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2013 Grammy Winners – Complete List!

2013 Grammy Winners – Complete List!

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It’s music’s biggest night! Hosted by LL Cool J, the 2013 Grammy Awards took place on Sunday (February 10) held  at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

It was an eventful show filled with performances from  Taylor Swift who opened the show with her hit single “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” The Lumineers, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Alicia Keys teamed up with Maroon 5 for a special performance of their hits “Girl on Fire” and “Daylight,” Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Wiz Khalifa and Miguel as well as Justin Timberlake who hit the stage for the first time in years performing his new single “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z.

Bruno Mars, Sting and Rihanna took over the stage paying tribute Bob Marley while Elton John joined Ed Sheeran for his hit  “The A Team.”

Here’s a complete list of  winners after the jump…

2013 GRAMMY Nominations – Complete List!

2013 GRAMMY Nominations – Complete List!

Hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Award nominations were announced on Wednesday evening (December 5) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

The nominations were kicked off with the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! which featured performances from Maroon 5, Fun. and Luke Bryan.

The Black KeysDan Auerbach, Fun., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West top the nominations with six each.

The 2013 GRAMMY Awards air live on February 10th at 8/7c on CBS.

Here’s a complete list of nominations after the jump…

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Winners List!

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards – Winners List!

The night started off somber but host LL Cool J reminded everyone that the 54th Annual Grammy Awards which were held on Sunday (February 12) are all about the music.

Adele made a triumphed return on stage after her vocal chord surgery where she sang her hit “Rolling in the Deep” and took home some of the night’s biggest honours including “Album of the Year,” “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.”

Rock group Foo Fighters were also big winners tonight sweeping up the award for “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Performance.”

During the evening Bruce Springsteen and the E Street BandBruno MarsChris Brown, Rihanna, Coldplay, Katy Perry, The Beach BoysPaul McCartney, Taylor Swift all took the stage to perform but it was Jennifer Hudson‘s touching tribute to Whitney Houston that gave everyone chills as she sang “I Will Always Love You” in memory of the late singer who passed away yesterday.

Hope you all enjoyed the show!

Here’s the complete list of the winners below…

Album of the Year
Adele – 21 – WINNER
The Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Rihanna – Loud

Record of the Year
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep” – WINNER
Bon Iver – “Holocene”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Katy Perry – “Firework”

Song of the Year
Kanye West – “All of the Lights”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Bon Iver – “Holocene”
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep” – WINNER

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver – WINNER
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” – Adele - WINNER
“You And I” – Lady Gaga
“Grenade” – Bruno Mars
“Firework” – Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” – Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body And Soul” – Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse – WINNER
“Dearest” – The Black Keys
“Paradise” – Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” – Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex - WINNER
“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Zonoscope – Cut/Copy
4×4=12 – Deadmau5
Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta
Body Talk, Pt. 3 – Robyn
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites – Skrillex – WINNER

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II -Tony Bennett & Various Artists – WINNER
The Gift – Susan Boyle
In Concert On Broadway – Harry Connick Jr.
Music Is Better Than Words – Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman – Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”  - Coldplay
“Down By The Water” – The Decemberists
“Walk” – Foo Fighters – WINNER
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” – Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“On The Backs Of Angels” – Dream Theater
“White Limo” – Foo Fighters – WINNER
“Curl Of The Burl” – Mastodon
“Public Enemy No. 1″ – Megadeth
“Blood In My Eyes” – Sum 41

Best Rock Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul – Jeff Beck
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters – WINNER
Come Around Sundown – Kings Of Leon
I’m With You – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love – Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver – Bon Iver – WINNER
Codes and Keys – Death Cab For Cutie
Torches – Foster The People
Circuital – My Morning Jacket
The King of Limbs – Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Sometimes I Cry” – Eric Benét
“Fool For You” – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona – WINNER
“Radio Message” – R. Kelly
“Good Man” – Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” – Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown – WINNER
Second Chance – El DeBarge
Love Letter – R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Kelly – Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Party” – Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” – DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” – Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie – WINNER

Best Rap Performance
“Look At Me Now” – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West – WINNER
“The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West – WINNER

Best Country Solo Performance
“Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” – Martina McBride
“Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton
“Mean” – Taylor Swift – WINNER
“Mama’s Song” – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” – Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy
“God Gave Me You” – Dave Barnes
“Just Fishin’” – Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill
“Mean” – Taylor Swift – WINNER
“Threaten Me With Heaven” – Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian
“You And Tequila” – Matraca Berg & Deana Carter


LL Cool J: Hosting the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

LL Cool J: Hosting the 54th Annual Grammy Awards

It’s been seven years since the Grammy’s had a host but this year things are about to change.

LL Cool J has been announced as the emcee for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards and he couldn’t be happier about the opportunity.

The 44-year-old rapper said that its “gonna be a great night” and couldn’t wait to host.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live February 12th on CBS.

 

Photo Credit: Chris McKay/Getty Images

2012 Grammy Nominations – See Complete List Here!

2012 Grammy Nominations – See Complete List Here!

It’s music’s biggest night and the Recording Academy decided to reveal it’s nominations this year with a concert special, ‘The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,’ which aired live this evening (November 30) at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Hosted by LL Cool J, the live nominations concert brought out the best in music from Lady Gaga who opened the show to Katy Perry, The Band Perry, Ludacris, Sugarland and Usher.

Kanye West leads the seven nominations while British singer Adele nabbed six including record, album and song of the year.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on February 12th at 8/7c on CBS.

Here’s a complete list of the nominees below…

Album of the Year
Adele – 21
The Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops and Hooligans
Rihanna – Loud

Record of the Year
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”
Bon Iver – “Holocene”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Katy Perry – “Firework”

Song of the Year
Kanye West – “All of the Lights”
Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”
Bruno Mars – “Grenade”
Bon Iver – “Holocene”
Adele – “Rolling in the Deep”

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj
Skrillex

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex
“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Zonoscope – Cut/Copy
4×4=12 – Deadmau5
Nothing But The Beat – David Guetta
Body Talk, Pt. 3 – Robyn
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites – Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II -Tony Bennett & Various Artists
The Gift – Susan Boyle
In Concert On Broadway – Harry Connick Jr.
Music Is Better Than Words – Seth MacFarlane
What Matters Most – Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman – Barbra Streisand

Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall”  - Coldplay
“Down By The Water” – The Decemberists
“Walk” – Foo Fighters
“The Cave” – Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” – Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“On The Backs Of Angels” – Dream Theater
“White Limo” – Foo Fighters
“Curl Of The Burl” – Mastodon
“Public Enemy No. 1″ – Megadeth
“Blood In My Eyes” – Sum 41

Best Rock Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul – Jeff Beck
Wasting Light – Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown – Kings Of Leon
I’m With You – Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love – Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Codes and Keys – Death Cab For Cutie
Torches – Foster The People
Circuital – My Morning Jacket
The King of Limbs – Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Sometimes I Cry” – Eric Benét
“Fool For You” – Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” – R. Kelly
“Good Man” – Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” – Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown
Second Chance – El DeBarge
Love Letter – R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me – Ledisi
Kelly – Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Party” – Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” – DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” – Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” – Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” – Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance
“Look At Me Now” – Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” – Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” – Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” – Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” – Wiz Khalifa

Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West
Tha Carter IV – Lil Wayne
Lasers – Lupe Fiasco
Pink Friday – Nicki Minaj
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance
“Dirt Road Anthem” – Jason Aldean
“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” – Martina McBride
“Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton
“Mean” – Taylor Swift
“Mama’s Song” – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Song
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” – Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy
“God Gave Me You” – Dave Barnes
“Just Fishin’” – Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill
“Mean” – Taylor Swift
“Threaten Me With Heaven” – Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian
“You And Tequila” – Matraca Berg & Deana Carter

Best Americana Album
Emotional Jukebox – Linda Chorney
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down – Ry Cooder
Hard Bargain – Emmylou Harris
Ramble At The Ryman – Levon Helm
Blessed – Lucinda Williams

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues – Gregg Allman
Roadside Attractions – Marcia Ball
Man In Motion – Warren Haynes
The Reflection – Keb’ Mo’
Revelator – Tedeschi Trucks Band

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive – Steve Earle
Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes
Ukulele Songs – Eddie Vedder
The Harrow & The Harvest – Gillian Welch