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The Grammy Awards

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Season 52

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 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on 31 January, 2010 and were broadcast live from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles for the seventh consecutive time.

The 2010 awards ceremony aired live in South Africa on DStv's Channel O on Monday 1 February 2010, at 03h00. It was preceded by a live broadcast of the the countdown to the 2010 Grammy Awards Red Carpet on DStv's E! Entertainment channel at 00h00, followed by the live Grammys Red Carpet on E!, from 01h00-03h00.

A delayed broadcast of the Grammys aired on M-Net on Monday 1 February 2010, at 21h30. The special was three hours long.

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on 31 January, 2010 at Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.

A total of 109 awards were presented at the Grammy Awards. Neil Young was honoured as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast.

Beyoncé lead the nominees with ten nominations. Other nominees included Taylor Swift with eight and Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, Kanye West with six nominations, and David Guetta, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga with five nominations.

Colbie Caillat, Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteen, T-Pain, and Keith Urban each received four nominations.

Performers

Beyoncé
Black Eyed Peas
Bon Jovi
Dave Matthews Band
Green Day
Lady Antebellum
Lady Gaga
Maxwell
Pink
Taylor Swift
Zac Brown Band

Presenters

Kristen Bell
Justin Bieber
Jeff Bridges
Jonas Brothers
Miley Cyrus
Josh Duhamel
Norah Jones
Ke$ha
LL Cool J
Ricky Martin
Carlos Santana
Ringo Starr

Nominees

These are the nominees in the main categories:

SONG OF THE YEAR

Beyonce - Single Ladies
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Maxwell - Pretty Wings
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Beyonce - I Am ... Sasha Fierce
Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D.
Lady Gaga - The Fame
Taylor Swift - Fearless
Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Beyonce - Halo
Black Eyes Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

Brooks & Dunn - Cowgirls Don't Cry
Zac Brown Band - Chicken Fried
Lady Antebellum - I Run To You
Rascal Flatts Here Comes Goodbye
Sugarland - It Happens

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE

Drake - Best I Ever Had
Eminem - Beautiful
Jay-Z - D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)
Kid Cudi - Day 'N' Nite
Mos Def - Casa Bey

BEST ROCK ALBUM

AC/DC - Black Ice
Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Life from Madison Square Garden
Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King
U2 - No Line on the Horizon

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS

Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Bon Jovi - We Weren't Born to Follow
The Fray - Never Say Never
Daryl Hall and John Oates' Sara Smile
MGMT - Kids

BEST NEW ARTIST

Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
MGMT
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

Adele - Hometown Glory
Beyonce - Halo
Katy Perry - Hot N Cold
Pink - Sober
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE

John Legend - This Time
Maxwell - Love You
Jason Mraz - Make It Mine
Seal - If You Don't Know Me By Now


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