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The 54th Grammy Awards: The Winners List

Record of the year:

“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele

Album of the year:

“21,” Adele

Song of the year:

“Rolling in the Deep,” Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best new artist:

Bon Iver

Pop vocal album:

“21,” Adele

Pop solo performance:

“Someone Like You,” Adele

Pop duo/group performance:

“Body and Soul,” Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse

Pop instrumental album:

“The Road From Memphis,” Booker T. Jones

Traditional pop vocal album:

“Duets II,” Tony Bennett and various artists

Electronica/dance album:

“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Dance recording:

“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites,” Skrillex

Rock album:

“Wasting Light,” Foo Fighters

Rock performance:

“Walk,” Foo Fighters

Hard rock/metal performance:

“White Limo,” Foo Fighters

Rock song:

“Walk,” Foo Fighters

Rap album:

“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” Kanye West

Rap performance:

“Otis,” Jay-Z and Kanye West

Rap/sung collaboration:

“All Of The Lights,” Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Rap song:

“All Of The Lights,” Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)

Alternative music album:

“Bon Iver,” Bon Iver

R&B album:

Chris Brown, “F.A.M.E.”

R&B performance:

“Is This Love,” Corinne Bailey Rae

Traditional R&B performance:

“Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

R&B song:

“Fool For You,” Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona

Country album:

“Own the Night,” Lady Antebellum

Country solo performance:

“Mean,” Taylor Swift

Country duo/group performance:

“Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars

Country song:

“Mean,” Taylor Swift



David Guetta: I’m Trying To Make Music Like Whitney

Whitney Houston‘s astounding vocal talent has been an inspiration to a number of female singers who wanted to follow in her footsteps, but her music was also special enough to transcend across genres.

David Guetta, who was nominated for two Grammys and is performing at the awards show tonight, told reporters on the red carpet that Houston’s ability to speak to a wide variety of listeners always inspired him.

“I was really sad, it was the first year I didn’t go out,” Guetta said of the news that Houston had passed. “I didn’t feel like celebrating…She was making music that speaks to everyone, whether the white or black community. That’s something I’m always trying to do, and she’s always been an inspiration for me.”

Guetta added that he does see dance and electronica gaining more traction, not only in the mainstream but also among critics.

“It’s been amazing, I always wanted our community to grow bigger and share my passion with more people,” he said. “It’s very exciting. It’s really a new area for music. It’s really incredible…To be honest, it felt a little bit like people were ignoring us, even though we were playing to thousands, but the industry wasn’t really paying attention. But it’s happening now.”

Paul McCartney is MusiCares Person of the Year

It’s been a pretty good year for Sir Paul McCartney: The Beatles‘ album “1” rose to the top of iTunes last week (but who’s that surprised?), he’s set to marry Nancy Shevell, and now he’s also been named MusiCares 2012 Person of the Year.

The organization, which is in place to help out musicians in times of financial, medical and/or personal need, hosts a benefit gala ahead of the Grammys. McCartney will be honored at the event, scheduled for February 10, 2012, two days ahead of the 54th Grammy Awards.

The honor is being bestowed for both McCartney’s legendary achievements in the music biz and also for his charitable work, a statement from The Recording Academy says.

“Paul McCartney exemplifies the phrase ‘artist/philanthropist,’ and his extraordinary career is certainly a testament to the multifaceted power of his creative genius,” says Neil Portnow, the President and CEO of the MusiCares Foundation and The Recording Academy. “The unique talent, dedication and spontaneity he brings to his projects and live performances are unsurpassed, but are equaled by the impressive generosity and commitment he consistently devotes to a range of important charitable causes.”

McCartney, who’s involved with a variety of animal rights and humanitarian organizations and has also brought his talent to benefit concerts like Live Aid in 1985 and the Concert for New York City in 2001, says in the statement from The Recording Academy that he’s been “given a great gift” with his musical ability, and that it’s his “privilege to try to make the world a better place by giving back.”

“For more than 20 years, MusiCares has helped so many music people in times of crisis — whether with emergency financial assistance or access to addiction recovery resources — and it is an honor to be recognized as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year,” McCartney continued.

The 54th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS February 12 at 8 p.m.

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