• A list of the nominees and winners of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

    Posted on February 12th, 2012 David Brooks | 166 comments

    Though the Whitney Houston’s death one day ahead of the Oscar Awards of Music industry had shadowed everyone’s mind and made this annual Grammy Awards somewhat eclipsed, the 54th annual Grammy Awards held by The National Academy of Recording Arts & Science on L.A.’s Staples Center finally made a successful ending with all big awards out freshly. Adele emerged as the top winner at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, winning six trophies including the Big Three: song and record of the year for “Rolling in the Deep” and album of the year for “21.” The 21 which she described “everyone’s been through … which is a rubbish relationship” was last year’s top-selling album with more than six million copies sold and remains lodged at the No. 1 spot on this year’s charts. Check the bellow list to get to know the nominees and winners of the 54th annual Grammy Awards (the red marks the winners):

    Grammy Awards 2012Album of the year
    21, Adele
    Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
    Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
    Loud, Rihanna

    Record of the year
    Rolling in the Deep, Adele
    Holocene, Bon Iver
    Grenade, Bruno Mars
    The Cave, Mumford & Sons
    Firework, Katy Perry

    Best new artist
    The Band Perry
    Bon Iver
    J. Cole
    Nicki Minaj

    Song of the year (goes to writer)
    All of the Lights (performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie)
    The Cave (performed by Mumford & Sons)
    Grenade (performed by Bruno Mars)
    Holocene (performed by Bon Iver)
    Rolling in the Deep (performed by Adele)

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

    R&B album
    F.A.M.E.,Chris Brown
    Second Chance, El DeBarge
    Love Letter, R. Kelly
    Pieces of Me, Ledisi
    Kelly, Kelly Price

    Rock performance
    Every Teardrop is a Waterfall, Coldplay
    Down by the Water, The Decemberists
    Walk, Foo Fighters
    The Cave, Mumford & Sons
    Lotus Flower, Radiohead

    Rap performance
    Look At Me Now, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes
    Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West
    The Show Goes On, Lupe Fiasco
    Moment 4 Life, Nicki Minaj and Drake
    Black and Yellow, Wiz Khalifa

    Pop solo performance
    Someone Like You, Adele
    You and I, Lady Gaga
    Grenade, Bruno Mars
    Firework, Katy Perry

    Pop vocal album
    21, Adele
    The Lady Killer, Cee Lo Green
    Born This Way, Lady Gaga
    Doo-Wops & Hooligans, Bruno Mars
    Loud, Rihanna

    Producer (non-classical)
    Danger Mouse
    Paul Epworth (Adele’s producer)
    The Smeezingtons
    Ryan Tedder
    Butch Vig

    Alternative music album
    Bon Iver, Bon Iver
    Codes and Keys, Death Cab for Cutie
    Torches, Foster the People
    Circuital, My Morning Jacket
    The King of Limbs, Radiohead

    Rock album
    Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, Jeff Beck
    Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
    Come Around Sundown, Kings of Leon
    I’m With You, Red Hot Chili Peppers
    The Whole Love, Wilco

    Rock song (goes to writer)
    The Cave (performed by Mumford & Sons)
    Down by the Water (performed by The Decemberists)
    Every Teardrop is a Waterfall (performed by Coldplay)
    Lotus Flower (performed by Radiohead)
    Walk from Wasting Light (performed by Foo Fighters)

    Traditional pop vocal album
    Duets II, Tony Bennett and various artists
    The Gift, Susan Boyle
    In Concert on Broadway, Harry Connick Jr.
    Music Is Better Than Words, Seth MacFarlane
    What Matters Most, Barbra Streisand

    Hard rock/metal performance
    On the Backs of Angels, Dream Theater
    White Limo, Foo Fighters
    Curl of the Burl, Mastodon
    Public Enemy No. 1, Megadeth
    Blood In My Eyes, Sum 41

    Country song (goes to writer)
    Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not (performed by Thompson Square)
    God Gave Me You (performed by Blake Shelton)
    ust Fishin’ (performed by Trace Adkins)
    Mean (performed by Taylor Swift)
    Threaten Me With Heaven (performed by Vince Gill)
    You and Tequilla (performed by Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter)

    Country duo/group performance
    Don’t You Wanna Stay, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
    You and Tequila, Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter
    Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
    Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not, Thompson Square

    Dance recording
    Raise Your Weapon, deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech
    Barbra Streisand, Duck Sauce
    Sunshine, David Guetta and Avicii
    Call Your Girlfriend, Robyn
    Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex
    Save the World, Swedish House Mafia

    Dance/electronica album
    Zonoscope, Cut Copy
    4×4=12, deadmau5
    Body Talk Pt. 3, Robyn
    Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex

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

    R&B song (goes to writer)
    Far Away (performed by Marsha Ambrosius)
    Fool For You (performed by Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona)
    Not My Daddy (performed by Kelly Price and Stokley)
    Pieces of Me (performed by Ledisi)
    You Are (performed by Charlie Wilson)

    Pop duo/group performance
    Body and Soul, Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse
    Dearest, The Black Keys
    Paradise, Coldplay
    Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    Moves Like Jagger,Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera

    Rap/sung collaboration
    Party, Beyonce and Andre 3000
    I’m on One, DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
    I Need A Doctor, Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey
    What’s My Name?, Rihanna and Drake
    Motivation, Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne
    All of the Lights, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie

    Pop instrumental album
    Wish Upon a Star, Jenny Oaks Baker
    E Kaje Malie, Daniel Ho
    The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones
    Hello Tomorrow, Dave Koz
    Setzer Goes Intru-Mental!, Brian Setzer

    If you want to get the full list of the winners of 54th Grammy Awards, please visit the official sites of Grammy.

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  • The full list of nominees for 2012 54th Grammy Awards – Watch Live performances and guess who will be the final big winners

    Posted on December 2nd, 2011 David Brooks | 1,393 comments

    The full list of nominees for the 2012 54th Grammy Awards was disclosed on November 30th and Kanye West led the pack with an impressive seven nominations. The following hot nominees include Adele, Bruno Mars and the Foo Fighters, who got six nominations, and then Katy Perry, Lady GaGa, Bon Iver and Rihanna, all of who have received multiple nominations for the 2012 54th Grammy Awards.

    2012 54th Grammy Awards

    The following are some live performances from various artists nominated for the 54th Grammy Awards. For more live performances videos or Nomination Concert Live Chat videos of 2012 Grammy Awards, please refer to Grammy.com/video, where various latest live performances are available for free enjoyment. You can also use Free YouTube Downloader or Mac YouTube Downloader for Mac computers to download Grammy Awards Live performance videos from Grammy site or other online video sharing sites to your own media players for unlimited enjoyment.

    Rihanna – We Found Love (2011 Grammy Nominations Concert Live performance)

    Lady Gaga – Marry The Night (2011 Grammy Nominations Concert Live Performance)

    Lady Gaga – You And I (feat. Sugarland) 2011 Grammy Nominations Concert Live Performance

    Jason Aldean – Dirt Road Anthem (feat. Ludacris) 2011 Grammy Nominations Concert Live

    Nick Ashford Tribute (feat. Usher) 2011 Grammy Nominations Concert Live Performance

    Check the following full list of nominees for 2012 54th Grammy Awards:

    Album of the Year
    Adele, 21
    The Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
    Lady Gaga, Born This Way
    Bruno Mars, Doo-Wops and Hooligans
    Rihanna, Loud

    Record of the Year
    Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
    Bon Iver, “Holocene”
    Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
    Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
    Katy Perry, “Firework”

    Song of the Year
    Kanye West, “All of the Lights”
    Mumford & Sons, “The Cave”
    Bruno Mars, “Grenade”
    Bon Iver, “Holocene”
    Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

    Best New Artist
    The Band Perry
    Bon Iver
    J. Cole
    Nicki Minaj

    Best Pop Solo Performance
    “Someone Like You” — Adele
    “Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
    “Grenade” — Bruno Mars
    “Firework” — Katy Perry
    “F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    “Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
    “Dearest” — The Black Keys
    “Paradise” — Coldplay
    “Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
    “Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

    Best Dance Recording
    “Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
    “Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
    “Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
    “Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
    “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex
    “Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

    Best Dance/Electronica Album
    Zonoscope, Cut/Copy
    4×4=12, Deadmau5
    Nothing But The Beat, David Guetta
    Body Talk, Pt. 3, Robyn
    Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
    Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
    The Gift, Susan Boyle
    In Concert On Broadway, Harry Connick Jr.
    Music Is Better Than Words, Seth MacFarlane
    What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman, Barbra Streisand

    Best Rock Performance
    “Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay
    “Down By The Water” — The Decemberists
    “Walk” — Foo Fighters
    “The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
    “Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

    Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
    “On The Backs Of Angels” — Dream Theater
    “White Limo” — Foo Fighters
    “Curl Of The Burl” — Mastodon
    “Public Enemy No. 1″ — Megadeth
    “Blood In My Eyes” — Sum 41

    Best Rock Album
    Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul — Jeff Beck
    Wasting Light — Foo Fighters
    Come Around Sundown — Kings Of Leon
    I’m With You — Red Hot Chili Peppers
    The Whole Love — Wilco

    Best Alternative Music Album
    Bon Iver — Bon Iver
    Codes and Keys — Death Cab For Cutie
    Torches — Foster The People
    Circuital — My Morning Jacket
    The King of Limbs — Radiohead

    Best Traditional R&B Performance
    “Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
    “Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
    “Radio Message” — R. Kelly
    “Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq
    “Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

    Best R&B Album
    F.A.M.E. — Chris Brown
    Second Chance — El DeBarge
    Love Letter — R. Kelly
    Pieces Of Me — Ledisi
    Kelly — Kelly Price

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    “Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
    “I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
    “I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
    “What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake
    “Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
    “All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

    Best Rap Performance
    “Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
    “Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
    “The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco
    “Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake
    “Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifa

    Best Rap Album
    Watch The Throne, Jay-Z & Kanye West
    Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne
    Lasers, Lupe Fiasco
    Pink Friday, Nicki Minaj
    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West

    Best Country Solo Performance
    “Dirt Road Anthem” — Jason Aldean
    “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” — Martina McBride
    “Honey Bee” — Blake Shelton
    “Mean” — Taylor Swift
    “Mama’s Song” — Carrie Underwood

    Best Country Song
    “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” — Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy
    “God Gave Me You” — Dave Barnes
    “Just Fishin’” — Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill
    “Mean” — Taylor Swift
    “Threaten Me With Heaven” — Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian
    “You And Tequila” — Matraca Berg & Deana Carter

    Best Americana Album
    Emotional Jukebox — Linda Chorney
    Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down — Ry Cooder
    Hard Bargain — Emmylou Harris
    Ramble At The Ryman — Levon Helm
    Blessed — Lucinda Williams

    Best Blues Album
    Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman
    Roadside Attractions — Marcia Ball
    Man In Motion — Warren Haynes
    The Reflection — Keb’ Mo’
    Revelator — Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Best Folk Album
    Barton Hollow — The Civil Wars
    I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive — Steve Earle
    Helplessness Blues — Fleet Foxes
    Ukulele Songs — Eddie Vedder
    The Harrow & The Harvest — Gillian Welch

    Who will be the big winners in the end? According to the results of last few years of Grammy Awards, the people who have been nominated most always become the final losers, but things may change this year. Among the seven nominations of Kanye West, there are 5 nominations belong to Kanye West’s rapping style, which means higher rate for being awarded. It would not even be surprised for Kanye West to win all of these five awards. But, Kanye West might lose in competing with Adele’s Rolling in the Deep for the Song of the Year Award. The second big winner might emerge between Adele and Bruno Mars, mostly Adele. Of course, these are just our guessing. We need to wait for the result next year. Stay tuned for more information about 2012 54th Grammy Awards.

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