2010 list of Grammy winners and my Ifelicious 2 cents

Thanks to all of you who joined me on Twitter in the smack talk as we watched the Grammys.  It made watching that much more fun.  I haven’t compared my picks to the actual winners list yet, but I know I shouldn’t be a betting gal.  Last night was Team Beyonce and Team Taylor Swift.  Beyonce broke the record for the most Grammys won by a female in, and Taylor…well, she writes her own music as if nobody else does.  :roll:  Seriously, Taylor took home 4 Grammys including Album of the Year.  Kanye West, yet again, was in M.I.A. which we all can’t help but to attribute that to America’s 20 year old sweetheart, Taylor Swift.

Highlights

  • Curse of Kanye was broken with “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West won Best Rap Collabo AND Best Rap Song
  • Stephen Colbert was funny enough to win Best Comedy Album but failed to bring the funny as one of the hosts
  • Kings of Leon got their just recognition nabbing Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Group or Duo with “Use Somebody”
  • My favorite performances were Pink and duet with Mary J. Blige and Andrea Bocelli
  • I continue to be disappointed to see Michael Jackson’s kids make appearances.  It’s exploitation.  I think MJ was very protective largely because he was robbed of his childhood.  I know we love some MJ, but let those kids grow up quietly and let MJ’s siblings speak on his behalf instead.
  • Justin Bieber is growing on me.  He’s a tiny little cutie with some personality to boot.  So funny how he said “Beyonce” instead of “Bon Jovi.”  😳

Video highlights

If you made one, post a comment with the link and I’ll take a look.  If it’s fly, I’ll be happy to put it in this post.  Here are a couple that I found so far.

Grammy winners

Here’s the list of all winners.  This list is actually more comprehensive than the one I used pre-Grammys.  I did move the order around to focus on the categories that I, and likely you as a reader of this blog, follow more closely.

Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift

Record of the Year: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon

Song of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé

New Artist: Zac Brown Band

Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, Stephen Colbert

POP

  • Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”
  • Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
  • Female Pop Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, “Halo”
  • Male Pop Vocal Performance: Jason Mraz, “Make It Mine”
  • Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Bublé
  • Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, “Lucky”
  • Pop Instrumental Performance: Bela Fleck, “Throw Down Your Heart”
  • Pop Instrumental Album: Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones

R&B

  • Female R&B Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”
  • Male R&B Vocal Performance: Maxwell, “Pretty Wings”
  • R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Jamie Foxx and T-Pain, “Blame It”
  • Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, “At Last”
  • R&B Song: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé
  • R&B Album: Blacksummers’ Night, Maxwell
  • Contemporary R&B Album: I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé

RAP

  • Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
  • Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: “Crack a Bottle,” Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
  • Rap Song: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
  • Rap Album: Relapse, Eminem
  • Rap Solo Performance: Jay-Z, “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”
  • Urban/Alternative Performance: India.Arie and Dobet Gnahoré, “Pearls”

ROCK

  • Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
  • Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Bruce Springsteen, “Working on a Dream”
  • Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Kings of Leon, “Use Somebody”
  • Rock Song: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
  • Hard Rock Performance: AC/DC, “War Machine”
  • Metal Performance: Judas Priest, “Dissident Aggressor”
  • Rock Instrumental Performance: Jeff Beck, “A Day in the Life”

DANCE

  • Dance Recording: “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
  • Electronic/Dance Album: The Fame, Lady Gaga

COUNTRY

  • Country Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift
  • Female Country Vocal Performance: Taylor Swift, “White Horse”
  • Male Country Vocal Performance: Keith Urban, “Sweet Thing”
  • Country Song: “White Horse,” Taylor Swift
  • Country Collaboration With Vocals: “I Told You So,” Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis
  • Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”
  • Country Instrumental Performance: Steve Wariner, “Producer’s Medley”

TRADITIONAL/ALTERNATIVE/WORLD

  • Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix
  • Americana Album: Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
  • Bluegrass Album: The Crow/New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, Steve Martin
  • Traditional Blues Album: A Stranger Here, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
  • Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band
  • Traditional Folk Album: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, Loudon Wainwright III
  • Contemporary Folk Album: Townes, Steve Earle
  • Hawaiian Music Album: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2, Various Artists
  • Native American Music Album: Spirit Wind North, Bill Miller
  • Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Reggae Album: Mind Control—Acoustic, Stephen Marley
  • Traditional World Music Album: Douga Mansa, Mamadou Diabate
  • Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3—Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck
  • New Age Album: Prayer for Compassion, David Darling

VISUAL MEDIA

  • Short Form Music Video: “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas
  • Long Form Music Video: “The Beatles Love—All Together Now,” Various Artists
  • Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling): Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox
  • Musical Show Album: West Side Story
  • Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire
  • Score Soundtrack Album tor Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Up, Michael Giacchino
  • Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “Jai Ho” (from Slumdog Millionaire), A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash
  • Instrumental Composition: Married Life (from Up), Michael Giacchino
  • Instrumental Arrangement: “West Side Story Medley,” Bill Cunliffe

GOSPEL

  • Gospel Performance: “Wait on the Lord,” Donnie McClurkin featuring Karen Clark Sheard
  • Gospel Song: “God in Me,” Mary Mary featuring Kierra “KiKi” Sheard
  • Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Live Revelations, Third Day
  • Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: The Power of One, Israel Houghton
  • Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Jason Crabb, Jason Crabb
  • Traditional Gospel Album: Oh Happy Day, Various Artists
  • Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Audience of One, Heather Headley

LATIN

  • Latin Pop Album: Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estación
  • Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13
  • Tropical Latin Album: Ciclos, Luis Enrique
  • Regional Mexican Album: Necesito De Ti, Vicente Fernández
  • Tejano Album: Borders y Bailes, Los Texmaniacs
  • Norteño Album: Tu Noche Con…Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Tigres Del Norte
  • Banda Album: Tu Esclavo y Amo, Lupillo Rivera

JAZZ

  • Contemporary Jazz Album: 75, Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate
  • Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman, Kurt Elling
  • Improvised Jazz Solo: “Dancin’ 4 Chicken,” Terence Blanchard, soloist
  • Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Five Piece Band—Live, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
  • Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Book One, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
  • Latin Jazz Album: Juntos Para Siempre, Bebo Valdés and Chucho Valdés

CLASSICAL

  • Engineered Album, Classical: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony
  • Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein
  • Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
  • Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
  • Opera Recording: Britten: Billy Budd, London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus
  • Choral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef and Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus
  • Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Journey to the New World, Sharon Isbin
  • Chamber Music Performance: Intimate Letters, Emerson String Quartet
  • Small Ensemble Performance: Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion, Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre of Voices
  • Classical Vocal Performance: Renée Fleming, Verismo Arias
  • Classical Contemporary Composition: Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto, Jennifer Higdon
  • Classical Crossover Album: Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace, Yo-Yo Ma
  • Surround Sound Album: Transmigration, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses

CHILDREN

  • Musical Album for Children: Family Time, Ziggy Marley
  • Spoken Word Album for Children: Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs, Buck Howdy

OTHER

  • Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “Quiet Nights,” Diana Krall
  • Recording Package: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne and Brian Eno
  • Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963–1972), Neil Young
  • Album Notes: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946), Louis Armstrong
  • Historical Album: The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), Little Walter
  • Engineered Album, Nonclassical: Ellipse, Imogen Heap
  • Producer of the Year, Nonclassical: Brendan O’Brien
  • Remixed Recording, Nonclassical: “When Love Takes Over” (Electro Extended Remix), David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland

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