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Grammys 2012: Best & Worst Dressed While Fashion Week soldiered on in NYC, music’s biggest stars flexed their style muscles and brought some panache and designer labels to the Grammy Awards in…

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While Fashion Week soldiered on in NYC, music’s biggest stars flexed their style muscles and brought some panache and designer labels to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. But, you can’t win them all, so from Nicki Minaj’s nun look to Rihanna’s not so innocent gown, here are our picks for the 10 Best and Worst dressed of the evening.

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    While Fashion Week soldiered on in NYC, music’s biggest stars flexed their style muscles and brought some panache and designer labels to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. But, you can’t win them all, so from Nicki Minaj’s nun look to Rihanna’s not so innocent gown, here are our picks for the 10 Best and Worst dressed of the evening.

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    BEST: Taylor Swift | Taylor continues to rock her signature golden goddess look, but this time added some modern edge in this elaborate Zuhair Murad gown. The country princess accessorized the look with Prada shoes, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

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    WORST: Nicki Minaj | The rapper sought fashion inspiration in Mother Teresa for the Grammys. Minaj made her way down the carpet in a red nun-like Versace ensemble. While not very figure-flattering, the rapper has our vote for most creative outfit of the night. She also had the hottest accessory of the evening, the Pope on her arm.

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    BEST: Adele | Grammy queen Adele looked like a classic Hollywood starlet in a custom black Giorgio Armani gown drenched in black sequins. The Vogue cover girl crowed her look with a 12.4 carat Harry Winston diamond ring.

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    WORST: Rick Ross | The rapper defied the protocol of the red carpet in this too-casual sweater look. Perhaps he just rolled out of bed and grabbed the first world’s most outrageous sweater he could find?

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    BEST: Rihanna | Someone looked badass chic in a black silk custom Giorgio Armani gown with a jaw dropping plunging neckline. The multi-nominated singer ever so delicately accentuated her lady parts with an enticing Jacquie Aiche necklace and diamond and gold snake armlet. Winning for best dressed of the night, Rih Rih punctuated the salutary gangster look with Christian Louboutin shoes.

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    WORST: Robyn | The Swedish singer couldn’t decide if she wanted to wear a mini or long dress, so she chose both, resulting in a severe look. She continued to shock, in all the wrong ways, with a pair of khaki platform shoes.

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    BEST: Katy Perry | The “Firework” singer cascaded down the red carpet in this stunning pale green princess-inspired Elie Saab creation, $2 million worth of jewels from Norman Silverman and Christian Louboutin heels.

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    WORST: Sasha | The Russia-born dance pop star channeled the terminator in this valiant but ultimately bizarre look. She transformed her arm into an arsenal adding some aggression to her delicate pink look. Who ever said guns go with everything was clearly mistaken.

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    BEST: Sophia Grace & Rosie Brownlee | Sophia Grace Brownlee and her hype girl Rosie added some sweet and cheeky flavor to walk the red carpet at the Grammys. The two darling ladies — famed for their raps aired on “Ellen” — looked pretty in pink in their signature tutus with some added golden flare.

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    WORST: Lady Gaga | The ‘Marry the Night’ singer appeared to be doing just that in this black veiled custom Versace ensemble. Mother Monster was a bit more toned down then we would have liked to see her, but still managed to grab attention rapping her entire body and face in fishnet. We love Gaga’s dark temptress look, but honestly expected something a bit more grand and glitzy.

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    Grammys 2012: Best & Worst Dressed (2024)

    FAQs

    What were the ratings for the Grammys in 2012? ›

    Ratings. The anticipation for the show's tributes to the late Whitney Houston greatly helped increased the ratings for the 54th Grammy Awards, which became the second highest in its history with 39.9 million viewers (trailing only behind the 1984 Grammys with 51.67 million viewers).

    What was the song of the year in 2012? ›

    Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' wins Song Of The Year | GRAMMY.com.

    Who won the Grammy Award for Best Album 2012? ›

    Adele earned trophies for Album Of The Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 21; Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling In The Deep"; and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Someone Like You.”

    When was Beyoncé nominated for the album of the year? ›

    Despite winning a record 32 Grammys, Bey was never snagged what many consider the most coveted trophy from the Academy. She was nominated for Album of the Year in 2009 for I Am... Sasha Fierce, in 2014 for Beyoncé, in 2017 for Lemonade, and in 2023 for Renaissance — but she lost out every time.

    What was the lowest ratings for the Grammys? ›

    The Grammys set a record low in 2021, 9.227 million, when much of the ceremony was virtual. The only Grammy ceremonies on record to average fewer than 17 million viewers have come since 2021.

    Did Whitney Houston make it to the Grammys 2012? ›

    Houston died on the eve of the Grammys at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where she was preparing to attend a pre-Grammy party. Her death cast a huge shadow over the event.

    What was the #1 song of 2012? ›

    Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know", featuring Kimbra, became the year's biggest-selling single, topping the Billboard Year-End Hot 100. Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Maroon 5's "One More Night" tied for the longest-running number-one single of the year, both spending nine consecutive weeks atop the chart.

    What is the most played song in 2012? ›

    For 2012, the list for the top 100 Billboard Hot 100 Year-End songs was published on December 14, calculated with data from December 3, 2011 to November 24, 2012. At the number-one position was Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" featuring Kimbra, which stayed atop the Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks.

    Who hosted 2012 GRAMMYs? ›

    LL Cool J took the stage as host for the first time in 2012 and returned to the Staples Center stage for the next four awards shows.

    What was the most successful album of 2012? ›

    Adele's 21 was the best-selling album of 2012. This was her second consecutive year at the top of the U.S. year-end charts.

    Who won Best Rap Performance at the 2012 GRAMMY Awards? ›

    Jay-Z and Kanye West accept the GRAMMY for Best Rap Performance at the 54th GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 12, 2012, in Los Angeles.

    Has Beyoncé ever had a number 1 album? ›

    With its US number one debut, Cowboy Carter helped Beyoncé become the first woman to debut their first eight solo albums at number one on the Billboard 200. It also became the first album by a black woman to top the Top Country Albums chart.

    Who has Beyoncé lost to for the album of the year? ›

    In those years, she lost to Taylor Swift's Fearless (2010), Beck's Morning Phase (2015), Adele's 25 (2017) and Harry Styles' Harry's House (2023). In an interview with Tidal ahead of the 2023 Grammys, Beyoncé's husband, Jay-Z, criticized the Recording Academy for snubbing his wife all those years.

    Has Beyoncé ever won the best album? ›

    Beyoncé has been nominated four times as a solo artist for the prestigious album of the year category, but has not won it once. She earned album of the year nominations in 2010 ("I Am... Sasha Fierce"), 2015 ("Beyoncé"), 2017 ("Lemonade") and 2023 ("Renaissance").

    What were the ratings for the GRAMMYs? ›

    Grammys Bring in 16.9 Million Viewers in 2024, Up 34% From Last Year.

    How did the GRAMMYs do in ratings? ›

    Nearly 17 million people tuned into the Grammys Sunday on CBS, up 34% from the 12.4 million that watched last year.

    What year did the GRAMMYs have the most views? ›

    The 26th Grammy Awards had the highest ratings in the awarding body's history with 51.67 million viewers, a record unmatched as of 2024, and is the third most watched live awards show in U.S. television history (after the 1983 and 1998 editions of the Academy Awards).

    How many people watched the GRAMMYs 2014? ›

    Ceremonies
    EditionDateViewers (in millions)
    56thJanuary 26, 201428.51
    57thFebruary 8, 201525.30
    58thFebruary 15, 201624.95
    59thFebruary 12, 201726.05
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