‘Ladys’ Night At The Grammys As Antebellum & Gaga Win Big

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February 13, 2011 | 11:55pm EST

Lady Antebellum and Lady Gaga were the toast of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night after picking up eight awards between them.
Country trio Lady Antebellum claimed five accolades for their single and album Need You Now, including Record and Song of the Year, while Gaga scored wins forBest Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Video for Bad Romance and Best Pop Vocal Album for The Fame Monster.

But the surprise of the night came right at the end of the ceremony when indie darlings Arcade Fire picked up Album of the Year honors for The Suburbs, beating favourites Eminem and Lady Antebellum.

The night’s triple winners were rocker Jeff Beck, John Legend and Jay-Z, while The Black Keys, gospel stars Be Be & Ce Ce Winans and Usher were among the double winners.

Eminem, who led the nominations with 10, went home with two and Justin Bieber was a surprise non-winner. He lost out to little-known jazz performer Esperanza Spalding in the Best New Artist category, while Lady Gaga beat him in the Best Pop Vocal Album.

The highlight of the ceremony at the Staples Center came when Gwyneth Paltrow joined Cee Lo Green and The Muppets for a colourful rendition of Forget You. Other stars who wowed with performances included Arcade Fire, Katy Perry, who kicked off her set from a perch as footage from her wedding to Russell Brand was beamed onto a backdrop behind her, Barbra Streisand, Eminem, Dr. Dre and Rihanna and Mick Jagger, who brought the star-studded audience to its feet with a rousing tribute to Solomon Burke in his first Grammys set.

And the ceremony opened in style as Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride and Jennifer Hudson joined a group of leading ladies to pay a musical tribute to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin.

The full list of winners is:

Record Of The Year

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Album Of The Year

The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Song Of The Year

Need You Now – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Best New Artist

Esperanza Spalding

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Hey, Soul Sister (Live) – Train

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Imagine – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Nessun Dorma – Jeff Beck

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Take Your Pick – Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

Best Pop Vocal Album

The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga

Best Dance Recording

Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna

Best Electronic/Dance Album

La Roux – La Roux

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Crazy Love – Michael Bublé

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Helter Skelter – Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Tighten Up – The Black Keys

Best Hard Rock Performance

New Fang – Them Crooked Vultures

Best Metal Performance

El Dorado – Iron Maiden

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Hammerhead – Jeff Beck

Best Rock Song

Angry World – Neil Young

Best Rock Album

The Resistance – Muse

Best Alternative Music Album

Brothers – The Black Keys

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Bittersweet – Fantasia

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

There Goes My Baby – Usher

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Soldier Of Love – Sade

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Hang On In There – John Legend & The Roots

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

F*** You – Cee Lo Green

Best R&B Song

Shine – John Stephens/John Legend

Best R&B Album

Wake Up! – John Legend & The Roots

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Raymond V Raymond – Usher

Best Rap Solo Performance

Not Afraid – Eminem

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

On To The Next One – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Best Rap Song

Empire State Of Mind – Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Alicia Keys, Jane’t ‘Jnay’ Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, Burt Keyes & Sylvia Robinson

Best Rap Album

Recovery – Eminem

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

‘Til Summer Comes Around – Keith Urban

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Hummingbyrd – Marty Stuart

Best Country Song

Need You Now – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album

Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best New Age Album

Miho: Journey To The Mountain – Paul Winter Consort

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

The Stanley Clarke Band – The Stanley Clarke Band

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee – Dee Dee Bridgewater

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

A Change Is Gonna Come – Herbie Hancock, soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

Moody 4B – James Moody

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard – Mingus Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

Chucho’s Steps – Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers

Best Gospel Performance

Grace – BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Gospel Song

It’s What I Do – Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album

Hello Hurricane – Switchfoot

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Love God. Love People – Israel Houghton

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album

The Reason – Diamond Rio

Best Traditional Gospel Album

Downtown Church – Patty Griffin

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Still – BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Latin Pop Album

Paraiso Express – Alejandro Sanz

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album

El Existential – Grupo Fantasma

Best Tropical Latin Album

Viva La Tradicion – Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Best Tejano Album

Recuerdos – Little Joe & La Familia

Best Norteño Album

Classic – Intocable

Best Banda Album

Enamorate De Mí – El Guero Y Su Banda Centenario

Best Americana Album

You Are Not Alone – Mavis Staples

Best Bluegrass Album

Mountain Soul II – Patty Loveless

Best Traditional Blues Album

Joined At The Hip – Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Living Proof – Buddy Guy

Best Traditional Folk Album

Genuine Negro Jig – Carolina Chocolate Drops

Best Contemporary Folk Album

God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise – Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs

Best Hawaiian Music Album

Huana Ke Aloha – Tia Carrere

Best Native American Music Album

2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit’s Dance – Various Artists

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album

Zydeco Junkie – Chubby Carrier And The Bayou Swamp Band

Best Reggae Album

Before The Dawn – Buju Banton

Best Traditional World Music Album

Ali And Toumani – Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks – Bela Fleck

Best Musical Album For Children

Tomorrow’s Children – Pete Seeger With The Rivertown Kids And Friends

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies – Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook) – Jon Stewart (With Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver & Sigourney Weaver)

Best Comedy Album

Stark Raving Black – Lewis Black

Best Musical Show Album

American Idiot (Featuring Green Day)

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Crazy Heart – Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Toy Story 3 – Randy Newman, composer

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart) – Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett

Best Instrumental Composition

The Path Among The Trees – Billy Childs

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Carlos – Vince Mendoza

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin

Best Recording Package

Brothers – Michael Carney

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set) – Rob Jones & Jack White III

Best Album Notes

Keep An Eye On The Sky – Robert Gordon

Best Historical Album

The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Battle Studies by John Mayer – Michael H. Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak & Manny Marroquin

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Danger Mouse

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix) – David Guetta

Best Surround Sound Album

Britten’s Orchestra

Best Engineered Album, Classical (tied)

Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina – Mark Donahue, John Hill & Dirk Sobotka

Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works – Leslie Ann Jones, Kory Kruckenberg, Brandie Lane & David Sabee

Producer Of The Year, Classical

David Frost

Best Classical Album

Verdi: Requiem – Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli & Mario Zeffiri; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus

Best Orchestral Performance

Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina – Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Terrence Wilson; Nashville Symphony)

Best Opera Recording

Saariaho: L’Amour De Loin – Kent Nagano, conductor; Daniel Belcher, Ekaterina Lekhina & Marie-Ange

Best Choral Performance

Verdi: Requiem – Riccardo Muti, conductor; Duain Wolfe, chorus master

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24 – Mitsuko Uchida

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement – Paul Jacobs

Best Chamber Music Performance

Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 – Parker Quartet

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Dinastia Borja

Best Classical Vocal Performance

Sacrificium – Cecilia Bartoli

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Deus Ex Machina – Michael Daugherty

Best Classical Crossover Album

Calling All Dawns – Christopher Tin

Best Short Form Music Video

Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Best Long Form Music Video

When You’re Strange – The Doors

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dolly Parton

The Ramones

Julie Andrews

George Beverly Shea

Roy Haynes

The Kingston Trio

The Julliard String Quartet

MusiCares Person of The Year

Barbra Streisand

Industry Icon Award

David Geffen

Trustees Award

Al Bell (Stax & Motown music executive)

Bruce Lundvall (Blue Note & Elektra music executive)

Wilma Cozart Fine (classical music producer).

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