2012 Grammy Winners

First I gotta say, the saddest part of that night was the fact that most of the performances were mediocre at best. The two performances that really showed any signs of talent in this current industry was the Tribute to Whitney Houston given by Jennifer Hudson and the return of the beautiful songstress Adele. Such legends as Bonnie Raitt, Sir Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys and Glenn Campbell performed as well, but to be quite frank, I wish they all had just sung by themselves. The artists that performed with them were just not up to par. Below is the list of winners.

Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Pop Solo Performance, and Pop Vocal Album: Adele

New Artist and Alternative Album: Bon Iver

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

Rock Song, Rock Album, Rock Performance, and Hard Rock/Metal Performance: Foo Fighters

R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown

R&B Song and Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae

Rap Album, Rap Performance, Rap Song, and Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kanye West

Dance Recording, and Dance/Electronica Album: Skrillex

Musical Theater Album: “The Book of Mormon,” Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone

World Music Album: “Tassili,” Tinariwen

Latin Pop Rock, Rock or Urban Album: “Drama y Luz,” Mana

Tropical Latin Album: “Last Mambo,” Cachao

Banda or Norteno Album: “Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends,” Los Tigres Del Norte

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: “Bicentenario,” Pepe Aguilar

Country Solo Performance, and Country Song: Taylor Swift

Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists

Jazz Instrumental Album and Improvised Jazz Solo: Chick Corea

Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “The Good Feeling,” Christian McBride Big Band

Blues Album: “Revelator,” Tedeschi Trucks Band

Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Pop Instrumental Album: “The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones

Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss & Union Station

Americana Album: “Ramble at the Ryman,” Levon Helm

Reggae Album: “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life,” Stephen Marley

New Age Album: “What’s It All About,” Pat Metheny

Children’s Album: “All About Bullies… Big and Small,” various artists

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Cinema (Skrillex remix),” Sonny Moore

Gospel Song and Gospel Album: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: “Jesus,” L’Andria Johnson

Choral Performance: “Light & Gold,” Eric Whitacre

Classical Contemporary Composition: “Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman

Orchestral Performance: “Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel

Opera Recording: “Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Alan Gilbert, conductor

Spoken Word Album: “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” Betty White

Comedy Album: “Hilarious,” Louis C.K.

Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “Boardwalk Empire,” various artists

Score Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat

Song Written For Visual Media: “I See the Light,” Alan Menken & Glenn Slater

Historical Album: “Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition),” Paul McCartney

Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists: “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” Jorge Calandrelli

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