The 2011 Grammy Award Winners
By the time the 53rd Grammys wrapped up last night, Lady Antebellum rode away with five awards (including Record and Song Of The Year, and Best Country Song)—though they lost out on Album Of The Year in a surprise upset to Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga—who arrived at the shindig in an alien pod—clinched a Best Pop Vocal Album win for The Fame Monster, and during her speech gave thanks to Whitney Houston. “I wanted to thank Whitney, because when I wrote ‘Born This Way‘ I imagined she was singing it…” Interesting—most other people thought she imagined Madonna. Watch Gaga’s acceptance speech, and catch the list of Grammy winners, below! Lady Gaga accepts her Best Pop Vocal Album award for The Fame Monster, and gives surprising props to Whitney Houston for inspiring new single “Born This Way.”
THE 53rd GRAMMY AWARDS
Album Of The Year: The Suburbs – Arcade FireSong Of The Year: “Need You Now” – Lady AntebellumRecord Of The Year: “Need You Now” – Lady AntebellumBest New Artist: Esperanza SpaldingPop Vocal Album: The Fame Monster – Lady GagaTraditional Pop Vocal Album: Crazy Love – Michael BubleFemale Pop Vocal Performance: “Bad Romance” – Lady GagaMale Pop Vocal Performance: “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno MarsPop Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group: “Hey Soul Sister (Live) – TrainPop Collaboration: “Imagine” – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, SealShort Form Music Video: “Bad Romance” – Lady GagaDance Recording: “Only Girl (In The World)” – RihannaDance/Electronic Album: La Roux – La RouxRemixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Revolver” – MadonnaCountry Album: Need You Now – Lady AntebellumCountry Song: “Need You Now” – Lady AntebellumRap Album: Recovery – EminemRap Song: “Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z feat. Alicia KeysRock Album: The Resistance – MuseRock Song: “Angry World” – Neil YoungRock Performance By Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Tighten Up” – The Black KeysHard Rock Performance: “New Fang” – Them Crooked VulturesAlternative Music Album: Brothers – The Black KeysR&B Album: Wake Up! – John Legend and The RootsContemporary R&B Album: Raymond Vs. Raymond – UsherR&B Song: “Shine”- John Legend and The RootsR&B Male Vocal Performance: “There Goes My Baby” – UsherR&B Female Vocal Performance: “Bittersweet” – FantasiaR&B Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group: “Solider Of Love” – SadeUrban/Alternative Performance: “Fuck You” – Cee Lo Green
Catch the full list of winners at the official Grammy Awards site.