Tuesday, February 02, 2010

52nd Grammy Awards

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast.
Beyoncé won a total of six awards breaking the record for most wins by a female artist in one night. Taylor Swift won four while the Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z and Kings of Leon won three. Artists who won two awards include Colbie Caillat, Eminem, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, Jason Mraz and Rihanna.

Lady Gaga and Elton John – "Poker Face"/"Speechless"/"Your Song"
Green Day with the cast of American Idiot – "21 Guns"
Beyoncé – "If I Were a Boy"/"You Oughta Know"
Pink – "Glitter in the Air"
Black Eyed Peas – "Imma Be"/"I Gotta Feeling"
Lady Antebellum – "Need You Now"
Jamie Foxx, T-Pain, Slash and Doug E. Fresh – "Blame It"
Zac Brown Band and Leon Russell – "America the Beautiful"/"Dixie Lullaby"/"Chicken Fried"
Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks – "Today Was a Fairytale"/"Rhiannon"/"You Belong with Me"
Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson, Carrie Underwood and Usher – "Earth Song" (Michael Jackson tribute)
Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles – "We Weren't Born to Follow"/"Who Says You Can't Go Home"/"Livin' on a Prayer"
David Foster, Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli – "Bridge over Troubled Water"
Dave Matthews Band – "You and Me"
Maxwell and Roberta Flack – "Pretty Wings"/"Where Is the Love"
Jeff Beck and Imelda May – "How High the Moon" (Les Paul tribute)
Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne and Travis Barker – "Drop the World"/"Forever"

The following presented:

Simon Baker
Kristen Bell
Justin Bieber
Jeff Bridges
Jonas Brothers
Stephen Colbert
Alice Cooper
Sheryl Crow
Kaley Cuoco
Miley Cyrus
Mos Def
Plácido Domingo
Robert Downey Jr.
Josh Duhamel
Wyclef Jean
Norah Jones
Miranda Lambert
John Legend
LL Cool J
Jennifer Lopez
Ricky Martin
Lea Michele
Chris O'Donnell
Katy Perry
Lionel Richie
Adam Sandler
Carlos Santana

Album of the Year
Fearless – Taylor Swift
Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman and Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
Song of the Year
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" – Beyoncé
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart, songwriters
Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
"Halo" – Beyoncé
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
"Make It Mine" – Jason Mraz
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
"I Gotta Feeling" – Black Eyed Peas
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
"Lucky – Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
"Throw Down Your Heart" – Béla Fleck
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Potato Hole – Booker T. Jones
Best Pop Vocal Album
The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas
Best Dance Recording
"Poker Face" – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, Red One
Best Electronic/Dance Album
The Fame – Lady Gaga
Traditional Pop
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
"Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden" – Michael Bublé
Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance
"Working On A Dream" – Bruce Springsteen
Best Rock Performance By a Duo/Group w/ Vocals
"Use Somebody" – Kings of Leon
Best Hard Rock Performance
"War Machine" – AC/DC
Best Metal Performance
"Dissident Aggressor" – Judas Priest
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
"A Day in the Life" – Jeff Beck
Best Rock Song
"Use Somebody" – Kings of Leon
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill, songwriters
Best Rock Album
21st Century Breakdown – Green Day
Best Alternative Music Album
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" – Beyoncé
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
"Pretty Wings" – Maxwell
Best R&B Performance By a Duo/Group W/ Vocals
"Blame It" – Jamie Foxx and T-Pain
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
"At Last" – Beyoncé
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
"Pearls" – India. Arie and Dobet Gnahore
Best R&B Song
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" – Beyoncé
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart songwriters
Best R&B Album
BLACKsummers'night – Maxwell
Best Contemporary R&B Album
"I Am... Sasha Fierce" – Beyoncé
Best Rap Solo Performance
"D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)" – Jay-Z
Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group
"Crack A Bottle" – Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
"Run This Town" – Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Best Rap Song
"Run This Town" – Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West and E. Wilson, songwriters
Best Rap Album
Relapse – Eminem
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
"White Horse" – Taylor Swift
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
"Sweet Thing" – Keith Urban
Best Country Performance by a Duo/Group With Vocals
"I Run to You" – Lady Antebellum
Best Country Collaboration w/ Vocals
"I Told You So" – Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis
Best Country Instrumental Performance
"Producer's Medley" – Steve Wariner
Best Country Song
"White Horse" – Taylor Swift
Liz Rose and Taylor Swift, songwriters
Best Country Album
Fearless – Taylor Swift
New Age
Best New Age Album
Prayer For Compassion – David Darling
Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album
75 – Joe Zawinul and The Zawinul Syndicate
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman – Kurt Elling
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Performance
"Dancin' 4 Chicken" – Terence Blanchard soloist
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Five Peace Band—Live – Chick Corea and John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Book One – New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Best Latin Jazz Album
Juntos Para Siempre – Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
Best Gospel Performance
"Wait On The Lord" – Donnie McClurkin and Karen Clark Sheard
Best Gospel Song
"God in Me" – Mary Mary Featuring Kierra Sheard
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Live Revelations – Third Day
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
The Power Of One – Israel Houghton
Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album
Jason Crabb – Jason Crabb
Best Traditional Gospel Album
Oh Happy Day – (Various Artists)
Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner and Cedric Thompson, producers
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
Audience Of One – Heather Headley
Best Latin Pop Album
Sin Frenos – La Quinta Estación
Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album
Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo – Calle 13
Best Tropical Latin Album
Ciclos – Luis Enrique
Best Regional Mexican Album
Necesito de Ti – Vicente Fernández
Best Tejano Album
Borders y Bailes – Los Texmaniacs
Best Norteno Album
Tu Noche con... Los Tigres del Norte – Los Tigres del Norte
Best Banda Album
Tu Esclavo y Amo – Lupillo Rivera
American Roots
Best Americana Album
Electric Dirt – Levon Helm
Best Bluegrass Album
The Crow/New Songs For The Five-String Banjo – Steve Martin
Best Traditional Blues Album
A Stranger Here – Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Already Free – The Derek Trucks Band
Best Traditional Folk Album
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project – Loudon Wainwright III
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Townes – Steve Earle
Best Hawaiian Music Album
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2 – Various Artists
Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers
Best Native American Music Album
Spirit Wind North – Bill Miller
Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Lay Your Burden Down – Buckwheat Zydeco
Best Reggae Album
Mind Control – Acoustic – Stephen Marley
World Music
Best Traditional World Music Album
Douga Mansa – Mamadou Diabate
Best Contemporary World Music Album
Throw Down Your Heart: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions – Béla Fleck
Best Children's Music Album
Family Time – Ziggy Marley
Best Children's Spoken Word Album
Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs – Buck Howdy
Spoken Word
Best Spoken Word Album
Always Looking Up – Michael J. Fox
Best Comedy Album
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! – Stephen Colbert
Musical Show
Best Musical Show Album
West Side Story
Film/TV/Visual Media
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
Slumdog Millionaire
Best Score Soundtrack Album
Up – Michael Giacchino
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
"Jai Ho" (From Slumdog Millionaire)
A. R. Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash, songwriters (A. R. Rahman, Gulzar and Sukhwinder Singh)
Best Instrumental Composition
"Married Life" (From Up)
Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
"West Side Story Medley"
Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
Best Instrumental Arangment Accompanying Vocalist(s)
"Quiet Nights"
Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
Best Recording Package
"Everything That Happens Will Happen Today"
Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne and Brian Eno)
Best Boxed/Special Limited Edition
"Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963–1972)"
Gary Burden, Jenice Heo and Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)
Album Notes
Best Album Notes
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935–1946)
Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
Best Historical Album
The Complete Chess Masters (1950–1967)
Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)
Production, Non Classical
Best Engineered Album, Non Classical
Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)
Producer of the Year, Non Classical
Brendan O'Brien
Black Ice (AC/DC, A)
Crack The Skye (Mastodon, A)
The Fixer (Pearl Jam, S)
Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage, A)
Working On A Dream (Bruce Springsteen, A)
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
"When Love Takes Over" (Electro Extended Remix) – David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)
Production, Surround Sound
Best Surround Sound Album
Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses)
Production, Classical
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10 – Peter Laenger, engineer (Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony)

Producer of the Year, Classical
Steven Epstein
Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony (David Robertson and Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)
Bernstein: Mass (Marin Alsop, Jubilant Sykes, Asher Edward Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy (Leonard Slatkin, George Mabry, Sir Thomas Allen, Nashville Symphony Chorus and Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Fauré: Piano Quintets (Fine Arts Quartet and Cristina Oritz)
Yo-Yo Ma and Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace (Yo-Yo Ma and Various Artists)
Best Classical Album
Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox and Susan McMane, choir directors; Andreas Neubronner, producer; Peter Laenger, engineer/mixer; Andreas Neubronner, mastering engineer (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef, Elza van den Heever and Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Girls Chorus & San Francisco Symphony Chorus)
Best Orchestra Performance
"Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé"
James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
Best Opera Recordimg
"Britten: Billy Budd"
Daniel Harding, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose and Gidon Saks; John Fraser, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen Of The London Symphony Chorus)
Best Choral Performance
"Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10"
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox and Susan McMane, choir directors (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef and Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus)
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)
"Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3"
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)
"Journey To The New World" – Sharon Isbin (Joan Baez and Mark O'Connor)
Best Chamber Music Performance
"Intimate Letters" – Emerson String Quartet
Best Small Ensemble Performance
"Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion"
Paul Hillier, conductor; Ars Nova Copenhagen and Theatre Of Voices
Best Classical Vocal Performance
"Verismo Arias" – Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
"Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto" – Jennifer Higdon (Marin Alsop)
Best Classical Crossover Album
Yo-Yo Ma and Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace – Yo-Yo Ma (Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d'Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai and Amelia Zirin-Brown)
Music Video
Best Short Form Music Video
"Boom Boom Pow" – The Black Eyed Peas
Mat Cullen and Mark Kudsi, video directors; Anna Joseph and Patrick Nugent, video producers
Best Long Form Music Video
The Beatles Love—All Together Now – Various Artists
Adrian Wills, video director; Martin Bolduc and Jonathan Clyde, video producers

Beyonce broke the record for most Grammys won by a female artist in one night, winning six. The previous record was five which was tied by six artists.
Taylor Swift became the youngest artist in history to win Album of the Year at age 20.
The show featured notable tributes to Michael Jackson (whose children accepted a lifetime achievement award on his behalf) and Les Paul.
Lady Gaga and Sir Elton John were the show's opening act. Lady Gaga first performed Poker Face and Elton John joined Lady Gaga on Piano to perform her song Speechless as well as his first hit Your Song.
Britney Spears also made a rare public appearance.

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