Grammy Awards 2012: Watch The Performances

The 54th Grammy Awards, a night overshadowed by the death of Whitney Houston, kicked off with a performance by Bruce Springsteen. Right after, LL Cool J — the annual event’s first host in eight years — walked on stage and reminded us of just what a powerful, iconic force Houston was by introducing a clip of her performing “I Will Always Love You” back in 1994. Of course, the show must go on — and indeed it did. Head below to watch the night’s performances, from artists such as Adele, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry and Chris Brown.

See other highlights (Adele’s acceptance speech), lowlights (Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon at the microphone) and more on our Grammy Awards 2012 page.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band — “We Take Care of Our Own”

Bruno Mars — “Runaway Baby”

Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt — “A Sunday Kind of Love” (Etta James tribute)

Chris Brown — “Beautiful People”

Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson — “Don’t You Wanna Stay”

Foo Fighters — “Walk”

Rihanna & Coldplay — “We Found Love / Princess Of China / Paradise”

The Beach Boys, Foster the People & Maroon 5 — “Surfer Girl / Wouldn’t It Be Nice / Good Vibrations”

Paul McCartney — “My Valentine”

Taylor Swift — “Mean”

Katy Perry — “E.T. / Part Of Me”

Adele — “Rolling In The Deep”

The Band Perry, Blake Shelton & Glen Campbell — “Gentle on My Mind / Southern Nights/ Rhinestone Cowboy”

Jennifer Hudson — “I Will Always Love You” (Whitney Houston tribute)

David Guetta, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters, Deadmau5 – “I Can Only Imagine / Rope / Raise Your Weapon”

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Nicki Minaj — “Roman Holiday”

Paul McCartney — “”Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End”

Who stole the show? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments.

  • charlie

    Where is Adele’s performance???? Please!

  • D.Scott

    Solid show

  • Sandi

    Didn’t see the show, but looking at these performances, I must confer with you D.Scott! One Grammys I probably shouldn’t have missed, lol! Bruno Mars was so channeling James Brown and was totally rocking! He actually made me like “Runaway Baby” more, since it is my least favorite song on his awesome debut album. Adele did not disappoint!She has a beautiful voice! I love Coldplay! Jennifer Hudson is the only woman outside of Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston who can do real justice to ” I Will Always Love You”. Breezy showed himself as a true entertainer on “Beautiful People” and “I Can Only Imagine”. I loved Paul McCartney’s “My Valentine”, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt’s tribute to Etta James and Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay”. Nicki Minaj seemed to me to be the only off note for the night.

  • Katarina from norway

    hi! My name is Katarina Jeanett Ullaland Folkestad, i come from norway. I love this show, but i think that its stupid that Ellen wasnt invited. she is really coool. i will go to the usa one day, and wacht her show :-) but i love the girl with the blue hair. do you to? who is that?

  • Venke chicka from the norwegian states

    hola. jag kommer from norway. i love this show, but where ar enrique iglesias? he is the best man in the show. i can se him sitting there in the crouded room. hehe, hello enrique. if you see this, come to norway, oke? is that okey? hehe :-) im pretty girl, and loove to cock food..

  • Linda Sharon from Norway

    Hello! My name is Linda Sharon Fjukstad:) It’s actually only Linda fjukstad but i love sharon osbourne sooo much! ( hehe, im not a crazy fan xD)

    I watched the grammy’s and i just have to say… LOVE IT.. They have so much talent and they perform very good every single one. Ah, Gaad so jealous! :P I loved everyone especially nicki minaj’s performance.. She really get’s to me you know? Not to brag, i am a very good singer myself. Everybody say i sound very good and things. Their like: “Oh my god your gonna be a star!” And their right… One day i will be the center of attention on the Grammy awards, one day. And i will win more awards then Adele and everyone!! I’m gonna be a star!
    Remember me
    Linda Fjukstad

  • Catlady from norway

    Hello there you grammyworking people! I have a problem to take up with some one of you.. I read on your website that its not alloued to bring animals to the grammies.. that is relly dumb, because i relly want to experience this exiting experience with me dearest little cat. I reall relly want that, you understand? I dont speak for myself, because i know that its others hwo want i too.. Im turning 42 years this summer, and in the year 2012 it should be alouwed to bring our kittens. i have just two.. Okej?
    From norwaycatgirlwithcam42 and kittykatty (mi kitten)

  • noah

    in your dirty smelly black fuking pussy

  • leen

    my favorite was bruno’s performance he can sing and now he can dance loved the split he did and the carrot part lol I’ll never think of carrot the same after his performance, adele’s performance was ok but not great I think her voice isn’t yet fully recovered, as for jennifer I never liked her voice I know she has a strong one but I think her performance was over the top they should have chosen someone else with a softer tone

  • isaiah

    whitney houston roman are prtty whiteny we will always love you

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    Fascinant post j’aime la manière de narrer: net mais distrayant. Dans l’attente de voir la suite!