54th Grammy Awards – 2012

Winner of 6 Grammys - Adele

Sunday night, February 12, 2012, LL Cool J hosted the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Known as ” Music’s Biggest Night” the stars came out to honour and salute their own. Leading off with a prayer for the late diva Whitney Houston, who passed away the day prior, the evening progressed with performances by Bruce Springsteen, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt – saluting the late Etta James, Rihanna and Coldplay, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Paul McCartney and the night’s big winner Adele. The night also included a moving rendition of “I Will Always Love You” by Jennifer Hudson, paying tribute to not only Whitney Houston but everyone in the preceding In Memoriam segment.

The main categories winner included:

Record of the Year – “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

Album of the Year – “21” – Adele

Song of the Year – “Rolling in the Deep” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters

Best New Artist – Bon Iver


Best Pop Solo Performance – “Someone Like You” – Adele

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Body and Soul” – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Best Pop Instrumental Album – “The Road from Memphis” – Booker T. Jones

Best Pop Vocal Album – “21” – Adele

Dance / Electronica:

Best Dance Recording – “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex, Sonny Moore, producer & mixer

Best Dance/Electronica Album – “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex

Traditional Pop:

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – “Duets II” – Tony Bennett


Best Rock Performance – “Walk” – Foo Fighters

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance – “White Limo” – Foo Fighters

Best Rock Song – “Walk” – Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album – “Wasting Light” – Foo Fighters


Best Alternative Music Album – “Bon Iver” – Bon Iver


Best R&B Performance – “Is This Love” – Corinne Bailey Rae

Best Traditional R&B Performance – “Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green featuring Melanie Fiona

Best R&B Song – “Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters

Best R&B Album – “F.A.M.E.” – Chris Brown


Best Rap Performance – “Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West (featuring Otis Redding)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – “All of the Lights” – Kanye West featuring Rihanna, Fergie & Kid Cudi

Best Rap Song – “All of the Lights” – Jeff Bhasker, Fergie, Really Doe, Kanye West & Malik Yusef, songwriters

Best Rap Album – “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – Kanye West


Best Country Solo Performance – “Mean” – Taylor Swift

Best Country Duo/Group Performance – “Barton Hollow” – The Civil Wars

Best Country Song – “Mean” – Taylor Swift, songwriter

Best Country Album – “Own the Night” – Lady Antebellum

For the full list of Grammy winners visit grammy.com

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