Gold Rush: Grammy Award Winners 2012

I was too busy covering the Grammys to pay close attention to the broadcast itself, but from what I saw, it seemed to be a great show. It didn’t feel cheap or chintzy, it didn’t seem to be trying too hard to push certain artists or grab viewers, and it’s hard to argue with an Adele sweep, regardless of the fact that I need a good six years before I will ever willingly hear “Rolling In The Deep” again.

Robyn deserves a goddamn Grammy by now. This Grammy season has made Bon Iver come off like a jackass. And I am of the mindset that Chris Brown does not deserve to be celebrated. But beyond that, no complaints. The Whitney Houston tributes were appropriate, there was a dance music performance, and Adele kept it real in her acceptance speeches.

While I’m sure by now everyone is well aware of the winners, I like to post this sort of thing anyway. You know, for posterity.

2012 GRAMMY AWARDS WINNERS

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: 21, Adele
RECORD OF THE YEAR: “Rolling In The Deep”, Adele
SONG OF THE YEAR: “Rolling In The Deep”, Adele
BEST NEW ARTIST: Bon Iver
BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE: “Someone Like You”, Adele
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM: 21, Adele
BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: “Body And Soul”, Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO: “Rolling in the Deep”, Adele
BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO: “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth”, Foo Fighters
BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA: Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1
SCORE SOUNDTRACK FOR VISUAL MEDIA: The King’s Speech
BEST DANCE RECORDING: “Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites”, Skrillex
BEST DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex
BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM: Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE: “Walk”, Foo Fighters
BEST ROCK SONG: “Walk”, Foo Fighters
BEST HARD ROCK/METAL PERFORMANCE: “White Limo”, Foo Fighters
BEST ROCK ALBUM: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM: Bon Iver, Bon Iver
BEST R&B ALBUM: F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
BEST R&B PERFORMANCE: “Is This Love”, Corinne Bailey Rae
BEST TRADITIONAL R&B PERFORMANCE: “Fool For You”, Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
BEST R&B SONG: “Fool for You”, Cee Lo Green and Jack Splash
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION: “All Of The Lights”, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
BEST RAP PERFORMANCE: “Otis”, Jay-Z & Kanye West
BEST RAP SONG: “All of the Lights”, Jeff Ghasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter, Kanye West
BEST RAP ALBUM: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM: Own The Night, Lady Antebellum
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE: “Mean”, Taylor Swift
BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE: “Barton Hollow”, The Civil Wars
BEST COUNTRY SONG: “Mean”, Taylor Swift
BEST AMERICANA ALBUM: Ramble At The Ryman, Levon Helm
BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM: Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss and Union Station
BEST BLUES ALBUM: Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band
BEST FOLK ALBUM: Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars
BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO: “500 Miles High”, Chick Corea
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM: The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington and Various Artists
BEST LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM: The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band
BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: Forever, Corea, Clarke and White
BEST SPOKEN WORD ALBUM: If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t), Betty White
BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM: All About Bullies… Big and Small, Various Artists
BEST MUSIC THEATER ALBUM: The Book of Mormon
BEST COMEDY ALBUM: Hilarious, Louis C.K.
BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM: Rebirth of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band
BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM: Tassili, Tinariwen
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL: Paul Epworth

2012 GRAMMY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross, Gil Scott-Heron

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Way to keep it classy, Grammys.

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