Grammy Awards 2012: Watch The Performances

Robbie Daw | February 12, 2012 8:02 pm

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”

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