The Grammies 2012 Dirt…who won and who looked HOT!!

All genres of music were represented at last night’s (Sunday, February 12th) 54th annual Grammy Awards. The three hour-plus live broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles boasted a slew of performances, some legendary appearances, and the ever present memory of Whitney Houston, which began on the red carpet and carried through until nearly the end of the show.

Adele made the most trips to the stage to collect Grammys last night, taking home six trophies, including Album of the Year for 21, and Record and Song of the Year for “Rolling In The Deep.” The feat ties Adele with Beyonce for most Grammy awards won in one night by a female artist. Other multiple winners were the Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, Bon Iver, and an absent Kanye West.


Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band opened the show with a performance of Bruce’s new single, “We Take Care Of Our Own.”

Show host LL Cool J began the show by offering a prayer for the late Whitney Houston, who was remembered several times throughout the show. A video of Whitney performing “I Will Always Love You” brought a standing ovation, while many, including Carrie Underwood, were visibly moved.

Performers throughout the live broadcast included Bruno Mars; Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt, who offered a tribute to Etta James and Whitney with their rendition of “A Sunday Kind of Love”; Chris Brown, who performed twice during the show; Foo Fighters; Rihanna with Coldplay; Maroon 5, Foster The People, and the Beach Boys, who all comemmorated the 50th anniversary of the Beach Boys; Paul McCartney, who was introduced by Stevie Wonder; Taylor Swift; Katy Perry; Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; Adele, who was introduced by Gwyneth Paltrow, performed “Rolling In The Deep,” giving her first public performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery and earning a standing ovation; The Band Perry, Blake Shelton and Glen Campbell, who performed his signature hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” which drew a standing ovation and had such notables as Paul McCartney singing along in the crowd; Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, who dueted on “It Had To Be You”; and Nicki Minaj.

The night’s most moving performance came at the end of the “In Memoriam” segment, which closed with a video of Whitney Houston singing. In the darkness of the Staples Center stage, a white spotlight shone on Jennifer Hudson, who performed “I Will Always Love You” in tribute to Whitney. Jennifer became emotional during the song, but managed to pull it off and receive a standing ovation.

The night was not without its tense moments, however, as technical difficulties seemed to pop up throughout the show. Jason Aldean’s microphone cut out during his performance of “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson, while a loud buzzing sound twice interrupted Paul McCartney’s performance.

Paul returned to the stage at the end of the show to perform “Carry That Weight,” a song from The BeatlesAbbey Road album. Bruce Springsteen, Joe Walsh and the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl joined him on stage for the Grammy show wrap up.



Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep

Album Of The Year

Song Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep
Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 21

Best New Artist
Bon Iver

Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You
Track from: 21

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul
Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Track from: Duets II

Best Pop Instrumental Album
The Road From Memphis
Booker T. Jones

Best Pop Vocal Album

Best Dance Recording
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer
Track from: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II
Tony Bennett & Various Artists

Best Rock Performance
Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
White Limo
Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light

Best Rock Song
Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Wasting Light

Best Rock Album
Wasting Light
Foo Fighters

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver
Bon Iver

Best R&B Performance
Is This Love
Corinne Bailey Rae
Track from: The Love EP

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Fool For You
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona

Best R&B Song

Fool For You
Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)

Best R&B Album
Chris Brown

Best Rap Performance
Jay-Z & Kanye West
Track from: Watch The Throne

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
All Of The Lights
Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Rap Song
All Of The Lights
Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Rap Album
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
Taylor Swift
Track from: Speak Now

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Barton Hollow
The Civil Wars
Track from: Barton Hollow

Best Country Song
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Speak Now

Best Country Album
Own The Night
Lady Antebellum

Best New Age Album
What’s It All About
Pat Metheny

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
500 Miles High
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White)

Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Mosaic Project
Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Corea, Clarke & White

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
The Good Feeling
Christian McBride Big Band

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Le’Andria Johnson
Track from: The Awakening Of Le’Andria Johnson

Best Gospel Song
Hello Fear
Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Track from: Hello Fear

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
Track from: Blessings

Best Gospel Album
Hello Fear
Kirk Franklin

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
And If Our God Is For Us…
Chris Tomlin

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
Drama Y Luz

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album
Pepe Aguilar

Best Banda Or Norteño Album
Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends
Los Tigres Del Norte

Best Tropical Latin Album
The Last Mambo

Best Americana Album
Ramble At The Ryman
Levon Helm

Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane
Alison Krauss & Union Station

Best Blues Album
Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow
The Civil Wars

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Rebirth Of New Orleans
Rebirth Brass Band

Best Reggae Album
Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life
Stephen Marley

Best World Music Album

Best Children’s Album
All About Bullies… Big And Small
(Various Artists)
Jim Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)
Betty White

Best Comedy Album
Louis C.K.

Best Musical Theater Album
The Book Of Mormon
Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, artists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez,
Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1
(Various Artists)
Stewart Lerman, Randall Poster & Kevin Weaver, producers

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
The King’s Speech
Alexandre Desplat, composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media
I See The Light (From Tangled)
Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)
Track from: Tangled

Best Instrumental Composition
Life In Eleven
Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
Track from: Rocket Science

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Rhapsody In Blue
Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Track from: That’s How We Roll

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)
Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
Track from: Duets II

Best Recording Package
Scenes From The Suburbs
Caroline Robert, art director (Arcade Fire)

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)

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)

Best Historical Album
Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)
Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Paper Airplane
Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Paul Epworth
Call It What You Want (Foster The People) (T)
I Would Do Anything For You (Foster The People) (T)
I’ll Be Waiting (Adele) (T)
Life On The Nickel (Foster The People) (T)
No One’s Gonna Love You (Cee-Lo Green) (S)
Rolling In The Deep (Adele) (T)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Cinema (Skrillex Remix)
Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)
Track from: Electroman

Best Surround Sound Album
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)
Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Aldridge: Elmer Gantry
Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical
Judith Sherman
Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet (John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet & International Contemporary Ensemble)
Capricho Latino (Rachel Barton Pine)
85th Birthday Celebration (Claude Frank)
Insects & Paper Airplanes – Chamber Music Of Lawrence Dillon (Daedalus Quartet & Benjamin Hochman)
Midnight Frolic – The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra)
Notable Women – Trios By Today’s Female Composers (Lincoln Trio)
The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 – String Quartets By Dmitri Shostakovich & His Contemporaries (Pacifica Quartet)
Speak! (Anthony De Mare)
State Of The Art – The American Brass Quintet At 50 (The American Brass Quintet)
Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich Musicians & So Percussion)
Winging It – Piano Music Of John Corigliano (Ursula Oppens)
Manfred Eicher

Best Orchestral Performance
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Best Opera Recording
Adams: Doctor Atomic
Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance
Light & Gold
Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)

Best Small Ensemble Performance
Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide
Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Schwantner: Chasing Light…

Best Classical Vocal Solo
Diva Divo
Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry
Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep
Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video
Foo Fighters: Back And Forth
Foo Fighters
James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers


Katy Perry — We could have done without the blue hair, but the sparkly, blue dress was a classier look on Katy than we’re used to seeing.

Taylor Swift — She looked classy, as usual, in a gold sequinned long gown and sleek pulled back hair.

Rihanna — Her slim frame was on display in a long, black Armani gown cut low (to the waist) in front and thigh-high on the side.

Adele — She was the picture of class in a long, black, sparkly gown with a thin belt at the waist.

Carrie Underwood — She stood out in a long, white, form-fitting sparkly gown.

Bruno Mars — He was dressed to the nines in a gray three-piece Thom Browne suit


Fergie — She was on display in what looked like a red lace doily over black underwear and bra (though the Jean Paul Gaultier was stunning minus the hideous granny panties undies).

Nicki Minaj — She pushed the boundaries in a red Versace little red riding hood-esque outfit complete with over-sized hood reminiscent of the Flying Nun. Nicki walked the red carpet with a man dressed as the pope.

Lady Gaga – True to form, Gaga was decked out in an unusual black leather ensemble with sparkling netting over her face and entire outfit.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Solipsism Dreams
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 11:04:22

    jennifer hudson was breathtaking!

    Loretta xx


  2. goodtogoclothing
    Feb 13, 2012 @ 12:25:11

    Great Blog Post. The pictures of the Celebs in there Dresses are Lovely especially Rihanna.


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