Grammy Winners 2012: Adele Wins It All
As we thought, six-time Grammy nominee Adele is now a six-time Grammy winner, sweeping Album, Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Short Form Video and Best Pop Solo Performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 12). The singer netted trophies for her record-smashing album 21 and hit singles “Rolling In The Deep” and “Someone Like You”. Jump below to see the full list of winners.
Kanye West, the most nominated act of the night, picked up trophies for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “All of the Lights”, and Best Rap Performance (with Jay-Z) for “Otis”, and Best Rap Album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Foo Fighters won their first Grammy ever — and then four more — for their album-recorded-in-a-garage <em>Wasting Light</em>.
EDM producer Skrillex surprised many by picking up three Grammy wins, including Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica album, while Taylor Swift surprised few taking home Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for her ode to comeuppance, “Mean.”
2012 GRAMMY AWARDS WINNERS
ALBUM OF THE YEAR: 21, Adele RECORD OF THE YEAR: “Rolling In The Deep”, Adele SONG OF THE YEAR: “Rolling In The Deep”, Adele BEST NEW ARTIST: Bon Iver BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE: “Someone Like You”, Adele BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: 21, Adele BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: “Body And Soul”, Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO: “Rolling in the Deep”, Adele BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO: “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth”, Foo Fighters BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA: Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA: The King’s Speech 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 ROCK PERFORMANCE: “Walk”, Foo Fighters BEST ROCK SONG: “Walk”, Foo Fighters BEST HARD ROCK/METAL PERFORMANCE: “White Limo”, Foo Fighters BEST ROCK ALBUM: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: Bon Iver, Bon Iver BEST R&B ALBUM: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown 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 and Jack Splash BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION: “All Of The Lights”, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie BEST RAP PERFORMANCE: “Otis”, Jay-Z & Kanye West BEST RAP SONG: “All of the Lights”, Jeff Ghasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter, Kanye West BEST RAP ALBUM: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: Own The Night, Lady Antebellum BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE: “Mean”, Taylor Swift BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: “Barton Hollow”, The Civil Wars BEST COUNTRY SONG: “Mean”, Taylor Swift BEST AMERICANA ALBUM: Ramble At The Ryman, Levon Helm BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM: Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss and Union Station BEST BLUES ALBUM: Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band BEST FOLK ALBUM: Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO: “500 Miles High”, Chick Corea BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM: The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington and Various Artists BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM: The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: Forever, Corea, Clarke and White BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM: If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t), Betty White BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM: All About Bullies… Big and Small, Various Artists BEST MUSIC THEATER ALBUM: The Book of Mormon BEST COMEDY ALBUM: Hilarious, Louis C.K. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM: Rebirth of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM: Tassili, Tinariwen PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL: Paul Epworth
2012 GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross, Gil Scott-Heron