PICTURE PERFECT: GRAMMY RECAP

 |  February 9, 2009
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The 51st Grammy Awards were to a certain degree filled with a fair bit of drama last night. Would M.I.A go into labor as she performed her track Paper Planes alongside the Rap Pack as they did their Swagga Like Us Verison? Her actual due date was yesterday but thankfully it didn’t happen. Would Lil Wayne win all eight of the Grammy Awards he was up for? No but he would walk away with 50% of them. Did anyone expect the absence of Chris Brown and Rihanna due to an altercation between the couple that resulted in Rih Rih with a black eye and Breezy having to cough up $50,000 bail money? I doubt it very much however I am sure Rick Ross is enjoying the spotlight on someone else for a brief minute. Wasn’t it great to see the standing ovation JHud got from the audience when she went to collect her award for Best R&B album? Hell yeah it was. Personally I think the highlight of the night was the performance by Jigga, TI, Kanye and Weezy alongside the pregnant M.I.A, although the Jay Z/Coldplay collabo was pretty cool as well.
Anyhow for any of you who may have missed the show here is a brief run down of the winners:

Album of the Year: Raising Sand – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Rap Album: Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne

Male Pop Vocal Performance: Say – John Mayer

Record of the Year: Please Read The Letter – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

New Artist: Adele

Rock Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends – Coldplay

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Rich Woman – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Song of the Year: Viva La Vida – Coldplay

R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin

Female Pop Vocal Performance: Chasing Pavements – Adele

Pop Vocal Album: Rockferry – Duffy

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Rap Solo Performance: A Milli – Lil Wayne

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group:
Swagga Like Us – Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne

Rap/Sung Collaboration: American Boy – Estelle featuring Kanye West

Rap Song: Lollipop – Dwayne Carter, Darius Harrison, James Scheffer, Stephen Garrett and Rex Zamor,

R&B Song: Miss Independent – Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Shaffer Smith

Contemporary R&B Album: Growing Pains – Mary J. Blige

Female R&B Vocal Solo: Superwoman – Alicia Keys

Male R&B Vocal Solo: Miss Independent – Ne-Yo

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Stay With Me (By the Sea), Al Green featuring John Legend

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: You’ve Got the Love I Need – Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton

Urban/Alternative Performance: Be OK – Chrisette Michele featuring will.i.am

Dance Recording: Harder Better Faster Stronger – Daft Punk

Electronic Dance Album: Alive 2007 – Daft Punk

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/TuNeD-iN `HiP`hOp`

    WHAT IF THAT BITCH WATER BROKE ON STAGE AND ALL THEM NIGGAS SLIPPED THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE “BEST PART OF THE DAMN SHOW ” JO……

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/TuNeD-iN `HiP`hOp`

    AYE… AND WHY JAY-Z LOOK LIKE “RAY CHARLES” IN THE BACKGROUND OF THAT PICTURE JO AND WHY BEYONCE FINE ASS AINT GET ON STAGE AND SHAKE THAT BIG OL BOOTY MANNN

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/James-Siam JamesSiam

    Thanks for posting the list of winners. I wasn’t able to watch this year so once again thanks for the list.