February 15, 2011
53rd Annual Grammys: Did You Watch?
So, on Sunday were the Grammy Awards. Did you watch? Were you surprised by some of the winners? Can you remember any of the winners buried in between all the over-the-top musical performances? Oh, okay.
First things first: there’s no host for the Grammys. It’s so funny, because I feel as if every time I watch these awards shows (Emmys, Golden Globes, etc.) I always think, Boy, the writing is so bad for these shows, wouldn’t it just be better if there were no hot at all? Turns out, no, no it’s not. There’s no flow to the show without a host–even a bad one.
The performances, overall, were okay. The Grammys host such a large array of music genres, though, that it is difficult to please everybody. It seems strange to go immediately from Lady Gaga’s bizarre debut of “Born This Way” to John Mayer, Norah Jones, and Keith Urban, or to Lady Antebellum and some ballads. Or, from Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Rihanna to Mumford & Sons and the Avett Brothers (with Bob Dylan).
The winners were forgettable, the outfits were all just outrageous enough to be talked about for about 10 minutes (see: Lady Gaga arriving in an egg), and a singer named Esperanza Spalding is going to get a lot of angry threats from furious tweens for taking the award for Best New Artist over Justin Bieber.
Here’s the full list of winners; check it out!
Record of the Year: “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire
Album of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
New Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Pop Vocal Album: “The Fame Monster,” Lady Gaga
Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga
Rock Song: “Angry World,” Neil Young
R&B Song: “Shine,” John Legend & The Roots
R&B Album: “Wake up!” John Legend & The Roots
Rap Solo Performance: “Not Afraid,” Eminem
Rap Album: “Recovery,” Eminem
Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Country Album: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Latin Pop Album: “Paraiso Express,” Alejandro Sanz
Contemporary Jazz Album: “The Stanley Clarke Band,” The Stanley Clarke Band
Classical Album: “Verdi: Requiem,” Riccardo Muti, conductor
Traditional Gospel Album: “Downtown Church,” Patty Griffin
Dance Recording: “Only Girl (In The World),” Rihanna
Electronic Dance Album: “La Roux,” La Roux
Alternative Music Album: “Brothers,” The Black Keys
Spoken Word Album: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook),” Jon Stewart
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