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2012 Grammys: The Winners


It is the biggest event of the music calendar - and although Whitney Houston's death inevitably cast a shadow on the 2012 Grammys ceremony, there were still awards to be handed out and voices to be honoured.

Adele made a triumphant return to form after months spent battling with throat problems, winning all six Grammys she was nominated for - including album of the year for 21 and record of the year for Rolling In The Deep.

The Foo Fighters were hot on the British singer's heels, picking up five of the six Grammys they were up for, including best rock album for Wasting Light.

Kanye West was up next, scooping four of the seven awards he was nominated for.

The Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen performed during the ceremony, as did Jennifer Hudson, who sang a moving rendition of Whitney Houston's ballad I Will Always Love You, in tribute to the late singer. Read more about tributes made to Whitney during the Grammys here.

See a list of all major winners at the 2012 Grammys, below. Or click here to see stars arriving on the Grammys red carpet. What do you think - did the right people win? Share your views on Twitter or in the comments section.

Adele - winner, song of the year

2012 Grammys: Winners List

Album of the Year

WINNER: Adele - 21

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

Lady Gaga - Born This Way

Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Rihanna - Loud

Record of the Year

WINNER: Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Bon Iver - Holocene

Bruno Mars - Grenade

Mumford & Sons - The Cave

Katy Perry - Firework

Best New Artist

Bon Iver

The Band Perry

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj


Song of the Year

WINNER: Adele - Rolling In The Deep

Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie - All of the Lights

Mumford & Sons - The Cave

Bruno Mars - Grenade

Bon Iver - Holocene

Taylor Swift - winner, best country song

Best Pop Solo Performance

WINNER: Adele - Someone Like You

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

The Black Keys - Dearest

Coldplay - Paradise

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks

Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger

Best Dance Recording

WINNER: Skrillex - Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech - Raise Your Weapon

Duck Sauce - Barbra Streisand

David Guetta and Avicii - Sunshine

Robyn - Call Your Girlfriend

Swedish House Mafia - Save The World

Best Rock Performance

Foo Fighters - Walk

Coldplay - Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall

The Decemberists - Down By the Water

Mumford & Sons - The Cave

Skrillex - winner, best dance recording

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

WINNER: White Limo - Foo Fighters

On The Backs Of Angels - Dream Theater

Curl Of The Burl - Mastodon

Public Enemy No. 1 - Megadeth

Blood In My Eyes - Sum 41

Best Rock Song

WINNER: Walk - Foo Fighters

The Cave - Mumford & Sons

Down By The Water - The Decemberists

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay

Lotus Flower - Radiohead

Best Rock Album

WINNER: Wasting Light - Foo Fighters

Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul - Jeff Beck

Come Around Sundown - Kings Of Leon

I'm With You - Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Whole Love -- Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album

WINNER: Bon Iver - Bon Iver

Codes And Keys - Death Cab For Cutie

Torches - Foster The People

Circuital - My Morning Jacket

The King Of Limbs -- Radiohead

Corinne Bailey Rae - winner, best R&B performance

Best R&B Performance

WINNER: Is This Love - Corinne Bailey Rae

Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius

Pieces Of Me - Ledisi

Not My Daddy - Kelly Price & Stokley

You Are - Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance

WINNER: Fool For You - Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Sometimes I Cry - Eric Benét

Radio Message - R. Kelly

Good Man - Raphael Saadiq

Surrender - Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song

WINNER: Fool For You - Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Far Away - Marsha Ambrosius

Not My Daddy - Kelly Price & Stokley

Pieces Of Me - Ledisi

You Are - Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Album

WINNER: F.A.M.E. - Chris Brown

Second Chance - El DeBarge

Love Letter - R. Kelly

Pieces Of Me - Ledisi

Kelly - Kelly Price

Foo Fighters - winners, best rock album

Best Rap Performance

WINNER: Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West

Look At Me Now - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco

Moment 4 Life - Nicki Minaj & Drake

Black And Yellow - Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

WINNER: All Of The Lights - Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Party - Beyoncé & André 3000

I'm On One - DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne

I Need A Doctor - Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

What's My Name? - Rihanna & Drake

Motivation - Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne

Best Rap Song

WINNER: All Of The Lights - Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

"Black And Yellow - Wiz Khalifa

I Need A Doctor - Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey

Look At Me Now - Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes

Otis - Jay-Z & Kanye West

The Show Goes On - Lupe Fiasco

Melanie Fiona - winner, best traditional R& B performance

Best Rap Album

WINNER: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

Watch The Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West

Tha Carter IV - Lil Wayne

Lasers - Lupe Fiasco

Pink Friday - Nicki Minaj

Best Country Solo Performance

WINNER: Mean - Taylor Swift

Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean

I'm Gonna Love You Through It - Martina McBride

Honey Bee - Blake Shelton

Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song

WINNER: "Mean" - Taylor Swift

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" - Thompson Square

God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton

Just Fishin' - Trace Adkins

Threaten Me With Heaven - Vince Gill

You And Tequila - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter



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