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12.02.2012 Press Release

FULL LIST OF WINNERS OF THE GRAMMY AWARDS + FEMI KUTI LOSES AWARD TO MALIAN BAND

By Akinnagbe Akintomide
FULL LIST OF WINNERS OF THE GRAMMY AWARDS + FEMI KUTI LOSES AWARD TO MALIAN BAND
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Afrobeat Maestro Femi Anikulapo kuti has lost this year's grammy award. Femi who got nominated for the third time through his Africa for Africa LP lost the highly coveted award to Tinariwen, a band of Tuareg-Berber musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali.

Here is the full list of winners of the 2012 Grammy Awards:

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance- Tony Bennett & Amywinehouse(Body & Soul)

Best Pop Vocal Album - Adele (21)

Best Rap Album -Kanye west(Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)

Best Rap Song-Kanye West(All of the lights)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration-Kanye west ft Kid cudi & Rihanna(All of the lights )

Best Country Solo Performance -Taylow Swift(Mean)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical – Skrillex (“Cinema”)

Best Gospel Album – Kirk Franklin (“Hello Fear”)

Best Complication Soundtrack – “Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1″

Best Score Soundtrack – “The King's Speech”

Best Song for Visual Media – “I See The Light” (from Tangled)

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

Album Notes: Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded by the San Francisco Bay

Historical Album: Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection—Deluxe Edition)

Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Paper Airplane

Surround Sound Album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Instrumental Composition: Life in Eleven

Instrumental Arrangement: Rhapsody in Blue

Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance: “Jesus,” Le'andria Johnson

Gospel Song: “Hello Fear,” Kirk Franklin, Songwriter (Kirk Franklin)

Contemporary Christian Music Song: “Blessings,” Laura Story

Contemporary Christian Music Album: And If Our God Is for Us…, Chris Tomlin

Latin Pop, Rock, or Urban Album: Drama Y Luz, Maná

Regional Mexican or Tejano Album: Bicentenario, Pepe Aguilar

Banda or Norteño Album: Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends, Los Tigres Del Norte

Tropical Latin Album: The Last Mambo, Cachao

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