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Posted by on Feb 13, 2012 in Featured, Music | 10 comments

All The Winners Grammy Awards 2012 (aka The Adele Show)

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles earlier this morning.

frank-gehry-grammy-artworkWith the ceremony just completed, pundits are suggesting that the ceremony organisers handled the short-notice tribute to Whitney Houston very well. LL Cool J’s tribute and prayer was both suitably poignant and short . The ceremony itself went off without any major “Imma let you finish Taylor” hiccups, and the telecast made the required 3 hour time limit.

No major upsets amongst the winners either it seems, with British songstress Adele claiming all the major wins, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Rolling In The Deep” as well as Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21. She also picked up the awards for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Short Form Video.

The nights other big winners were rockers Foo Fighters and rapper Kanye West.


All the Winners indicated in bold italics


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Record of the Year

  • “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
  • “Holocene” – Bon Iver
  • “Grenade” – Bruno Mars
  • “The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
  • “Firework” – Katy Perry

Album of the Year

  • 21 – Adele
  • Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
  • Born This Way – Lady Gaga
  • Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
  • Loud – Rihanna

Song of the Year

  • “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
  • “All of the Lights” – Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Really Doe, Kanye West & Malik Yusef, songwriters (Kanye West featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
  • “The Cave” – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
  • “Grenade” – Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, The Smeezingtons & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
  • “Holocene” – Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)

Best New Artist

  • Bon Iver
  • The Band Perry
  • J. Cole
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Skrillex

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Best Pop Solo Performance

  • “Someone Like You” – Adele
  • “Yoü and I” – Lady Gaga
  • “Grenade” – Bruno Mars
  • “Firework” – Katy Perry
  • “Fuckin’ Perfect” – P!nk

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • “Body and Soul” – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
  • “Dearest” – The Black Keys
  • “Paradise” – Coldplay
  • “Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People
  • “Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • 21 – Adele
  • The Lady Killer – Cee Lo Green
  • Born This Way – Lady Gaga
  • Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
  • Loud – Rihanna

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Best Dance Recording

  • “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex
  • “Raise Your Weapon” – deadmau5 featuring Greta Svabo Bech
  • “Barbra Streisand” – Duck Sauce
  • “Sunshine” – David Guetta & Avicii
  • “Call Your Girlfriend” – Robyn
  • “Save the World” – Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex
  • Zonoscope – Cut Copy
  • 4×4=12 – deadmau5
  • Nothing but the Beat – David Guetta
  • Body Talk Pt. 3 – Robyn

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Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Duets II – Tony Bennett
  • The Gift – Susan Boyle
  • In Concert on Broadway – Harry Connick, Jr.
  • Music Is Better Than Words – Seth MacFarlane
  • What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand

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Best Rock Performance

  • “Walk” – Foo Fighters
  • “Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall” – Coldplay
  • “Down By the Water” – The Decemberists
  • “The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
  • “Lotus Flower” – Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

  • “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

  • “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

  • 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

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Best Alternative Music Album

  • Bon Iver – Bon Iver
  • Codes and Keys – Death Cab for Cutie
  • Torches – Foster the People
  • Circuital – My Morning Jacket
  • The King of Limbs – Radiohead

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Best R&B Performance

  • “Is This Love” – Corinne Bailey Rae
  • “Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius
  • “Pieces of Me” – Ledisi
  • “Not My Daddy” – Kelly Price featuring Stokley Williams
  • “You Are” – Charlie Wilson

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • “Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green featuring Melanie Fiona
  • “Sometimes I Cry” – Eric Benét
  • “Radio Message” – R. Kelly
  • “Good Man” – Raphael Saadiq
  • “Surrender” – Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Song

  • “Fool for You” – Cee Lo Green featuring Melanie Fiona
  • “Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius
  • “Not My Daddy” – Kelly Price featuring Stokley Williams
  • “Pieces of Me” – Ledisi
  • “You Are” – Charlie Wilson

Best R&B Album

  • F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
  • Second Chance – El DeBarge
  • Love Letter – R. Kelly
  • Pieces of Me – Ledisi
  • Kelly – Kelly Price

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Best Rap Performance

  • “Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West (featuring Otis Redding)
  • “Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
  • “The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco
  • “Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj featuring Drake
  • “Black and Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • “All of the Lights” – Kanye West featuring Rihanna, Fergie & Kid Cudi
  • “Party” – Beyoncé featuring André 3000
  • “I’m On One” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
  • “I Need a Doctor” – Dr. Dre featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey
  • “What’s My Name?” – Rihanna featuring Drake
  • “Motivation” – Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne

Best Rap Song

  • “All of the Lights” – Kanye West featuring Rihanna, Fergie & Kid Cudi)
  • “Black and Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa
  • “I Need a Doctor” – Dr. Dre featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey
  • “Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
  • “Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West (featuring Otis Redding)
  • “The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco

Best Rap Album

  • 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

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Best Country Solo Performance

  • “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 Duo/Group Performance

  • “Barton Hollow” – The Civil Wars
  • “Don’t You Wanna Stay” – Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
  • “You and Tequila” – Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
  • “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” – Thompson Square

Best Country Song

  • “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

Best Country Album

  • Own the Night – Lady Antebellum
  • My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
  • Chief – Eric Church
  • Red River Blue – Blake Shelton
  • Here for a Good Time – George Strait
  • Speak Now – Taylor Swift

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New Age

Best New Age Album

  • What’s It All About – Pat Metheny
  • Northern Seas – Al Conti
  • Gaia – Michael Brant DeMaria
  • Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame – Peter Kater
  • Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6 – Zamora

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Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • “500 Miles High” – Chick Corea
  • “All or Nothing at All” – Randy Brecker
  • “You Are My Sunshine” – Ron Carter
  • “Work” – Fred Hersch
  • “Sonnymoon for Two” – Sonny Rollins

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • The Mosaic Project – Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
  • ‘Round Midnight – Karrin Allyson
  • The Gate – Kurt Elling
  • American Road – Tierney Sutton (Band)
  • The Music of Randy Newman – Roseanna Vitro

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Forever – Corea, Clarke & White
  • Bond: The Paris Sessions – Gerald Clayton
  • Alone at the Vanguard – Fred Hersch
  • Bird Songs – Joe Lovano & Us Five
  • Road Shows Vol. 2 – Sonny Rollins
  • Timeline – Yellowjackets

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • The Good Feeling – Christian McBride Big Band
  • The Jazz Ballad Song Book – Randy Brecker with DR Big Band
  • 40 Acres and a Burro – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
  • Legacy – Gerald Wilson Orchestra
  • Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook – Miguel Zenón

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Gospel/Contemporary Christian

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

  • “Jesus” – Le’Andria Johnson
  • “Do Everything” – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Alive (Mary Magdalene)” – Natalie Grant
  • “Your Love” – Brandon Heath
  • “I Lift My Hands” – Chris Tomlin

Best Gospel Song

  • “Hello Fear” – Kirk Franklin
  • “Sitting with Me” – Mary Mary
  • “Spiritual” – Donald Lawrence & Co. featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes
  • “Trust Me” – Richard Smallwood & Vision
  • “Window” – Canton Jones

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

  • “Blessings” – Laura Story
  • “Hold Me” – Jamie Grace featuring TobyMac
  • “I Lift My Hands” – Chris Tomlin
  • “Strong Enough” – Matthew West
  • “Your Love” – Brandon Heath

Best Gospel Album

  • Hello Fear – Kirk Franklin
  • The Love Album – Kim Burrell
  • The Journey – Andraé Crouch
  • Something Big – Mary Mary
  • Angel & Chanelle (Deluxe Edition) – Trin-i-tee 5:7

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • And If Our God Is for Us… – Chris Tomlin
  • Ghosts Upon the Earth – Gungor
  • Leaving Eden – Brandon Heath
  • The Great Awakening – Leeland
  • What If We Were Real – Mandisa
  • Black & White – Royal Tailor

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Best Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album

  • Drama y Luz – Maná
  • Entren Los Que Quieran – Calle 13
  • Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar – Gustavo Galindo
  • Nuestra – La Vida Bohème
  • Not So Commercial – Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album

  • Bicentenario – Pepe Aguilar
  • Orale – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
  • Amor A La Musica – Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
  • Eres Un Farsante – Paquita la del Barrio
  • Huevos Rancheros – Joan Sebastian

Best Banda or Norteño Album

  • MTV Unplugged: Los Tigres del Norte and Friends – Los Tigres del Norte
  • Estare Mejor – El Güero y Su Banda Centenario
  • Intocable 2011 – Intocable
  • El Árbol – Los Tucanes de Tijuana
  • No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo… Si Por Que Puedo Vengo – Michael Salgado

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • The Last Mambo – Cachao
  • Homenaje A Los Rumberos – Edwin Bonilla
  • Mongorama – José Rizo’s Mongorama

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American Roots Music

Best Americana Album

  • Ramble at the Ryman – Levon Helm
  • Emotional Jukebox – Linda Chorney
  • Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down – Ry Cooder
  • Hard Bargain – Emmylou Harris
  • Blessed – Lucinda Williams

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Paper Airplane – Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Reason and Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs by Robert Hunter and Jim Lauderdale – Jim Lauderdale
  • Rare Bird Alert – Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe – Del McCoury Band
  • A Mother’s Prayer – Ralph Stanley
  • Sleep with One Eye Open – Chris Thile & Michael Daves

Best Blues Album

  • Revelator – Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Low Country Blues – Gregg Allman
  • Roadside Attractions – Marcia Ball
  • Man in Motion – Warren Haynes
  • The Reflection – Keb Mo

Best Folk Album

  • Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
  • I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive – Steve Earle
  • Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes
  • Ukulele Songs – Eddie Vedder
  • The Harrow & The Harvest – Gillian Welch

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Rebirth of New Orleans – Rebirth Brass Band
  • Can’t Sit Down – C.J. Chenier
  • Wao Akua: The Forest of the Gods – George Kahumoku, Jr.
  • Grand Isle – Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
  • Not Just Another Polka – Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

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Best Reggae Album

  • Revelation Pt 1: The Root of Life – Stephen Marley
  • Harlem-Kingston Express Live! – Monty Alexander
  • Reggae Knights – Israel Vibration
  • Wild and Free – Ziggy Marley
  • Summer in Kingston – Shaggy

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World Music

Best World Music Album

  • Tassili – Tinariwen
  • AfroCubism – AfroCubism
  • Africa for Africa – Femi Kuti
  • Songs from a Zulu Farm – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Best Children’s Album

  • All About Bullies… Big and Small – Various Artists
  • Are We There Yet? – The Papa Hugs Band
  • Fitness Rock & Roll – Miss Amy
  • GulfAlive – The Banana Plant
  • I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow – Various Artists

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Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album

  • If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t) – Betty White
  • Bossypants – Tina Fey
  • Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond – Various Artists
  • Hamlet (William Shakespeare) – Dan Donohue & Various Artists – Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • The Mark of Zorro – Val Kilmer & Cast

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Best Comedy Album

  • Hilarious – Louis C.K.
  • Alpocalypse – “Weird Al” Yankovic
  • Finest Hour – Patton Oswalt
  • Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant – Kathy Griffin
  • Turtleneck & Chain – The Lonely Island

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Musical Show

Best Musical Theater Album

  • The Book of Mormon – Original Broadway Cast
  • Anything Goes – New Broadway Cast Recording
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording

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Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 – Various Artists
  • Burlesque – Christina Aguilera
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 4 – Glee Cast
  • Tangled – Various Artists
  • True Blood Volume 3 – Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

  • The King’s Speech – Alexandre Desplat, composer
  • Black Swan – Clint Mansell, composer
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Alexandre Desplat, composer
  • The Shrine – Ryan Shore, composer
  • Tron: Legacy – Daft Punk, composers

Best Song Written for Visual Media

  • “I See the Light” (from Tangled) – Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi
  • “Born to Be Somebody” (from Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) – Justin Bieber
  • “Christmastime Is Killing Us” (from Family Guy) – Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane
  • “So Long” (from Winnie the Pooh) – Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward
  • “Where the River Goes” (from Footloose) – Zac Brown
  • “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” (from Burlesque) – Cher

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Best Recording Package

  • Scenes from The Suburbs – Vincent Morisset, art director (Arcade Fire)
  • Chickenfoot III – Todd Gallopo, art director (Chickenfoot)
  • Good Luck & True Love – Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
  • Rivers and Homes – Jonathan Dagan, art director (J.Viewz)
  • Watch the Throne – Virgil Abloh, art director (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

  • The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story – Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)
  • The King of Limbs – Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood, art directors (Radiohead)
  • 25th Anniversary Music Box – Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama, art directors (Danny Elfman & Tim Burton)
  • 25 Years – James Spindler, art director (Sting)
  • Wingless Angels (Deluxe Edition) – David Gorman, art director (Wingless Angels)

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Best Album Notes

  • Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s – Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)
  • The Bang Years 1966-1968 – Neil Diamond, album notes writer (Neil Diamond)
  • The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang of Country Music – Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
  • Complete Mythology – Ken Shipley, album notes writer (Syl Johnson)
  • The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B and Soulful Sounds from Berkeley, California 1950-75 – Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)

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Best Orchestral Performance

  • “Brahms: Symphony No. 4” – Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
  • “Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2” – Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
  • “Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101” – Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra)
  • “Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5” – Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
  • Martinu: The 6 Symphonies – Jirí Belohlávek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

  • “Adams: Doctor Atomic” – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus
  • “Britten: Billy Budd” – London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus
  • “Rautavaara: Kaivos” – Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus
  • “Verdi: La Traviata” – Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus
  • “Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte” – Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo

Best Choral Performance

  • “Light & Gold” – Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
  • “Beyond All Mortal Dreams – American A Cappella” – Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir of Trinity College Cambridge)
  • “Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45” – Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire)
  • “Kind” – Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)
  • “The Natural World of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen” – Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)

Best Small Ensemble Performance

  • “Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music from Slide” – Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
  • “Frank: Hilos” – Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
  • “The Kingdoms of Castille” – Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo
  • “A Seraphic Fire Christmas” – Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire
  • “Sound the Bells!” – The Bay Brass

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • “Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra” – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
  • “Chinese Recorder Concertos – East Meets West” – Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)
  • “Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” – Claudio Abbado, Yuja Wang (Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
  • “Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4” – Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano (London Symphony Orchestra)
  • “Winging It – Piano Music of John Corigliano” – Ursula Oppens

Best Classical Vocal Solo

  • “Diva Divo” – Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)
  • “Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk” – Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen)
  • “Handel: Cleopatra” – Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D’Astrée)
  • “Purcell: O Solitude” – Andreas Scholl (Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina)
  • “Three Baroque Tenors” – Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • “Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry” – Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
  • “Crumb, George: The Ghosts of Alhambra” – George Crumb
  • “Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3” – Jefferson Friedman
  • “Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide” – Steven Mackey
  • “Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2” – Poul Ruders

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Music Video

Best Short Form Music Video

  • “Rolling in the Deep” – Adele
  • “Yes I Know” – Memory Tapes
  • “All Is Not Lost” – OK Go
  • “Lotus Flower” – Radiohead
  • “First of the Year (Equinox)” – Skrillex
  • “Perform This Way” – “Weird Al” Yankovic

Best Long Form Music Video

  • Foo Fighters: Back and Forth – Foo Fighters
  • I Am… World Tour – Beyoncé
  • Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon – Kings of Leon
  • Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest – A Tribe Called Quest
  • Nine Types of Light – TV on the Radio

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Wonder how the CBS broadcast handled the reading of P!nks’ nomination for “Best Pop Solo Performance”?


  1. Nice for Adele although she aint my cup of tea so much. May be because I’m not 21?
    Excellent to see the Foo Fighters rack up some deserved gongs – Wasting Light is briliant imho.
    Can anyone explain the difference between Record OTY and Song OTY?

    • I agree AR, a pretty fair set of awards all round. My only disappointment was in the World Music category where I would have been well pleased to see Ladysmith Black Mambazo bring another Grammy home to South Africa.

      The difference between Song and Record of the Year – Song OTY is a songwriters award, Record OTY is a performers award. Simple enough.

  2. Oh, and RIP Whitney. Again, not my bag but still lousy to see so much talent wasted and lost at such a young age. 48 is not old at all. Papers (tabloids to be truthful) here saying she drowned in her bath? Suicide? Drug or booze accident? Sad story whatever happened.

    • Same story – about being found dead in her bath – in the news here this morning as well. Also that it will take 6 – 8 weeks before the results of a post-mortem and toxicology results are released. While she did claim to have cleaned up her act in recent years, I’m thinking we are going to hear an “accidental death with drug/alcohol complications” story, similar to Amy Winehouse.

  3. It’s a disgrace that they awarded Chris Brown anything. Or even that he was nominated in the first place. The man is a mysogynistic woman abuser, shares a surname with Whitneys’ abusive husband, and tweets to the world that he has learned from his “mistakes” and is now a role model?! WTF! Sick bastard should be in prison having his “mistakes” corrected by Bubba.

    Other than that, a pretty good Grammys. 🙂

    • Glad you got that off your chest there Katya. I agree with you, but regardless, CB has multitudes of fans, many (if not most) of them are women who seem more than willing to let him get his hands on them. Visit his Twitter feed to see some of the fawning…!/search/%40chrisbrown

      Also, we heard a rumour that Breezy and RiRi are going to get back together again.

      It may be that the problem is not directly with Chris Brown, but with the women who seem to approve of his behaviour?

  4. Hi there. Nice, quick updated list, well laid out and easy to find the things that interest. Except, you missed the winner of the Musical Theater award. It went to The Book of Mormon. Hugely deserved. Brilliant show and music.

    • Thanks for the support James, much appreciated. And for spotting the Musical Theater omission – off to fix it right now.

  5. Excellent, thank you Greg.

    Oh, and in answer to your question about Pinks’ song title… in the video clip here:

    I can’t quite make out if Bonnie Riatts’ voice is smudged or if she just refers to the song as “Perfect – Pink”.

    Either way, the CBS folk didn’t dare let a “Fuckin'” sully the airwaves, especially after the raised middle finger during the Super Bowl concert last week.

    • Most excellent James! Thanks for the YT linkage.

      That clip starts about 2:45 minutes before the announcement. You can skip straight to it by going to, but why would you want to? Enjoy Alicia Keys and Bonnie Riatt as they remember the legendary Etta James (and not Whitney Houston as the video uploader says.)

      [youtube PaXiOrQn1U4#t=168 320 240]

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