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Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammys 2011 | Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Rule The Night.


February 14, 2011
Posted By - Emma Venezie
Source Credits - CBSnews.com

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Some surprises occurred at last night’s Grammy Awards, particularly with Esperanza Spalding taking home Best New Artist, instead of shoo-in Justin Bieber. Lady Gaga, though winning two awards, didn’t walk away with as many as predicted, what with the huge year she just experienced. And Eminem, with ten nominations to his name, left with just two Grammys in hand. Instead, Lady Antebellum and Arcade Fire ruled the night.

Lady Antebellum went home with Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Need You Now,” as well as Country Album of the Year, Best Country Song of the Year, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. And Arcade Fire took the top honor of the night with Album of the Year.

Arcade Fire. Source: abcnews.
Lady Antebellum. Source: nytimes.
Some other major moments from the Grammys 2011:


- The show begins with the Aretha Franklin tribute.
- Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”
Lady Gaga. Source: cbsnews.
- Katy Perry performs while simultaneously showing clips of her wedding to Russell Brand.
- My favorite performance: Mumford & Sons’s “The Cave,” followed by the Avett Brothers’ "Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise," and Bob Dylan's “Maggie’s Farm” backed by both bands. I even liked the awkwardness of mikes being set-up and organized mid-performance.
Mumford & Sons. Source: cbsnews.
- Muse’s “Uprising.”
- Cee Lo Green is joined by Gwyneth Paltrow to perform “Forget You,” surrounded by Muppets.
Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow. Source: cbsnews.
- Bruno Mars, B.O.B, and Janelle Monae.
- Justin Bieber and Usher.
- Drake and Rhianna.
- Eminem, Rhianna, and Dr. Dre perform “Love the Way You Lie.”
Rhianna and Eminem. Source: cbsnews.
- Barbara Streisand’s “Evergreen.”
- Mick Jagger’s tribute to Solomon Burke with “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love.”
- Arcade Fire closes the show with “Ready to Start” after their big win.
Arcade Fire. Source: cbsnews.com

And, of course, the rest of the winners. Here is a select list from the 109 categories available:

Album of the Year: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire
Record of the Year: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year: "Need You Now," Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga
Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Just The Way You Are," Bruno Mars
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: "Hey Soul Sister," Train
Pop Vocal Album: "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga
Alternative Album: "Brothers," The Black Keys
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Crazy Love," Michael Buble
Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young
Rock Album: "The Resistance," Muse
Rock Performance: "Tighten Up," The Black Keys
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Helter Skelter," Paul McCartney (from Good Evening New York City)
Hard Rock Performance: "New Fang," Them Crooked Vultures
R&B Album: "Wake up!" John Legend & The Roots
Contemporary R&B Album: "Raymond V Raymond," Usher
R&B Song: "Shine," John Legend & The Roots
R&B Performance: "Soldier Of Love," Sade
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "Hang On In There," John Legend and The Roots
Urban/Alternative Performance: "(Forget) You," Cee Lo Green
Rap Album: "Recovery," Eminem
Rap Solo Performance: "Not Afraid," Eminem

Go to Grammy Nominees and Winners 2011 for the full list of nominees and winners.

Go to Grammys 2011: What You Missed If You Forgot to Set the DVR to see a list of videos of the performances...

Interested in what all of the stars wore? Check out E! online's Grammys 2011 coverage here.

So, what was your favorite performance? Did the winners deserve the wins? Let us know.

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