51st Grammy Recap

by Charles Willis on Feb 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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51st Grammy awards were not going to let Chris Brown and Rhianna ruin an incredible night. From the tears of Jennifer Hudson to the fascinating performance by Coldplay and Jay-z  to an Impressive performance by David Grohl and Paul McCartney to the brightest part of the night the opening performance by U2 performing their new single, Get on Your Boots this will go down as one the best performers in Grammy history. What a night.


Alison Krauss and Robert Plant stole the show with their five Grammy awards for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals, and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. Lil Wayne came in second with 4 and Coldplay following with three. Other highlights from the night were performances by Justin, Jonas Brothers/Stevie Wonder and Kid Rock. What night for the music lovers.

 

 

 (winner of the catergory in bold)

Record Of The Year
(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)

   

    * Chasing Pavements
      Adele
      Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
      Track from: 19
      [XL Recordings/Columbia]

   

    * Viva La Vida
      Coldplay
      Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael Brauer & Rik Simpson, engineers/mixers
      Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
      [Capitol Records]

   

    * Bleeding Love
      Leona Lewis
      Simon Cowell, Clive Davis & Ryan "Alias" Tedder, producers; Craig Durrance, Phil Tan & Ryan "Alias" Tedder, engineers/mixers
      [J Records/SYCO Music]

   

    * Paper Planes
      M.I.A
      Diplo, producer; Switch, engineer/mixer
      Track from: Kala
      [Interscope]

   

    * Please Read The Letter
      Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
      T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
      Track from: Raising Sand
      [Rounder]

 



Album Of The Year
(Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.)

   

    * Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
      Coldplay
      Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael H. Brauer, Markus Dravs, John O'Mahony, Rik Simpson & Andy Wallace, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
      [Capitol Records]

   

    * Tha Carter III
      Lil Wayne
      Babyface, Brisco, Fabolous, Jay-Z, Kidd Kidd, Busta Rhymes, Juelz Santana, D. Smith, Static Major, T-Pain & Bobby Valentino, Betty Wright, featured artists; Alchemist, David Banner, Vaushaun "Maestro" Brooks, Cool & Dre, Andrews "Drew" Correa, Shondrae "Mr. Bangladesh" Crawford, Darius "Deezle" Harrison, Infamous, Jim Jonsin,  Angelo Morris, Mousa, Pro-J,  Play-N-Skillz, Rodnae, D. Smith, Streetrunner, Swizz Beatz, Robin Thicke, T-Pain & Kanye West, producers; Angel Aponte, Joshua Berkman, Andrew Dawson, Joe G, Darius "Deezle" Harrison, Fabian Marasciullo, Angelo Morris, Pro-J, Miguel Scott, Robin Thicke, Julian Vasquez & Gina Victoria, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer
      [Universal Motown/Cash Money]

   

    * Year Of The Gentleman
      Ne-Yo
      Chuck Harmony, Ne-Yo, Polow Da Don, StarGate, Stereotypes, Syience, Shea Taylor & Shomari "Sho" Wilson, producers; Kirven Arrington, Jeff Chestek, Kevin "KD" Davis, Mikkel Eriksen, Jaymz Hardy Martin, III, Geno Regist, Phil Tan & Tony Terrebonne, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr., mastering engineer
      [Def Jam/Compound]

   

    * Raising Sand
      Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
      T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer
      [Rounder]


   

    * In Rainbows
      Radiohead
      Nigel Godrich, producer; Nigel Godrich, Dan Grech-Marguerat, Hugo Nicolson & Richard Woodcraft, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
      [TBD Records]

 



Song Of The Year
(A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

   

    * American Boy
      William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)
      Track from: Shine
      [Atlantic/Homeschool; Publishers: Will.I.Am Music/Cherry River Music/Chrysalis Publishing/John Legend Publishing/Cherry River Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music/Larry Leron Music/Speir Music/Broke, Spoke and Gone Publishing]

   

    * Chasing Pavements
      Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)
      Track from: 19
      [XL Recordings/Columbia; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram Int.]

   

    * I'm Yours
      Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)
      Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
      [Atlantic; Publisher: Goo Eyed Music]

   

    * Love Song
      Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)
      Track from: Little Voice
      [Epic; Publisher: Tiny Bear Music]

   

    * Viva La Vida
      Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
      Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
      [Capitol Records; Publishers: Universal Music-MGB Songs]


 



Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.)

   

    * Adele


   

    * Duffy

   

    * Jonas Brothers

   

    * Lady Antebellum

   

    * Jazmine Sullivan

 



Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

   

    * Chasing Pavements
      Adele
      Track from: 19
      [Columbia/XL]


   

    * Love Song
      Sara Bareilles
      Track from: Little Voice
      [Epic]

   

    * Mercy
      Duffy
      Track from: Rockferry
      [Mercury]

   

    * Bleeding Love
      Leona Lewis
      [J Records/SYCO Music]

   

    * I Kissed A Girl
      Katy Perry
      Track from: One Of The Boys
      [Capitol Records]

   

    * So What
      Pink
      [LaFace]

 



Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

   

    * All Summer Long
      Kid Rock
      Track from: Rock N Roll Jesus
      [Atlantic]

   

    * Say
      John Mayer
      Track from: Continuum
      [Columbia]


   

    * That Was Me
      Paul McCartney
      Track from: Amoeba's Secret
      [Hear Music/MPL Communications Ltd.]

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