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54th Grammy Awards

54th Grammy Awards

Grammy Awards Live Updates

by Andrew Tijs on February 13, 2012

in News,Noise Pro

Keep refreshing for the latest updates from the 54th Grammy Awards.

54th Grammy Awards

54th Grammy Awards

The 54th Grammy Awards are taking place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, right now as we type. As long as the stream keeps on streaming, you’ll get the info on the latest winners, performances, and tributes for 2012 here.

There will be performances from The Beach Boys, Foster The People, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Tony Bennett, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Glen Campbell, Blake Shelton, Coldplay, Rihanna, Deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Alicia Keys, Bonnie Raitt, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band and Taylor Swift.

And we can certainly expect some moving tributes to Whitney Houston, as almost every single star on the red carpet has mentioned their affection for the recently deceased pop icon.

All timestamps are Australian Eastern Standard Daylight Savings Time, beginning at midday.

It goes without saying, there will be spoilers. If you’re watching, join the conversation in the comments.


3:30: Oh, it’s not over. Dave Grohl and The Boss appear on stage with Paul Mac for a guitar wankfest. Phew. Now it’s done.

3:28: Finally, we leave you with a photo of Gwyneth Paltrow and Rihanna comparing bare flanks.

3:24: And the 54th Grammy Awards are closed out by “My homie!” according to LL Cool J, Sir O.G. Paul McCartney, performing ‘Carry That Weight’. No Adele jokes.

3:23: Here’s a clip of the Jennifer Hudson tribute to Whitney Houston.

3:20: And the Album Of The Year, delivered by Diana Ross and LL, goes to… Adele! No surprises. She has a bit of a blubber. “Fank you so much! Fank you”. “Mum! Girl did good!” She fanks Rick Rubin, who taught her about quality control. “Oh my god, I got a bit of snot!” she sniffs. She seems genuinely overwhelmed.

3:18: Buzzfeed have collected some very disturbing online reactions to Chris Brown’s controversial addition to the Grammys. Yikes.

3:13: Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic congratulates Foo Fighters for their five wins.

3:11: Previous winners Lady Antebellum deliver the Record Of The Year to… Adele for ‘Rolling In The Deep’! “Yeah, fanks.”

3:08: Cool photo of Deadmau5 polishing off his performance.

3:05: Here’s an insane, Catholic-baiting performance of ‘Roman’s Revenge’ from Nicki Minaj. This will be bothering people for days.

2:56: David Guetta and Chris Brown get a visit from Tunechi on stage for ‘Matrix’! And now Foos team with Deadmau5 for ‘Rope’.

2:51: The Washington Post puts up a gallery of the Best, Worst and Weirdest Red Carpet fashion.

2:48: A snap of Taylor Swift juggling Grammys.

2:43: Here it is; the Whitney memorial. Jennifer Hudson, initially unaccompanied, performing ‘I Will Always Love You’.

2:40: In memorium: Steve Jobs, Heavy D, Amy Winehouse, Johnny Otis, Benny Spellman, Bert Jansch, Gary Moore, Gerard Smith of TV On The Radio, and more and more.

2:38: Holy hell! Four million new Adele ‘stations’ have been added to Pandora since she sang!

2:35: A diverse line-up for Best New Artist (Skrillex, The Band Perry, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj), which goes to… Bon Iver. New.

2:33: More Adele love, this time from Big Boi of Outkast.

2:32: Carrie Underwood could use some lessons in understatement from Tony Bennett, which is handy because he’s standing right next to her singing ‘It Had To Be You’.

2:22: Talk as much smack as you want about Chris Brown. Here’s a backstage photo of him and Stevie Wonder.

2:20: Taylor Swift introduces a tribute to the ailing Glen Campbell, with The Band Perry kicking off. Then Blake Shelton. Now the man himself doing ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’.

2:16: Even the eternally-cool Diplo can’t fight the Adele love.

2:14: E!Online have decided high necklines were the big red carpet trend this year. #cleavagebusters

2:11: Rihanna, Sir O.G. Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl and everyone else give Adele an extended Welcome Back ovation.

2:06: Gwyneth (that Gwyneth) introduces four-time winner Adele, who starts an a capella version of ‘Rolling In The Deep’ without a nodule to be heard.

2:00: Coldplay tweet that Foo Fighters are owning the Grammys. Any bitterness?

1:59: Best Country Album awarded to… Lady Antebellum!

1:56: Flames! Glass smashing! Anarchy! Nah, it’s just Katy Perry doing the post-apocalypse thang.

1:52: Adele wins Song Of The Year! Surprise surprise.

1:45: Taylor Swift does a full band version of her Grammy-winning song ‘Mean’ and the crowd is in paroxysms. Really? Country music, people?

1:39: Busta Rhymes tweets that Paul McCartney is O.G. For real.

1:37: Common pays tribute to Gil Scott-Heron and they deliver the Grammy for Best R&B Album to… Chris Brown! Applause is big. He must’ve been forgiven by everyone (except comedian Jamie Kilstein, who goes hard on the man.)

1:33: Stevie Wonder plays some harmonica, the crowd goes typically bananas, and he introduces a performance from Paul McCartney.

1:27: Jesse Keeler from Death From Above/MSTRKRFT tweets that the BBs wearing their own merch is “so rap”.

1:24: The original Beach Boys are doing a surprisingly decent job of ‘Good Vibrations’, with Mark Foster and Adam Levine on the harmonies.

1:22: The twitter account for The Illuminati (not so secret now!) says Nicki Minaj and her Pope are mind control at its finest. Nice.

1:18: The surviving original members of the Beach Boys are introduced by Maroon 5 playing ‘Surfer Girl’, for some reason. Then Foster The People do ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’, for some reason, in classic Beach Boys summer suits.

1:14: Host LL Cool J gets his franchise-friend Pauley Perrette (and a couple of NY Giants) on to present Best Rock Performance, which goes to… Foo Fighters! It’s their fifth Grammy so far.

1:10: Mr.WorldPremiere is furiously uploading the performances – Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Broooce.

1:06: Here’s a photo of Lady Gaga freaking Paul McCartney out on the red carpet

1:03: Okay, now Coldplay are up front, playing ‘Paradise’. Comedian Todd Barry doesn’t like Chris Martin’s shirt.

1:01: Deadmau5 showed up in full mask wearing a tee-shirt with double-winner Skrillex’s phone number on it. Skrillex hasn’t set up his message bank. We checked.

12:59: Rihanna and Coldplay team up on her song ‘We Found Love’. The dancers with flares are outnumbering the Coldplayers.

12:55: Good to see Nicki Minaj’s giant red cloak costume isn’t preventing her from tweeting.

12:47: Jack Black introduces his buddies, quadruple-winners already Foo Fighters, to play their Best Rock Song winner ‘Walk’.

12:37: Kanye West and Jay-Z win Best Rap Performance for ‘Otis’.

12:25: Adele wins Best Pop Solo Performance.

12:10: The Grammys open with a compilation of Whitney Houston Grammy wins.

Winners so far (untelevised):
Best Folk Album and Best Country Duo Performance: The Civil Wars – Barton Hollow.
Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance: Taylor Swift – ‘Mean’.
Best Pop Vocal Album: Adele – 21.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – ‘Body and Soul’.
Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance and Best Long Form Music Video: Foo Fighters – Wasting Light, ‘Walk’, ‘White Limo’, Back And Forth.
Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance:  CeeLo Green – ‘Fool For You’
Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kanye West – My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy, ‘All Of The Lights’.
Best Alternative Album: Bon Iver – Bon Iver.
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Rebirth Brass Band – Rebirth Of New Orleans.
Best Blues Album: Tedeschi Trucks Band – Revelator.
Best Bluegrass Album: Alison Krauss and Union Station – Paper Airplane.
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists – The Mosaic Project.
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Paul Epworth.
Best Short Form Music Video: Adele – ‘Rolling In The Deep’.
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett – Duets II.
Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Dance Recording: Skrillex – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites.
Best Musical Theater Album: Book Of Mormon.
Best Spoken Word Album: Betty White – If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t).

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