Winners of 2011 Grammy Awards

The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards took place live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles last, February 13, 2011 and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The award for Best Musical Show album was revealed during the pre-ceremony live stream here and the winner is… the AMERICAN IDIOT Original Cast Recording!
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Winners of 2011 Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards 2011.

San Diego-native Adam Lambert was up for one of the more than 100 honors given out at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Did he win? Plus, much more.
Lambert, the former Mt. Carmel High School student and American Idol eighth season runner up, was nominated in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category for his hit song ‘Whataya Want From Me?,’ but the award went to newcomer Bruno Mars for his lady-wooing tune ‘Just the Way You Are.’
The biggest disappointment of the night may have been for teen superstar Justin Bieber, who was heavily favored in the Best New Artist category but lost to singer Esperanza Spalding.
But just when it seemed Bieber’s loss would be the shocker of the night, the Album of the Year went to Arcade Fire for The Suburbs — a big win over megastars Lady Gaga, Eminem, Katy Perry and the favorites of the night, Lady Antebellum.
The night also included a tribute performance to music legend Aretha Franklin by Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride and Florence Welch. Other performers on the night included Lady Gaga with her new song ‘Born This Way,’ Barbra Streisand, Mick Jagger, Rihanna, Eminem, Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow with puppets, and Katy Perry.

Album Of The Year
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Record Of The Year
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best Rap Album
Recovery – Eminem

Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding

Song Of The Year
Need You Now – Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best Pop Vocal Album
The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga

Best Rock Album
The Resistance – Muse

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Hey, Soul Sister (Live) – Train

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
The House That Built Me – Miranda Lambert

Rock / Metal:
Best Rock Song
Angry World – Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Hammerhead – Jeff Beck

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Tighten Up – The Black Keys

Best Hard Rock Performance
New Fang – Them Crooked Vultures

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Helter Skelter – Paul McCartney

Best Metal Performance
El Dorado – Iron Maiden

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Imagine – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Nessun Dorma – Jeff Beck

Best Pop Vocal Collaboration with Vocals
Imagine – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Take Your Pick – Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Crazy Love – Michael Buble

Urban / Rap / Alternative
Best Alternative Music Album
Brothers – The Black Keys (beating Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs)

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
F— You – Cee Lo Green

Best Rap Song
Empire State Of Mind – Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay”

Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh, songwriters (Sylvia Robinson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Alicia Keys)

Best Rap Solo Performance
Not Afraid – Eminem

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
On To The Next One – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Empire State Of Mind – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Raymond V Raymond – Usher

Best R&B Album
Wake Up! – John Legend & The Roots

Best R&B Song
Shine – John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots)

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Bittersweet – Fantasia

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
There Goes My Baby – Usher

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Soldier Of Love – Sade

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
Still – BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Hang On In There – John Legend & The Roots

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Til Summer Comes Around” – Keith Urban

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
As She’s Walking Away – Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Hummingbyrd – Marty Stuart

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

Best Short Form Music Video
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

Best Long Form Music Video
When You’re Strange – The Doors

Best Dance Recording
Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna

Best Electronic/Dance Album
La Roux – La Roux

Best Musical Show Album
American Idiot (featuring Green Day) – Billy Joe Armstrong, producer

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Crazy Heart – various artists

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

Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
The Weary Kind (from Crazy Heart) – Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett

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

Best Musical Album for Children
Tomorrow’s Children – Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids and Friends

Best Spoken Word Album for Children
Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies – Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (the audiobook) – Jon Stewart with Samantha Bee, Wyatt

Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver and Sigourney Weaver

Best Comedy Album
Stark Raving Black – Lewis Black

Best Instrumental Composition
The Path Among the Trees – Billy Childs, composer

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Carlos – Vince Mendoza, arranger

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Baba Yetu – Christopher Tin, arranger

Best Recording Package
Brothers – Michael Carney, art director

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Under Great White Northern Lights (Limited Edition Box Set) – Rob Jones & Jack White III, art directors

Best Album Notes
Keep an Eye on the Sky – Robert Gordon, album-notes writer

Best Historical Album
The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings) – Jeff Jones & Allan Rouse, compilation producers

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Battle Studies

Best Engineered Album, Classical (tie)
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina and
Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Rob Cavallo

Producer of the Year, Classical
David Frost

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)

Best Surround Sound Album
Britten’s Orchestra

Best Orchestra Performance
Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony: Deus Ex Machina

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