2011 Grammy breakdown

53rd Annual Grammy Awards: nominees & videos…and winners

In anticipation of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards tomorrow tonight, i.e. Sunday, February 13 (7:00c on CBS), I thought I’d present a snappy breakdown of the 2010 Nominees, along with videos to the music where appropriate.  I’ll skip the wordy gymnastics (that I generally so love to engage in), and just move along to the list** and respective links.
**Just as a note, I’m only including the awards that are typically broadcast or most popular – otherwise, you’d be swimming through 109 categories.  If you’re dead set on viewing the complete list of nominees, do so here.

Following last night’s ceremony, winners have now been italicized!

Record Of The Year
Nothin’ On You, B.o.B Feat. Bruno Mars
Love The Way You Lie, Eminem Feat. Rihanna
F*** You, Cee Lo Green
Empire State Of Mind, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Album Of The Year
The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
-Recovery, Eminem
-Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
-The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
-Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Song Of The Year
Beg Steal Or Borrow, Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
F*** You, Cee Lo Green
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert
Love The Way You Lie, Eminem Feat. Rihanna
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist
-Justin Bieber
-Drake
-Florence & The Machine
-Mumford & Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
King Of Anything, Sara Bareilles
Halo (Live), Beyonce
Chasing Pirates, Norah Jones
Bad Romance, Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Haven’t Met You Yet, Michael Buble
This Is It, Michael Jackson
Whataya Want From Me, Adam Lambert
Just The Way You Are, Bruno Mars
Half Of My Heart, John Mayer

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Regionals Version), Glee Cast
Misery, Maroon 5
The Only Exception, Paramore
Babyfather, Sade
Hey, Soul Sister (Live), Train

Best Pop Vocal Album
-My World 2.0, Justin Bieber
-I Dreamed A Dream, Susan Boyle
The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
-Battle Studies, John Mayer
-Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Best Dance Recording
Rocket, Goldfrapp
In For The Kill, La Roux
Dance In The Dark, Lady Gaga
Only Girl (In The World), Rihanna
Dancing On My Own, Robyn

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Run Back To Your Side, Eric Clapton
Crossroads, John Mayer
Helter Skelter, Paul McCartney
Silver Rider, Robert Plant
Angry World, Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Ready To Start, Arcade Fire
I Put A Spell On You, Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
Tighten Up, The Black Keys
Radioactive, Kings Of Leon
Resistance, Muse

Best Rock Song
Angry World, Neil Young
Little Lion Man, Mumford & Sons
Radioactive, Kings Of Leon
Resistance, Muse
Tighten Up, The Black Keys

Best Rock Album
-Emotion & Commotion, Jeff Beck
The Resistance, Muse
-Backspacer, Pearl Jam
-Mojo, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
-Le Noise, Neil Young

Best Alternative Music Album
-The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
-Infinite Arms, Band Of Horses
Brothers, The Black Keys
-Broken Bells, Broken Bells
-Contra, Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Song
Bittersweet, Fantasia
Finding My Way Back, Jaheim
Second Chance, El DeBarge
Shine, John Legend & The Roots
Why Would You Stay, Kem

Best R&B Album
-The Love & War Masterpeace, Raheem DeVaughn
-Back To Me, Fantasia
-Another Round, Jaheim
Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots
-Still Standing, Monica

Best Contemporary R&B Album
-Graffiti, Chris Brown
-Untitled, R. Kelly
-Transition, Ryan Leslie
-The ArchAndroid, Janelle Monae
Raymond V Raymond, Usher

Best Rap Solo Performance
Over, Drake
Not Afraid, Eminem
How Low, Ludacris
I’m Back, T.I.
Power, Kanye West

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Nothin’ On You, B.o.B & Bruno Mars
Deuces, Chris Brown, Tyga & Kevin McCall
Love The Way You Lie, Eminem & Rihanna
Empire State Of Mind, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Wake Up Everybody, John Legend, The Roots, Melanie Fiona & Common

Best Rap Song
Empire State Of Mind, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys
Love The Way You Lie, Eminem & Rihanna
Not Afraid, Eminem
Nothin’ On You, B.o.B & Bruno Mars
On To The Next One, Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

Best Rap Album
-The Adventures Of Bobby Ray, B.o.B
-Thank Me Later, Drake
Recovery, Eminem
-The Blueprint 3, Jay-Z
-How I Got Over, The Roots

Best Country Song
The Breath You Take, George Strait
Free, Zac Brown Band
The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert
I’d Love To Be Your Last, Gretchen Wilson
If I Die Young, The Band Perry
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Best Country Album
-Up On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley
-You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band
-The Guitar Song, Jamey Johnson
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
-Revolution, Miranda Lambert

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