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The Grammy Awards

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Season 51

The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), or "Grammys", are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the record industry.

The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammy Awards are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony.

The Grammys are considered the highest music honour, the U.S. record industry's equivalent to the Academy Awards (Oscars) for motion pictures.

The Grammy Awards show is usually aired in February. In South Africa the awards air live on DStv's Channel O, and a delayed broadcast is shown on M-Net the following day.

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards took place on 8 February, 2009 and were broadcast live from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles for the sixth consecutive time.

The 2009 awards ceremony aired in South Africa on M-Net on Monday 9 February 2009, at 20h30. The special was two hours long.

51st Annual Grammy Awards

For the sixth year in a row, the ceremony was held in the Staples Centre. The nominations were announced on a special concert airing on CBS on December 3rd, 2008, and were posted on the official website afterwards.

To be eligible for an award a recording had to have been commercially released between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008. This is for all recordings released in the 2008 recording year.

Neil Diamond was the recipient of the MusiCares Person of the Year award. Lil Wayne topped the nominations with eight, Coldplay garnered seven and Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and Kanye West each earned six nods.

Radiohead, Alison Krauss, John Mayer, Robert Plant, Jazmine Sullivan received five, and Jennifer Hudson, Adele, Danger Mouse, The Eagles, Lupe Fiasco, George Strait, Metallica and T.I. each received four nominations.

Performers

Adele
Kenny Chesney
Coldplay
Miley Cyrus & Taylor Swift
Estelle & Kanye West
The Four Tops tribute featuring original member of The Four Tops Duke Fakir, Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo
Paul McCartney with Dave Grohl
Jennifer Hudson
Jay-Z
Jonas Brothers
Jordin Sparks
Kid Rock
Smokey Robinson
BB King
John Mayer
Keith Urban
Buddy Guy
Stevie Wonder
Neil Diamond
M.I.A.
Robin Thicke
Allen Toussaint
Terence Blanchard
Lil Wayne
Katy Perry
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Radiohead
Rihanna
T.I.
Justin Timberlake
Carrie Underwood
U2

Nominees

These are the nominees in the main categories:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Chasing Pavements - Adele
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
Paper Planes - M.I.A
Please Read The Letter - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo (LOL)
Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
In Rainsbows - Radiohead

SONG OF THE YEAR

American Boy - William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters
Chasing Pavements - Adele Adkins, songwriter
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz, songwriter
Love Song - Sara Bareilles, songwriter
Viva La Vida - Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters

BEST NEW ARTIST

Adele
Duffy
Jonas Brothers (LOL)
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

BEST FEMALE POP PERFORMANCE

Chasing Pavements - Adele
Love Song - Sara Bareilles
Mercy - Duffy
Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry (ugh)
So What - P!nk

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP VOCALS

Rock And Roll Train - AC/DC
Violet Hill - Coldplay
Long Road Out Of Eden - The Eagles
Sex On Fire - Kings of Leon
House of Cards - Radiohead

BEST ROCK ALBUM

Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Rock n Roll Jesus - Kid Rock (lol)
Only By The Night - Kings of Leon
Death Magnetic - Metallica
Consolers of the Lonely - The Raconteurs

BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

In Rainbows - Radiohead
Evil Urges - My Morning Jacket
Modern Guilt - Beck
Narrow Stairs - Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple - Gnarls Barkley
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BEST R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE

Beyonce - Me Myself and I
Heaven Sent 0 Keyshia COle
Spotlight - JHud
Superwoman - Alicia Keys
Need U Bad 0 Jazmine Sullivan

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B PERFORMANCE

Growing Pains - Mary J Blidge
Back of my lac - J Holiday
First Love - Karina
Year Of The Gentleman - Ne-Yo
Fearless -Jazmine Sullivan

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE

American Gangster - Jay Z
Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
The Cool - Lupe Fiasco
Nas - Nas
Paper Trail - T.I.

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

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


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