Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

Amrit Singh | February 12, 2012 - 9:07 pm

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)


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