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The Grammy goes to:

52nd Grammy AwardsThe 52nd Grammy’s are over and the winner is:

Record Of The Year
Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s), if other than the artist.
Winner:
Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon
Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
[RCA Records]

Album Of The Year
Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s), if other than the artist.
Winner:
Fearless
Taylor Swift
Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer
[Big Machine Records]

Song Of The Year
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.)
Winner:
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé )
Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

Best New Artist
For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist.

Winner:   Zac Brown Band

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance.
Winner:
Halo
Beyoncé
Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance.
Winner:
Make It Mine
Jason Mraz
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
For established duos or groups, with vocals.
Winner:
I Gotta Feeling
The Black Eyed Peas
Track from: The E.N.D.
[Interscope Records]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together
Winner:
Lucky
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.
[Atlantic]

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals.
Winner:
Throw Down Your Heart
Béla Fleck
Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions
[Rounder]

Best Pop Instrumental Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Winner:
Potato Hole
Booker T. Jones
[Anti]

Best Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner:
The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas
[Interscope Records]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner:
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
Michael Bublé
[143/Reprise]

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance.
Winner:
Working On A Dream
Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Working On A Dream
[Columbia]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Winner:
Use Somebody
Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]

Best Hard Rock Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Winner:
War Machine
AC/DC
Track from: Black Ice
[Columbia]

Best Metal Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Winner:
Dissident Aggressor
Judas Priest
Track from: A Touch Of Evil – Live
[Epic]

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals.
Winner:
A Day In The Life
Jeff Beck
Track from: Performing This Week…Live At Ronnie Scott’s
[Eagle Records]

Best Rock Song
A Songwriter(s) Award.
Winner:
Use Somebody
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
[RCA Records; Publishers: Martha Street Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, Followill Music/Songs of Combustion Music/Music of Windswept, McFearless Music/Bug Music, Coffee, Tea or Me Publishing/Bug Music.]

Best Rock Album
Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.
Winner:
21st Century Breakdown
Green Day
[Reprise]

Best Alternative Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner:
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Phoenix
[Loyaute/Glassnote Records]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance.
Winner:
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Beyoncé
Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance.
Winner:
Pretty Wings
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers’ Night
[Columbia]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Winner:
Blame It
Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
[J Records]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals.
Winner:
At Last
Beyoncé
Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture
[Music World Music/Columbia]

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals
Winner:
Pearls
India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
Track from: Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics
[Soulbird/Universal Republic]

Best R&B Song
A Songwriter(s) Award.
Winner:
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé)
Track from: I Am… Sasha Fierce
[Music World Music / Columbia; Publishers: Songs of Peer/March 9th Publishing, 2082 Music/WB Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Tunes, Suga Wuga Music, B-Day Publishing/EMI April Music.]

Best R&B Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner:
Blacksummers’ Night
Maxwell
[Columbia]

Best Contemporary R&B Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner:
I Am… Sasha Fierce
Beyoncé
[Music World Music / Columbia]

Best Rap Solo Performance
For a solo Rap performance
Winner:
D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
Jay-Z
[Roc Nation]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only.
Winner:
Crack A Bottle
Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
Track from: Relapse
[Aftermath/Interscope]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together
Winner:
Run This Town
Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
[Roc Nation]

Best Rap Song
A Songwriter(s) Award.
Winner:
Run This Town
Jeff Bhasker, Shawn Carter, Robyn Fenty, Kanye West & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West)
[Roc Nation; Publishers: EMI April Music, Carter Boys Music/Please Gimme My Publishing/EMI Blackwood/Chrysalis Songs/No ID Music/All The Above Publishing/Sony ATV/Annauhi Music/Athanasios Alatas Publishing.]

Best Rap Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Winner:
Relapse
Eminem
[Aftermath/Interscope]

Best Country Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Winner:
Fearless
Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]

Best Country Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see the Song Of The Year award.
Winner:
White Horse
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Fearless
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music/Sony/ATV/Care Taker Music/ole]

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