Grammy 2012 Preshow – Watch the Live Stream (WINNERS LIST)

Nearly all the Grammys, except for 8 categories, will be handed out in this afternoon’s Grammy pre-show.

Click to watch the ceremony at Grammy Live

Make sure to click the “Pre Telecast” square

Full list of nominations HERE.

American Idols stuck out! Carrie Underwood, Mandisa and Kelly Clarkson did not win in their respective categories.  Although, Tony Bennett did win Best Traditional Pop Vocal album for Duets II, which features “It Had to Be You” sung with Carrie Underwood.

List of notable nominations include:

  • Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song” and Blake Shelton’s “Honey Bee” – Best Country Solo Performance
  • Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t You Want to Stay” – Best Country Duo/Group Performance
  • Blake Shelton’s Red River Blue and Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party  feat. Kelly Clarkson – Best Country Album
  • Mandisa’s If We Were Real  – Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
  • Susan Boyle’s The Gift and Tony Bennett’s Duets II feat. Carrie Underwood nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.- WINNER
  • Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera’s “Moves Like Jagger” –  Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
  • Cee Lo Green’s Lady Killer –  Best Pop Vocal album
  • Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona’s “Fool For You” – Best Traditional R&B Performance – WINNER
  • Cee Lo Green’s “Fool For You” nominated for Best R&B Song – WINNER
  • Christina Aguilera’s Burlesque and Glee’s Glee: The Music, Volume 4 – Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Dave Koz and MC Lyte are co-hosts

Kick it off with a nod to the great legacy of Whitney Houston.


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

Song of the Year
“All of the Lights” by Kanya 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

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

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 – WINNER
Hello Tomorrow – Dave Koz
Setzer 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

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

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

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

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/Song 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 – WINNER
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 – 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

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Ghosts Upon The Earth – Gungor
Leaving Eden – Brandon Heath
The Great Awakening – Leeland
What If We Were Real – Mandisa
Black & White – Royal Tailor
And If Our God Is For Us… – Chris Tomlin – WINNER

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Do Everything – Steven Curtis Chapman
Alive (Mary Magdalene) – Natalie Grant
Your Love – Brandon Heath
Jesus – Le’Andria Johnson – WINNER
I Lift My Hands – Chris Tomlin

Best Gospel Song
Hello Fear – Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin) – WINNER
Sitting With Me – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
Spiritual – Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
Trust Me – Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
Window – Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Blessings – Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story) – WINNER
Hold Me – Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
I Lift My Hands – Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
Strong Enough – Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
Your Love – Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)

Best Gospel Album
The Love Album – Kim Burrell
The Journey – Andraé Crouch
Hello Fear – Kirk Franklin – WINNER
Something Big – Mary Mary
Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition – Trin-I-Tee 5:7

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 – WINNER
Blessed – Lucinda Williams

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars – WINNER
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

Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane – Alison Krauss & Union Station – WINNER
Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale – Jim Lauderdale
Rare Bird Alert – Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe – The Del McCoury Band
A Mother’s Prayer – Ralph Stanley
Sleep With One Eye Open – Chris Thile & Michael Daves

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 – WINNER

Best Regional Roots Album
Rebirth Brass Band  “Rebirth Of New Orleans” – WINNER
Can’t Sit Down -C.J. Chenier
Wao Akua – The Forest Of The Gods -George Kahumoku, Jr.
Grand Isle -Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
Not Just Another Polka -Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1 – (Various Artists)WINNER
Burlesque – Christina Aguilera
Glee: The Music, Volume 4 – (Glee Cast)
Tangled – (Various Artists)
True Blood: Volume 3 – (Various Artists)

Best New Age Album
GAIA – Michael Brant DeMaria
WIND, ROCK, SEA & FLAME – Peter Kater

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL – Randy Brecker, soloist
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE – Ron Carter, soloist
500 MILES HIGH – Chick Corea, soloist – WINNER
WORK – Fred Hersch, soloist
SONNYMOON FOR TWO – Sonny Rollins, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
‘ROUND MIDNIGHT – Karrin Allyson
THE MOSAIC PROJECT – Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists – WINNER
THE GATE – Kurt Elling
AMERICAN ROAD – Tierney Sutton (Band)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
FOREVER – Corea, Clarke & White – WINNER
BIRD SONGS – Joe Lovano/Us Five
ROAD SHOWS VOL. 2 – Sonny Rollins
TIMELINE – Yellowjackets

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
THE JAZZ BALLAD SONG BOOK – Randy Brecker With DR Big Band
THE GOOD FEELING – Christian McBride Big Band – WINNER
40 ACRES AND A BURRO – Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
LEGACY – Gerald Wilson Orchestra

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
ENTRE LA CIUDAD Y EL MAR – Gustavo Galindo
NUESTRA – La Vida Bohème
NOT SO COMMERCIAL – Los Amigos Invisibles

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album
ORALE – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
AMOR A LA MUSICA -Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
ERES UN FARSANTE – Paquita La Del Barrio

Best Banda Or Norteño Album
ESTARE MEJOR – El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
INTOCABLE 2011 – Intocable
EL ÁRBOL – Los Tucanes De Tijuana

Best Tropical Latin Album
MONGORAMA – José Rizo’s Mongorama

Best Reggae Album
REGGAE KNIGHTS – Israel Vibration
WILD AND FREE – Ziggy Marley

Best World Music Album
SONGS FROM A ZULU FARM – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
TASSILI – Tinariwen – WINNER

Best Children’s Album
ALL ABOUT BULLIES… BIG AND SMALL – (Various Artists) James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers – WINNER
ARE WE THERE YET? – The Papa Hugs Band
GULFALIVE – The Banana Plant
I LOVE: TOM T. HALL’S SONGS OF FOX HOLLOW – (Various Artists) Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, producers

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
FAB FAN MEMORIES – THE BEATLES BOND – (Various Artists) Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott & David Toledo, producers
HAMLET (WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE) – Dan Donohue & Various Artists – Oregon Shakespeare Festival
THE MARK OF ZORRO – Val Kilmer & Cast

Best Comedy Album
ALPOCALYPSE – “Weird Al” Yankovic
FINEST HOUR – Patton Oswalt
TURTLENECK & CHAIN – The Lonely Island

Best Musical Theater Album
ANYTHING GOES – Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe & Joel Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
THE BOOK OF MORMON – Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez, Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast) – WINNER
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING – John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer (Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording)

Producer of the Year – Paul Epworth

Best Short Form Music Video – Rolling In The Deep – Adele – Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer

Best Long Form Music Video – Foo Fighters: Back And Forth – Foo Fighters – James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers

Best Recording Package – Scenes From The Suburbs Caroline Robert, art director (Arcade Fire)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition PackageThe Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town StoryDave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Album NotesPop, Rock, R&B & Country nominations– Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s – Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)

Best Historical AlbumBand On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical – Paper Airplane -Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Cinema (Skrillex Remix)– Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi) – Track from: Electroman

Best Surround Sound Album – Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition) – Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)

Best Instrumental Composition

Best Instrumental ArrangementRhapsody In Blue -Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)Track from: That’s How We Roll

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) – Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me) – Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah) – Track from: Duets II

Best Engineered Album, Classical – Aldridge: Elmer Gantry – Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)

Producer Of The Year, Classical – Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance – Brahms: Symphony No. 4 – Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

Best Opera Recording -Adams: Doctor Atomic Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer

Best Choral Performance – Light & Gold – Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)

Best Small Ensemble Performance – Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide – Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird

Best Classical Instrumental Solo – Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony) Track from: Schwantner: Chasing Light…

Best Classical Vocal Solo – Diva Divo – Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition – Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry – Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

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  • itsalleternal

    I will post live any categories of note on here. The opening is on now.

  • itsalleternal

    Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media: Neither Christina nor the Glee cast win that one (winner: Boardwalk Empire).

  • Valentin432

    Is there any kind of schedule where we could see the order in which the categories will be awarded? 

  • itsalleternal
  • itsalleternal

    Just posted it. 68 of the 78 categories this afternoon, 10 of them on CBS tonight.

  • Valentin432


  • itsalleternal

    Best Contemporary Christian Music Album : Mandisa loses to Chris Tomlin.

  • Valentin432

    “Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this” lol

  • Anonymous

    Holy crap. They give out alot of Grammys! Thanks for highlighting the winners. Big job.

  • itsalleternal

    Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett feat. Carrie Underwood

  • Valentin432

    Tony Bennett who follows Skrillex, that’s wonderfull :)

  • Pam

    Wow.  This thread is certainly keeping you busy mj.  Thanks for going to all the trouble to hightlight the winners!  :)

  • Valentin432

    Both Adele and The Foo will win a lot more grammies this evening.
    I watched the Foo documentary, I’m happy they got an award for it.

  • windmills

    Thanks for updating MJ and itsalleternal.

    Stealing this from erfrank at Pulse, here are the categories that will be aired on TV based on the pre telecast schedule:

    Album of the Year
    Record of the Year
    Song of the Year
    Best New Artist
    Best Rock Performance
    Best Rap Performance
    Best R&B Album
    Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
    Best Pop Solo Performance
    Best Country Album

    So that should mean probably 4 Adele acceptance speeches (Album/Record/Song/Best Pop Solo), and a Tony Bennett acceptance speech where he pays tribute to Amy Winehouse unless Foster The People win Best Pop Duo/Group. Is there any way Ledisi or anybody not named Chris Brown could win Best R&B Album because I really DNW a some made for TV moment for Chris Brown to continue his self aggrandizing comeback campaign. Where are the Beyonce noms when you need them?

    Country Album’s an interesting category. Eric Church has the most critically acclaimed album out of the bunch that’s actually country, though George Strait’s album got very good reviews too. But, Jason Aldean wants this one bad and has been campaigning for it. Jason had 2011’s best selling country album and he crossed over while still making a most contemporary country album. Unfortunately for Jason, nobody campaigns like Taylor Swift’s people. I don’t think Blake and Lady A belong in this category because both their albums are so mediocre (and got very mediocre reviews too). But, maybe I’m underestimating their chances, especially Lady A since they undeservedly won Best Country Album over 4 MUCH better albums last year.

  • itsalleternal

    I agree Adele should win Pop Vocal and at least 2 of the big 3. Sometimes, the Academy can split votes to stop a complete sweep (Arcade Fire last year over Lady Antebellum, for example). It was Album of the Year where Lady A was denied a sweep last year…

  • Pam

    Yep, this will be a big night for Adele.  Mark it down.  ;)

  • F E B

    Does Carrie get anything for being featured on TB grammy winning album?

  • windmills

    F E B: Does Carrie get anything for being featured on TB grammy winning album?

    No. If Tony had been nominated for and won Album Of The Year in the General Field then Carrie and all of Tony’s duet partners would’ve gotten a Grammy. But, that doesn’t seem to apply outside the General Field for a category like Traditional Pop Album. Similarly Kelly isn’t nominated in the Best Country Album category though Jason’s nominated for the album that features DYWS.

  • Kesia Monteith

    I have mixed feelings…I want Adele to sweep all the main categories and Bruno to sweep the pop categories. Just because I love them both so much and have been my fave artists for the past two years now.

  • Kesia Monteith

    I hope so…HELL! IT BETTER BE! LOL

  • F E B

    Thanks for the info windmills, now what about a single, does a featured artist win a grammy if it is not in a duo or trio category?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Great that Tony won for his Duets II album, which I thought was better than his first Duets album.

    So does this mean that by the time Jason and Kelly perform DYWS on the telecast they will know if they have won a Grammy or not?

  • Valentin432

    Kanye is deservedly sweeping the rap categories

  • Valentin432


  • fuzzywuzzy

    I would like this night to be a real triumph for Adele.  :)

  • windmills

    F E B: Thanks for the info windmills, now what about a single, does a featured
    artist win a grammy if it is not in a duo or trio category?

    I don’t think so. In fact I’m not even sure a song with a feature would be eligible in a solo category unless the feature were really small and went uncredited in the Grammy nom. For a feature to be acknowledged it would have to go in the collab/duo/group category.

    fuzzywuzzy: Jason and Kelly’s Grammy category should be announced in the next 10-15 minutes :)

  • Valentin432

    I guess they changed the program. 

  • Anonymous

    Classy of Tony Bennett to invite Amy Winehouse’s parents up on stage to give the acceptance speech for their duet.  

  • Valentin432

    I hope they’ll pay tribute to Amy in some way during the broadcast and that swap wasn’t just to make some time for the Whitney tribute.

  • windmills

    Valentin432: I guess they changed the program.

    Maybe to accommodate the Whitney tribute?

    I hope Amy Winehouse’s passing still gets acknowledged during the televised ceremony.

    Valentin432: I hope they’ll pay tribute to Amy in some way during the broadcast and that swap wasn’t just to make some time for the Whitney tribute.


    EDIT: Congrats Adele!

  • Erika Fernandez

     Kanye won the best album by himself not w/ Jay-Z lol. He is nominated a lot haha

  • Pam

    Pop Vocal Album-Adele (21)

  • Anonymous

    Agreed.  Say what you will about the man, but My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is an amazing album.

  • Valentin432

    Jason will probably go back empty handed this evening.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I guess I’m the only one who would like to see Adele lose in at least one major category? Heh. I just find her overrated. Her stuff is okay, but not that OMG outstanding compared to everyone else. I’m sick of her and just want her to disappear forever. It was the same with Taylor Swift two years ago. It seems every few years there will is someone good, but still majorly overrated on the scene that will dominate all award shows.

    In general I prefer award shows when there are no big favorites and no one dominates. I like the suspense.

  • Pam

    It looks like we may have a Taylor Swift sweep tonight.  Ugh

  • F E B

    Are the category (I am not sure of the correct terminology) grammys voted on my everyone are are the country grammys voted by the country artists because I wonder if people who really know country music thing she is the greatest thing since sliced bread?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    OK.  That’s one.  I hope that this doesn’t mean that 21 will be shut out of the album of the year.

  • F E B

    I agree, for much of the year many critics were calling it one of the best if not the best of the year. 

  • windmills

    I dislike Taylor Swift’s Mean but I have no problem with it winning Country Solo. In fact I’ll go as far as saying it deserves it out of the nominees (I love Carrie but I’m still shocked Mama’s Song was nominated, it’s so far from her best work). The production is ACE (by far the best out of the nominated songs in the category) and it’s actually a country song which coming from Taylor is a rarity. The chorus is great and so catchy, I just can’t support the idea of equating a critic to bullying. And, the verses are a mess lyrically.

    I wish You & Tequila or Threaten Me With Heaven had won for Best Country Song. IMO they’re better written songs than Mean. But, like I said nobody campaigns like Taylor’s people.

    The Civil Wars deserved the win for Best Country Duo/Group. Kenny/Grace would’ve been my 2nd choice but I actually thought Jason/Kelly had a great chance based on how huge DYWS was.

    It may be a rough night for Jason :| He’s 0 for 2 so far and there’s only Country Album left.

  • Valentin432

     Guess I have to check out the Civil Wars, they beat a lot of good records.

    Guess tonight is pretty straightforward.
    Rock = Foo Fighters
    Country = Taylor Swift
    Pop and everything else = Adele.

    Only suspense will be for BNA

  • itsalleternal

    Bold prediction: Foo Fighters DENY Adele a sweep of the Big 3 (Album of the Year I think they will take)

  • Pam

    That’s the end of the preshow.

  • Anonymous

    I am happy for Civil Wars. I’m a David A. fan, and David and Joy are great friends.  He actually lives with her and her husband, Nate, when he is in Nashville.  She has written several of his songs with him.  I think Taylor Swift is a sweet girl, but I do not like her voice or her songs.  It is kind of like reading a middle schooler’s diary.  If that is the best country song, then I know why I can’t warm up to country.

  • itsalleternal

    I’m going with The Band Perry for BNA

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Aw, disappointed that DYWS didn’t win.  :(  Oh well.  Still looking forward to their performance.  :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I was wondering whether that might happen when 21 won for best pop vocal album.

  • Adam Lim ™

    Big Machine paid a lot for SWSRN’s win…

  • Anonymous

    Corinne Bailey Rae sings R&B??? She beat out some great R&B voices …with a cover.

  • itsalleternal

    Yeah Song and Record of the Year are virtual locks for Adele IMO. Album would break it, I think it could go either way. That one tends to break favorites sometimes.

  • Anonymous

    Huge congrats to The Civil Wars for Best Folk Album and Best Country Performance by a Duo. Barton Hollow — both the song and the album — are amazing.

  • Trina

    I really like all the AOTY nominees except for Gaga but I’m hoping 21 takes it. Kanye was robbed of a AOTY nod IMO. Hope Adele wins a crapload tonight and sells a gazillion more albums next week! Wow at CeeLo kicking ass.

  • Anonymous

    CBS is treating the West Coast as 2nd class citizens, refusing to show the Grammys live for us. So if anyone has a livestream for the telecast, please post it in the thread for the actual show (I’m assuming MJ will make a new thread)


  • Anonymous

    Kanye is deservedly sweeping the rap categories

    As he should.  But it’s a joke that he’s not in the album of the year category.  It’s just another example of the problems that were talked about after last year’s ceremony.

  • Anonymous

    lol…Nicki Minaj is dressed like Little Red Riding Hood or something, and walking the red carpet with a guy dressed as The Pope

  • GS61

    Thanks, I needed a good laugh.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats Civil Wars, Joy Williams has an amazing voice , love her :)
    Go Adele !! :) 

  • Anonymous

    Some may be sick of her, but there are many of us who appreciate her talent and want to see receive her just accolades.

    And wanting to see any form of talent disappear?  Seems harsh and cruel.  Would you want your favorite to disappear simply because I or someone else didn’t like them?  I doubt it.

    YMMV, obviously.

  • Kesia Monteith

    In typical Grammy fashion. *rolls eyes*

  • Kariann Hart

    Thank you for keeping us updated.  Tonight was the best GRAMMY AWARDS SHOW I have ever seen – and I have seen a whole lot!  It was an enjoyable evening.  We can all celebrate Whitney Houston’s music and that of others who died this past year.

  • hcpoirot

    Cee Lo Green win 2 Grammy. And Betty White win one. :)