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

Pop vocal album:

"21," Adele

Pop solo performance:

"Someone Like You," Adele

Pop duo/group performance:

"Body and Soul," Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Pop instrumental album:

"The Road From Memphis," Booker T. Jones

Traditional pop vocal album:

"Duets II," Tony Bennett and various artists

Electronica/dance album:

"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites," Skrillex

Dance recording:

"Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites," Skrillex

Rock album:

"Wasting Light," Foo Fighters

Rock performance:

"Walk," Foo Fighters

Hard rock/metal performance:

"White Limo," Foo Fighters

Rock song:

"Walk," Foo Fighters

Rap album:

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," Kanye West

Rap performance:

"Otis," Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap/sung collaboration:

"All Of The Lights," Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Rap song:

"All Of The Lights," Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

Alternative music album:

"Bon Iver," Bon Iver

R&B album:

Chris Brown, "F.A.M.E."

R&B performance:

"Is This Love," Corinne Bailey Rae

Traditional R&B performance:

"Fool For You," Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

R&B song:

"Fool For You," Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

Country album:

"Own the Night," Lady Antebellum

Country solo performance:

"Mean," Taylor Swift

Country duo/group performance:

"Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars

Country song:

"Mean," Taylor Swift

New age album:

"What's It All About," Pat Metheny

Jazz vocal album:

"The Mosaic Project," Terri Lyne Carrington and various artists

Improvised jazz solo:

"500 Miles High," Chick Corea, soloist

Jazz instrumental album:

"Forever," Corea, Clarke and White

Large jazz ensemble album:

"The Good Feeling," Christian McBride Big Band

Gospel/Contemporary Christian music performance:

"Jesus," Le'Andria Johnson

Gospel song:

"Hello Fear," Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Christian music song:

"Blessings," Laura Story

Gospel album:

"Hello Fear," Kirk Franklin

Contemporary Christian music album:

"And If Our God Is For Us...," Chris Tomlin

Latin pop, rock or urban album:

"Drama Y Luz," Mana

Regional Mexican or Tejano album:

"Bicentenario," Pepe Aguilar

Banda or Norteño album:

"Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends," Los Tigres Del Norte

Tropical Latin album:

"The Last Mambo," Cachao

Americana album:

"Ramble at the Ryman," Levon Helm

Bluegrass album:

"Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss and Union Station

Blues album:

"Revelator," Tedeschi Trucks Band

Folk album:

"Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars

Regional roots album:

"Rebirth of New Orleans," Rebirth Brass Band

Reggae album:

"Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life," Stephen Marley

World music album:

"Tassili," Tinariwen

Children's album:

"All About Bullies...Big and Small," Various artists

Spoken word album:

"If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)," Betty White

Comedy album:

"Hilarious," Louis C.K.

Musical theater album:

"The Book of Mormon," Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, artists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)

Compilation soundtrack for visual media:

"Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1," Various artists, Stewart Lerman, Randall Poster & Kevin Weaver, producers

Score soundtrack for visual media:

"The King's Speech," Alexandre Desplat, composer

Song written for visual media:

"I See The Light," Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi) (From "Tangled")

Instrumental composition:

"Life In Eleven," Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)

Instrumental arrangement:

"Rhapsody In Blue," Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

Instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist(s):

"Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)," Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)

Recording package:

"Scenes From The Suburbs," Caroline Robert, art director (Arcade Fire)

Boxed or special limited edition package:

"The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story," Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)

Album notes:

"Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s," Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Historical album:

"Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)," Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)

Producer of the year, non-classical:

Paul Epworth

Engineered album, non-classical:

"Paper Airplane," Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

Remixed recording, non-classical:

"Cinema (Skrillex Remix)," Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)

Surround sound album:

"Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)," Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)

Engineered album, classical:

"Aldridge: Elmer Gantry," Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the year, classical:

Judith Sherman

Orchestral performance:

"Brahms: Symphony No. 4," Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Opera recording:

"Adams: Doctor Atomic," Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Choral performance:

"Light & Gold," Eric Whitacre, conductor

Small ensemble performance:

"Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide," Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird

Classical instrumental solo:

"Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra," Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)

Classical vocal solo:

"Diva Divo," Joyce DiDonato

Contemporary classical composition:

"Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry," Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

Short form music video:

"Rolling in the Deep," Adele

Long form music video:

"Foo Fighters: Back And Forth," Foo Fighters

Filed under: Awards Season • Grammys • Music

soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. Alethh Tappex

    Thanks for the good writeup. It in fact was once a entertainment account it. Look complex to more introduced agreeable from you! However, how can we keep in touch?

    July 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. notamused

    The greatest thing about your opinions...they don't f@#king matter, do they? Foo Fighters are a great band the write their own music and play their own instruments. Adele does the same and her voice is great no synthesizer needed. This is what makes musicians great, now shut the f#$k up and quit your crying.

    February 18, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jaymey

    Now I know why I don't normally read these blogs.

    February 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bruce

    Cheez, how many freakin awards do they give out? Now that I'm checking my mailbox I saw I just won an award too for Best R&B, hip-hop, grunge recording on an LP by three men with trumpets

    February 13, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mabel Kim

    I am sorry that Bruno Mars didn't get one award. I thought his presentation was snappy, catchy, and quite a bit of showmanship besides singing well. I believe his time will come. Adele is very good, and I am glad she got the vocalist of the year..she has an amazing voice, and the lyrics were soul wrenching. Like I stated, Bruno Mars was outstanding and I look forward to his future in obtaining a Grammy, especially if he keeps up the entertainment besides outstanding showmanship.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. B. Wayne

    Bravo to Miss amazing artist, an amazing talent, and most importantly an amazing VOICE!!! She came back and she proved that talent out ranks the crazi costumes, the made up personas and alter egos. She rocked the house last night....I was like d**n this chick can really (Sang) as we say in the south. She is awesome and I cant wait to see her live!!!!

    February 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Truth

    Adele won record of the year for "rolling in the deep"? More like Rollin in the Deep fried chicken...that fat cow..

    February 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joe

    Wow. White people actually won. Maybe there is hope.

    February 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe T.

    Several questions, what time period do these awards cover? How is Nicki Minaj nominated for new talent when she was doing stuff in 2010? How is Sigh No More nominated for best album when it came out in 2009? Where was the Black Keys El Camino? Lastly, who is Bon Iver?

    February 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Richard Fore

    I like Adele, fat chicks need lovin too.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ML3764

    Can anyone tell me who the @$%#&!! Bon Iver is? Never heard of them until last night.......

    February 13, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Heather

      They are a folk rock band from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Wiki them.

      February 13, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. PEDRO'

    YES ! PEPE and Loas Tigres del Norte won ! Burritos for everyone !

    February 13, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff Kim

    I think the Grammy Awards be with the K-pop category. It would make Grammy better

    February 13, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  14. abigail

    I saw Murky Water perform at the indian casino last year. When he did the rain dance it actually started raining ! He make heap big medecine. Rain very good. Make crops grow. Make buffalo happy.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack237

      Oh yeah, I saw that too. Talked to him after, he said he saw you and remembered kicking your parents out when they conceived you there.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  15. Heather

    I dunno about all you trolls, but i'm quite happy and proud that Bon Iver are Grammy winners!

    Now I can say Wisconsin has grammy winners instead of just beer, cheese, and the packers.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  16. jimmy

    BTW There are many great indian performers. The Pocohantis Trio, Chief Running Buffalo, Murky Water, and Swiftly Running Partridge are all legendary musicians.

    February 13, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  17. Patrick

    Did you know that native american indians invented corn? They call it maize and used it millions of years ago to make popcorn and creamed corn and corn on the cob. If it werent for our indian friends we wouldnt even have good hot buttered popcorn to enjoy while watching a movie. Indians truly are the scientist of the past.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  18. fucnn001

    Quite an impressive list of crappy music.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  19. emma

    They did let some Mexicans win though. Mexicans are kind of like Indians. They look similar and speak jibberish. That should make the redskins some happy.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  20. Colorado Keith

    I thought it was a d oo d oo show. It made me have to do number 2.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. Soundchaser

    I thought Adele was good but not deserving of ALL those awards, Bruno Mars is a exellent update of The Time and Paul McCartney did a fantastic job with Golden Slumbers at the end, especially at 70 yrs old.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  22. Emmett

    They should of at least had the indian from The Village People on there. Y M C A !

    February 13, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  23. Tim

    I agree with you 100 percent, Patrick. Those Indiams would have livened the show up. With their whooping and dancing around in circles and smoking the peace pipe, they would have made the Grammys better. WOOO WOOO WOOO. Indians are a hoot !

    February 13, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Yo Mama

      Go ahead and mock aboriginal people. Is Nikki Minaj or Chris Brown somehow more superior? Those comedy acts have never touched a musical instrument yet their audio garbage is put on a pedastal. I don't know much about aboriginal music but something tells me that it would be infinitely more honest, pure, and moving than 95% of the nonsense played and honoured at the Grammys.

      February 13, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  24. NoWay

    Just more fodder.

    February 13, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  25. Patrick Doyle

    I think the Grammy Awards should be ashamed of them selves for having done away with the Native American category. For an organization whose their existence is supposed to celebrate music, totally buries the First Nations music of this Continent. Shame on the Grammy organization and every voting member that allows this to happen!

    February 13, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  26. ginger

    Adele needs a serious make-over. I didn't even know she is 23!

    February 13, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • henderway

      How catty.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Boo

      Typical moronic comment. You don't listen to her looks, moron. You are probably another of those idiots who judges talent by how people look. Pathetic.

      February 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  27. carrieanne

    Way to go Adele!

    February 13, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  28. Emmett

    WOOOOOO. That was a good snow. Glad everyone made it through the weekend safely. We visited Sunshine. She is doing lots better. The chicken casserole didnt hurt ! We hope yall have a good week.

    February 13, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  29. Atawewe

    Reblogged this on the1tvjunkie.

    February 13, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jack237

    This is the most boring thing I've ever seen. Rock=Foo Fighters, Pop=Adele, Rap=Kanye...even the Dudamel win is boring. R&B=Cee Lo, Dance=Skrillex and how about The King's Speech???

    February 13, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • TMoney

      Then, go create music you like. Who's holding you back?

      February 13, 2012 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      For TMoney: Who's holding him back? Even if he does have musical talent the entire music industry would hold him back, that's who. All so they can force feed us their lady Gaga (madonna rip-off) Nikki Minaj (Lady Gaga rip-off) Chris Brown (Bobby Brown rip off) and tell us that the Foo Fighters (whose whole album I have heard and thought was crap) are what rock is supposed to sound like. The only person I saw on the show last night that I thought had a future was Bruno Mars.

      February 13, 2012 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Well, you have to admit Adele's heft is certainly a finger to the machine.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • T-Bird

      You are completely ignorant when it comes to music. D

      February 13, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack237

      I just think it's messed up that EVERY award in the "rock" category went to Foo fighters, EVERY award in "rap" went to Kanye West...the show could've been 30 minutes long if they consolidated the categories down to rock, rap, dance, alt, etc...I mean, FF won hard rock/metal...what the hell? The noms for that category were risky, unexpected, well-deserved...for Dream Theater to get a nod, that was huge...and they were up against Mastadon and Megadeth. The fact that it went to "watered down Nirvana" is a makes sense these Grammy tools were behind SOPA...

      February 13, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe T.

      Not as bad as Jethro Tull winning for metal...

      February 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Art Vandolay

    I predict we will see Adele endorsing Jenny Craig, in the near future.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Henderway

      Wow. That was quite mean. I believe she looks great and represents the "realistic" look of the every day woman.

      February 13, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  32. selena gregory

    The big winner tonight is crack. You see...with the death of Whitney Houston, the price of crack has dropped to 1980's levels due to the fact that there is so much more crack available now that Whitney Houston isn't buying all of it in bulk.
    So here's to you crack...welcome back!

    February 13, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • TB

      Come on – seriously? You couldn't have waited a little longer after her death for a lame joke?

      February 13, 2012 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Mthorne


      I pray that you never require someone to look past your faults to see the goodness inside. This isnt funny, she was someone's mother, daughter and friend. While your issue may not be crack, you certainly have some based on the statement you just made.

      God Bless,

      February 13, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  33. andrew k

    foo fighters win best rock album, if I wanted watered down nirvana I would have asked for it. The grammy's are just like school, a popularity contest. Their are better rock artists way more deserving than the foo fighters.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |

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