2012 Grammys

About

54th annual celebration of achievements in music from the prior year which saw Adele come away with six gramophone trophies. Paul McCartney won the MusiCares Person of the Year award.

Trivia

Whitney Houston died in her Los Angeles home the day before the ceremony. Jennifer Hudson sang Houston's "I Will Always Love You" as a tribute.

#40
award show
Boost
Aired
February 12, 2012
Host
LL Cool J
Most Nominations
Kanye West
#40
award show
Boost

2012 Grammys Winners

1
Taylor Swift, 33
Best Country Solo Performance/Song
2
Kanye West, 45
Best Rap Performance/Song/Album
3
Chris Brown, 33
Best R&B Album
4
Adele, 34
Record/Album/Song of the Year
5
Betty White (1922-2021)
Best Spoken Word Album
6
Jay-Z, 53
Best Rap Performance
7
Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
8
Skrillex, 35
Best Dance Recording/Best Dance/Electronic Album
9
Kirk Franklin, 53
Best Gospel Song/Album
10
CeeLo Green, 47
Best Traditional R&B Performance
11
Tony Bennett, 96
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
12
Chris Tomlin, 50
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
13
Justin Vernon, 41
Best New Artist/Best Alternative Music Album
14
Pepe Aguilar, 54
Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album
15
Louis CK, 55
Best Comedy Album
16
Corinne Bailey Rae, 43
Best R&B Performance
17
Melanie Fiona, 39
Best Traditional R&B Performance
18
Alison Krauss, 51
Best Bluegrass Album
19
Le'Andria Johnson, 40
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
20
Stephen Marley, 50
Best Reggae Album
21
Chick Corea (1941-2021)
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
22
Gustavo Dudamel, 42
Best Orchestral Performance
23
Levon Helm (1940-2012)
Best Americana Album
24
Alexandre Desplat, 61
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
25
Laura Story, 45
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
26
Pat Metheny, 68
Best New Age Album
27
Terri Lyne Carrington, 57
Best Jazz Vocal Album
28
Paul Epworth, 48
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
29
Cachao López (1918-2008)
Best Tropical Latin Album