Monday, February 9, 2009

Grammy Winners

The 3 and a half hour Grammy ceremony is over, and here are the winners and highlights:

Album of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand

Best Rap Album: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: John Mayer, “Say”

Record of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Please Read This Letter”

Best New Artist: Adele

Best Rock Album: Coldplay, Viva la Vida

Best Pop Collaboration: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Rich Woman”

Song of the Year: Coldplay, “Viva la Vida”

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group: Sugarland, “Stay”

Best R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson

Best Rock Song: Bruce Springsteen, “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”

Best Metal Performance: Metallica, “My Apocalypse”

Best Hard Rock Performance: The Mars Volta, “Wax Simulacra”

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: John Mayer, “Gravity”

Best Alternative Music Album: Radiohead, In Rainbows

Best Pop Vocal Album: Duffy, Rockferry

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Coldplay, “Viva la Vida”

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Adele, “Chasing Pavements”

Best Contemporary R&B Album: Mary J. Blige, Growing Pains

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Alicia Keys; ” Superwoman”

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Ne-Yo, “Miss Independent”
Lil’ Wayne Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for MTV

Best Rap Song: Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major, “Lollipop” (D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer and R. Zamor, songwriters)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Estelle Featuring Kanye West, “American Boy”

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z and T.I. Featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne and M.I.A., “Swagga Like Us”

Best Rap Solo Performance: Lil Wayne, “A Milli”

Best Country Album: George Strait, Troubadour

Best Country Song: Sugarland, “Stay” (Jennifer Nettles, songwriter)

Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Brad Paisley, “Letter to Me”

Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Carrie Underwood, “Last Name”

Best Electronic/Dance Album: Daft Punk, Alive 2007

Best Dance Recording: Daft Punk, “Harder Better Faster Stronger”

Best Comedy Album: George Carlin, It’s Bad For Ya

Best Musical Show Album: In the Heights

Best Song Written for Motion Picture, “Down to Earth” (From Wall-E)

Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, The Dark Knight

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Juno

SO happy Adele won 2 awards, M.I.A. won one award, Coldplay nearly swept, it was a good night!

Here are the best performances of the night, in my opinion:

Sugarland performing "Stay", followed by the FANTASTIC Adele singing "Chasing Pavements"

Coldplay with special guest Jay-Z performing "Lost" and "Viva La Vida"

And the best performance of all, I'd say: A pregnant M.I.A., Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, T.I., and Kanye west performing: "Paper Planes" into "Swagger Like Us" .. you GO M.I.A.!

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