The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards

From Adele to Joe Walsh, view our handy performer checklist for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, as well as the official results as being announced.

The eclectic performance lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards has a little bit of everything — from a comeback by 2011’s best-selling artist, a classic band reunion and duets to genre-stretching collaborations, a Beatle legend, GRAMMY debuts, and hearty sides of country, rock, pop and hip-hop. Plus, the GRAMMYs are guaranteed to be cool with two-time GRAMMY-winning artist/actor LL Cool J serving as host.


We’ve compiled a handy alphabetical guide listing the artists who will be taking the GRAMMY stage on Music’s Biggest Night. And the performers for the 54th GRAMMY Awards are:

  • Adele, who will be performing for the first time since undergoing vocal-cord surgery last fall
  • Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
  • The Beach Boys, who will be reuniting for their first appearance in two decades, with Foster The People and Maroon 5
  • Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood
  • Chris Brown
  • Glen Campbell with the Band Perry and Blake Shelton
  • The Civil Wars
  • Coldplay and Rihanna
  • Dance/electronica segment featuring Chris Brown, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, and Lil Wayne
  • Foo Fighters
  • Jennifer Hudson, who will pay tribute to the late Whitney Houston
  • Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt
  • Diana Krall
  • Bruno Mars
  • Paul McCartney
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Maceo Parker
  • Katy Perry
  • Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band
  • Taylor Swift
  • Joe Walsh

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Staples Center in Los Angeles from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

The 54th Grammy Awards 2012

And the WINNERS are : 

Record of the Year :
– “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele WINNER
– “Holocene” by Bon Iver,
– “Grenade” by Bruno Mars,
– “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons,
– “Firework” by Katie Perry

Singer Adele poses as she arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.

Singer Adele poses as she arrives at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.

Song of the Year :
– “All of the Lights” by Kanye West feat Rihanna, Kid Cuddi
– “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons
– “Grenade” by Bruno Mars
– “Holocene” by Bon Iver
– “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele WINNER

Best New Artist :
– The Band Perry
– Bon Iver WINNER
– J. Cole
– Nicki Minaj
– Skrillex

Katy Perry arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Katy Perry arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Album of the Year : 
– Adele – 21 WINNER
– Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
– Lady Gaga – Born This Way
– Bruno Mars – Doo Wops and Hooligans
– Rihanna – Loud

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

Singer Rihanna is bathed in red light as she performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.

Singer Rihanna is bathed in red light as she performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance :
– Body And Soul – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse WINNER
– Dearest – The Black Keys
– Paradise – Coldplay
– Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
– Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
– Best Pop Instrumental Album
– Wish Upon A Star – Jenny Oaks Baker
– E Kahe Malie – Daniel Ho
– The Road From Memphis – Booker T. Jones
– Hello Tomorrow – Dave KozSetzer Goes Instru-Mental! – Brian Setzer

Best Pop Vocal Album :
– 21 – Adele WINNER
– The Lady Killer – Cee Lo Green
– Born This Way – Lady Gaga
– Doo-Wops & Hooligans – Bruno Mars
– Loud – Rihanna

Bruno Mars performs at the Staples Center during the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.

Bruno Mars performs at the Staples Center during the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.

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 WINNER
– 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 WINNER

Host LL Cool J speaks onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Host LL Cool J speaks onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album :
– Duets II – Tony Bennett & Various Artists WINNER
– 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 WINNER
– The Cave – Mumford & Sons
– Lotus Flower – Radiohead

Bruce Springsteen performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Bruce Springsteen performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance :
– On The Backs Of Angels – Dream Theater
– Foo Fighters – Track from: Wasting Light
– Curl Of The Burl – Mastodon
– Public Enemy No. 1 – Megadeth
– Blood In My Eyes – Sum 41
– White Limo – Foo Fighters WINNER

Best Rock Song :
– The Cave – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
– Down By The Water – Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
– Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall – Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
– Lotus Flower – Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O’Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
– Walk – Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) WINNER

Best Rock Album :
– Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul – Jeff Beck
– Wasting Light – Foo Fighters WINNER
– 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 WINNER
– Codes And Keys – Death Cab For Cutie
– Torches – Foster The People
– Circuital – My Morning Jacket
– The King Of Limbs – Radiohead

Best R&B Performance :
– Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius
– Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
– Not My Daddy – Kelly Price & Stokley
– Is This Love – Corinne Bailey Rae WINNER
– You Are – Charlie Wilson

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

Best R&B Song :
– Far Away – Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)
– Fool For You – Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona) WINNER
– Not My Daddy – Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
– Pieces Of Me – Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
– You Are – Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters

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

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

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 WINNER

Best Rap Song :
– All Of The Lights – Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie) WINNER
– Black And Yellow – Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
– I Need A Doctor – Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
– Look At Me Now – Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters
– Otis – Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
– The Show Goes On – Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)

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 WINNER

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 WINNER
– Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

Best 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 WINNER
– Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Thompson Square

Best Country Song :
– Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
– God Gave Me You – Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
– Just Fishin’ – Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
– Mean – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) WINNER
– Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
– You And Tequila – Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Country Album :
– My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean
– Cheif – Eric Church
– Own The Night – Lady Antebellum WINNER
– Red River Blue – Blake Shelton
– Here For A Good Time – George Strait
– Speak Now – Taylor Swift

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