adele, is shaping up to be the central figure.

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins is up for a half-dozen awards, tied with rockers Foo Fighters and urban crooner Bruno Mars. But the spotlight is on Adele because she's scheduled to perform on the telecast, the 23-year-old's first performance since she had surgery on her vocal cords five months ago.

Adele is poised to sweep the top three categories, with nominations for album of the year, record of the year and song of the year.

If she wins all three, which is more likely, she would be the first artist to do so since the Dixie Chicks in 2007.

Kanye West, on the other hand, was shut out of the album and record categories, although his co-writing credit on All of the Lights makes him a contender for song of the year. The song, which features West with Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie, is also nominated for best rap/ sung collaboration and best rap song.

West's album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, is competing for best rap album with the album he produced with Jay-Z, Watch the Throne.

This year's music's biggest night of the year promises plenty of intrigue and drama — much of it having little to do with the competition for awards.

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