Monday, February 14, 2011

53rd Annual Grammy Award Winners in Select Categories

It was a crazy night at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.  First, Canadian rock band, Arcade Fire surprised pretty much everyone with their win for "Album of the Year" (The Suburbs).  The acclaimed alternative band was so surprised, they even performed another song to close out the Grammy telecast.

Lady Antebellum won 5 Grammys, including Record and Song of Year.  Esperanza Spalding, the jazz singer and bassist from Portland, Oregon, became the first jazz artist to win "Best New Artist," and she counts Prince as a mentor  Nominated in 10 categories, Eminem won 2, including "Best Rap Actor."  Neil Young also won his first Grammy (in a musical category).

For a complete list of winners in the 109 categories, go to this page at the Grammy website.  Here, is a list of winners in selected major categories (thanks to the Associated Press via Yahoo) with a special addition on my part:

Album of the Year: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire

Record of the Year: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Pop Vocal Album: "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: "Hey Soul Sister," Train

Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga

Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Just The Way You Are," Bruno Mars

Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young

Rock Album: "The Resistance," Muse

R and B Song: "Shine," John Legend and The Roots

R and B Album: "Wake up!" John Legend and The Roots

Rap Solo Performance: "Not Afraid," Eminem

Rap Song: "Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Rap Album: "Recovery," Eminem

Female Country Vocal Performance: "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert

Male Country Vocal Performance: "'Til Summer Comes Around," Keith Urban

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Country Album: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Latin Pop Album: "Paraiso Express," Alejandro Sanz

Contemporary Jazz Album: "The Stanley Clarke Band," The Stanley Clarke Band

Classical Album: "Verdi: Requiem," Riccardo Muti, conductor

Traditional Gospel Album: "Downtown Church," Patty Griffin

Dance Recording: "Only Girl (In The World)," Rihanna

Electronic Dance Album: "La Roux," La Roux

Alternative Music Album: "Brothers," The Black Keys

Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: "Zydeco Junkie," Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band

Spoken Word Album: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)," Jon Stewart

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