Grammy Awards 2012 Winners

The 54th Grammy Awards List of Winners

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Grammy Awards 2012 Winners

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards or Grammys, the most prestigious award in the music industry took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA last February 12, 2012.

The awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States.

A total of 78 awards will be presented following the Academy’s decision to restructure the Grammy Award categories. Paul McCartney received the MusiCares Person of the Year award on February 10, 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, two nights prior to the Grammy telecast.

Nominations were announced on November 30, 2011.

Kanye West received the most nominations with seven. Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each received six nominations. Lil Wayne, Skrillex and Radiohead all earned five nominations.

On February 11, 2012, the night before the awards, Whitney Houston was found dead in Los Angeles, cause of death still unknown. The producers quickly scrambled to plan a tribute to Houston, securing Jennifer Hudson to perform.

[WATCH: Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston tribute at the Grammys]

The show also featured performances by Maroon 5, Katy Perry, The Beach Boys, Chris Brown, Coldplay, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

[Watch the 54th Grammy Awards REPLAY highlights here!]

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Check out the 54th Grammy Awards 2012 list of nominees below (winners in RED):

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
21- Adele
Wasting Light- Foo Fighters
Born This Way- Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
Loud – Rihanna

BEST NEW ARTIST:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J.Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

SONG OF THE YEAR:
“All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)
“The Cave,” Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
“Grenade,” Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Holocene,” Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Holocene – Bon Iver
Grenade – Bruno Mars
The Cave – Mumford & Sons
Firework – Katy Perry

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Rock Performance:
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay
“Down By The Water” — The Decemberists
“Walk” — Foo Fighters
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:
“On The Backs Of Angels” — Dream Theater
“White Limo” — Foo Fighters
“Curl Of The Burl”— Mastodon
“Public Enemy No. 1” — Megadeth
“Blood In My Eyes”— Sum 41

Best Rock Album:
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul— Jeff Beck
Wasting Light— Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown— Kings Of Leon
I’m With You— Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love— Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver— Bon Iver
Codes And Keys— Death Cab For Cutie
Torches— Foster The People
Circuital — My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs— Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” — R. Kelly
“Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album:
F.A.M.E.— Chris Brown
Second Chance — El DeBarge
Love Letter — R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me— Ledisi
Kelly— Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Country Solo Performance:
“Dirt Road Anthem” — Jason Aldean
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” — Martina McBride
“Honey Bee” — Blake Shelton
“Mean” — Taylor Swift
“Mama’s Song” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song:
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
“God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
“Just Fishin'” — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
“Mean” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“Threaten Me With Heaven” — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
“You And Tequila” — Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Americana Album:
Emotional Jukebox— Linda Chorney
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down— Ry Cooder
Hard Bargain— Emmylou Harris
Ramble At The Ryman— Levon Helm
Blessed— Lucinda Williams

Best Blues Album:
Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions— Marcia Ball
Man In Motion— Warren Haynes
The Reflection — Keb’Mo’
Revelator— Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album:
Barton Hollow— The Civil Wars
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive— Steve Earle
Helplessness Blues— Fleet Foxes
Ukulele Songs— Eddie Vedder
The Harrow & The Harvest— Gillian Welch

Best Rock Song
“The Cave” — Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston (Mumford & Sons)
“Down By The Water” — Colin Meloy (The Decemberists)
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin (Coldplay)
“Lotus Flower” — Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway & Thomn Yorke (Radiohead)
“Walk” — Foo Fighters

Best Pop Instrumental Album:
The Road From Memphis —Booker T. Jones
Wish Upon A Star — Jenny Oaks Baker
E Kahe Malie — Daniel Ho
Hello Tomorrow — Dave Koz
Setzer Goes Instru-Mental! — Brian Setzer

Best Pop Vocal Album
21 — Adele
The Lady Killer — Cee Lo Green
Born This Way — Lady Gaga
Doo-Wops & Hooligans — Bruno Mars
Loud — Rihanna

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites — Skrillex
Zonoscope — Cut/Copy
4×4 = 12 — Deadmau5
Nothing But The Beat — David Guetta
Body Talk, Pt. 3 — Robyn

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
The Gift — Sussan Boyle
Duets II — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
In Concert On Broadway — Harry Connick Jr.
Music Is Better Than Words — Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan and Marilyn Bergman — Barbra Streisand

Best R&B Performance
“Is This Love” — Corinne Bailey Rae
“Far Away” — Marsha Ambrosius
“Pieces Of Me” — Ledisi
“Not My Daddy” — Kelly Price & Stokley
“You Are” — Charlie Wilson

Best Dance Recording:
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex
“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafi

Best Rap Performance:
“Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifaa

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

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