Grammys Recap and Winners List

02/14/2011
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The Grammy Awards aired last night but if you didn't tune-in and still want to know what happened, here is part of the official recap from the Grammy folks along with the winner list.

The evening began with a tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, but by the time the last of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards was handed out on Feb. 13, several other singers and bands looked something like royalty. Foremost among them was Lady Antebellum, which walked away with three trophies while the group members earned two more each for songwriting categories.

During a show memorable for its range of fully fueled performances, the country superstars sang a pitch-perfect medley of tunes that ended with a quiet rendition of the song that launched them, "Need You Now," and shortly afterward collected the Song of the Year Grammy for it (along with co-writer Josh Kear, with whom they also took Best Country Song). But there was plenty more to come for the trio. They also took home the Grammy for Best Country Album for Need You Now. Accepting that award, lead singer Charles Kelley said, "This song has completely flipped our world upside down." By the time Lady Antebellum stood up to collect a trophy for Record Of The Year for "Need You Now," they were in disbelief, and possibly discombobulated: "Oh my gosh, we're so stunned we started walking the wrong direction," said singer Hillary Scott breathlessly.

Also racking up awards was Lady Gaga, who claimed three: Best Pop Vocal Album for The Fame Monster, and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video for “Bad Romance.” Never one to miss the chance to make an entrance, she hatched herself onstage from a giant opaque egg. more

Here is the list of winners (not including the more obscure categories):

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

Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young

Rock Album: "The Resistance," Muse

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: "Tighten Up," The Black Keys

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Helter Skelter," Paul McCartney

Metal Performance: "The Final Frontier," Iron Maiden

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

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: "Hammerhead," Jeff Beck

Alternative Music Album: "Brothers," The Black Keys

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

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

R&B Album: "Wake up!" John Legend & 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

Grammy.com has the full list of winners and nominees here

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