Monday, February 09, 2009


In a nutshell: Chris Brown & Rihanna did not appear because CB apparently got his IKE on last night, Usher also did not appear due to complications with his wife's plastic surgery, Wayne only won 4 out of 8, Robert Plant & Alison Krausse and Coldplay were the Grammy darlings this year, The anticipated "SLU" performance was in black and white, without explanation, J. Hud won a Grammy for her average album despite being against tough competition and Stevie Wonder performed with on a Talk Box with The Jonas Brothers of all people.

Selective winners list below. Go here for full list:

Rap Album: Lil Wayne, "Tha Carter III" (Universal)

New Artist: Adele

Song of the Year: "Viva La Vida," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay), track from "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" (Capitol Records; Publishers: Universal Music-MGB Songs)

R&B Album: "Jennifer Hudson," Jennifer Hudson (Arista Records)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin

Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Chasing Pavements," Adele, track from "19" (Columbia/XL)Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Still Unforgettable," Natalie Cole (DMI Records)

Pop Vocal Album: "Rockferry," Duffy (Mercury)

Rap Solo Performance: "A Milli," Lil Wayne, track from "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown)

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Swagga Like Us," Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne (Roc-A-Fella/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)

Rap/Sung Collaboration: "American Boy," Estelle featuring Kanye West, track from "Shine" (Homeschool/Atlantic)

Rap Song: "Lollipop," Dwayne Carter, Darius Harrison, James Scheffer, Stephen Garrett and Rex Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne featuring Static Major), track from "Tha Carter III"

Contemporary R&B Album: "Growing Pains," Mary J. Blige (Geffen)

Female R&B Vocal Solo: "Superwoman," Alicia Keys, track from "As I Am" (J Records)

Male R&B Vocal Solo: "Miss Independent," Ne-Yo, track from "Year of the Gentleman" (Def Jam/Compound)

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: "Stay With Me (By the Sea)," Al Green featuring John Legend, track from "Lay It Down" (Blue Note Records)

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "You've Got the Love I Need," Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton, track from "Lay It Down" (Blue Note Records)

Urban/Alternative Performance: "Be OK," Chrisette Michele featuring, track from "I Am" (Def Jam)

Dance Recording: "Harder Better Faster Stronger," Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, producers; Thomas Bangalter and Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, mixers; track from "Alive 2007" (Virgin Records)

Electronic Dance Album: "Alive 2007," Daft Punk (Virgin Records)

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