Adele “Rolls” over the Competition at the Grammys

Thank goodness for Adele. The incredibly talented vocalist classed up the Grammys tonight with a gorgeous performance of her award winning smash “Rolling in the Deep” as she took home a record-tying 6 awards. It was one of the few highlights of a night that offered many boring (Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney), annoying (the whole dance section), bad (the Beach Boys tribute) and atrocious (everything associated with the disgusting Chris Brown) performances…. So, I’ll say it again~ thank goodness for Adele…. The only other highlight was a tear-jerking and beautiful performance of “I Will Always Love You” by Jennifer Hudson in honor of the late great Whitney Houston. I will have more on the show and the performances later. In the meantime take a look at all the winners below.

2012 Grammy Award Winners:

Album of the Year: 21- Adele

Record of the Year
“Rolling In The Deep,” Adele
Best New Artist
Bon Iver
Best Country Album
Own The Night, Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year
“Rolling In The Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Best Rock Performance
“Walk,” Foo Fighters
Best Rap Performance
“Otis,” Jay-Z and Kayne West
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You,” Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
Best Pop Instrumental Album
The Road from Memphis, Booker T. Jones
Best Pop Vocal Album
21, Adele
Best Dance Recording
“Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
Best Dance/Electronica Album
“Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“White Limo,” Foo Fighters
Best Rock Song
“Walk,” Foo Fighters
Best Rock Album
Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Best R&B Performance
“Is This Love,” Corinne Bailey Rae
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
Best R&B Song
“Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“All Of The Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Best Rap Song
“All Of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West
Best Rap Album
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
Best Country Solo Performance
“Mean,” Taylor Swift
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
Best Country Song
“Mean,” Taylor Swift
Best New Age Album
What’s It All About, Pat Metheny
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“500 Miles High,” Chick Corea
Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Forever, Corea, Clarke & White
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music
“Jesus,” Le’Andria Johnson
Best Gospel Song
“Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
“Blessings,” Laura Story
Best Gospel Album
Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
And If Our God Is For Us…, Chris Tomlin
Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
Drama Y Luz, Maná
Best Regional Mexian Or Tejano Album
Bicentenario, Pepe Aguilar
Best Banda Or Norteno Album
Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends, Los Tigres Del Norte
Best Tropical Latin Album
The Last Mambo
Best Americana Album
Ramble At the Ryman
Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station
Best Blues Album
Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Folk Album
The Civil Wars
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Rebirth of New Orleans
Best Raggae Album
Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life
Best World Music Album
Tassili, Tinariwen
Best Children’s Album
All About Bullies… Big And Small
Best Spoken Word Album
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), Betty White
Best Comedy Album
Hilarious, Louis C.K.
Best Musical Theater Album
The Book of Mormon, Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1, Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
Best Song Written For Visual Media
“I See The Light (From Tangled),” Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)
Best Instrumental Composition
“Live In Eleven,” Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
“Rhapsody In Blue,” Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
“Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
Best Recording Package
Scenes From the Suburbs, Caroline Robert, art director (Arcade Fire)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge of Town Story, Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)
Best 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)
Best 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)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Paper Airplane, Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical
Paul Epworth
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
“Cinema (Skrillex Remix),” Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)
Best 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)
Best 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
Best Orchestral Performance
“Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Best 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)
Best Choral Performance
“Light & Gold,” Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
Best Small Ensemble Performance
“Mackey: Lonely Motel — Music From Slide,” Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
Best Classical instrument Solo
“Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra,” Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Best Classical Vocal Solo
“Diva Divo,” Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
“Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
Best Short Form Music Video
“Rolling In The Deep,” Adele; Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer
Best Long Form Music Video
“Foo Fighters: Back And Forth,” Foo Fighters; James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
Grammy Trustees Award
Dave Bartholomew, Steve Jobs, and Rudy Van Gelder


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