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.  🙄  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.


  • 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 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


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


  • 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”


  • 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


  • 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 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 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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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