2012 Grammy Awards Winners

The ceremony was at times somber and touching in the wake of the death of singer Whitney Houston. But the show did go on.

Attendees and those watching the 2012 Grammy Awards on TV saw a stirring tribute to Houston sung by Jennifer Hudson.

Adele was the star of this year’s Grammys – picking up 6 Grammy Awards, thanking the doctors “who brought my voice back” as she did. The songstress performed “rolling In The Deep,” sounding (almost) fully recovered from her recent throat surgery.

A list of most of the major awards and the winners:

Best Long Form Music Video: Foo Fighters “Roo Fighters Back And Forth” Best Short Form Music Video: Adele “Rolling In The Deep”
Best Musical Theater Album: “The Book Of Mormon”
Best Comedy Album: Louis C.k. “Hilarious”
Best Spoken Word Album: Betty White “If You Ask Me (and Of Course You Won’t)
Best Children’s Album: Various Artists “All About Bullies … Big And Small”
Best World Music Album: Tinariwen “tassili”
Best Reggae Album: Stephen Marley “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root Of Life”
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Rebirth Brass Band “rebirth Of New Orleans”
Best Folk Album: The Civil Wars “Barton Hollow”
Best Blues Album: Tedeschi Trucks Band “revelator”
Best Bluegrass Album: Alison Krauss & Union Station “Paper Airplane”
Best Americana Album: Levon Helm “Ramble At The Ryman”
Best Tropical Latin Album: Cachao “The Last Mambo”
Best Banda Or Norteno Album: Los Tigres Del Norte “los Tigres Del Norte And Friends”
Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album: Pepe Aguilar “bicentenario”
Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album: Mana “drama Y Luz”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Chris Tomlin “And If Our God Is For Us…”
Best Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin “Hello Fear”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song: Laura Story (songwriter) “Blessings”
Best Gospel Song: Kirk Franklin (songwriter) “Hello Fear”
Best Gospel/contemporary Christian Music Performance: Le’andria Johnson “jesus”
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Christian Mcbride Big Band “the Good Feeling”
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: Corea, Clarke & White “Forever”
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists “The Mosaic Project”
Best Improvised Jazz Solo: Chick Corea “500 Miles High”
Best New Age Album: Pat Metheny “What’s It All About”
Best Country Album: Lady Antebellum “Own The Night”
Best Country Song: Taylor Swift (songwriter) “Mean”
Best Country Duo/group Performance: The Civil Wars “Barton Hollow”
Best Country Solo Performance: Taylor Swift “Mean”
Best Rap Song: Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West (songwriters) “All Of The Lights”
Best Rap/sung Collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie “All Of The Lights”
Best Rap Performance: Jay-z & Kanye West “Otis”
Best R&b Album: Chris Brown “f.a.m.e”
Best R&b Song: Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash (songwriters) “Fool For You”
Best Traditional R&b Performance: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona “Fool For You”
Best R&b Performance: Corinne Bailey Rae “Is This Love”
Best Alternative Music Album: Bon Iver “Bon Iver”
Best Rock Song: Foo Fighters (songwriters) “Salk”
Best Hard Rock/metal Performance: Foo Fighters “White Limo”
Best Rock Performance: Foo Fighters “Walk”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Various Artists “Duets Ii”
Best Dance/electronica Album: Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”
Best Pop Instrumental Album: Booker T. Jones “The Road From Memphis”
Best Rap Album: Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”
Best Pop Vocal Album: Adele “21”
Best Pop Duo: Tony Bennett And Amy Winehouse “Body And Soul”
Best Rock Album: Foo Fighters “Wasting Light”
Best Pop Solo Performance: Adele “someone Like You”
Best New Artist: Bon Iver
Song Of The Year: “Rolling In The Deep” Adele Adkins And Paul Epworth (song Writer Award)
Album Of The Year: “21” Adele
Record Of The Year: “Rolling In The Deep” Adele

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