Monday, February 14, 2011

2011 Grammys Recap


Well it's seems as though the Grammy's did not have "Bieber Fever" and decided to say "Fuck You" to Cee Lo Green.  As always the award show was shocking but not for the typical reasons you would expect, like performances or outfits but in the results themselves.  It was clear that everyone thought Cee Lo's "Fuck You" was gonna be the song to beat.  Instead, it was the Country Pop group Lady Antebellum that were the one's to beat  taking home both Record of the Year and Song of the Year.  As far as performances most of the collaborative efforts were hard to pull off.  Although many of talents there last  night are great on their own it's hard to shine bright on a stage full of stars.  Very few things work out well when tossed together, not everything is lucky enough to turn out as well as the KFC bowls!  However, I did come away enjoying a few performances, Katy Perry's intimate performance which showed footage from her wedding to Russel Brand was breathtaking and as always Eminem did not disappoint when he hit the stage with Dre, Rihanna and newcomer Skyler Grey.  Another thing that impressed was how Skyler Grey held her own on the stage with the one and only, Rihanna,  She really blew me away!  Also, Mick Jagger was phenomenal paying tribute to Soloman Burke.  That dude STILL rocks like none other! Check out the complete list of this years winners after the jump! Be sure to share your thoughts on last night festivities in the comment section below!







Source: NJ.com, NyDailyNews



Album of the Year: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire


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


New Artist: Esperanza Spalding


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


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


Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Train, "Hey, Soul Sister (Live)"


Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé, Crazy Love


Female Pop Vocal Performance: Lady Gaga, "Bad Romance," The Fame Monster


Male Pop Vocal Performance: Bruno Mars, "Just The Way You Are," Doo-Wops & Hooligans


Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Imagine," Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare, The Imagine Project


Pop Instrumental Performance: "Nessun Dorma," Jeff Beck, Emotion & Commotion


Pop Instrumental Album: Take Your Pick, Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto


R&B:
Female R&B Vocal Performance: Fantasia, "Bittersweet," Back to Me


Male R&B Vocal Performance: Usher, "There Goes My Baby," Raymond V Raymond


R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Sade, "Soldier of Love," Soldier of Love


Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: John Legend & The Roots, "Hang On In There," Wake Up!


R&B Song: John Legend & The Roots, "Shine," Wake Up!


R&B Album: Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots


Contemporary R&B Album: Raymond V Raymond, Usher




RAP:
Rap Album: Recovery, Eminem


Rap Song: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind," The Blueprint 3


Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, "Empire State of Mind," The Blueprint 3


Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz, "On to the Next One," The Blueprint 3


Rap Solo Performance: Eminem, "Not Afraid," Recovery


Urban/Alternative Performance: "F*** You," Cee Lo Green


ROCK:
Rock Album: Muse, The Resistance


Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Paul McCartney, "Helter Skelter," Good Evening New York City


Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Keys, "Tighten Up," Brothers


Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young, Le Noise


Hard Rock Performance: New Fang, "Them Crooked Vultures," Them Crooked Vultures


Metal Performance: "El Dorado," Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier


Rock Instrumental Performance: Jeff Beck, "Hammerhead," Emotion & Commotion


COUNTRY:
Country Album: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now


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


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


Country Song: "Need You Now," Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum) (Need You Now)


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


Country Instrumental Performance: Marty Stuart, "Hummingbyrd" (Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions)


New Age Album:Miho: Journey to the Mountain, Paul Winter Consort


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


Jazz Vocal Album:Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater


LATIN:
Latin Pop Album: Paraiso Express, Alejandro Sanz


Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: El Existential, Grupo Fantasma


Tropical Latin Album: Viva La Tradición, Spanish Harlem Orchestra


Tejano Album: Recuerdos, Little Joe & La Familia


Norteño Album: Classic, Intocable


Banda Album: Enamórate De Mí, El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario


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


Jazz Vocal Album: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee, Dee Dee Bridgewater


Improvised Jazz Solo: "A Change Is Gonna Come," Herbie Hancock (The Imagine Project)


Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Moody 4B, James Moody


Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Live at Jazz Standard, Mingus Big Band


Latin Jazz Album: Chucho's Steps, Chucho Valdés and the Afro-Cuban Messengers


GOSPEL:
Gospel Performance: "Grace," BeBe & CeCe Winans, Still


Gospel Song: "It's What I Do," Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters (Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway), The Gospel According to Jazz Chapter III


Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Hello Hurricane, Switchfoot


Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: Love God. Love People, Israel Houghton


Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: The Reason, Diamond Rio


Traditional Gospel Album: Downtown Church, Patty Griffin


Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Still, BeBe & CeCe Winans


DANCE:
Dance Recording: "Only Girl (in the World)," Rihanna


Electronic/Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux


TRADITIONAL/ALTERNATIVE/WORLD:
Alternative Music Album: Brothers, The Black Keys


Americana Album: You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples


Bluegrass Album: Mountain Soul II, Patty Loveless


Traditional Blues Album: Joined At The Hip, Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith


Contemporary Blues Album: Living Proof, Buddy Guy


Traditional Folk Album: Genuine Negro Jig, Carolina Chocolate Drops


Contemporary Folk Album: God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise, Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs


Hawaiian Music Album: Huana Ke Aloha, Tia Carrere


Native American Music Album: 2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit's Dance, Various Artists


Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Zydeco Junkie, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band


Reggae Album: Before The Dawn, Buju Banton


Traditional World Music Album: Ali And Toumani, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté


Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks, Béla Fleck


New Age Album: Miho: Journey to the Mountain, Paul Winter Consort


VISUAL MEDIA:
Short Form Music Video: "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga


Long Form Music Video: "When You're Strange," The Doors


Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling): The Daily Show


With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)


Musical Show Album: American Idiot (Featuring Green Day)


Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Crazy Heart (Various Artists)


Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Toy Story 3, Randy Newman, composer


Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "The Weary Kind"
(From Crazy Heart), Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters


Instrumental Composition: "The Path Among the Trees," Billy Childs, composer (Billy Childs Ensemble), Autumn: In Moving Pictures Jazz—Chamber Music Vol. 2


Instrumental Arrangement: "Carlos," Vince Mendoza, arranger (John Scofield, Vince Mendoza & Metropole Orkest), 54


CLASSICAL:
Engineered Album, Classical:Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Giancarlo Guerrero &Nashville Symphony Orchestra


Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost


Classical Album:Verdi: Requiem, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus


Orchestral Performance:Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina, Nashville Symphony


Opera Recording:Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Choral Performance:Verdi: Requiem, Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus


Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra):Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 23 & 24, Mitsuko Uchida (The Cleveland Orchestra)


Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Paul Jacobs, Messiaen: Livre Du Saint-Sacrement


Chamber Music Performance:Ligeti: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Parker Quartet


Small Ensemble Performance:Dinastia Borja, Jordi Savall, conductor; Hespèrion XXI & La Capella Reial De Catalunya


Classical Vocal Performance:Sacrificium, Cecilia Bartoli (Giovanni Antonini; Il Giardino Armonico)


Classical Contemporary Composition: Michael Daugherty: Deus Ex Machina, Michael Daugherty (Giancarlo Guerrero), Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony


Classical Crossover Album:Christopher Tin: Calling All Dawns


Surround Sound Album:Britten's Orchestra, Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony


CHILDREN:
Musical Album for Children: Tomorrow's Children, Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids and Friends


Spoken Word Album for Children: Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies, Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton


OTHER:
Comedy Album: Lewis Black, Stark Raving Black


Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "Baba Yetu," Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Calling All Dawns


Recording Package: Brothers, The Black Keys


Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package: Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set), The White Stripes


Album Notes: Keep An Eye On The Sky, Big Star


Historical Album: The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings), The Beatles


Engineered Album, Nonclassical: Battle Studies, John Mayer


Producer of the Year, Nonclassical: Danger Mouse


Remixed Recording, Nonclassical: "Revolver" (David Guetta's One Love Club Remix), Madonna

2 comments:

  1. I thought B.O.B and Bruno Mars killed it, as well as my boys Mumford and Sons w/ Avid Bros and Dylan. I know you were prob shedding a tear after your boy Biebs got robbed.

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