The 2012 Grammy Awards was an evening full of great performances and poignant moments, especially LL Cool J's prayer to Whitney Houston.

Here are some the best from the evening!


The Extra List: Best Moments from the 2012 Grammys

LL Cool J's Prayer to Whitney Houston

Grammys host LL Cool J addressed the tragic loss of Whitney at the start of the awards presentation. Watch.

Bruce Springsteen's Opening Song

Bruce and his E Street Band began the 2012 Grammy Awards.

Bruno Mars Swings

Giving a shout-out to Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars gets the Grammys audience on their feet!Get More: Music News [http://www.mtv.com/news/latest/music.jhtml]

Chris Brown's Moves

The hip-hop singer performs his song "Beautiful People."Get More: Music News [http://www.mtv.com/news/latest/music.jhtml]

Beach Boys Reunite!

The Beach Boys perform together for the first time in 20 years, aided by Maroon 5's Adam Levine.

Foo Fighters Prove Why They Rock

Foo Fighters were the only straight-up rock band, who swept all the rock Grammys, invited to perform. The Grammys made them perform out in the parking lot, that's how hard they jammed.

Adele Gives Us Chills

One of the night's biggest winner sang her gorgeous ballad "Rolling in the Deep" - and received a standing ovation for it.

Jennifer Hudson's Tribute to Whitney

There was not a dry eye in the house when the lovely Jennifer Hudson sang Houston's classic, "I Will Always Love You" during the in memoriam portion of the show.

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