The 2012 Grammy Awards show will be remembered for its performances, which some say brought out the best and the worst of the music industry — the best being Jennifer Hudson’s widely praised tribute to Whitney Houston, and the worst being Nicki Minaj’s on-stage exorcism orgy, now condemned by the Catholic League. Those acts, and many others, contributed to this year’s ceremony becoming the second most-watched Grammy Awards in history.

Take a look some performances and memorable Grammy moments in the videos below:

Stars rocked the red carpet in couture looks that were both beautiful and offbeat:

Adele was the big winner of the night, winning all six of the Grammy awards that she was nominated for, and performing for the first time since her vocal surgery.

Nicki Minaj had one of the most controversial performances of the night.

The Beach Boys joined Maroon 5 and Foster the People for a celebration of 50 years of their hits.

Here’s a second look at Jennifer Hudson’s Whitney Houston tribute:


View Photo Gallery: The Recording Academy celebrated some of music’s biggest names.

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