2010 Grammy Recap (Pics and Videos Inside)

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For those of you that missed the Grammy Awards I got you covered, overall it was a good show, chocked full of industry stars and insiders, from industry newcomers to long time veterans. It was a crazy night but it eventually downshifted to a more somber and wistful tone in the middle when Prince and Paris Jackson, the two oldest children of the late Michael Jackson, accepted a lifetime achievement award on his behalf and a heartfelt tribute to him was performed. Here is a quick recap of events, followed by pics and winners:

8:02 Lady Gaga opens the show with Poker Face, Jumps in a pit of flames then reappears on stage covered in ashes with Elton John for a duet ( best performance of the night).

8:10 Long speech from Stephen Colbert just to promote the new apple ipad

8:13 Beyonce wins Best Song of The Year for Single Ladies. She isn’t there to accept because she is backstage getting ready for a performance. The Dream and Tricky accept for her. )

8:26 Taylor Swift wins Best Country Album for Fearless. Sorry guys no Yeezy this time

8: 40 Beyonce is singing “If I Were A Boy” followed by Alanis Morissette’s “You Outta Know”. Super sexy followed by boringly bland.

Pink almost naked swinging upside down over the audience. Same performance from the MTV Awards

8:50 Best New Artist award goes to Zach Brown Band. Who?!?

8:56 Black Eyed Peas has this crowd going crazy…well just the people in the mosh pit up front

9:30 Jamie Foxx comes out and performs “Blame It” with T-Pain. Brings out Doug E. Fresh

9:55 Taylor Swift performs and brings out Stevie Nicks (yawnfest)

9:58 Michael Jackson tribute with Usher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson and others. Weird because it was in 3D and basically no one had 3d glasses with them except a select few in the audience.

10:20 Rihanna, Jay-z and Kanye win for “Run This Town”. Guess who is not there? Thats right Kanye I think he might be banned forever.

10:30 Mary J is performing Bridge Over Troubled Waters.

10:49 Beyonce accepts her 6th Grammy award and thanks Jay Z this time.

10:59 Maxwell performs “Pretty Wings” then brings out Roberta Flack for “Where Is The Love”

11:13 Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake performing a rock version of Forever with Travis Barker.

11:27  Taylor Swift wins Album of The Year. Sad day when she wins over Lady Gaga.

2010 Grammy Awards Winners

Best Female Vocal Performance: “Halo”- Beyoncé

Song of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyonc— Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyonce—)

Best Solo Rock Performance: “Working on a Dream” — Bruce Springsteen

Record of the Year: “Use Somebody” — Kings of Leon

Best Country Album: Fearless — Taylor Swift

Best Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown — Greenday

Best Hard Rock Performance: “War Machine” — AC/DC

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West

Best Dance Recording: “Poker Face” — Lady Gaga

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Use Somebody” — Kings of Leon

Best New Artist: Zack Brown Band

Best Electronic/Dance Album: The Fame — Lady Gaga

Best Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix — Phoenix

Best Contemporary R&B Album: I Am… Sasha Fierce — Beyoncé

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” — Beyoncé

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas

Best Rock Song: “Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

Best Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: “Pretty Wings” — Maxwell

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “At Last” — Beyoncé

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: “A Day in the Life” — Jeff Beck

Best Urban/Alternative Performance: “Pearls” — India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore

Best R&B Song: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)

Best Rap Solo Performance: “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” — Jay-Z

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: “Crack a Bottle” — Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

Best Rap Song: “Run This Town” — Jeff Bhasker, Shawn Carter, Robyn Fenty, Kanye West & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)

Best Rap Album: Relapse — Eminem

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Make It Mine” — Jason Mraz

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Lucky” — Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Best Female Country Vocal Performance: “White Horse” — Taylor Swift

Best Male Country Vocal Performance: “Sweet Thing” — Keith Urban

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé Meets Madison square Garden— Michael Bublé

Best Metal Performance: “Dissident Aggressor” — Judas Priest

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “I Run to You” — Lady Antebellum

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: “I Told You So” — Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis

Best Country Song: “White Horse” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best Americana Album: Electric Dirt — Levon Helm

Best Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free — The Derek Trucks Band

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire — Various Artists, A.R. Rahman, producer

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: “Jai Ho” (From Slumdog Millionaire) — Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)

Best Recording Package: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today — Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972) — Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)

Best Short Form Music Video: “Boom Boom Pow” — The Black Eyed Peas

Best Long Form Music Video: “The Beatles Love – All Together Now” — (Various Artists)

Best Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All! — Stephen Colbert



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