Monday, February 14, 2011

Lady Antebellum Are Night's Big Winners at 2011 Grammy Awards

Even though the ever-flamboyant Lady Gaga went all-out, arriving at the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony in an egg-shaped pod, it was country trio Lady Antebellum who stole the show, scoring five Grammys. "This year changed everything for us," said tearful co-vocalist Hillary Scott. The band's 'Need You Now' earned them trophies for Best Country Song, Best Country Performance, Best Country Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

No slouch herself, Lady Gaga grabbed three Grammys, one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Video for 'Bad Romance' and Best Pop Vocal Album for 'The Fame Monster.' Rapper Jay-Z won three awards in the pre-telecast ceremony while Eminem, the most-nominated artist with 10 nods, picked up only one award: Best Rap Album for 'Recovery.'

The two upsets of the night came in the shape of a jazz bassist/singer and a Canadian indie-rock band. Esperanza Spalding won Best New Artist, beating out heavyweights Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & the Machine and Mumford & Sons, while Arcade Fire were awarded Best Album for their 2010 break-out 'The Surburbs,' closing the show with the song 'Ready to Start.'

Watch Lady Antebellum perform 'Need You Now' at Sessions.

Record of the Year
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum - WINNER
'Nothing on You,' B.o.B. Feat. Bruno Mars
'Love the Way You Lie,' Eminem Feat. Rihanna
'Forget You,' Cee-Lo
'Empire State of Mind,' Jay-Z Feat. Alicia Keys

Album of the Year
'The Suburbs,' Arcade Fire - WINNER
'Recovery,' Eminem
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
'The Fame Monster,' Lady Gaga
'Teenage Dream,' Katy Perry
Song of the Year
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum - WINNER
Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
'Beg, Steal or Borrow,' Ray LaMontagne
Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs)
'F--- You,' Cee-Lo
Brody Brown, Cee Lo Green, Ari Levine, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green)
'The House That Built Me,' Miranda Lambert
om Douglas and Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
'Love the Way You Lie,' Eminem Feat. Rihanna
Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters (Eminem Feat. Rihanna)
Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding - WINNER
Justin Bieber
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
'Bad Romance,' Lady Gaga - WINNER
'King of Anything,' Sara Bareilles
'Halo (Live),' Beyoncé
'Chasing Pirates,' Norah Jones
'Teenage Dream,' Katy Perry
Best Rap Album
'Recovery,' Eminem - WINNER
'The Adventures of Bobby Ray,' B.o.B
'Thank Me Later,' Drake
'The Blueprint 3,' Jay-Z
'How I Got Over,' The Roots
Best Country Album
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum - WINNER
'Up on the Ridge,' Dierks Bentley
'You Get What You Give,' Zac Brown Band
'The Guitar Song,' Jamey Johnson
'Revolution,' Miranda Lambert
Best Pop Vocal Album
'The Fame Monster,' Lady Gaga - WINNER
'My World 2.0,' Justin Bieber
'I Dreamed a Dream,' Susan Boyle
'Battle Studies,' John Mayer
'Teenage Dream,' Katy Perry
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
'Just the Way You Are,' Bruno Mars - WINNER
'Haven't Met You Yet,' Michael Bublé
'This is It,' Michael Jackson
'Whataya Want from Me,' Adam Lambert
'Half of My Heart,' John Mayer
Best Alternative Music Album
'Brothers,' The Black Keys - WINNER
'The Suburbs,' Arcade Fire
'Infinite Arms,' Band of Horses
'Broken Bells,' Broken Bells
'Contra,' Vampire Weekend
Best Country Song
'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum - WINNER
'Free,' Zac Brown Band
'The House That Built Me,' Miranda Lambert
'I'd Love to Be Your Last,' Gretchen Wilson
'If I Die Young,' The Band Perry
'The Breath You Take,' George Strait
Best Rap Song
'Empire State Of Mind,' Jay-Z and Alicia Keys - WINNER
'Love the Way You Lie,' Eminem & Rihanna
'Not Afraid,' Eminem
'Nothin' On You,' B.o.B and Bruno Mars
'On To The Next One,' Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz
Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals
'Hey, Soul Sister (Live),' Train - WINNER
'Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version),' 'Glee' cast
'The Only Exception,' Paramore
'Babyfather,' Sad
Best Rock Album
'The Resistance,' Muse - WINNER
'Emotion & Commotion,' Jeff Beck
'Backspacer,' Pearl Jam
'Mojo,' Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
'Le Noise,' Neil Young
Best Rock Song
'Angry World,' Neil Young - WINNER
'Little Lion Man,' Mumford & Sons
'Radioactive,' Kings Of Leon
'Resistance,' Muse
'Tighten Up,' The Black Keys
Best Hard Rock Performance
'New Fang,' Them Crooked Vultures - WINNER
'A Looking View,' Alice in Chains
'Let Me Hear You Scream,' Ozzy Osbourne
'Black Rain,' Sound Garden
'Between the Lines,' Stone Temple Pilots
Best Metal Performance
'El Dorado,' Iron Maiden - WINNER
'Let the Builder Go,' Korn
'In Your Words,' Lamb of God
'Sudden Death,' Megadeth
'World Painted Blood,' Slayer
Best R&B Song
'Shine,' John Legend and the Roots - WINNER
'Bittersweet,' Fantasia
'Finding My Way Back,' Jaheim
'Second Chance,' El DeBarge
'Why Would You Stay,' Kem
Best R&B Album
'Wake Up!,' John Legend and the Roots - WINNER
'The Love & War Masterpeace,' Raheem DeVaughn
'Back To Me,' Fantasia
'Another Round,' Jaheim
'Still Standing,' Monica
Best Contemporary R&B Album
'Raymond V Raymond,' Usher - WINNER
'Graffiti,' Chris Brown
'Untitled,' R. Kelly
'Transition,' Ryan Leslie
'The ArchAndroid,' Janelle Monáe