The 54th GRAMMY’s This is how they role (and “rule” the world?)

[Jakarta, LTTW] Marked by the shocking and heartbreaking news of the death of Pop Diva Whitney Houston at 48, and the glorious return of young British singer, Adele, since having throat surgery last year, the prestigious awards GRAMMY Awards was held for the 54th time on February 12, 2012.

For those of us who missed it, here is a list of some of the award-winning names that you’ll probably love, questioned, or even despised it.

1. Best Album

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Adele

Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

2. Best New Artist

Bon Iver

3. Best Rock Album

Wasting Light

Foo Fighters

[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

4. Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Forever

Corea, Clarke & White

[Concord Records]

5. Best New Age Album

What’s It All About

Pat Metheny

[Nonesuch]

6. Best R&B Album

F.A.M.E.

Chris Brown

[Jive Records]

7. Best Rap Album

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West

[Roc-A-Fella]

8. Best Blues Album

Revelator

Tedeschi Trucks Band

[Masterworks]

9. Best Folk Album

Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars

[Sensibility Music LLC]

10. Best Regional Roots Music Album

Rebirth Of New Orleans

Rebirth Brass Band

[Basin Street Records]

11. Best Reggae Album

Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life

Stephen Marley

[Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]

12. Best World Music Album

Tassili

Tinariwen

[Anti Records]

13. Best Dance/Electronica Album

Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Skrillex

[Big Beat/Atlantic]

14. Best Comedy Album

Hilarious

Louis C.K.

[Comedy Central Records]

15. Best Musical Theater Album

The Book Of Mormon

Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, artists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez,

Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)

[Ghostlight Records]

16. Best Instrumental Composition

Life In Eleven

Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)

Track from: Rocket Science

[eOne Music]

17. Best Orchestral Performance

Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)

[Deutsche Grammaphon]

18. Best Choral Performance

Light & Gold

Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)

[Decca]

19. Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)

Track from: Schwantner: Chasing Light…

[Naxos]

20. Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry

Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein

[Naxos]

Source: http://www.grammy.com