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    Posted on Feb 13, 2012

    Basically Everything You Need To Know About The 2012 Grammy Awards

    Yup. This is about it.

    Adele won:

    Album of the year: Adele's 21

    Record of the year: Adele's Rolling the Deep

    Best Pop Vocal Album – Adele, 21

    Best pop solo performance: Adele's Someone Like You

    Song of the year: Adele's Rolling in the Deep

    Short-form music video: Adele’s Rolling in the Deep

    Other people won:

    Country album: Lady Antebellum's Own the Night

    Best new artist: Bon Iver

    Long-form music video: Foo Fighters’ Back and Forth

    Best rap performance: Otis, by Kanye West and Jay-Z

    Best rock performance: Foo Fighters' Walk

    R&B album: Chris Brown's F.A.M.E.

    Hard rock/metal performance: Foo Fighters’ White Limo

    Rock song: Foo Fighters’ Walk

    Rock Album: Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light

    Recording package: Caroline Robert’s Scenes from The Suburbs, for Arcade Fire

    Rap performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis

    Pop duo/group performance: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse’s Body and Soul

    Pop instrumental album: Booker T. Jones’ The Road from Memphis

    Dance recording: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

    Dance/electronica album: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

    Traditional pop vocal album: Tony Bennett and various artists’ Duets II

    Alternative music album: Bon Iver’s Bon Iver

    R&B performance: Corinne Bailey Rae’s Is This Love

    Traditional R&B performance: Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona’s Fool for You

    R&B song: Cee Lo Green and Co.’s Fool for You

    Rap/sung collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie’s All of the Lights

    Rap song: All of the Lights

    Rap album: Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

    Country solo performance: Taylor Swift’s Mean

    Country song: Taylor Swift’s Mean

    Country duo/group performance: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow

    Folk album: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow

    New age album: Pet Metheny’s What’s It All About

    Improvised jazz solo: Chick Corea’s 500 Miles High

    Jazz vocal album: Terri Lyne Carrington and various artists’ The Mosaic Project

    Jazz instrumental: Corea, Clarke and White’s Forever

    Large jazz ensemble: Christian McBride Big Band’s The Good Feeling

    Gospel/contemporary Christian music performance: Le’Andria Johnson’s Jesus

    Gospel song: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear

    Contemporary Christian music song: Laura Story’s Blessings

    Gospel album: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear

    Contemporary Christian music album: Chris Tomlin’s And If Our God Is For Us…

    Latin pop, rock or urban album: Mana’s Drama Y Luz

    Regional Mexican or Tejano album: Pepe Aguilar’s Bicentenario

    Bands or Norteno album: Los Tigres Del Norte’s Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends

    Tropical Latin album: Cachao’s The Last Mambo

    Americana album: Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman

    Bluegrass album: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane

    Blues album: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator

    Regional roots music album: Rebirth Brass Band’s Rebirth of New Orleans

    Reggae album: Stephen Marley’s Revelatino Pt. 1: The Root of Life

    World music album: Tinariwen’s Tassili

    Children’s album: All About Bullies… Big & Small

    Spoken world album (includes poetry, audio books and story telling): Betty White’s If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t)

    Comedy album: Louis C.K.’s Hilarious

    Musical theatre album: The Book of Mormom

    Compilation soundtrack for visual media: Boardwalk Empire: Vol. 1

    Score soundtrack for visual media: Alexandre Desplat’s The King’s Speech

    Song written for visual media: I See the Light (from Tangled)

    Instrumental composition: Bela Fleck and Howard Levy’s Life in Eleven

    Instrumental arrangement: Gordon Goodwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band

    Instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist: Jorge Calandrelli’s Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me), for Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah

    Boxed or special limited edition package: Dave Bett and Michelle Holme’s The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

    Album notes: Hear Me Howling: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s

    Historical album: Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)

    Engineered album, non-classical: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane

    Producer of the year, non-classical: Paul Epworth

    Remixed recording, non-classical: Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

    Surround sound album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)

    Engineered album, classical: Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

    Producer of the year, classical: Judith Sherman

    Orchestral performance: Brahms, Symphony No. 4 by Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

    Opera recording: Adams: Doctor Atomic

    Choral performance: Light & Gold - Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)

    Small-ensemble performance: Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music from Slide

    Classical instrumental solo: Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Christopher Lamb, Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Nashville Symphony

    Classical vocal solo: Joyce DiDonato with Kazushi Ono and Orchestre de l’Opera National de Lyon with Choeur de l’Opera National de Lyon for Diva Divo

    Contemporary classical composition: Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Elmer Gantry

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