Monday, February 9, 2009

Grammy Post!

First of all, here are some of the notable wins of the night:

Winners of the televised awards included:

Pop male vocal performance - John Mayer, Say

Record of the year - Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, Please Read the Letter

New artist - Adele

Rock album - Coldplay, Viva La Vida

Pop collaboration with vocals - Robert Plant and Allison Krauss, Rich Woman

Song of the year - Coldplay, Viva La Vida

Country performance by duo/group - Sugarland, Stay

R&B Album - Jennifer Hudson, Self Titled

Short-form music video - Weezer, Pork and Beans

Long-form music video - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Runnin' Down a Dream

Contemporary folk/Americana - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Raising Sand

Female R&B vocal performance - Alicia Keys, Superwoman

Male R&B vocal performance - Ne-Yo, Miss Independent

Spoken-word album - Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth

Female pop vocal performance - Adele, Chasing Pavements

Pop duo/group - Coldplay, Viva La Vida

Pop vocal album - Duffy, Rockferry

Alternative album - Radiohead, In Rainbows

Solo Rock Vocal - John Mayer, Gravity

Rock duo/group - Kings of Leon, Sex on Fire

Hard rock performance - The Mars Volta, Wax Simulacra

Metal performance - Metallica, My Apocalypse

Producer of the year, non-classical - Rick Rubin

Rock song - Bruce Springsteen, Girls in their Summer Clothes


This year's Grammy Awards were probably the most entertaining it's been in a couple of years and everyone who won was very much deserving of it. Probably the highlight of my night would have to be Blink 182 announcing they're reuniting when presenting the award for Best Rock Album. According to Blink182.com, an album should be out by Summer 2009. (More to come later in a video blog about that!)

Big winners of the night included Robert Plant and Allison Krauss for their brilliant collaboration Raising Sand and Coldplay for their album, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends. I was also very pleased to see Adele win for Best New Artist and Female Pop Vocal Perfomance and Duffy for Best Pop Album. Kings of Leon's "Sex on Fire" was also a pleasant surprise when they won Best Rock Duo or Group. John Mayer is another artist who I feel made some brilliant music on Continuum and deserved his two wins.
Also, great performances by Coldplay, Katy Perry, Radiohead and M.I.A.


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