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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) — or Grammy — is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the USA to recognize outstanding achievement in the Music Industry. The annual awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the awards of more popular interest are presented in a widely viewed televised ceremony. It is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Award  for stage and the Academy Awards for film.
The 1st Grammy Award Ceremony was held on May 4, 1959, to honor musical accomplishments by performers for the year 1958.

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2011, at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles,USA.

Album Of The Year: The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Song Of The Year: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Record Of The Year: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Pop Vocal Album: The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Crazy Love – Michael Buble

Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga

Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars

Pop Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group: “Hey Soul Sister (Live) – Train

Pop Collaboration: “Imagine” – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal

Short Form Music Video: “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga

Dance Recording: “Only Girl (In The World)” – Rihanna

Dance/Electronic Album: La Roux – La Roux

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Revolver” – Madonna

Country Album: Need You Now – Lady Antebellum

Country Song: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

Rap Album: Recovery – Eminem

Rap Song: “Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys

Rock Album: The Resistance – Muse

Rock Song: “Angry World” – Neil Young

Rock Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Tighten Up” – The Black Keys

Hard Rock Performance: “New Fang” – Them Crooked Vultures

Alternative Music Album: Brothers – The Black Keys
R&B Album: Wake Up! – John Legend and The Roots

Contemporary R&B Album: Raymond Vs. Raymond - Usher

R&B Song: “Shine”- John Legend and The Roots
R&B Male Vocal Performance: “There Goes My Baby” – Usher
R&B Female Vocal Performance: “Bittersweet” – Fantasia
R&B Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group: “Solider Of Love” – Sade

Urban/Alternative Performance: “Fuck You” – Cee Lo Green

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