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  • 54th Annual Grammy Awards
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Bruno Mars

It’s the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year’s proceedings will be steeped in bittersweet reminiscence for the glorious career of the the late, great, Whitney Houston, but there is obviously plenty of room for the well-timed Skrillex joke. Although, Skrillex is probably having a better time than any of us: the wub-step crown prince has socked away three Grammys already, which is more Grammys than any of us have won (yet). Other winners from the pre-televised portion of the evening include Kanye, who’s also taken three (Best Rap Album and both Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “All Of The Lights”); Bon Iver’s Bon Iver (Best Alternative Album); Tinariwen for Tassili (Best World Music Album); and Foo Fighters with three (for Best Rock Album, Rock Song, and Hard/Rock Metal Performance). And for the Videogum contingent, Louis C.K. took home a statue for Best Comedy Album (Hilarious). Nice! And now, it’s time to watch a whole bunch of other people that we mostly don’t care about win things. Yeah! We’ll continue our dialogue in the comments — see you down there.

UPDATE: Winners in major categories…

  • Album of the Year: “21,” Adele

  • Record of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

  • Song of the Year: “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth

  • New Artist: Bon Iver

  • Pop Vocal Album: “21,” Adele

  • Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: “Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse

  • Pop Solo Performance: “Someone Like You,” Adele

  • Rock Song: “Walk,” Foo Fighters

  • Rock Album: “Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters

  • Rock Performance: “Walk,” Foo Fighters

  • R&B Song: “Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim & Jack Splash

  • R&B Album: “F.A.M.E.,” Chris Brown

  • Rap Performance: “Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

  • Rap Song: “All of the Lights,” Kanye West

  • Rap Album: “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West

  • Country Vocal Solo Performance: “Mean,” Taylor Swift

  • Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

  • Country Album: “Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

  • Latin Pop, Rock or Urban Album: “Drama y Luz,” Mana

  • Jazz Vocal Album: “The Mosaic Project,” Terri Lyne Carrington & various artists

  • Opera Recording: “Adams: Doctor Atomic,” Alan Gilbert, conductor

  • Traditional Gospel Album: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin

  • Dance Recording: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

  • Dance/Electronica Album: “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

  • Alternative Music Album: “Bon Iver,” Bon Iver

  • Spoken Word Album: “If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t),” Betty White
Full winners list here. And some performances…

Bruce Springsteen

The Beach Boys (w/ Maroon 5, Foster The People)

Adele

Glen Campbell

Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, David Guetta, Foo Fighters, Deadmau5

Nicki Minaj

Paul McCartney (w/ Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh)

Bon Iver’s Acceptance Speech

Comments (293)
  1. Thumbs up if you did not even bother to start reading that lump of text underneath Justin.

  2. Damn Bruce could at least let Stevie Van Zandt sing the chorus with him instead of hogging the whole mic. Tony Soprano would not be pleased

  3. Unexpected Bruce Springsteen performance FTW. Hopefully I’ll get to see him in Austin next month.

  4. I didn’t know Kathy Griffin played in the E Street Band…

  5. Solid opening from the Boss.

  6. LL Awkward J

  7. Pretty sure that was the first and last time McCartney was referred to as anyone’s homie or an OG.

  8. The lack of a Louis CK acceptance monologue will be the death of us. Kudos to Justin though.

  9. luckily no weird bruno mars collaborations like maroon 5, foster the people and the beach boys

  10. I can’t even think of a caption for this

  11. LL sounded WAY too excited to be there, like the overenthusiastic camp counselor nobody liked

  12. 5 bucks that Uncle Jessie plays drums for the Beach Boys.

  13. JV is such a joker, pulling a Lady Gaga showing up in costume like that…

  14. All Bruno Mars needed was Jerome Benton and a big a$$ mirror.

  15. Name Clash Game: Grammy Edition
    BONNIE KEYS

  16. ADELE’S GOT ONE IN THE BAG

  17. Even money that Nicki Minaj’s third album will be entitled “Minaj a Trois”?

  18. Fat white guy with a bad goatee and a cowboy hat can only mean one thing: Some Bon-Jovi-with-a-Banjo country coming up after the break.

  19. I do not buy that Jay-Z and Kanye “couldn’t be here tonight”

  20. A-Trak tweeting livetweeting Grammys for GQ:

  21. Those people cheering behind Jack Black had no idea how long he’d be talking for.

  22. “Check your indie cred at the door, because it will be sold in a back alley to Bon Iver.” – Jack Black

  23. The best part of tonight is Dave Grohl wearing a Slayer tee

  24. best part of foos performance is seeing pat smears face looking like hes about to ejaculate

  25. Hannibal Buress is live tweeting the Grammys without watching them. Go look, it’s super funny.

  26. that target commercial with the parquor was better than any super bowl commercial i saw.

  27. Lana Del Rey isn’t performing? Why are we even bothering?

  28. so “LDR” = worthless for 1 bad day on SNL, yet…the great Chris Brown goes on the grammy’s and lip sync’s his worthless ASS off haha, brilliant. oh and you notice ‘whoever that was’ on SNL last night was singling along to her own vocal track AND had like 5 backup singers? IN TER ES TING. but no lets keep piling on miss bare completely solo bare vocals who uses NO tricks-cuz we have no life;)

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  30. A commercial for scientology? No more Grammys for me, I just vomited a little in my mouth.

  31. Dave Grohl is really starting to look old :/

    • I think he was in an accident. Ten years ago, he was learning to fly. Now he’s learning to talk again, learning to walk again. Is everything okay, Dave???

  32. I wish Slash would come out and do his guitar solo from NOVEMBER RAIN right now.
    No reason.

  33. It is way more fun to watch Chris Martin tumble and roll on the floor and stuff to “Every Teardrop”. Wish they were playing that one.

  34. So does this mean I don’t have to listen to Rihanna & Coldplay the rest of 2012?

    I feel my quota for both was just simultaneously met.

  35. i can’t believe how many awards they give away off air…..oh wait, yes i can.

  36. Wait, did I miss Drake?

  37. thanks chipotle!

  38. The point of this commercial is WILLIE NELSON LOVES BURRITO BOWLS. Me too, Willie.

  39. The best part of the grammy’s so far…. that beautifully touching Chipotle commercial WTF?

  40. I can’t hate the Foo Fighters. So lovable.

  41. NO ADAM LEVINE, NO!

    (amidoingitriteamrit?)

  42. Love Dave Grohl’s touching speech about learning to play an instrument and the human element of music, followed by LMFAO. #grammysbeingrammys

  43. Sorry Adam Levine but I did not want to hit my button and turn around for your voice

  44. SOME ONE RESURRECTED THE BEACH BOYS Y’ALL

  45. I would very much love to punch Mike Love in the face.

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