The 54th Grammy Awards: The winners list
February 12th, 2012
11:25 PM ET

The 54th Grammy Awards: The winners list

Record of the year:

"Rolling in the Deep," Adele

Album of the year:

"21," Adele

Song of the year:

"Rolling in the Deep," Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best new artist:

Bon Iver

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54th annual Grammy Awards: Live blog
February 12th, 2012
08:01 PM ET

54th annual Grammy Awards: Live blog

In comparison to Lady Gaga's egg arrival at last year's show, this year's Grammy Awards feel like they're going to be much more tame.

Whitney Houston's shocking death has created a modest tone for this year's Grammy Awards, but the show must go on - and it'll include a tribute to the legend, as well.

Jennifer Hudson is expected to perform, as well as Chris Brown, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and The Beach Boys. Have you tuned in to CBS? Stick around and watch the show with us.

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Grammys take on somber mood in light of Houston's death
February 12th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

Grammys take on somber mood in light of Houston's death

As the Recording Academy gets ready for the 54th Grammy Awards to kick off at 8 p.m., a more somber mood lingers on the red carpet.

Among the many notable names that the music industry has lost in the past year, Whitney Houston is the latest to join the list. Executive producer Ken Ehrlich said Saturday that they were retooling the show to include a respectful tribute to the legendary entertainer, with aid from Jennifer Hudson.

On Sunday's red carpet, everyone acknowledged that this is a night to honor the best in the industry, especially those who are no longer with us.

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Mike Love: Beach Boys ready to head out on tour
February 12th, 2012
06:57 PM ET

Mike Love: Beach Boys ready to head out on tour

The Beach Boys are back together again at the Grammy Awards for their first live performance in more than 20 years, and Mike Love told CNN that they're going to keep the good vibes going with a tour.

"It’s our 50th anniversary. Our first performance was New Year's Eve, 1961, [and] our first album came out in 1962 on Capitol Records," Love recalled. "They were kind enough to offer us a new deal, so we’re working on a new album and we’re going on tour together. Fifty years is a remarkable milestone."

The Beach Boys will be joined during their Grammys set by Foster the People, who will perform "Wouldn't it Be Nice," and Maroon 5, who will take on "Surfer Girl."

"It’s remarkable to see Foster the People and Maroon 5 doing our songs, and saying, 'I was singing this song in the car when I was five,'" Love said. "It’s fantastic. And then we do 'Good Vibrations.' [The performance], it’ll be fun, fun, fun."


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David Guetta: I'm trying to make music like Whitney
February 12th, 2012
06:44 PM ET

David Guetta: I'm trying to make music like Whitney

Whitney Houston's astounding vocal talent has been an inspiration to a number of female singers who wanted to follow in her footsteps, but her music was also special enough to transcend across genres.

David Guetta, who was nominated for two Grammys and is performing at the awards show tonight, told CNN on the red carpet that Houston's ability to speak to a wide variety of listeners always inspired him.

"I was really sad, it was the first year I didn’t go out," Guetta said of the news that Houston had passed. "I didn’t feel like celebrating...She was making music that speaks to everyone, whether the white or black community. That’s something I’m always trying to do, and she’s always been an inspiration for me."

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Which Grammys set are you looking forward to?
February 12th, 2012
06:15 PM ET

Which Grammys set are you looking forward to?

We know who we're excited to hear from, as you can tell from the photo above.

Since it was announced that Jennifer Hudson will take part in an impromptu tribute to Whitney Houston, who died suddenly on Saturday, we've been looking forward to seeing how Hudson will pay respects. In addition, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt are going to perform a tribute to the late Etta James.

And of course, there's also Adele. Sure, she isn't known for elaborate stage sets or acrobatics, but that's fine by us, because her voice does enough on its own.

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