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.

#38
award show
Boost
Aired
February 12, 2012
Host
LL Cool J
Most Nominations
Kanye West
#38
award show
Boost

Winners

1
Taylor Swift, 31
Best Country Solo Performance/Song
2
Chris Brown, 32
Best R&B Album
3
Kanye West, 43
Best Rap Performance/Song/Album
4
Adele, 33
Record/Album/Song of the Year
5
Jay-Z, 51
Best Rap Performance
6
Betty White, 99
Best Spoken Word Album
7
Amy Winehouse (1983-2011)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
8
Skrillex, 33
Best Dance Recording/Best Dance/Electronic Album
9
CeeLo Green, 45
Best Traditional R&B Performance
10
Kirk Franklin, 51
Best Gospel Song/Album
11
Pepe Aguilar, 52
Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album
12
Chris Tomlin, 49
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
13
Louis CK, 53
Best Comedy Album
14
Justin Vernon, 40
Best New Artist/Best Alternative Music Album
15
Tony Bennett, 94
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
16
Corinne Bailey Rae, 42
Best R&B Performance
17
Melanie Fiona, 37
Best Traditional R&B Performance
18
Alison Krauss, 49
Best Bluegrass Album
19
Stephen Marley, 49
Best Reggae Album
20
Le'Andria Johnson, 38
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
21
Chick Corea (1941-2021)
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
22
Laura Story, 43
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
23
Gustavo Dudamel, 40
Best Orchestral Performance
24
Levon Helm (1940-2012)
Best Americana Album
25
Alexandre Desplat, 59
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
26
Pat Metheny, 66
Best New Age Album
27
Terri Lyne Carrington, 55
Best Jazz Vocal Album
28
Paul Epworth, 46
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
29
Cachao López (1918-2008)
Best Tropical Latin Album