2011 Grammy Awards

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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards was an evening of big performances, and even a few surprises. Lady Gaga turned heads yet again as she arrived on the red carpet inside a giant egg, only to be hatched out for her live performance of her new song, ‘.’

Cee-Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow raised eyebrows with a rousing performance of ‘‘ alongside puppets from The Jim Henson Company. Rihanna went on stage not once, but twice, teaming up with both Eminem for ‘‘ and Drake for

As for the night’s biggest winners, country group Lady Antebellum walked away with five major awards: Best Country Song, Best Country Performance, Best Country Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

Jazz performer Esperanza Spalding was a surprise winner in the Best New Artist category, edging out more popular nominees, such as Justin Bieber and Drake. Indie rock group Arcade Fire closed out the ceremony by taking home the final award, Best Album of the Year for ‘The Suburbs,’ and following it with an encore performance.

Check out a list of some of the key Grammy winners below, and tune to the Grammy Radio station to hear songs from the 2011 Grammy nominees and winners.

Album of the Year – ‘The Suburbs,’ Arcade Fire

Record of the Year – ‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year – ‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist – Esperanza Spalding

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance – ‘Bad Romance,’ Lady Gaga

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance – ‘Just the Way You Are,’ Bruno Mars

Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals – ‘Hey, Soul Sister (Live),’ Train

Best Rap Album – ‘Recovery,’ Eminem

Best Country Album – ‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum

Best Alternative Music Album ‘Brothers,’ The Black Keys

Best Rock Album – ‘The Resistance,’ Muse

Best Hard Rock Performance – ‘New Fang,’ Them Crooked Vultures

Best Metal Performance – ‘El Dorado,’ Iron Maiden

Best R&B Album – ‘Wake Up!,’ John Legend and the Roots

Best Contemporary R&B Album – ‘Raymond V Raymond,’ Usher

Best Country Song – ‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum

Best Rap Song – ‘Empire State of Mind,’ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Best R&B Song – ‘Shine,’ John Legend and the Roots

Best Dance Song – ‘Only Girl (In The World)’, Rihanna

Courtesy: The AOL Radio Blog



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