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Grammy Awards 2011 Winners

Grammy Awards 2011 Winners

Yes, the much-awaited Grammy Awards were announced yesterday in a beautiful ceremony held in LA. This article lists the winners of the several categories...
Kundan Pandey
The prestigious awards were announced in an electrifying atmosphere, with numerous star-studded performances, on Sunday, February 14, 2011, in Los Angeles. The beginning of the 53rd Grammy awards was marked by saluting the 18-time Grammy Award winner, the famous Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The American rapper and actor, LL Cool J, spoke about Aretha and later introduced Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florience Welch, Yolanda Adams, and Martina McBride, who charmed the audience with their sensational performances.
Grammy Awards 2011 Winners List
Award Winner Details
Best New Age Album "Miho Journey to the Mountain" ~ Paul Winter Consort
Best Hawaiian Music Album "Huana Ke Aloha" ~ Tia CarrereTia Carrere
Best Native American Music Album "2010 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow A Spirit's Dance" ~ Various Artists
Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album "Zydeco Junkie" ~ Chubby Carrier and the BayouBayou Swamp Band
Best Musical Album for Children "Tomorrow's Children" ~ Pete Seeger with the Rivertown Kids and Friends
Best Spoken Word Album for Children "Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies" ~ Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
Best Spoken Word Album "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; Jon Stewart Presents Earth" (an audio book) ~ Jon Stewart, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, John Oliver, and Sigourney Weaver
Best Musical Show Album "American Idiot" ~ Green Day and the Broadway Cast
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media "Crazy Heart" ~ Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media "Toy Story 3" written by Randy Newman
Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media "The Weary Kind" from "Crazy Heart"
Best Instrumental Composition "The Path Among the Trees" composed by Billy Childs
Best Instrumental Arrangement "Carlos" arranged ~ Vince Mendoza
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) "Baba Yetu" arranged ~ Christopher Tin
Best Recording Package "Brothers" ~ The Black Keys
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package "under Great White Northern Lights" a limited edition set by The White Stripes
Best Album Notes "Keep an Eye on the Sky" ~ Big Star
Best Historical Album "The Original Studio Recordings of The Beatles" ~ The Beatles
Best Non-Classical Engineered Album "Battle Studies" ~ John Mayer
Best Non-Classical Remixed Recording "Revolver" ~ Madonna with David Guetta and Afrojack remixers
Best Surround Sound Album "Britten's Orchestra" ~ Michael Stern and the Kansas City Symphony
Best Short Form Music Video "Bad Romance" ~ Lady Gaga
Best Long Form Music Video "When You're Strange" ~ The Doors
Best Dance Recording "Only Girl (in the World)" ~ Rihanna
Best Electronic/Dance Album "LaRoux" ~ LaRoux
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album "Crazy Love" ~ Michael Buble'
Best Contemporary Jazz Album "The Stanley Clarke Band" ~ The Stanley Clarke Band
Best Jazz Vocal Album "Eleanora Fagan (1925-1959) To Billie with Love from Dee Dee" ~ Dee Dee Bridgewater
Best Gospel Performance "Grace" ~ BeBe and CeCe Winans
Best Gospel Song "It's What I Do" by Kirk Whalum and Lalah Hathaway
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album "Hello Hurricane" ~ Switchfoot
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album "Love God, Love People" ~ Israel Houghton
Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album "The Reason" ~ Diamond Rio
Best Traditional Gospel Album "Downtown Church" ~ Patty Griffin
Best Contemporary RandB Gospel Album "Still" ~ BeBe and CeCe Winans
Best Latin Pop Album "Paraiso Express" ~ Alejandro Sanz
Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album "El Existential" ~ Grupo Fantasma
Best Tropical Latin Album "Viva La Tradicion" ~ the Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Best Tejano Album "Recuerdos" ~ Little Joe and La Familia
Best Norteno Album "Classic" ~ Intocable
Best Banda Album "Enamorate De Mi" ~ El Guero Y Su Banda Centenario
Best Reggae Album "Before the Dawn" ~ Buju Banton"
Best Traditional World Music Album "Ali and Toumani" ~ Ali Farka Toure and Tourmani Diabate
Best Contemporary World Music Album "Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions part 2 Unreleased Tracks" ~ Bela Fleck
Best Comedy Album "Stark Raving Black" ~ Lewis Black
Best Classical Engineered Album "Daugherty Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina" ~ Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Porter, Quincy Complete Viola Works ~ Eliesha Nelson and John McLaughlin
Classical Producer of the Year David Frost
Best Classical Album "Verdi Requiem" ~ Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli, Mario Seffiri, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Best Orchestral Performance "Daugherty Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina" ~ Giancarlo Guerrero and the Nashville Symphony
Best Opera Recording "Saariaho L'Amour De Loin" ~ the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Best Choral Performance "Verdi Requiem" ~ Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli, Mario Seffiri, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Chorus
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance with an Orchestra "Mozart Piano Concertos Nos. 23 and 24" ~ The Cleveland Orchestra
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance without an Orchestra "Messiaen Livre Du Saint-Sacrement" ~ Paul Jacobs
Best Chamber Music Performance "Ligeti String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2" ~ the Parker Quartet
Best Small Ensemble Performance "Dinastia Borja" ~ Pascal Bertin, Daniele Carnovich, Lior Elmalich, Montserrat Figueras, Driss El Maloumi, Marc Mauillon, Lluis Vilamajo, Furio Zanasi, Josep Piera, and Francisco Rojas
Best Classical Vocal Performance "Sacrificium" ~ Giovanni Antonini and Giardino Armonico
Best Classical Contemporary Composition "Daugherty Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina" ~ Giancarlo Guerrero
Best Classical Crossover Album "Calling at Dawn" by Christopher Tin
Best Alternative Music Album "Brothers" ~The Black Keys
Best Female RandB Vocal Performance "Bittersweet" ~ Fantasia
Best Male RandB Vocal Performance "There Goes My Baby" ~ Usher
Best RandB Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals "Soldier of Love" ~ Sade
Best Traditional RandB Vocal Performance "Hang on in There" ~ John Legend and The Roots
Best Urban/Alternative Performance "F*** You" (Forget You) ~ Cee Lo Green
Best RandB Song "Shine" ~ John Legend and The Roots
Best RandB Album "Wake Up!" ~ John Legend and The Roots
Best Contemporary RandB Album "Raymond V Raymond" ~ Usher
Best Rap Solo Performance "Not Afraid" ~ Eminem
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group "On to the Next One" ~ Ja-Z and Swizz Beatz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "Empire State of Mind" ~ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Best Rap Song "Empire State of Mind" ~ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
Best Male Country Vocal Performance "'Til Summer Comes Around" ~ Keith Urban
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals "Need You Now" ~ Lady Antebellum
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals "As She's Walking Away" ~ the Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
Best Country Instrumental Performance "Hummingbyrd" ~ Marty Stuart
Best Country Song "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Best Improvised Jazz Solo "A Change is Gonna Come" ~ Herbie Hannock
Best Jazz Instrumental Album "Moody 4B" ~ James Moody
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album "Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard" ~ the Mingus Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album "Chucho's Steps" ~ Chucho Valdes and the Afro-Cuban Messengers
Best Americana Album "You are not Alone" ~ Mavis Staples
Best Bluegrass Album "Mountain Soul II" ~ Patty Loveless
Best Traditional Blues Album "Joined at the Hip" ~ Pinetop Perkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Best Contemporary Blues Album "Living Proof" ~ Buddy Guy
Non-Classical Producer of the Year Danger Mouse
Best Contemporary Folk Album "God Willin' and the Creek Don't Rise" ~ Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs
Best Traditional Folk Album "Genuine Negro Jog" ~ Carolina Chocolate Drops
Best Rock Song "Angry World" ~ Neil Young
Bet Rock Instrumental Performance "Hammerhead" ~ Jeff Beck
Best Metal Performance "El Dorado" ~ Iron Maiden
Best Hard Rock Performance "New Fang" ~ Them Crooked Vultures
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group
with Vocals
"Tighten Up" ~ The Black Keys
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance "Helter Skelter" ~ Sir Paul McCartney
Best Pop Instrumental Album "Take Your Pick" ~ Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto
Best Pop Instrumental Performance "Nessun Dorma" ~ Jeff Beck
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Imagine" ~ Herbie Hancock, Pink, India Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck, and Oumou Sangare
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance "Just the Way You Are" ~ Bruno Mars
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance "Bad Romance" ~ Lady Gaga
Best Rock Album "The Resistance" ~ Muse
Best Pop vocal Album "Fame Monster" ~ Lady Gaga
Best Country Album "Need You Now" ~ Lady Antebellum
Song of the Year "Need You Now" ~ Lady Antebellum
New Artist of the Year Esperanza Spalding
Best Rap Album "Recovery" ~ Eminem
Record of the Year "Need You Now" ~ Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year "The Suburbs" ~ Arcade Fire
The exhaustive list of Grammy Awards winners of 2011 must have provided you with information about your favorite stars who were able to make a mark on this year's award ceremony. With some popular names like Eminem, Lady Gaga, and Lady Antebellum grabbing many awards, the end of the ceremony was a real treat for many fans, who saw their favorites winning many awards as well as performing in their unique styles.