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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Recap 2012

February 13, 2012

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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards, hosted by veteran rapper L.L. Cool J featured special performances by Adele, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift and some unforgettable music moments. Find out who took home a golden gramophone and which artists went home empty-handed in the Kidzworld Recap of the 2012 Grammy Awards!

Record of the Year

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

Album of the Year

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

Song of the Year

  • “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)
  • “The Cave,” Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford and Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
  • “Grenade,” Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars and Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
  •  “Holocene,” Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
  • Winner!: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

New Artist

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

Pop Vocal Album

  • The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
  • Born This WayLady Gaga
  • Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
  • Loud, Rihanna
  • Winner!: 21, Adele 

Rock Album

  • 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
  • Winner!: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

R&B Album

Second Chance, El DeBarge

Love Letter, R. Kelly

Pieces of Me, Ledisi

Kelly, Kelly Price

Winner!: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown

Rap Album

  • Watch the Throne, Jay-Z and Kanye West
  • Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne
  • Lasers, Lupe Fiasco
  • Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
  • Winner!: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

Country Album

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

Special Moments

Jennifer Hudson in light of the recent and sudden news of the passing of the beloved and iconic R&B singer Whitney Houston the day before the event, helped the industry mourn the loss with a heartfelt performance.

Have Your Say

Who did you think should have won at the Grammy’s? Let us know in the comments section below!

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