New York (February 14, 2012)—All acts that performed using personal monitors during the 54th Annual Grammy Awards used the new Shure PSM1000 Personal Monitor System, including Adele, Coldplay, Maroon 5, Foster the People, and Taylor Swift.
Bruce Springsteen opened the Grammy Awards this year with “We Take Care of Our Own,” a track from his forthcoming album, Wrecking Ball, with the rest of The E Street Band all using wired Shure SM58 microphones for vocals.
Shure UHF-R wireless microphone systems, with a combination of SM58, Beta 58A, and KSM9 handheld transmitters, were used by artists for performances throughout the evening, including Bonnie Raitt (UR2/SM58), Coldplay (UR2/Beta 58), The Civil Wars (UR2/KSM9), and Jennifer Hudson (UR2/KSM9) for her rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” in honor of Whitney Houston.
Every year, the Grammy Awards include at least one tribute. This year was no different, with performances honoring The Beach Boys, performing with two Shure endorsers: Maroon 5 (UR2/SM58) and Foster the People (UR2/KSM9); and Glen Campbell, featuring Shure endorsers The Band Perry (UR2/SM58), Blake Shelton, and Campbell (UR2/SM58) himself.
The show ended just like it opened, with a legend performing on a wired SM58: Sir Paul McCartney closed the 2012 GRAMMY show with a medley of “Golden Slumbers,” “Carry That Weight,” and “The End.”