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Photos: 2012 Grammy Awards

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  1. David Guetta

    David Guetta performs at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson performs “I Will Always Love You” in memory of the late Whitney Houston during the Grammys. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj kicks off her Grammys performance with "I Feel Pretty" from "West Side Story" before launching into her new single "Roman Holiday." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Glen Campbell, Reid Perry and Blake Shelton

    Glen Campbell, left, sings "Rhinestone Cowboy" with Reid Perry of The Band Perry, center, and Blake Shelton during a tribute to the country singer, who revealed last summer that he has Alzheimer's. Campbell was honored with a lifetime achievement award. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Justin Vernon, Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood

    Justin Vernon of the band Bon Iver accepts the award for best new artist. Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood presented the trophy. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Katy Perry

    Katy Perry kicks off her performance with her hit song "E.T." The tune suddenly stopped and switched to "Part of Me," a song about a bad romance. (Robyn Beck / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys perform “Good Vibrations,” their first live performance in more than two decades. After the set, Brian Wilson said, "It was a different experience, and it was a thrill for me. Just being on stage together gives us a chance to express ourselves vocally and instrumentally." (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift performs “Mean” at the Grammys. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Paul McCartney

    Paul McCartney performs the song "My Valentine" from his new album at the Grammys. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters

    Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters perform their Grammy nominated song “Walk” outside the Staples Center. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Rihanna and Chris Martin

    Rihanna and Chris Martin of Coldplay perform at the Grammys. Rihanna started with a solo of "We Found Love," and the two sang "Princess of China" and Coldplay finished with "Paradise." (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton

    Lady Gaga, left, Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton sit in the audience during the Grammys. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

    Singers Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson perform their duet "Don't You Wanna Stay." (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown performs "Turn Up the Music" and "Beautiful People" at the Grammys. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Adele

    Adele, wearing a custom black Armani gown and a 12.4 carat diamond ring, accepts the award for best pop solo performance for "Someone Like You." She later took home trophies for album, record and song of the year, among others. Of "21," she said, "this record was inspired by something really normal, everyone's gone through it, which is a rubbish relationship." (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars performs "Runaway Baby" and tells the audience to have some fun during his set. (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt

    Alicia Keys, left, and Bonnie Raitt perform "Sunday Kind of Love." (Matt Sayles / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Whitney Houston

    The audience applauds as singer Whitney Houston, who died on Saturday, Feb. 11, is shown in a 1994 Grammy performance during the 54th annual Grammy Awards. (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. LL Cool J

    Host LL Cool J opens the show by leading a prayer for Whitney Houston. (Kevin Winter / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. Bruce Springsteen

    Singer Bruce Springsteen kicks off the Grammy Awards with "We Take Care of Our Own." (Mario Anzuoni / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. Adam Levine and Anne Vyalitsyna

    Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 and his girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna, pose on the red carpet at the 54th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 12, in Los Angeles. (Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Taylor Swift

    Country star Taylor Swift poses in a high-necked Zuhair Murad gown at the Grammys. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Rihanna

    Singer Rihanna shows off her figure in a custom Giorgio Armani gown on the red carpet. (Getty Images, AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Kelly Rowland

    Singer Kelly Rowland wears Alberta Ferretti to the Grammys. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Nicki Minaj

    Singer Nicki Minaj shows off her Versace gown on the Grammys red carpet with a man dressed as a pope. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  26. Alicia Keys

    Singer Alicia Keys arrives at the Grammys in an Alexandre Vauthier dress. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  27. Julianne Hough

    Singer, actress and former "Dancing With the Stars" pro Julianne Hough wears a strapless Kaufman Franco dress on the Grammys red carpet. Her boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest, reportedly picked out the gown. (Chris Pizzello / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  28. Robyn

    Singer Robyn strikes a pose as she arrives on the Grammys red carpet. (Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  29. Carrie Underwood

    Singer Carrie Underwood poses in a sequined Gomez-Gracia tulle gown on the Grammys red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  30. Bonnie McKee

    Singer Bonnie McKee shows off her unusual bright outfit on the Grammys red carpet. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  31. Cindi Lauper

    Singer Cyndi Lauper shows off her dark youthful look at the Grammys. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  32. Corinne Bailey Rae

    Singer Corinne Bailey Rae shows off a gown by "Project Runway" season four champ Christian Siriano. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  33. Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose

    Rapper Wiz Khalifa, in Dolce & Gabbana, and his girlfriend, model Amber Rose in Versace, arrive at the Grammys. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  34. Sasha Gradiva

    Singer Sasha Gradiva literally shows off her guns as she arrives for the Grammys. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  35. Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi

    "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi shows off her slender new figure in a body-hugging Bebe dress on the Grammys red carpet. (Larry Busacca / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  36. Fergie

    Singer Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas wears Neil Lane jewelry with a haute couture gown from Paul Gaultier at the Grammys. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
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