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Grammy Awards winners and losers

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Coldplay's big night

U2 opened the Grammy Awards with their new single Get On Your Boots to the packed Staples Center audience. Then there were a few awards to give away and 17 performances to get through - all in three-and-a-half hours.

The 2009 Grammy nominees and winners:

Winners will be in bold.

 

Plant and Krauss take a half-dozen GrammysRECORD 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 and Alison Krauss

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay
Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
Year of the Gentleman, Ne-Yo 
Raiing Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
In Rainbows, Radiohead

 

BEST NEW ARTIST 
Adele

Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

 

SONG OF THE YEAR
American Boy, (Estelle Featuring Kanye West) William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters
Chasing Pavements (Adele) Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz) Jason Mraz, songwriter
Love Song (Sara Bareilles) Sara Bareilles, songwriter
Just one of Coldplay's many wins on Grammy nightViva La Vida (Coldplay) Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters

 

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Chasing Pavements, Adele
Love Song, Sara Bareilles
Mercy, Duffy
Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis
I Kissed A Girl, Katy Perry
So What, Pink

 

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
All Summer Long, Kid Rock
Say, John Mayer
That Was Me, Paul McCartney
I'm Yours, Jason Mraz
Closer, Ne-Yo
Wichita Lineman, James Taylor

 

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Viva La Vida, Coldplay
Waiting In The Weeds, Eagles
Going On, Gnarls Barkley
Won't Go Home Without You, Maroon 5
Apologize

, OneRepublic

 

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Lesson Learned, Alicia Keys and John Mayer
4 Minutes, Madonna, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
Rich Woman, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
If I Never See Your Face Again, Rihanna and Maroon 5
No Air, Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown

 

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Love Appetite, Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere
I Dreamed There Was No War, Eagles
Fortune Teller, Fourplay
Steppin' Out, Stanley Jordan
Blast, Marcus Miller

 

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
Sax For Stax, Gerald Albright
Greatest Hits Rerecorded Volume One, Larry Carlton
Jingle All The Way, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
The Spice of Life, Earl Klugh
A Night Before Christmas, Spyro Gyra

 

Duffy makes a triumphant debut at the 2009 GrammysBEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Detours, Sheryl Crow
Rockferry, Duffy
Long Road Out Of Eden, Eagles
Spirit, Leona Lewis
Covers, James Taylor

 

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Gravity, John Mayer
I Saw Her Standing There, Paul McCartney
Girls In Their Summer Clothes, Bruce Springsteen
Rise, Eddie Vedder
No Hidden Path, Neil Young

 

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Rock N Roll Train, AC/DC
Violet Hill, Coldplay
Long Road Out Of Eden, Eagles 
Sex On Fire, Kings Of Leon
House Of Cards, Radiohead

 

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
Inside The Fire, Disturbed
Visions, Judas Priest 
Wax Simulacra, The Mars Volta
Saints Of Los Angeles, Mötley Crüe
Lords of Salem, Rob Zombie

 

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
Heroes Of Our Time, DragonForce
Nostradamus, Judas Priest
My Apocalypse, Metallica
Under My Thumb, Ministry
Psychosocial, Slipknot

 

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Castellorizon, David Gilmour
Suicide & Redemption, Metallica
34 Ghosts I-IV, Nine Inch Nails
Hope (Live For The Art Of Peace), Rush
Peaches En Regalia, Zappa Plays Zappa

BEST ROCK SONG
Girls In Their Summer Clothes, (Bruce Springsteen),
Bruce Springsteen, songwriter

House Of Cards, (Radiohead)
Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters
I Will Possess Your Heart, (Death Cab For Cutie)
Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters
Sex On Fire, (Kings Of Leon)
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters
Violet Hill, (Coldplay)
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters

 

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, Coldplay
Rock, n' Roll Jesus, Kid Rock
Only By The Night, Kings Of Leon
Death Magnetic, Metallica
Consolers Of The Lonely, The Raconteurs

 

Radiohead performs with the USC Marching BandBEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Modern Guilt, Beck
Narrow Stairs, Death Cab For Cutie
The Odd Couple, Gnarls Barkley
Evil Urges, My Morning Jacket 
In Rainbows, Radiohead

 

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
Me, Myself And I, Beyonce
Heaven Sent, Keyshia Cole
Spotlight, Jennifer Hudson 
Superwoman, Alicia Keys
Need You Bad, Jazmine Sullivan

 

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCES
You're The Only One, Eric Benet
Take You Down, Chris Brown
Miss Independent, Ne-Yo
Can't Help But Wait, Trey Songz
Here I Stand

, Usher

 

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Ribbon In The Sky, Boyz II Men
Words, Anthony David Featuring India.Arie
Stay With Me (By The Sea), Al Green Featuring John Legend
I'm His Only Woman, Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
Never Give You Up, Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton

 

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
A Change Is Gonna Come, Wayne Brady
You've Got The Love I Need, Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton
Baby I Know, (Linda Jones) With Helen Bruner & Terry Jones
Love That Girl, Raphael Saadiq
In Love With Another Man, Jazmine Sullivan

 

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
Say Goodbye To Love, Kenna
Wanna Be, Maiysha 
Be OK, Chrisette Michele Featuring will.i.am
Many Moons, Janelle Monae
Lovin You (Music), Wayna Featuring Kokayi

 

BEST R&B SONG
Bust Your Windows, (Jazmine Sullivan)
Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan, songwriters (Deandre Way, songwriter)
Customer, (Raheem DeVaughn)
I. Barias, Raheem DeVaughn, C. Haggins, K. Oliver & J. Smith, songwriters
Heaven Sent, (Keyshia Cole)
Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer & Alex Francis, songwriters
Miss Independent, (Ne-Yo)
M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters
Spotlight, (Jennifer Hudson)
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters

 

Jennifer Hudson sings at the 2009 GrammysBEST R&B ALBUM
Love & Life, Eric Benet
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA, Boyz II Men
Lay It Down, Al Green 
Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
The Way I See It, Raphael Saadiq

 

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM 
Growing Pains, Mary J. Blige
Back Of My Lac', J. Holiday
First Love, Karina
Year Of The Gentleman, Ne-Yo
Fearless, Jazmine Sullivan

 

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Roc Boys (And The Winner Is)..., Jay-Z 
A Milli, Lil Wayne
Paris, Tokyo, Lupe Fiasco
N.i.*.*.e.r. (The Slave And The Master), Nas
Sexual Eruption, Snoop Dogg

 

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
Royal Flush, Big Boi Featuring Raekwon And Andre 3000
Swagga Like Us, Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne
Mr. Carter, Lil Wayne Featuring Jay-Z
Wish You Would, Ludacris Featuring T.I.
Put On, Young Jeezy Featuring Kanye West

 

BEST RAP / SUNG COLLABORATION
American Boy, Estelle Featuring Kanye West
Low, Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain
Green Light, John Legend & Andre 3000
Got Money, Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain
Superstar, Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos

 

BEST RAP SONG
Lollipop, (Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major)
D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters
Low, (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain)
T. Dillard, M. Humphrey & T-Pain, songwriters
Sexual Eruption, (Snoop Dogg)
Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters
Superstar, (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos)
Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriters
Swagga Like Us, (Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne)
D. Carter, S. Carter, Clifford Harris & Kanye West, songwriters (M. Arulpragasam, N. Headon, M. Jones, J. Mellor, T. Pentz & P. Simonon, songwriters)

 

BEST RAP ALBUM
American Gangster, Jay-Z
Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne
The Cool, Lupe Fiasco
Nas, Nas
Paper Trail

, T.I.

 

BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
For These Times, Martina McBride
What I Cannot Change, LeAnn Rimes
Last Name, Carrie Underwood
Last Call, Lee Ann Womack
This is Me You're Talking To, Trisha Yearwood

 

Sugarland swept the country awardsBEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
You're Gonna Miss This, Trace Adkins
In Color, Jamey Johnson
Just Got Started Lovin' You, James Otto
Letter To Me, Brad Paisley
Troubadour, George Strait

 

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
Brooks & Dunn, God Must Be Busy
Lady Antebellum, Love Don't Live Here
Rascal Flatts, Every Day
The SteelDrivers, Blue Side of the Mountain
Sugarland, Stay

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
Shiftwork, Kenny Chesney & George Strait
Killing the Blues, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
House of Cash, George Strait & Patty Loveless
Life In A Northern Town, Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
Let the Wind Chase You, Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban

 

BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
Sumatra, Cherryholmes
Two Small Cars In Rome, Jerry Douglas & Lloyd Green
Sleigh Ride, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Is This America? (Katrina 2005), Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Jerry Douglas & Bruce Hornsby
Cluster Pluck, Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner

 

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Dig Two Graves, Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters (Randy Travis)
I Saw God Today, Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell & Wade Kirby, songwriters (George Strait)
In Color, Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
Stay, Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)
You're Gonna Miss This, Ashley Gorley & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters (Trace Adkins)

 

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson
Sleepless Nights, Patty Loveless
Troubadour, George Strait
Around the Bend, Randy Travis
Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love, Trisha Yearwood

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