Adele was unstoppable and folk rockers Bon Iver plowed ahead of the competition to win best new artist at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Bon Iver also topped off their night with the best alternative album win for Bon Iver.
Adele as expected by most music insiders managed to rule the night, grabbing 6 wins including Record of the Year for her hit song Rolling in the Deep.
Adele also scored best pop solo performance for Someone Like You and best pop vocal for 21.
Three years after his assault of Rihanna occurred on Grammy night Chris Brown was also back in top form, performing at the big event and then turning around to win the years best R&B Album for his hit record F.A.M.E.
The second best night went to the Foo Fighters who walked away with four awards including best rock song, best rock album, top rock performance and the top Hard Rock/Metal Performance for White Limo.
While it may have been a somber night following the 24-hour death of Whitney Houston and an in-memoriam that was marked by a touching cover of I Will Always Love You the night was still about the winners so here’s the full list of winners from the early show and live recording.
Let us know if anyone on the winners list surprised you, there’s always at least one or two winners that leave us scratching our heads wondering how they won.
- Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins Paul Epworth
- New Artist: Bon Iver
- Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele
- Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett Amy Winehouse
- Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele
- Alternative Album: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver
- Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
- Rock Album: “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters
- Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters
- Hard Rock/Metal Performance: “White Limo,” Foo Fighters
- R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown
- R&B Song: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim Jack Splash
- R&B Performance: “Is This Love,” Corrine Bailey Rae
- Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green Melanie Fiona
- Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West
- Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West
- Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter Kanye West
- Rap/Sung Collaboration: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi Fergie
- Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
- Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex
- Musical Theater Album: “The Book of Mormon,” Robert Lopez, Trey Parker Matt Stone
- World Music Album: “Tassili,” Tinariwen
- Latin Pop Rock, Rock or Urban Album: “Drama y Luz,” Mana
- Tropical Latin Album: “Last Mambo,” Cachao
- Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: “Bicentenario,” Pepe Aguilar
- Country Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
- Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum
- Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
- Country Song: “Mean,” Taylor Swift
- Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington various artists
- Jazz Instrumental Album: “Forever,” Corea, Clark White
- Improvised Jazz Solo: “500 Miles High,” Chick Corea
- Large Ensemble Jazz Album: “The Good Feeling,” Christian McBride Big Band
- Blues Album: “Revelator,” Tedeschi Trucks Band
- Folk Album: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars
- Pop Instrumental Album: “The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones
- Bluegrass Album: “Paper Airplane,” Alison Krauss Union Station
- Americana Album: “Ramble at the Ryman,” Levon Helm
- Reggae Album: “Revelation Pt. 1: The Root of Life,” Stephen Marley
- New Age Album: “What’s It All About,” Pat Metheny
- Children’s Album: “All About Bullies… Big and Small,” various artists
- Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth
- Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Cinema (Skrillex remix),” Sonny Moore
- Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
- Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance: “Jesus,” L’Andria Johnson
- Gospel Album: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin
- Choral Performance: “Light Gold,” Eric Whitacre
- Classical Contemporary Composition: “Elmer Gantry,” Robert Aldridge Herschel Garfein
- Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
- Orchestral Performance: “Brahms: Symphony No. 4,” Gustavo Dudamel
- Opera Recording: “Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Alan Gilbert, conductor
- Spoken Word Album: “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” Betty White
- Comedy Album: “Hilarious,” Louis C.K.
- Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “Boardwalk Empire,” various artists
- Score Soundtrack Album For Visual Media: “The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat
- Song Written For Visual Media: “I See the Light,” Alan Menken Glenn Slater
- Historical Album: “Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition),” Paul McCartney
- Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists: “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me),” Jorge Calandrelli