Grammys 2011: See the winners' list

Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum,  Eminem, and Esperanza Spalding are among this year’s big winners. See the list below, check out EW’s Grammy hub and Music channel for our full coverage of music’s biggest night.

Album of the Year
Arcade Fire, The Suburbs (For more on the indie rockers’ surprise win, see Surprise! Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’ wins!)

Record of the Year
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Best Rap Album
Eminem, Recovery

Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding

Song of the Year
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Best Country Album
Lady Antebellum, Need You Now

Best Pop Vocal Album
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

Best Rock Album
Muse, The Resistance

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group
Train, “Hey Soul Sister”

Female Pop Vocal Performance
Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”

Male Pop Vocal Performance
Bruno Mars, “Just the Way You Are”

Alternative Album
the Black Keys, Brothers

Country Performance by a Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”

Rap Song
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”

Rap Solo Performance
Eminem, “Not Afraid”

Dance Recording
Rihanna, “Only Girl (In the World)

Electronic Dance Album
La Roux, La Roux

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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  • Sparky


    • Danny Mac

      Only ONE award has been given out so far, how is this list made available? I thought the show is live. Have I missed something?

      • L

        where are you? i’m on the east coast and the show has already been on for an hour.

      • Danny Mac

        2 Awards handed out in the FIRST hour. Wow… Lets hope they speed this up

      • Hv

        A lot of the awards are announced in a pre-ceremony show.

      • Sharlin

        It’s common knowledge the Grammy’s only hand out about 10 of their over 100 categories in their 8 hour live telecast because they think we don’t care about the awards and only about the performances.

    • Susan

      Anyone else here hoping GaGa would get stuck in that egg, ala Spinal Tap?

      • bebe

        OMG that would’ve been fabulous!!!
        Especially as the whole song and
        performance was a total blatant
        ripoff of Madonna’s Express Yourself!! She should be sued!

    • happy

      I’m really happy with this year’s Grammys. Not a single bad album or song up there.

  • Becca

    Yay Gaga and Bruno!! :)

  • lk;afjd

    Did… any of this air yet?

    • Emily

      I was trying to figure that out too…

    • gigi

      The Grammy people will announce a lot of the awards before the show starts. They’ll save the “big awards” for the televised broadcast.

  • HoneyB

    Booo… Rihanna beat Robyn??? WTF? Fortunately, I get to see Robyn tonight in concert. Suck it, Grammys. And so bummed Glee didn’t win Best Pop Group.

    • Brooke

      Boo indeed. There were some fabulous dance recordings in that category, and then there was Rihanna. Who is not dance at ALL. It’s ridiculous she was nominated in that category and it’s a shame she won. How can anyone call that song a better dance recording than Goldfrapp, Gaga, La Roux, and Robyn?

      • Mike

        I love Dancing on my Own, but love Only Girl even more! And it is a Europop/Dance number, so yeah it belongs in that category.

    • fede

      you complain about Rihanna winning and then you praise Glee?! WTF?!!!!

  • Zale

    Kanye should have won Best Rap Solo Performance, Grammys have slipped big time. Hopefully he isn’t robbed next year…..

    • Jeremy Sheer

      PFFFFT after what he did to Taylor Swift at the MTV music Awards, He is second monkey. Another thing Josh Groban made fun of his tweets that man is a dieing whale in the music industry as far as im concerned. Im suprised he has followers still!

      • MT

        “PFFFFT after what he did to Taylor Swift at the MTV music Awards, He is second monkey.”
        I call BS.
        I’m happy for “Empire State of Mind” though. And also for Lady Antebellum, Muse and Bruno !

      • Jeremy Sheer

        @MT, i can find 30,000 people who agree with me. the guy has no class.

      • MT

        “the guy has no class.”
        Didn’t know class had become synonym of talent, sorry.

      • Liz

        Just when you thought everyone was over that incident, more comments. Agree with MT.

    • FromChicago

      Well we certainly needed Kanye to be there when they announced the song of the year….Cee-lo and M&M were robbed.

      • Jeremy Sheer

        Correction: We need Josh Groban to be there to make fun of his stupid tweets. the guys a LOSER!

      • MT

        A song with the F-word can’t win Grammy Song of the Year; too bad but it is what it is. And I can’t just believe Cee-lo beat Gaga in the creative department yay!
        And please don’t get me started with LTWYL, that song is corny as h%ll, a woman beater and a beaten woman gloryfying their status.
        I’m not even a country music fan (at all!) but “Need U know” is a great song: a relatable story and a pretty solid recording. I’m okay with this choice. The Grammys got it quite right this year so far.

    • Krista

      Yeah right he’s garbage compared to Eminem. Or have you not noticed that this past year ?

  • What?

    Train? The worst nominee out of all wins? Are you kidding me? And the televised parts been going on for 45 minutes and they’ve only given one award…the Grammys are really poorly planned

  • sunshine

    yay!!!! go gaga and bruno mars

  • Erin

    How did Gaga win for best female Vocal Performance??? I wasnt aware she even sung!!! Especially on Bad Romance.

    • Cat

      That category has never been about singing.

      • DRG

        Lady Ca Ca sings, just not very well. That’s what she has to be carried into the ceremony in a giant egg to distract attention from the fact that her “singing” and her “music” have no substance. It works, people eat it up, she makes the music industry a ton of of money and that’s why she wins Grammies for no discernible talent.

      • Madox

        She may be wacko and an attention wh*re, but she can definitely sing

    • miss k


    • AK

      Criticisms of Lady Gaga’s increasingly ridiculous antics are perfectly fair. But trying to claim that she can’t sing is just patently false.

      • Brooke

        No kidding. Just search for any of her acoustic performances with the piano on YouTube.

      • jury’s out

        True, and she refuses to use Autotune.

      • Jeremy Sheer

        um she used Autotune on Telephone FAIL

    • AngiAlex

      Find some acoustic versions of her songs. She sings just fine. Very fine.

    • Marcus

      You’ve obviously never seen her concert tour. Her live voice is pretty damn good, even on the poppier songs.

  • sunshine

    totally happy by all the winners so far, but who in the heck is the black keys?

    • Jackie

      They were the musical guest on SNL a couple of weeks ago. They were actually pretty good.

    • TJ

      Who are The Black Keys??? Only one of the best bands around. I suggest you broaden your musical horizons a bit;-)

  • baolyn

    gaga sucks

  • dee123

    Very happy for La Roux, i don’t usually like that kind of music but for some reason it appeals to me, Train on the other hand….

  • Cat

    No Adam Lambert???

    • Vickie

      I cannot beleive Adam didn’t get a grammy for best male vocal performance, he so deserved that award……..

      • Maureen

        But Bruno’s win was well-deserved. Male Pop Vocal was a really strong category this year! All of the nominees were fabulous! :)

    • Marcus

      Did you really expect him to win? Just because the category had to do with best vocals doesn’t mean that’s what voters judged it on.

  • buddymoore

    So The Black Keys won Best Alternative Album over Arcade Fire whose album is also nominated for Album of the Year. Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

    • Hannah

      Yeah, it makes perfect sense that if you’re nominated twice, you should automatically win one.

      • buddymoore

        Hey, thanks for not understanding what I said at all.

      • Lolz

        buddymoore, what you said makes no sense.

      • AngiAlex

        What buddymoore said makes perfect sense.

      • Maureen

        @Hannah @Lolz:
        Maybe you should take the time to read what Buddy was actually saying. SMH.

    • kat

      totally, totally agree. im completely dumbfounded by the win. Arcade Fire was robbed, IMO. *sigh*

      • Ethan

        Arcade Fire’s Album is great but I LOVE the Black Key’s album: Brothers. They are both deserving of the win but I am glad the Keys finally have gotten recognition.

    • Mitch

      I know! If the Arcade Fire album is the only alternative rock album nominated for Best Album, they’re already acknowledging that it was he best alternative album! Hypothetically, that’s like voting Roy Halladay MVP of the National League, but having him lose the Cy Young Award. It would make no sense.

      • Sweetie

        To extend your analogy, let’s say you’re a pitcher and you’ve been nominated for best pitcher, as well as best overall baseball player. You might be pretty good at pitching, but you’re also good at a lot of other things as well, which is why you were nominated for best baseball player. But that doesn’t mean you’re the best pitcher. Best alternative album isn’t necessarily a subset of best album. It’s more specific.

      • mark

        further, the selection of best alternative albums were of way better quality than album of the year choices. Album of the year is just a random selection from all different genres. I bet Arcade fire won the vote in that one by a landslide, but Black Keys only won by a bit in the alternative.

  • Kelekins

    They don’t televise all awards. That’s why we missed them. They are really trying to pack in the performances. Which I haven’t been too impressed with. Lots of off-key!

  • Woot

    Ugh someone explain to me how Usher’s Raymond vs. Raymond is a better contemporary R&B album than Janelle Monae’s The ArchAndroid? I hate how you pretty much have to be a mainstream artist to win a grammy.

    • LMNOP

      I completely agree. If you watch a Grammy show from the Madonna/Michael Jackson era you’ll see a true celebration of the music world. Classy, entertaining.

      Now the Grammys do nothing more than celebrate over-the-top #@%*, both in music & behavior. Gaga is trying too hard (her music is good enough on its own–stop it!). Kanye doesn’t try hard enough (can you say “sincere, meaningful apology”?. And what happened to consistently good music WITH good lyrics? Not over-the-top enough, I guess.

      Damn, I feel old.

      • mark

        What do you mean by Madonna/MJ era? Madonna was never a Grammy staple until ‘Ray of Light.’ Kanye’s apology should have nothing to do with winning grammys (although his actions left him out of the album of the year category for 808s and heartbreak and caused taylor swift to win album of the year). you want a meaningful apology and great lyrical content? pick up his his latest disc. runaway is an apology; the whole album is lyrically (and melodically) genius.

    • Dee Jones

      Yeah I said the same thing in another post. Janelle Monae`s album was original, creative and different! Usher won because he was the bigger seller and well known out the group.

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