Grammy Awards 2010: The winners list

Album Of The Year
I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé
The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
The Fame, Lady Gaga
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King, Dave Matthews Band
WINNER: Fearless, Taylor Swift

Best Female Pop Vocal
“Hometown Glory,” Adele
WINNER: “Halo,” Beyonce
“Hot N Cold,” Katy Perry
“Sober,” Pink
“You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Ego,” Beyonce and Kanye West
“Knock You Down,” Keri Hilson, Kanye West, Ne-Yo
WINNER: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Rihanna
I’m on a Boat,” The Lonely Island and T-Pain
“Dead and Gone,” T.I. and Justin Timberlake

Best Rock Album
Black Ice, AC/DC
Live From Madison Square Garden, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
WINNER: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King, Dave Matthews Band
No Line On The Horizon, U2

Best Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
Breakthrough, Colbie Caillat
All I Ever Wanted
, Kelly Clarkson
The Fray, The Fray
Funhouse, Pink

Record of the Year
“Halo,” Beyoncé
I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas
WINNER: “Use Somebody,” Kings Of Leon
“Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
“You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift

Best Comedy Album
Back From The Dead, Spinal Tap
WINNER: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!, Stephen Colbert
Internet Leaks
, ”Weird Al” Yankovic
My Weakness Is Strong
, Patton Oswalt
Suckin’ It For The Holidays
, Kathy Griffin
Tall, Dark & Chicano
, George Lopez

Best New Artist
WINNER:
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Best Dance Recording
“Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas
“When Love Takes Over,” David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
WINNER: “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
“Celebration,” Madonna
“Womanizer,” Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album
WINNER: The Fame, Lady Gaga
Divided By Night, Crystal Method
One Love, David Guetta
Party Rock, LMFAO
Yes, Pet Shop Boys

Best Country Album
The Foundation, Zac Brown Band
Twang
, George Strait
WINNER: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Defying Gravity, Keith Urban
Call Me Crazy, Lee Ann Womack

Song Of The Year
“Poker Face,” Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters
“Pretty Wings,” Hod David & Musze, Songwriters
WINNER: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, Songwriters
“Use Somebody,” Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters
“You Belong With Me,” Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters

Best Alternative Music Album
Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne & Brian Eno
The Open Door, Death Cab For Cutie
Sounds Of The Universe
, Depeche Mode
WINNER: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix
It’s Blitz!
, Yeah Yeah Yeahs 

Best R&B Album
WINNER: Blacksummer’s Night, Maxwell
The Point of It All, Anthony Hamilton
Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, India.Arie
Turn Me Loose, Ledisi
Uncle Charlie, Charlie Wilson

Best Contemporary R&B Album
WINNER: I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé

Intuition, Jamie Foxx
The Introduction Of Marcus Cooper
, Pleasure P
Ready, Trey Songz
Thr33 Ringz, T-Pain

Best Rap Album
Universal Mind Control, Common
WINNER: Relapse, Eminem
R.O.O.T.S., Flo Rida
The Ecstatic, Mos Def
The Renaissance, Q-Tip  

Best Metal Performance
WINNER: “Dissident Aggressor,” Judas Priest
“Set to Fail,” Lamb of God
“Senior Peligro,” Ministry
“Hate Worldwide.” Slayer
“Head Crusher,” Megadeth

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group  
Quartet Live, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez
Brother To Brother, Clayton Brothers
WINNER: Five Peace Band — Live, Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
Remembrance, John Patitucci Trio
The Bright Mississippi, Allen Toussaint

Best Gospel Performance
”Free To Be Me,” Francesca Battistelli
”Jesus Is Love,” Heather Headley Featuring Smokie Norful
”I Believe,” Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
WINNER: ”Wait On The Lord,” Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
”Born Again,” Third Day Featuring Lacey Moseley

Best Latin Pop Album
5to Piso, Ricardo Arjona
Te Acuerdas…, Francisco Céspedes
WINNER: Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estación
Hu Hu Hu, Natalia Lafourcade
Gran City Pop, Paulina Rubio

Best Contemporary Blues Album
This Time, The Robert Cray Band
The Truth According To Ruthie Foster
, Ruthie Foster
Live: Hope At The Hideout, Mavis Staples
Back To The River
, Susan Tedeschi
WINNER: Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band

Best Reggae Album
Rasta Got Soul, Buju Banton
Brand New Me
, Gregory Isaacs
Awake
, Julian Marley
WINNER: Mind Control — Acoustic, Stephen Marley
Imperial Blaze
, Sean Paul

Best Americana Album
Together Through Life, Bob Dylan
WINNER: Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
Willie And The Wheel, Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Wilco (The Album), Wilco
Little Honey, Lucinda Williams

Best Contemporary World Music Album
Welcome To Mali, Amadou & Mariam
WINNER: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 — Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck
Day By Day
, Femi Kuti
Seya
, Oumou Sangare
Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry, Omar Sosa

Best Musical Album For Children
American Heroes #3, Jonathan Sprout
Banjo To Beatbox, Cathy & Marcy With Special Guest Christylez Bacon
WINNER: Family Time, Ziggy Marley
Great Day, Milkshake
Jumpin’ & Jammin’, Greg & Steve
Pete Seeger Tribute — Ageless Kids’ Songs, Buck Howdy 

Best Classical Album
Bernstein: Mass, Marin Alsop, conductor
WINNER: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé, James Levine, conductor
Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges, Alastair Willis, conductor
Shostakovich: The Nose, Valery Gergiev, conductor

Visit the Grammys website for the complete list of winners. Also, be sure to head over to EW’s Grammys live blog for discussion of the awards and performances.

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Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks’ Grammy duet: out of sight, or out of tune?
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Grammys: the complete list of winners
Grammys backstage report: which star ‘thought I was going to fall on my nude butt’?


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  • maiv

    Yay for B and crew! Definitely deserving, as it was one of the biggest songs last year.

    • Dan

      Is that you, Kanye?

    • Byron

      That songs sucks.

  • amj

    The performances by Pink and Lady Gaga were amazing! Especially Pink. She just keeps getting more and more amazing. I just love how she has managed to recreate herself yet again and get better with age and experience.

    • Sparky

      In addition to Pink and GaGa Green Day’s performance was really good, other than those not so much…

    • ben

      Your comments were amazing. I’m amazed at your amazement.

      • Tommy Marx

        I’m amazed that you were amazed at her amazement. That’s just amazing!

    • Clay

      Too bad we’ve seen it before. Pink recreates herself once every year. She needed to find something that would wow the crowd a different way as opposed to reusing the circus gag

      • neetsie2000

        I suppose you’d rather listen to Taylor Swift’s performance again…

    • Lee

      The Dave Matthews Band’s performance was amazing. I’m still bummed that they didn’t win for Best Album instead of dippy Taylor Swift. Obviously the Grammys have NO taste.

      • Patrick

        I’m with you that the Grammys have no taste. What do you expect from an academy that also gave the Grammy to Nora Jones Album of the Year instead of Bruce Springsteen (for The Rising)? Now let me ask you this–where is Nora Jones today? Exactly. Another example that the Grammy’s have no taste.

      • Damion

        Um, Dave Matthews was on the bottom of the list for this one. Lady Gaga was INARGUABLY the one who should have won without a doubt or a second thought, Swift second, Beyonce third, BEP fourth and DMB a distant fifth.

    • Damion

      Gaga was indeed amazing…however, if you’ve seen any of P!nk’s recent live performances, you’ve seen her do this already, so it was nothing new. Except the water. And the fact that she decided to lip-sync, which was very disappointing as she generally never does that.

  • w

    Did a crappy country band really just beat MGMT, The Ting Tings and Silversun Pickups for best new artist!??!?!?? Just lost all credibility…

    • JWhite

      That “crappy country band” is amazing….Did it ever cross your mind that MGMT, the ting tings, sliversun pickups sucked???? I guess not….

      • Lauren

        No, he is right. Zac Brown Band sucks.

      • w

        No b/c most ppl that like good music would agree with me.

      • Sydney

        No Zac Brown Band DOES NOT SUCK. People do have different taste, just because you might not like country, well that is your right. But to say a band sucks because one you like didn’t win, now that is idiotic and makes you a moron.

      • w

        Sydney its not personal you don’t have to call ppl names.

      • Calla

        W – I agree with you.

      • Mark

        @w – You said that anyone who disagrees with you has bad musical taste. How’s that any different?

      • laura

        silversun pickups should have won

      • Drew

        Come on people… Taste is like ass, everyone has their own.

      • Mama Katie

        Silversun Pickups aren’t even new though…and I like the Zac Brown Band :)

    • dragonfly1026

      Question? How do the Grammy’s classify a “New Artist”? The Ting Ting’s performed live on Dick Clark’s New Years Bash in Times Square about 2 maybe 3 years ago. They are NOTHING new and have ALWAYS been amazing!

      • mrbilliam

        MGMT are not new, either. This is what Wikipedia says the guidelines are: “For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist”. I feel that is a very vague definition. Apparently it means the year that they become popular with the mainstream, which I think is kinda lame.

    • dusty

      silversun pickups suck? go shoot yourself buddy. really.

      • Sydney6899

        I’m not a fan of Zac Brown Band by any means. They are not terrible however, The Ting Tings and Sliversun Pickups are more my speed. IMO the Ting Tings deserved to win.

    • happy_mee

      yes, sucks doesn’t it.

    • Sydney

      Yeah W how is THAT any different? Calling someone a name is calling someone a name, rather nice or not. Not any different.

      • w

        Sydney you need to chill out. Just b/c very few ppl think the zac brown band was deserving of the award doesn’t mean you have to get so defensive

  • melanie

    The Zac Brown Band??? The Grammys are a joke.

    • Aishwarya

      I know right? MGMT lost… lord help us…. well that’s what you get when you throw away Grammys at Taylor Swift and her kind… country???? seriously?

      • Mama Katie

        “and her kind…” Really? Wow, not a country fan I assume. Seriously.

  • mark

    zac brown band is amazing they deserved it. i think the right people have won so far. i was kinda dissapointed that t-swift didnt get song of the year. but she definatly deserved the country album. pinks performance was stunning. heres hoping that beyonce doesnt win album of the year!!!!!!!!!

    • wakeforce

      At least, Beyonce can sing. Your sweet little Taylor Swift can’t carry a tune in a cardboard box

      • Sydney

        Sorry but I happen to agree with Wake here. I love Taylor Swift but if you have ever seen her sing live (I have) she cannot sing. Maybe she should stick to the writing, she is fantastic at that.

      • Kelly

        Taylor Swift can’t sing very well. She also has no stage presence. It was worth seeing Stevie Nicks even though you had listen to her.

      • xs

        Yes, but Beyonce is annoying as hell.

      • @XS

        Mulitply how annoying you think Beyonce is by 10 and that is how annoying Taylor Swift is. “This is the moment we will be talking about when we are 80″ Spare me!

  • Umm, really?

    Isn’t “Song of the Year” supposed to be an award for the *songwriter*??? I laughed when Single Ladies was nominated for the award, I’m laughing even harder now. That song is hardly an accomplishment for songwriting (lyrics could have been written by any angry 20-something year old). I liked the song and all, but NOT for a songwriting award!

    • bruno

      “if you like it then you should have put a ring on it” is yes, quite definitely not much of an accomplishment in writing…

    • Julie

      I agree… I am baffled by that award. Also for r&b vocals… it is so not rhythm and blues.

    • renee

      I agree, the lyrics are someones personal thoughts that are strung together into a song. “single ladies” is a good tune to listen too but to say it is the best lyrics is a joke. what about P!NK and I hate to say Taylor Swift. I don’t like country music but i can appreciate good writting. and as for P!nk, she is fantastic… as a song writer, singer and performer! can’t believe she didn’t win anything :( australia loves u p!nk

      • amj

        I agree, her lyrics are always deeply personal and strong. She deserves to be recognized for this last album. Just beautiful.

    • xyz

      The other nominees weren’t exactly examples of genius songwriting either…

    • caca

      Well, Single ladies is clever…its a sort of has hip hop hints and cultural connotations that you may not understand. Taylor swift’s lyrics are alright, but i think they are simple. Maybe a 12 year old could have written them. I think Taylor Swift hardly sings country music…and as for beyonce…r&b has changed alot…so you cant really define it…especially if we are okay with taylor swift being country, she has neither the vocals nor the music to say so, and that was demonstrated today by her terrible performance. Everyone was good EXCEPT for her. The song of the year would be named, best lyrics if it was meant only for song writers. It really has nothing to do with the lyrics because if u write terrible lyrics and have a good singer and a bad singer perform them, it will be totally different. Thats why its song of the year and the songWRITER gets acknowledged. Pinks performance was awesome, Zac Brown Band was unknown to many until tonight, but had a better performance than taylor. All you people talking bout zac brown band, and that black eyed peas cant sing, where do u guys like in utah? or minnesota? lmfao…I mean you cant say anything unless you can speak for all the artists represented, and everything that encompasses their music. Fergie’s voice is awesome, but she is not a good live singer when shes dancing around…beyonce was rolling around and swing her head like the dutty wine and she still blew her song ANDDDD Alanis Morsette’s song, which by the way was a wonderful rendition and tribute to the rock artist! I think the only disappointment was Taylor Swift. I did not like what Kanye West did to her…but he was right…she is terrible and I don’t like the way she gets so hyped up at all. I mean best album of the year? That’s a bit ridiculous. How can u lose best female and record of the year AND song of the year but then win Album of the year…that makes no sense and everyone knows it.

    • mishka

      Jealousy is ALL over the place here tsk tsk tsk.

  • TONY

    Since the Zac Brown Band was the only nominee anybody ever heard of, I suppose it was a good choice – but seriously, maybe some years they could skip the “Best New Artist” award.

    • w

      Most of ppl that like good music know of all the other nominees for best new artist. And they are actually good!

      • Ugh

        BUT WHERE IS KID CUDI?!?!

    • Fatima

      I think Zac Brown Band are the least known of the nominees. Keri Hilson had a giant radio smash this year, you didn’t notice?

    • David

      You’ve never heard of MGMT?! Have you been living under a rock?

      • JB

        Dude. I KNOW who they are and have worked in the music biz, but keep in mind not everyone knows every artist out there. There are bands even I haven’t heard of or heard.

        If you don’t listen to indie/alt rock you aren’t going to know who they are, they may have had a couple hit singles in that circle but anyone outside of it won’t have a clue. It’s not lik they topped billboard charts.

        You sound like a pretentious nit.

    • matt

      Zac Brown Band was actually the only nominee I hadn’t heard of…

  • stefanie

    I’m agree with the brand new artist winner I don’t understand why mgmt didn’t won?

  • mta

    Kelly Clarkson didn’t win best vocal pop album. guess who did? BEP. VOCAL album. last I checked, they couldn’t sing to save their lives.

    • mari

      i am wondering why she isn’t performing tonight. is she still on clive davis’ persona non grata list???

    • Kim

      Couldn’t agree with you more. The award should have went to a computer.

      • laura

        lmao!!!!

      • Kate

        so true. they’re awful.

  • 4k4k

    Yeah Kings of Leon!!!!!!!!

    • Sydney

      King of Leons rule!!!!!!!

      • Sydney

        Sorry should of been Kings Of Leon. They still rule!!!! Happy Green Day won too!!! And Zac Brown Band, who deserved it!!!!

  • TONY

    Black Eyed Peas should have won Record of the Year.

    • catlady

      I totally agree! Black Eyed Peas deserved to win Record and Song of the Year!!

      • xs

        No.

      • neetsie2000

        So absolutely NOT…

  • javi

    the grammy judges are high why in the blue hell they give the zac brown band a grammy they are stoned.

    • Sydney

      Oh shut up you country haters. The Zac Brown Band is a great band. They deserved to win, just go chomp on your sour grapes, ok?

    • xs

      Smoking something strong apparently looking at some of the winners tonight.

  • TONY

    Green Day is a good choice for Best Rock Album as always but since Dave Mathews Band was the only nominee also up for Album of the Year – it would have made more logistical sense if they had won.

    But God forbid, the Grammys ever make sense!

  • WORLDPEACE

    MAXWELL is the best!

  • jon

    Zac Brown band sounds like another Confederate Railroad. I like them both.

    ‘Watch online music videos 24/7 on defSpot com…music videos from the 70s to now are on there’

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