Reactions to the 51st annual Grammy Awards, announced Sunday in Los Angeles:

"I first would like to thank God who has brought me through. I would like to thank my family in heaven and those who are with me today." Jennifer Hudson, accepting the Grammy for best R&B album for her self-titled debut.

"Thank you so much. I'm going to cry. I want to thank my manager, my mom, she's in London. And Duffy I love you. I think you're amazing. Jonas Brothers, I love you as well." Adele, who beat the Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum, Jazmine Sullivan and fellow Brit singer Duffy to nab best new artist. She also won a Grammy for female pop vocal performance.

"It's like the cherry on the top of a really big, beautiful cake. I'm just so happy people are honoring my father, yet he's not here and I'd rather have him." Kelly Carlin-McCall, accepting the best-comedy album Grammy for her father, George Carlin.

"I was definitely really nervous up there in that banana. It was like before I had my first kiss: I didn't know what it was going to be like or if they were going to judge me." Katy Perry, about appearing onstage in a giant, glittery banana.

"I got into a bit of hot water for what I said about Amy Winehouse and I still say it again. I'm an ex-drug addict and I don't take that kind of stuff lightly." Natalie Cole, referring to comments she made last year about that year's big Grammy winner.

(This version CORRECTS lead and overline to Grammys from Golden Globes.)

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