#Grammys2012: Adele, Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Foo Fighters among early winners

by Wilfred Okiche

The 54th Grammy awards got underway with a pre-awards show telecast where most of the winners in the minor categories were announced.

Rap star Kanye West took home 3 awards including best rap album for his ‘My beautiful dark twisted fantasy’ album. Rockers,  The Foo Fighters also won 3 gongs including best rock album for ‘Wasting light.’ Newbie Skrillex won 3 in the dance/electronic genres and is up for Best new artiste.

And of course, Adele opened her campaign with a win in the best pop vocal album category. Other winners include Taylor Swift, Tony Bennet, Cee-lo Green and Bon Iver.

Among the expected highlights during tonight’s show is a Jennifer Hudson tribute to the late great Whitney Houston who passed away Saturday night.

See more winners here:

Best long form music video- Foo Fighters Back and forth

Best short form music video- Rolling in the deep Adele

Best traditional pop vocal album- Tony Bennet

Best dance/electronica album winner- Skrillex scary monsters and nice sprites

best musical theatre album- Book of Mormon

Best dance recording- Skrillex

Best spoken word album- Betty White if you ask me(and of course you wont)

Best Reggae album Stephen Marley Revelation part 1- The root of life

Best classical vocal solo- Joyce DiDonato  Diva Divo

Producer of the year-classical – Judith Sherman

Best Jazz vocal album- The Mosaic projectTerri Lyne Carrington and various artistes

BestBluegrassalbum- Allison Krauss &Union station- Paper Airplane

Best Blues album- Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Regional rootsmusic album- Rebirth Brass Band Rebirth of New Orleansbest Rap/sung collaboration- Kanye West Ft Rihanna All of the lights

Best Rap song All of the lights- Kanye West

Best Rap Album winner- My beautiful dark twisted fantasy Kanye West

Best traditional R&B winner- Fool for you Cee-lo Green

Best pop vocal album- Adele

Best popduo/group performance- Body and soul Tony Bennet &Amy Winehouse

Best Hard rock performance- White limo- Foo Fighters

Best Country solo performance- Mean Taylor Swift

Best remix recording- Skrillex

Best Alternative music album- Bon Iver Bon Iver

Best country song- Taylor Swift Mean

Best Folk album- The Civil wars

Best Rock album- Foo Fighters Wasting Light

Best country duo performance- The Civil wars


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