February 13, 2012

54th Grammy Awards 2012: Full List of Winners & Event Facts

Adele wins 6 Grammys, including album, song and record of the year !
Adele was shaking as she won album of the year, almost in tears as she held the award. 
She yelled at the end of her speech: 
“Thank you so much!” 
  • With six Grammy awards, Adele has matched Beyonce for most Grammy wins in a night by a female act. 
  • Adele’s six Grammy Award wins Sunday night include album, record and song of the year. 
  • Beyonce set the record two years ago. 
  • Adele’s “21” was 2011’s best-selling album. It’s sold more than six million units in the United States. 


Grammy Awards 2012: Event Facts, Winners List, Nominees

Grammy Awards 2012 Full list of winners: Final
Here is a list of winners at the Sunday-night Grammy Awards broadcast gala, live on Global and CBS, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Pre-gala winners also listed below.
  • Record of the year: Adele's Rolling the Deep
  • Best pop solo performance: Adele's Someone Like You
  • Best rap performance: Otis, by Kanye West and Jay-Z
  • Best rock performance: Foo Fighters' Walk
  • R&B album: Chris Brown's F.A.M.E.
  • Song of the year: Adele's Rolling in the Deep
  • Country album: Lady Antebellum's Own the Night
  • Best new artist: Bon Iver
Winners from the pre-broadcast awards gala, earlier Sunday:
  • Short-form music video: Adele’s Rolling in the Deep
  • Long-form music video: Foo Fighters’ Back and Forth
  • Hard rock/metal performance: Foo Fighters’ White Limo
  • Rock song: Foo Fighters’ Walk
  • Rock Album: Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light
  • Recording package: Caroline Robert’s Scenes from The Suburbs, for Arcade Fire
  • Rap performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis
  • Pop duo/group performance: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse’s Body and Soul
  • Pop instrumental album: Booker T. Jones’ The Road from Memphis
  • Dance recording: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
  • Dance/electronica album: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
  • Traditional pop vocal album: Tony Bennett and various artists’ Duets II
  • Alternative music album: Bon Iver’s Bon Iver
  • R&B performance: Corinne Bailey Rae’s Is This Love
  • Traditional R&B performance: Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona’s Fool for You
  • R&B song: Cee Lo Green and Co.’s Fool for You
  • Rap/sung collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie’s All of the Lights
  • Rap song: All of the Lights
  • Rap album: Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • Country solo performance: Taylor Swift’s Mean
  • Country song: Taylor Swift’s Mean
  • Country duo/group performance: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow
  • Folk album: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow
  • New age album: Pet Metheny’s What’s It All About
  • Improvised jazz solo: Chick Corea’s 500 Miles High
  • Jazz vocal album: Terri Lyne Carrington and various artists’ The Mosaic Project
  • Jazz instrumental: Corea, Clarke and White’s Forever
  • Large jazz ensemble: Christian McBride Big Band’s The Good Feeling
  • Gospel/contemporary Christian music performance: Le’Andria Johnson’s Jesus
  • Gospel song: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear
  • Contemporary Christian music song: Laura Story’s Blessings
  • Gospel album: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear
  • Contemporary Christian music album: Chris Tomlin’s And If Our God Is For Us…
  • Latin pop, rock or urban album: Mana’s Drama Y Luz
  • Regional Mexican or Tejano album: Pepe Aguilar’s Bicentenario
  • Bands or Norteno album: Los Tigres Del Norte’s Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends
  • Tropical Latin album: Cachao’s The Last Mambo
  • Americana album: Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman
  • Bluegrass album: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane
  • Blues album: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator
  • Regional roots music album: Rebirth Brass Band’s Rebirth of New Orleans
  • Reggae album: Stephen Marley’s Revelatino Pt. 1: The Root of Life
  • World music album: Tinariwen’s Tassili
  • Children’s album: All About Bullies… Big & Small
  • Spoken world album (includes poetry, audio books and story telling): Betty White’s If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t)
  • Comedy album: Louis C.K.’s Hilarious
  • Musical theatre album: The Book of Mormom
  • Compilation soundtrack for visual media: Boardwalk Empire: Vol. 1
  • Score soundtrack for visual media: Alexandre Desplat’s The King’s Speech
  • Song written for visual media: I See the Light (from Tangled)
  • Instrumental composition: Bela Fleck and Howard Levy’s Life in Eleven
  • Instrumental arrangement: Gordon Goodwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band
  • Instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist: Jorge Calandrelli’s Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me), for Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah
  • Boxed or special limited edition package: Dave Bett and Michelle Holme’s The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story
  • Album notes: Hear Me Howling: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s
  • Historical album: Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)
  • Engineered album, non-classical: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane
  • Producer of the year, non-classical: Paul Epworth
  • Remixed recording, non-classical: Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
  • Surround sound album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)
  • Engineered album, classical: Aldridge: Elmer Gantry
  • Producer of the year, classical: Judith Sherman
  • Orchestral performance: Brahms, Symphony No. 4 by Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
  • Opera recording: Adams: Doctor Atomic
  • Choral performance: Light & Gold - Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pav√£o Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
  • Small-ensemble performance: Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music from Slide
  • Classical instrumental solo: Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Christopher Lamb, Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Nashville Symphony
  • Classical vocal solo: Joyce DiDonato with Kazushi Ono and Orchestre de l’Opera National de Lyon with Choeur de l’Opera National de Lyon for Diva Divo
  • Contemporary classical composition: Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Elmer Gantry
Grammy Awards 2012 Facts: Sequence of events

  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off the Grammys on Sunday night with a rousing song
  • Host LL Cool J took the stage and offered a prayer for Houston, her fans and her family.
  • Organizers then played a video of Houston performing her hit "I Will Always Love You" from a previous Grammy show. Later in the evening, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, who won an Oscar for her role in movie musical "Dreamgirls," will perform a medley of songs in tribute to Houston who died in a Beverly Hills hotel room on the eve of the Grammys. The cause of her death has not been determined.
  • Grammy organizers give out awards in more than 75 categories and several early winners mentioned Houston in acceptance speeches.

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