2012 Grammy Awards winners list: Adele, Kanye West, Foo Fighters win big, Whitney Houston remembered

By on Feb 13, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Music, United States Comments

The 2012 Grammy Awards winners were announced on Sunday, February 12, 2012, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with Adele, Kanye West and Foo Fighters winning big that night.

Adele, showing the six trophies she won
during the 2012 Grammy Awards night

Image Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP

As aired at CBS on Sunday night, the 54th Annual Grammy Awards started at around 8 p.m. ET, with Kanye West, who had seven and the most number of nominations, won three of them for the Rap category despite not being present that night.

On the other hand, Adele won six awards including the Song of the Year, Record Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for her song “Rolling in the Deep“, Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You“; and Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for “21“.

LL Cool J, the event host started the show by leading a prayer for the late Whitney Houston, who was found dead inside her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 3:55 p.m. (LA time) on Saturday, with cause of death still under investigation.

As expected, American Idol Season 3 finalist Jennifer Hudson sang “I Will Always Love You“, a Dolly Parton‘s song, covered by Whitney Houston that apparently brought the late singer to fame worldwide.

Back in 2008, Houston was the one who presented Hudson her first Grammy Award, with the young singer previously admitted that meeting the six-time Grammy Award winner inspired her career.

For the Rock category, Foo Fighters brought home five awards including Best Rock Performance for “Walk“, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for their “White Limo” and Best Rock Album for their “Wasting Light” album.

Meanwhile, other 2012 Grammy Awards winners were announced during the pre-awards presentation (non-televised) before the main show, which includes awards for Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Skrillex, among others.

Below is the list of key winners for the 2012 Grammy Awards, in which the rest of the winners of the 78 categories can be found at the official website of Grammy at Grammy.com.

* Album Of The Year: “21” – Adele

* Record Of The Year: “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele

* Best New Artist: Bon Iver

* Song Of The Year: “Rolling In The Deep” – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

* Best Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You” — Adele

* Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

* Best Rock Performance: “Walk” — Foo Fighters

* Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo” — Foo Fighters

* Best Rock Album: Wasting Light— Foo Fighters

* Best Alternative Music Album: Bon Iver — Bon Iver

* Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

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

* Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

* Best Rap Album: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

* Best Rap Song: “All Of The Lights” – Kanye West

* Best Rap Performance: “Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West

* Best Country Solo Performance: “Mean” — Taylor Swift

* Best Country Song: “Mean” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

* Best Country Album: “Own The Night” – Lady Antebellum

* Best Americana Album: Ramble At The Ryman — Levon Helm

* Best Blues Album: Revelator— Tedeschi Trucks Band

* Best Folk Album: Barton Hollow — The Civil Wars

* Best Rock Song: “Walk” — Foo Fighters

* Best Short Form Music Video: “Rolling In the Deep” – Adele (Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer)

* Best Pop Instrumental Album: The Road From Memphis — Booker T. Jones

* Best Pop Vocal Album: 21 — Adele

* Best Dance/Electronica Album: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites — Skrillex

* Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Duets II — Tony Bennett & Various Artists

* Best R&B Performance: “Is This Love” — Corinne Bailey Rae

* Best Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex

* Producer Of The Year, Classical: Judith Sherman

* Best Classical Vocal Solo: “Diva Divo” – Joyce DiDonato

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

* Best Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project” – Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists

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