Grammy Award 2012 Highlights

The Grammy Awards is a huge night for music.  Here are some of the most exciting moments from the Grammys that you won’t want to forget (or, in the case of Nicki Minaj‘s performance, maybe you will!):

Chris Brown rocks the stage with his hot dance moves and acrobatic stunts in his performance of “Turn Up The Music” and “Beautiful People.”

The Beach Boys reunion performance with Maroon 5 and Foster the People results in many Full House and Uncle Jesse nostalgia references on Twitter.

Stevie Wonder is adorable.

The Civil Wars take the stage to introduce one of our favorite country sweethearts and show off a little while their at it in their song “Barton Hollow.”

Taylor Swift looks perfectly country as she plucks a banjo (with her lucky number 13 on it!) during her performance of the Best Country Song winning tune “Mean.”

Katy Perry performs new single “Part of Me” at the Grammys – is it a jab at ex-hubbie Russell Brand?

Adele performs for the first time since her vocal-chord surgery in November.  Her voice does sound noticeably different – definitely more clean.  How do you feel now that her signature raspy tone is gone?

After the memorial tribute video to all the amazing people in the music community we’ve lost this past year – like Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Steve JobsJennifer Hudson is hit with a lone spotlight for her beautiful and emotional cover of “I Will Always Love You” in tribute to the late Whitney Houston.

Different genres are brought together and celebrated with the dance mash-up by Chris Brown, David Guetta (who looked like he was having the best time ever!), Lil Wayne, Foo Fighters, and Deadmau5.  Glow sticks flash while audience members go wild!

And heads turn when Nicki Minaj hits the stage in what is essential a movie-musical “The Exorcism of Roman.”  From the religious theme to the dancing monks to the levitating, Minaj puts on quite a show – but is she just trying to one-up Lady Gaga?  Earlier this year Gaga performed a similar scene complete with confessional during her performance of “Marry the Night” on The X-Factor.

Finally, Adele sweeps the Grammys, taking home six awards: Album of the Year (21), Record of the Year (“Rolling in the Deep”), Song of the Year (“Rolling in the Deep”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Someone Like You”), Best Pop Vocal Album (21), and Best Short Form Music Video (“Rolling in the Deep”).  In fact, she ties with Beyoncé for most awards won by a female artist in one night.

Check out the full list of Grammy winners here!

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