Grammys 2012, Grammy Winners

Adele poses backstage with her six awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. Adele won awards for best pop solo performance for “Someone Like You,” song of the year, record of the year, and best short form music video for “Rolling in the Deep,” and album of the year and best pop vocal album for “21.” (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Adele poses backstage with her six awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Music’s biggest night kicked off Sunday night.

There was no doubt that the gloom of Whitney Houston’s death lingered over the 2012 Grammy Awards ceremony, but making light of the night, were fun performances and exciting wins.

Exciting performances came by way of Rihanna, who performed “We Found Love” and The Beach Boys who collaborated with Maroon 5 for their classic hits. Other impressive performances came from Paul McCartney, who performed his new hit “Valentine” and Foo Fighters, who rocked out, outdoors.

Between the performances, viewers got to see who nabbed the prestigious awards. While big names like Adele, who took home six Grammy Awards, didn’t shock, others like Bon Iver winning Best New Artist did.

Here are the winners:

  • Album of the Year – Adele, 21
  • Record of the Year – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
  • Song of the Year – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
  • Best New Artist – Bon Iver
  • Best Pop Solo Performance – Adele, “Someone Like You”
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse, “Body and Soul”
  • Best Pop Instrumental Album – Booker T. Jones, The Road From Memphis
  • Best Pop Vocal Album – Adele, 21
  • Best Dance Recording – Skrillex, “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites”
  • Best Dance/Electronica Album – Skrillex, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Tony Bennett & Various Artists, Duets II
  • Best Rock Performance – Foo Fighters, “Walk”
  • Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance – Foo Fighters, “White Limo”
  • Best Rock Song – Foo Fighters, “Walk”
  • Best Rock Album – Foo Fighters, Wasting Light
  • Best Alternative Music Album – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
  • Best R&B Performance – Corinne Bailey Rae, “In This Love”
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona, “Fool For You”
  • Best R&B Song – “Fool For You” (Performed by Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
  • Best R&B Album – Chris Brown, F.A.M.E.
  • Best Rap Performance – Kanye West & Jay-Z, “Otis”
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie, “All Of The Lights”
  • Best Rap Song – “All Of The Lights” (Performed by Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
  • Best Rap Album – Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
  • Best Country Solo Performance – Taylor Swift, “Mean”
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance – The Civil Wars, “Barton Hollow”
  • Best Country Song – Taylor Swift, “Mean”
  • Best Country Album – Lady Antebellum, Own The Night
  • Best Spoken Word Album – Betty White, If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)
  • Best Comedy Album – Louis C.K., Hilarious
  • Best Musical Theater Album – The Book of Mormon
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media – Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1
  • Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media – Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech
  • Best Song Written For Visual Media – Tangled, “I See The Light”
  • Best Historical Album – Paul McCartney, Band On The Run
  • Best Short Form Music Video – Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
  • Best Long Form Music Video – Foo Fighters, Foo Fighters: Back And Forth