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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards Recap 2012

Feb 13, 2012

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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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Movies:
Well, in the comics he does die and Batman does kill him with kryptonite ( That's Superman's only weakness.) Because Superman turns bad because of red kryptonite. But that's like waaayyyy after the Justice League.
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6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in Movies:
I agree with you!
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6thBeatle posted in Movies:
I agree!
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6thBeatle
6thBeatle posted in Movies:
I don't think that Superman's dead. He's famous for so many years and did so many great things. He is the most popular superhero DC because he is the greatest. There's always a happy ending.
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ValenciaRose
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"EndlessDream" wrote:No. Obviously they need Superman for the Justice League. :) he moved in the corpse I swear o.o or the camera zoomed in on it at the end, obviously suggesting something. if the movies are in order we should find out yet i'm sure they are gonna need him for the upcoming movies. after all superheroes are, like, immortal.
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