The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2012. It's the biggest show in the music industry with many of our favorite musicians making an appearance. Do you remember what happened two decades ago at the 34th Grammy Awards? Here's a flashback to help you remember some of the hottest stars that were there that night.
20 years ago, Garth Brooks was at his peak, and country music was never hotter. On that night, the country icon won for Best Country Vocal Performance - Male, for his hit "Ropin' the Wind." The single was from his second album, "No Fences," that became the first country album in history to debut at the top of the charts.
The "Friends in Low Places" crooner celebrated his 50th birthday on February 7, and has been happily married to his long-time friend and fellow country music singer, Trisha Yearwood, for six years.
Sting was also a winner that night, for Best Rock Song. The English musician wrote the winning song, "The Soul Cages," on the album with the same title that was dedicated to his father. In recent years, he's been more involved in political activism then music, and during an interview with MSNBC, he remarked on America's latest battles between democrat and republican politicians, saying, "I think it's unpatriotic."
In 1992, the rock group Van Halen won its only Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance for the album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge." It may only be appropriate that the band was rumored to be appearing at the Grammy Awards two decades later, but it's never been confirmed and seems unlikely at this point.
The band has reunited for both a tour and an album that was released on February 7, entitled "A Different Kind of Truth." Frontman, David Lee Roth told fans who'd been waiting nearly 30 years for his return, "Told you I was coming back/Say you miss me/Say it like you mean it."
One of our favorite heavy metal bands of all time, Metallica , won an award for Best Metal Performance for their album, "Metallica," more commonly known as "The Black Album." The record included some of their most popular songs such as, "Nothing Else Matters," "Enter Sandman," and "The Unforgiven."
Despite some dramatic ups and downs for the band over the last 20 years, the band still plays on, and last November they confirmed they'll be headlining at the British music festival, Download 2012, and will perform their most popular album in its entirety on June 9.
LL Cool J
Rapper LL Cool J won for Best Rapper Performance at the 34th Grammy Awards, and two decades later, he'll be the host of the show. He'll be the first official host the show has had in seven years, making it a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary.
The 43-year-old star won the award for his popular song, " Mama Said Knock You Out," and today, he can also be seen on the television show, "NCIS: Los Angeles."
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