Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are held every year by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for exceptional achievements within the music industry. The 54th Grammy Awards will take place on February 12, 2012, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

About Grammy Awards

The Grammys started in 1958 and were first broadcast live on television in 1971. Some of the award categories change from year-to-year, but there is always a "General Field" that consists of Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artists.

The nominees are decided by members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and voted on by members of the Recording Academy. The winners are announced at the awards ceremony.

U2 has won more Grammys than any other band with 22.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards aired live on February 12, 2012 at 8pm ET on CBS.

The Grammy nominees and winners for 2012 include:

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
Adele, Rolling In The Deep - WINNER
Bon Iver, Holocene
Bruno Mars, Grenade
Mumford & Sons, The Cave
Katy Perry, Firework

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Adele, 21 - WINNER
Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna, Loud

SONG OF THE YEAR:
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie, All Of The Lights
Mumford & Sons, The Cave
Bruno Mars, Grenade
Bon Iver, Holocene
Adele, Rolling In The Deep - WINNER

BEST NEW ARTIST:
The Band Perry
Bon Iver - WINNER
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE:
Adele, Someone Like You - WINNER
Lady Gaga, Yoü And I
Bruno Mars, Grenade
Katy Perry, Firework
Pink, F***in’ Perfect

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse, Body And Soul - WINNER
The Black Keys, Dearest
Coldplay, Paradise
Foster The People, Pumped Up Kicks
Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM:
Adele, 21 - WINNER
Cee Lo Green, The Lady Killer
Lady Gaga, Born This Way
Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops & Hooligans
Rihanna, Loud

BEST DANCE RECORDING:
Skrillex, Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites - WINNER
Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech, Raise Your Weapon
Duck Sauce, Barbra Streisand
David Guetta & Avicii, Sunshine
Robyn, Call Your Girlfriend
Swedish House Mafia, Save The World

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM:
Skrillex, Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites - WINNER
Cut/Copy, Zonoscope
Deadmau5, 4x4=12
David Guetta, Nothing But The Beat
Robyn, Body Talk, Pt. 3

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE:
Coldplay, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
The Decemberists, Down By The Water
Foo Fighters, Walk - WINNER
Mumford & Sons, The Cave
Radiohead, Lotus Flower

BEST HARD ROCK/METAL PERFORMANCE:
Dream Theater, On The Backs Of Angels
Foo Fighters, White Limo - WINNER
Mastodon, Curl Of The Burl
Megadeth, Public Enemy No. 1
Sum 41, Blood In My Eyes

BEST ROCK SONG:
Mumford & Sons, The Cave
The Decemberists, Down By The Water
Coldplay, Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Radiohead, Lotus Flower
Foo Fighters, Walk - WINNER

BEST ROCK ALBUM:
Jeff Beck, Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul
Foo Fighters, Wasting Light - WINNER
Kings Of Leon, Come Around Sundown
Red Hot Chili Peppers, I'm With You
Wilco, The Whole Love

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM:
Bon Iver, Bon Iver - WINNER
Death Cab For Cutie, Codes And Keys
Foster The People, Torches
My Morning Jacket, Circuital
Radiohead, The King Of Limbs

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE:
Marsha Ambrosius, Far Away
Ledisi, Pieces Of Me
Kelly Price & Stokley, Not My Daddy
Corinne Bailey Rae, Is This Love - WINNER
Charlie Wilson, You Are

BEST R&B ALBUM:
Chris Brown, F.A.M.E. - WINNER
El DeBarge, Second Chance
R. Kelly, Love Letter
Ledisi, Pieces Of Me
Kelly Price, Kelly

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE:
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, Look At Me Now
Jay-Z & Kanye West, Otis - WINNER
Lupe Fiasco, The Show Goes On
Nicki Minaj & Drake, Moment 4 Life
Wiz Khalifa, Black And Yellow

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION:
Beyonce & Andre 3000, Party
DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, I'm On One
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey, I Need A Doctor
Rihanna & Drake, What's My Name?
Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne, Motivation
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie, All Of The Lights - WINNER

BEST RAP SONG:
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie, All Of The Lights - WINNER
Wiz Khalifa, Black And Yellow
Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey, I Need A Doctor
Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, Look At Me Now
Jay-Z & Kanye West, Otis
Lupe Fiasco, The Show Goes On

BEST RAP ALBUM:
Jay-Z & Kanye West, Watch The Throne
Lil Wayne, Tha Carter IV
Lupe Fiasco, Lasers
Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday
Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - WINNER

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE:
Jason Aldean, Dirt Road Anthem
Martina McBride, I'm Gonna Love You Through It
Blake Shelton, Honey Bee
Taylor Swift, Mean - WINNER
Carrie Underwood, Mama's Song

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson, Don't You Wanna Stay
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter, You And Tequila
The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow - WINNER
Thompson Square, Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

BEST COUNTRY SONG:
Thompson Square, Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
Blake Shelton, God Gave Me You
Trace Adkins, Just Fishin'
Taylor Swift, Mean - WINNER
Vince Gill, Threaten Me With Heaven
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter, You And Tequila

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM:
Jason Aldean, My Kinda Party
Lady Antebellum, Own The Night - WINNER
Blake Shelton, Red River Blue
George Strait, Here For A Good Time
Taylor Swift, Speak Now

BEST COMEDY ALBUM:
Louis C.K., Hilarious - WINNER
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Alpocalypse
Patton Oswalt, Finest Hour
Kathy Griffin, Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant
The Lonely Island, Turtleneck & Chain

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA:
Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 - WINNER
Burlesque
Glee: The Music, Volume 4
Tangled
True Blood: Volume 3

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA:
The King's Speech - WINNER
Black Swan
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
The Shrine
Tron Legacy

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR VISUAL MEDIA:
I See The Light (From Tangled) - WINNER
Born To Be Somebody (From Never Say Never)
Christmastime Is Killing Us (From Family Guy)
So Long (From Winnie The Pooh)
Where The River Goes (From Footloose)
You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me (From Burlesque)

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO:
Adele, Rolling In The Deep - WINNER
Memory Tapes, Yes I Know
OK Go, All Is Not Lost
Radiohead, Lotus Flower
Skrillex, First Of The Year (Equinox)
"Weird Al" Yankovic, Perform This Way

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