2009 Grammy Winners

2009-02-09 06:24
 
Grammy Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss -
Raising Sand
• Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
• Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
• Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman
• Radiohead - In Rainbows

RECORD OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - "Please Read the Letter"
Adele - "Chasing Pavements"
• Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"
• Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love"
M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"

SONG OF THE YEAR
WINNER: Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"
Estelle (featuring Kanye West) - "American Boy"
• Adele - "Chasing Pavements"
• Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours"
Sara Bareilles - "Love Song"

BEST NEW ARTIST
WINNER: Adele
• Duffy
Jonas Brothers
• Lady Antebellum
• Jazmine Sullivan

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
WINNER: Adele - "Chasing Pavements"
Sara Bareilles - "Love Song"
• Duffy - "Mercy"
Leona Lewis - "Bleeding Love"
Katy Perry - "I Kissed a Girl"
• P!nk - "So What"

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
WINNER: John Mayer - "Say"

Kid Rock - "All Summer Long"
• Paul McCartney - "That Was Me"
• Jason Mraz - "I'm Yours"
• Ne-Yo - "Closer"
• James Taylor - "Wichita Lineman"

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP With VOCALS
WINNER: Coldplay - "Viva la Vida"

• The Eagles - "Waiting in the Weeds"
Gnarls Barkley - "Going On"
• Maroon 5 - "Won't Go Home Without You"
• OneRepublic - "Apologize"

BEST POP COLAB WITH VOCALS
WINNER: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - "Rich Woman"
• Alicia Keys & John Mayer - "Lesson Learned"
• Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland - "4 Minutes"
• Rihanna & Maroon 5 - "If I Never See Your Face Again"
• Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown - "No Air"

BEST DANCE RECORDING
WINNER: Daft Punk - "Harder Better Faster Stronger" (off Alive 2007)
Thomas Bangalter & Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo, producers; mixers
• Hot Chip - "Ready for the Floor" (Hot Chip, producers; Dan Carey, mixer off Made In The Dark)
• Lady Gaga - "Just Dance" (Colby O'Donis RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, mixer off The Fame)
• Madonna - "Give It 2 Me" (Madonna & The Neptunes, producers; Andrew Coleman & Spike Stent, mixers off Hard Candy)
• Rihanna - "Disturbia" (Brian Kennedy, producer; Phil Tan, mixer off Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded)

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
WINNER: Alive 2007 Daft Punk
• Brazilian Girls - New York City
• Cyndi Lauper - Bring Ya to the Brink
• Kylie Minogue - X
• Moby - Last Night
• Robyn - Robyn

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
WINNER: "Gravity" John Mayer Track from: Where The Light Is -- Live In Los Angeles
• "I Saw Her Standing There" Paul McCartney (off Amoeba's Secret)
• "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" Bruce Springsteen (off Magic)
• "Rise" Eddie Vedder (off Into the Wild)
• "No Hidden Path" Neil Young Track from: Chrome Dreams II

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
WINNER: Kings Of Leon - "Sex on Fire"
AC/DC - "Rock N Roll Train"
• Coldplay - "Violet Hill"
• Eagles - "Long Road Out of Eden"
• Radiohead - "House of Cards"

BEST ROCK SONG
WINNER: "Girls In Their Summer Clothes" Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen) (off Magic)
• "House of Cards" Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead) off In Rainbows 
• "I Will Possess Your Heart" Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab For Cutie) off Narrow Stairs
• "Sex on Fire" Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon) off Only by the Night
• "Violet Hill" Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay) off Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

BEST ROCK ALBUM 
WINNER: Coldplay
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Kid Rock - Rock N Roll Jesus
• Kings Of Leon - Only by the Night
• Metallica - Death Magnetic
• The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
WINNER: The Mars Volta - "Wax Simulacra"
• Disturbed - "Inside the Fire"
• Judas Priest - "Visions"
• Mötley Crüe - "Saints of Los Angeles"
• Rob Zombie - "Lords of Salem"

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
WINNER: "My Apocalypse" Metallica (off Death Magnetic)
• "Heroes of Our Time" DragonForce off Ultra Beatdown
• "Nostradamus" Judas Priest off Nostradamus
• "Under My Thumb" Ministry off Cover Up
• "Psychosocial" Slipknot Track off All Hope Is Gone

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
WINNER: Radiohead
In Rainbows
• Beck Modern Guilt
• Death Cab For Cutie Narrow Stairs
• Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple
• My Morning Jacket Evil Urges

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
WINNER: Duffy
Rockferry
• Sheryl Crow Detours
• Eagles Long Road out of Eden
• Leona Lewis Spirit 
• James Taylor Covers

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Alicia Keys - "Superwoman" (off As I Am)
• "Me, Myself and I" Beyoncé off The Beyoncé Experience Live Audio
• "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole off Just Like You
• "Spotlight" Jennifer Hudson off Jennifer Hudson
• "Need U Bad" Jazmine Sullivan off Fearless

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
WINNER: "Miss Independent" Ne-Yo Track from: Year of the Gentleman

• "You're the Only One" Eric Benét off Love & Life
• Take You Down" Chris Brown off Exclusive
• "Can't Help But Wait" Trey Songz off Trey Day
• "Here I Stand" Usher off Here I Stand

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
WINNER: "Stay With Me (By the Sea)" Al Green (featuring John Legend) off Lay It Down

• "Ribbon in the Sky" Boyz II Men off A Journey Through Hitsville USA
• "Words" Anthony David (featuring India.Arie) off Acey Duecy
• "I'm His Only Woman" Jennifer Hudson (featuring Fantasia) off Jennifer Hudson
• "Never Give You Up" Raphael Saadiq (featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton) off The Way I See It

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE Performance
WINNER: "Be OK" Chrisette Michele (featuring will.i.am) off I Am

• "Say Goodbye To Love" Kenna off Make Sure They See My Face
• "That's the Way of the World" Dwele off Interpretations: Celebrating the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire
• "Wanna Be" Maiysha Track off This Much Is True
• "Many Moons" Janelle Monae off Metropolis: The Chase Suite (Special Edition)
• "Lovin' You (Music)" Wayna (featuring Kokayi) Track from: Higher Ground

BEST R&B SONG
WINNER: "Miss Independent" Mikkel S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo) off Year of the Gentleman
• "Bust Your Windows" Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, Jazmine Sullivan) off Fearless
• "Customer" I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & Johnnie Smith, songwriters (Raheem DeVaughn) off Love Behind The Melody
• "Heaven Sent" Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters (Keyshia Cole) off Just Like You
• "Spotlight" Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson) off Jennifer Hudson

Best R&B Album
WINNER: Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson

• Eric Benét - Love & Life
• Boyz II Men - Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA
• Al Green - Lay It Down
• Raphael Saadiq  -The Way I See It

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B Album
WINNER: Mary J. Blige Growing Pains
• J. Holiday - Back Of My Lac'
• Karina - First Love
• Ne-Yo - Year of the Gentleman
• Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
WINNER: "A Milli" Lil Wayne off Tha Carter III
• "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)..." Jay-Z Track from: American Gangster
• "Paris, Tokyo" Lupe Fiasco Track from: The Cool
• "N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave and the Master)" Nas Track from: Untitled
• "Sexual Eruption" Snoop Dogg Track from: Ego Trippin'

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
WINNER: "Swagga Like Us" jay-z & T.I. (Kanye West & Lil Wayne)
• "Royal Flush" Big Boi (featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000)
• "Mr. Carter" Lil Wayne (featuring Jay-Z)
• "Wish You Would" Ludacris (featuring T.I.)

BEST RAP/SUNG COLAB
WINNER: "American Boy" Estelle (featuring Kanye West) off Shine

• "Low" Flo Rida (featuring T-Pain) off Mail On Sunday
• "Green Light" John Legend (featuring Andre 3000) off Evolver
• "Got Money" Lil Wayne (featuring T-Pain) off Tha Carter III
• "Superstar" Lupe Fiasco (featuring Matthew Santos) off The Cool

BEST RAP SONG
WINNER: "Lollipop" D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major) off Tha Carter III)
• "Low" Tramar Dillard, M. Humphrey, Faheem Najm, Korey Roberson & Howard Simmons, songwriters (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain) off Mail On Sunday
• "Sexual Eruption" Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters (Snoop Dogg) off Ego Trippin'
• "Superstar" Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriters (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos) off The Cool
• "Swagga Like Us" Jeff Bhaskev, D. Carter, S. Carter, Clifford Harris, Plain Pat & Kanye West, songwriters (M. Arulpragasam, N. Headon, M. Jones, J. Mellor, T. Pentz & P. Simonon, songwriters) (Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne) off Paper Trail

BEST RAP ALBUM
WINNER: Lil Wayne -
Tha Carter III
• Jay-Z American Gangster
• Lupe Fiasco The Cool
• Nas Untitled
• T.I. Paper Trail

BEST SONG WRITTEN FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TV OR OTHR VISUAL MEDIA
WINNER: "Down To Earth" (off"Wall-E") Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, songwriters (Peter Gabriel)

• "Ever Ever After" (off "Enchanted") Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
• "Say" (off "The Bucket List") John Mayer, songwriter (John Mayer)
• "That's How You Know" (off "Enchanted") Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz, songwriters (Amy Adams)
• "Walk Hard" (off "Walk Hard -- The Dewey Cox Story") Judd Apatow, Marshall Crenshaw, Jake Kasdan & John C. Reilly, songwriters (John C. Reilly)
 
BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR A MOTION PICTURE, TV OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
WINNER: Juno (Various Artists)

•American Gangster (Various Artists)
•August Rush (Various Artists)
Mamma Mia! (Meryl Streep & Various Artists)
•Sweeney Todd -- The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Various Artists)

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
WINNER: "The Dark Knight" James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer, composers
• "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" John Williams, composer
•  "Iron Man" Ramin Djawadi, composer
• "There Will Be Blood" Jonny Greenwood, composer
• "Wall-E" Thomas Newman, composer

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Rick Rubin
for Death Magnetic (Metallica), Home Before Dark (Neil Diamond), Mercy (Dancing For The Death Of An Imaginary Enemy), Seeing Things (Jakob Dylan), Weezer (Red Album (Weezer)

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
WINNER:"Pork and Beans" by Weezer

Mathew Cullen, video director; Bernard Rahill, video producer

BEST TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
WINNER: Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu
• Calcutta Chronicles: Indian Slide Guitar Odyssey Debashish Bhattacharya
• Toumani Diabaté - The Mandé Variations
•  Lakshmi Shankar - Dancing In The Light

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
WINNER: Natalie Cole - Still Unforgettable
• Michael Feinstein - The Sinatra Project
• Barry Manilow - In the Swing of Christmas
• Josh Groban - Noël
• Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, Individual or Group
WINNER: Chick Corea and Gary Burton, The New Crystal Silence

• Bill Frisell - History, Mystery
• Brad Meldhau Trio - Live
• Pat Metheny with Christina McBride & Antonio Sanchez - day trip
• Alan Pasqua, Dave Carpenter & Peter Erskine Trio - Standards

BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL Solo
WINNER: Terence Blanchard, soloist, "Be-Bop"

• James Moody - "Be-bop"
• Pat Metheny - "Son of Thirteen"
• Gary Burton & Chick Core - "Waltz for Debbie"
•Till Brönner - "Seven Steps to Heaven"

BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
Cassandra Wilson - Loverly

• Kate McGarry - If Less Is More...Nothing Is Everything
• Karrin Allyson - Imagina: Songs Of Brasil
• Stacey Kent - Breakfast On The Morning Tram
• Norma Winstone - Distances

BEST CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM
Randy Brecker, Randy in Brasil

• John McLaughlin Floating Point
•Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley (Various Artists)Gregg Field & Tom Scott, producers
•Miles From India (Various Artists) Bob Belden, producer
• Yellowjackets feat. Mike Stern Lifecycle

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
WINNER: George Strait - Troubadour

• Patty Loveless - Sleepless Nights
• Jamey Johnson - That Lonesome Song
• Randy Travis - Around The Bend
• Trisha Yearwood - Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love


Are Coldplay living la vida loca? Is Lil Wayne a winner or a loser? Or was 2008 the Year of the Gentleman? And what about those artists with substance AND style - like Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - did they finally have their night at the Grammys? Check out all the usual winning suspects and a few surprises.
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