Kanye West, Jay-Z & Chris Brown Win At The 2012 Grammy Awards

Some weren't as fortunate, with J. Cole, Nicki Minaj and more losing in their respective categories.

Last night, Kanye West became Hip Hop's biggest victor at the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Though Yeezy wasn't in attendance, he was honored with Best Rap Album for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Best Rap Song for "All of the Lights" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "All of the Lights." With Jay-Z, 'Ye also took home the award for Best Rap Performance for "Otis."

Additionally, Chris Brown picked up the trophy for Best R&B Album, which honored his latest LP F.A.M.E. Cee Lo Green also took home a few statues, including Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Fool For You" with Melanie Fiona.

Some weren't as fortunate, with J. Cole and Nicki Minaj losing out for Best New Artist, which was awarded to indie musician Bon Iver. Additionally, Cee Lo, Bruno Mars and Rihanna lost out to Adele's 21 for Best Pop Vocal Album, while 'Ye and Bruno Mars lost to Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" for Song of the Year.

Check the full list of winners at Grammy.com, and click below to see performances from last night's ceremony.

Performances: Nicki Minaj, Rihanna & Coldplay, Alicia Keys & Bonnie Raitt, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson

RELATED: Lil Wayne Sends Shots At Jay-Z & Kanye West At Pre-Grammy Party

82 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Mbdtf, a classic????? Lol. I don't know tho, but only 5tracks made my playlist. Dark fantasy, power, devil in new dress, So appalled, gorgeous!! All of d lights, blame game are for pop rap fans.

    • ETK

      Graduation was a very anthemic album, Kanye wanted to make beats on that album that would sound amazing in a stadium(can't tell me nothing, big brother) stadium statusssssss... but better than MBDTF? bit of a reach there, but it's down to opinion. both productions on either albums were superb

    • True

      College Dropout is best. Even Graduation>>>>>MBDTF.

  • LordLamick

    It's interesting that the author of this article failed to mention that Lil Wayne, and more importantly YMCMB, failed to pick up any Grammy's despite Wayne's recent outbursts and the ongoing tensions between the two powers.

  • peter pan

    GOOD music is number 1 right now sweeping up the grammys hell even bon ivor got one the death of YMCMB has begun Shady 2.0 top dawg ent n GOOD music taking over

  • khordkutta

    "Who gives a fuck about a goddamn grammy..."-Flava Flav

  • YESSIR

    YALL WORRIED ABOUT YMCMB BUT THE REAL TRAGEDY IS NAS. I NOW HATE NAS. HE TOOK THAT MONEY FOR A CONCERT IN AFRICA AND NEVER GAVE IT BACK. THE CONCERT PROMOTER AND HIS KID ARE STILL BEING HELD CAPTIVE. IT HAS BEEN 45 DAYS HOW CRAZY IS THIS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH NAS HE IS A WORTHLESS PIECE OF CRAP

    • YESSIR

      FUCK OFF DIRTY HOMO, NAS KILLS IT OVER ALL YALL WACK ASS YMCMB FAGS. LIL GAYNE AND RICKY PRISON GUARD ROSAZ ARE NO SKILLS POP ARTISTS BUILT FOR 15YO KIDS WITH HORMONE PROBLEMS. NAS IS A LEGEND WITH SOME OF HIPHOP'S MOST CLASSIC ALBUMS, SHOW SOME RESPECT YOU BIYATCH.

  • Anonymous

    4th album to win a grammy for. Kanye is bigger than Michael or the beetles... actually no, but he's at least the third most popular artist, but number 1 for critical acclaim, and respect from true music lovers.

    • BrownJack

      People always thought I was crazy, but I think Kanye, by the end of his career, will be the closest to universal appeal other than Michael Jackson. Nowhere close, but he'll be the closest.

  • Anonymous

    GRADUATION WAS KANYES BEST ALBUM

  • YESSIR

    LIL WAYNE ASHES BLUNTS IN HIS GRAMMY U THINK WE CARE OVER AT YMCMB OVOXO? ITS ABOUT SALES AND CONCERT

    • Anonymous

      Aye Man it's aight. At least Nicki was nominated. That's cool right? I mean wayne and drake cool with not being the best anyway so YMCMB still getting money according to Birdman, which I believe. I mean a grammy only mean your the best, YMCMB fans don't care about being the best.HAH!!! Maybe next year Sucka!!! G.O.O.D Music about to take off!!!!

    • westlafinest

      Your Music sucks thats why it gets no recognition outside of teeny bopper CD purchases. YMCMB will not have a legacy once the sales dry up because they dont say shit in the music to elevate the culture..

  • DR_Jam

    I guess the Undun--The Roots, didn't qualify as a Grammy contender due to the release date. They better not sleep on it!

  • Anonymous

    @Brandon. Beats? Beats counts? Than Dr Dre is d goat. message????wtf, kid? What Message? U dumb kid....Go listen to section 80. Or greatest story never told. Innovation??? U make me laugh. Impact? Rofl.

  • Brandon Hamm

    Kanye stays winning where it matters! How many wins did YMCMB have last night?

  • blah

    Much deserved for Kanye, he clearly has been working hard and making some good music..To bad tho, he wasnt there but the Grammys arent dat important anyway after u win 1 cuz most of the time, it's about popularity and sales rather than quality of the albulm..Quality>Quantity anyday but $ makes the world go round

  • Jijuane

    Lmao!!! @ . "Niggas thought Cole World would be crazy... til it came out. Ya'll thought he was gonna bring hip-hop back... he ended up dropping a album with songs for bitches, songs about bitches n a couple of bitch ass nigga joints...." I thought I was trippin.. When I heard he was the one on tht WORK DAT trak I threw up a lil n my mouth.. Same with tht trey songs joint he got.. Jayz was n his ear big time about makin singles as u can see.. "Gone head n get ur money up on a couple singles.." Im sure thts wht Jay said.. But this doesnt seem to b who's goin to bring back hiphop for the east coast.. Or mayb its the mixtapes.. I dunno.. But if this is his entry in the industry then gone.let french montana get off .. at least he got the streets...

  • ETK

    I think it's the best way to describe Kanye. He's not a top 5 rapper. but he's one of the top 5 in the rap game right now. complete package. I have to laugh tho that the one night he wins a bunch of Grammys, the mo'fucka no-shows

  • south african

    Kudos to Yeezy a true genius in the game, he is definatley on his way to legendery status.

  • Anonymous

    18 grammys for Kanye....most in hip hop history...there's only three black artists with more; Quincy Jones 27 Stevie Wonder 22 Aretha Franklin 20 That's crazy....Right behind him is Beyonce with 16....Jay Z has 14 Grammy Family

  • DL Dub

    No wonder Cee Lo didnt win best R&B album. His shit wasnt even in the right category. That album was no where near pop, he took it back to 50 years of R&B soul. Hate the grammys

    • Anonymous

      Adele's album had 50s soul R&B samples too but her piece wasn't in R&B either...I think they got it right in his case

  • iamhiphop

    Congratulations to all of the Grammy winners. They all deserved it. @YESSIR Y U Mad? Can't accept the fact that Wayne and YMCMB lost at this year's Grammys? Seriously, stop with the hate. You always find some excuse to hate on any rapper that's not on YMCMB/MMG. "He can't do a good album without features," what kind of bullshit is that? He had a vision of doing a musical masterpiece and he recruited musicians of all genres of music to create what would be MBDTF. Besides, Rick Ross can't even make a decent album/mixtape without a gangload of features. And Lil Wayne's last album (Carter 4) had a bunch of features. So don't be hypocritical.

  • Anonymous

    Jay gotta Grammy too yessir. Nigga why you hating on your favorite rappers favorite rapper.

  • YESSIR

    GOT TO GIVE KANYE CREDIT HE REALIZED HE DONT GOT IT ANYMORE SO HE HAD A TON OF PEOPLE WORK ON HIS ALBUMS SO THEY COULD SOUND DECENT. HIS SOLO PROJECT WAS WAY BETTER THAN WATCH THE THRONE. BUT LIKE I SAID SO MANY DAMN PEOPLE WORKED ON MBDTF.

    • Anonymous

      KANYES ALBUMS ARE HIS OVERALL VISIONS FOR THEM NO ONE HAS EVER CREATED A SUCCESSUL, MEMORABLE, CLASSIC, ALBUM WITHOUT SOMEONE ELSES INPUT OF ANY KIND

    • Brandon Hamm

      Kanye actually has some sort of production role in his albums, unlike Wayne. Just because Kanye takes the time to incorporate actual instrumentation into his compositions and doesn't just hand select a beat made by someone else using MIDI instruments doesn't make his music any less valuable just because he didn't contribute EVERY LITTLE DETAIL to the song.

    • OC

      What's that? All I heard was *gargle gargle gargle gargle*

    • Mylie

      the producers have all said that MBDTF was all Kanyes visions he brought in other muscians because they bring different sounds to the table a producer is like a director in a movie thats what Kanye does. its a hugh producton that expands his sound. so your wrong once again. why are you so mad fakkit? its because the music is rich and full of life istead of those cheap beats YMCMB have huh? and judging his solo work its his best work so far in his career lyrically.

    • Anonymous

      What about Ross and Wayne? They can't do a good album without a lot of features.

    • Anonymous

      for the first time, u sound reasonable. props!!!! i co-sign....ye cant make a decent album without a shit load of guests.

  • YESSIR

    CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS BUT AS JAY Z SAID "MEN LIE WOMEN LIE NUMBERS DONT" YMCMB GOT THE BEST SALES CANT WAIT TILL THEY COME OUT AGAIN THIS WEEK

  • Anonymous

    yeah where is that groupie always talking that ymcmb swag shit lost 4 words ymcmb camp did'nt win shit..... lmao you can fool this young dumb kids who don't know real hip hop what now so icy boi talk that shit now tell birdman to go put a grammy tattoo on his head ba'itchhhhhhhh

  • anonymous

    stay losin wayne in ur clown ass spongebob shoes... haha how embarrassing for him not winnin a single damn thing after knockin on watch the throne the day before

  • YESSIR

    OK I ADMIT IT, JAY AND YEEZY DO HAVE A NICE FLOW. MBTF WAS A HIPHOP CLASSIC AS MUCH AS I HATE TO SAY!! MAYBE THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR YMCMB? I'M MOVING CAMPS!

  • Mandy Sandy

    lil gayne iz now watchin da throne get all da grammyz dat he thought he wuz gon win. jay! and hiz team stayz winnin. he beat eminem last year 3 grammyz to 2, and he and ye beat da whole ymcmb camp last nite. haterz stay hatin. "it wuz all good a week ago, niggaz feel they selvez, and watch da throne drop, niggaz they kill themselvez" RN/GM BITCH! #YMCMBLOST

  • Anonymous

    Lmao hey yessir, Yadig, what happened niggas. Now watch all the fans say they got hated on.

  • jg

    Yeezy deserves it that album was a hiphop classic

  • Mylie

    Kanye West is on his way to Legendary status whether you ike him or not, His music is to good to ignore. True artist in a sea full of fake industry people. props to The Throne. wayne takes an L' he was there and didn't win sh1t while Ye and Jay wining awards and they not even there. boss sh1t.

    • Anonymous

      Ye is one of the best ever.

    • Brandon Hamm

      @I doubt - Your list was only comparing them from a lyrical perspective. Rappers Better Than Ye in Terms of Raps, Beats, Messages, Innovation, Impact: None that I can think of, tbh.

    • I doubt

      Don't be foolish....None of Kanye's albums go done into history.....U can't place any of his albums up there with the likes of Slom Shady Lp, The Chronic, DoggyStyle, Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint, MMLP, All Eyez on Me, Me Against the world, Straight outta compton, illmatic, stillmatic, it was written......Etc He is a good musician.....Lady Gaga is a good musician....But u can place in the midst of dignitaries like Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys, Lauyrin Hill....Etc. Kanye is one of the hottest now(If not the hottest), So is lady Gaga. Rappers Better than Ye 1. Common 2. Talib Kweli 3. Pac 4. BIG 5. Em 6. Jay 7. Nas 8. Mos Def 9. Black Thoughts 10. All the members of Wu Tan 11. Outkast(Both Of em) 12. Bone Thugs(All of em) 13. Royce da 59 14. Crooked I 15. Joe Budden 16. Snoop Dogg(Classic Snoop) 17. A Tribe Called Quest(All of Em) 18. Guru 19. Beanie Segal 20. Scarface 21. UGK 22. 88 Ball 23. Ludacris 24. AZ 25. Game 26. Kendrick Lamar 27. 50cent 28. Immortal Tech 29. Tech n9ne 30. Busta Rhymes 31. Jadakiss 32. Styles P 33. DMX 34 Rakim ... Mind u, i ain't hating...Dude is yet to enter the Hip Hop History Books. And yes, grammy only add to your status....Whitney Houston won only 5 Grammys....Mariah Carey, same. MJ won about 10..........Nas never won any.....So ?

    • Anonymous

      They don't count because Nasir never got one? LMAO.

    • south african

      Anyone who says Grammy's dont count is a fool.Nothing is more satisfying to an artist than the recognition from their peers.The prestige and honour is what every artist or actor yearns for.

    • Anonymous

      @The last Anonymous: Finally someone said it right. I totally agree. From the point of view of a rapper, he probably is not the best, Jay-Z, Nas, B.I.G. and so on are still technically better on the mic. But looking at musicians, Kanye West surely is one of Hip-Hop's greatest artists and thus one of music's greatest artists... of all time.

    • Anonymous

      I agree the grammys on't dictate whos a better artist. Kanye may not be a top 5 "rapper" But to say he isn't a top 5 Hip Hop Artist all time is ridic. From his songs, to his production, to his antics, his style (like it or not) He has added more to hip hop than mostin his generation.

    • Anonymous

      legend ??? i can name 50 rappers better than him, literally. Grammys dont count....Nas has 0

    • Mylie

      my bad. yeah he already is a legend. G.O.O.D Music.

    • Anonymous

      hahaha so true,. Wayne sittin there watching them win awards and they probably at home chillin

    • Anonymous

      on his way? he already there.

  • myDICK

    lil' gayne will NEVER win a grammy. now, get off me.

    • ETK

      Carter 3 was understandable because there was incredible hype for the album, somehow.. Wayne knows how to hype his albums. then he released Lollipop/A Milli which made cuckoo bucks in downloads.. but yeah he prolly won't get a grammy again.. maybe for a single at most

    • south african

      But he has already won one for the Carter3 if im not mistaken.

    • Anonymous

      He saidly did win a bunch of them for Tha Carter III

  • HEAT

    Lol Wayne making comments about not watching the Throne and Ye and J win a grammy, Wayne ain't win shit and he was at the grammys

  • ahh

    Next year Jermaine, next year. You'll take it all best collab with K. dot, best rap performance best all ya'll see

    • Anonymous

      ...except that he ain't really gon win shit. Niggas thought Cole World would be crazy... til it came out. Ya'll thought he was gonna bring hip-hop back... he ended up dropping a album with songs for bitches, songs about bitches n a couple of bitch ass nigga joints. Kendrick shouldn't even fuck with Jermaine, he got enough niggas around him that make far better music than J. Cole (Black Hippy). Cole failed last year, he will fail this year too.

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