Who Took Home Gramophone Gold: Grammy Winners 2012

If you are a music fan you have heard about and watched the Grammy’s year after year (running since 1959). The Grammy Award (originally Gramophone Award), is a very prestigious award in the music industry. It symbolizes and recognizes outstanding achievements in the world of music. The annual presentation features performances by the most prominent artists. The 54th Grammy Award ceremony was held on February 12th 2012. In case you missed seeing the winners accept their trophies here are a list of the talented artists who now have Gold Grammy’s to add to their collection of achievements…BNL congratulates all of the talented nominees and winners.

Record of the Year- Adele for Rolling In The Deep

Album of the Year- Adele for 21

Song of the Year- Adele for Rolling In The Deep

Best New Artist- Bon Iver

Best Pop Solo Performance- Adele for Someone Like You

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance- Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse for Body and Soul

Best Pop Instrumental Album- The Road From Memphis by Booker T. Jones

Best Pop Vocal Album- Adele for 21

Best Dance Recording- Skrillex for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Best Dance/Electronic Album- Skillex for Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album- Tony Bennett & Various Artists for Duets ll

Best Rock Performance- Foo Fighters for Walk

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance- Foo Fighters for White Limo

Best Rock Song- Foo Fighters for Walk

Best Rock Album- Foo Fighters for Wasting Light

Best Alternative Music Album- Bon Iver for Bon Iver

Best R&B Performance- Corinne Baily Rae for Is This Love

Best Traditional R&B Performance- Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona- Fool For You

Best R&B Song- Cee Lo Green for Fool For You

Best R&B Album- Chris Brown for F.A.M.E

Best Rap Performance- Jay-Z & Kayne West for Otis

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration- Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie for All Of The Lights

Best Rap Song- All Of the Lights (All artists with the song)

Best Rap Album- Kanye West for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Country Solo Performance- Taylor Swift for Mean

Best Country Duo/Group Performance- The Civil Wars for Barton Hollow

Best Country Song- Taylor Swift for Mean

Best Country Album- Lady Antebellum for Own The Light

Best New Age Album- Pat Metheny for What’s It All About

Best Improvised Jazz Solo- Chick Corea for 500 Miles High

Best Jazz Vocal Album- Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists for The Mosaic Project

Best Jazz Instrumental Album- Corea, Clarke & White for Forever

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album- Christian McBride Big Band for The Good Feeling

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music- Le’Andria Johnson for Jesus

Best Gospel Song- Kirk Franklin for Hello Fear

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song- Laura Story for Blessings

Best Gospel Album- Kirk Franklin for Hello Fear

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album- Chris Tomlin for And If Our God Is For Us

Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album- Mana for Drama Y Luz

Best Regional Mexican or Tejano Album- Pepe Aguilar for Bicentenario

Best Banda Or Norteno Album- Los Tigres Del Norte for Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends

Best Tropical Latin Album- Cachao for The Last Mambo

Best Americana Album- Levon Helm for Ramble At The Ryman

Best Bluegrass Album- Alison Krauss & Union Station for Paper Airplane

Best Blues Album- Tedeshi Trucks Band for Revelator

Best Fold Album- Civil Wars for Barton Hollow

Best Regional Roots Music Album- Rebirth Brass Band for Rebirth of New Orleans

Best Reggae Album- Stephen Marley for Revelation Pr: The Root of Life

Best World Music Album- Tinariwen for Tassili

Best Children’s Album- Various Artists for All About Bullies…Big and Small

Best Spoken Word Album- Betty White for If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t)

Best Comedy Album- Louis C.K. for Hilarious

Best Musical Theater Album- Josh Gad & Andrew Fannells for The Book of Mormon

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media- Various Artists for Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media- Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech

Best Song Written For Visual Media- Alan Menken & Glenn Slater for I See The Light (Tangled)

Best Instrumental Composition- Bela Fleck and Howard Levy for Life In Eleven

Best Instrumental Arrangement- Gordon Goodwin for Rhapsody In Blue

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying- Jorge Calandrelli for Who Can I Turn To

Best Recording Package- Caroline Robert Art Director (Arcade Fire) for Scenes From The Suburbs

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Packages- Dave Bett & Michelle Holme for The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story

Best Album Notes- Adam Machado for Hear Me Howling!

Best Historical Album- Paul McCartney and others for Band On The Run

Best Engineered Album- Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley for Paper Airplane

Producer of the Year- Paul Epworth for Foster the People, Cee Lo Green and Adele

Best Remixed Recording- Sonny Moore for Cinema (Skillex Remix)

Best Surround Sound Album- Elliot Scheiner for Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Best Engineered Album- Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton for Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

Producer of the Year- Judith Sherman

Best Orchestral Performance- Gustavo Dudamel Los Angeles Philharmonic for Brahms: symphony No. 4

Best Opera Recording- Alan Gilbert for Adams: Doctor Atomic

Best Choral Performance- Eric Whitacre for Light & Gold

Best Small Ensemble Performance- Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey for Macky: Lonely Motel

Best Classical Instrumental Solo- Giancarlo Guerrero for Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion & Orchestra

Best Classical Vocal Solo- Joyce DiDonato for Diva Divo

Best Contemporary Classical Composition- Robert Aldridge & Hershel Garfien for Elmer Gantry

Best Short Form Music Video- Adele for Rolling In The Deep

Best Long Form Music Video- Foo Fighters for Back and Forth