I am thankful to kanye west for letting Taylor swift finish her speech! The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards is now running and CBS is broadcasting the event, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast.

Beyoncé leads the nominees with ten nominations. Other nominees include 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.

Special Merit Awards
MusiCares Person of the Year
Neil Young

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Leonard Cohen
Bobby Darin
David “Honeyboy” Edwards
Michael Jackson
Loretta Lynn
André Previn
Clark Terry

Trustees Award Winners
Harold Bradley
Florence Greenberg
Walter C. Miller

Technical Grammy Award Winners

Thomas Alva Edison
President’s Merit Award

Doug Morris
Kenny Burrell
Plácido Domingo


Record of the Year
“Halo” – Beyoncé
Beyoncé Knowles & Ryan Tedder, producers; Jim Caruana, Mark “Spike” Stent & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers
“I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas
David Guetta & Frederick Riesterer, producers;, Dylan “3-D” Dresdow & Padraic “Padlock” Kerin, engineers/mixers
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon
Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer
“Poker Face” – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, engineers/mixers
“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift
Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers

Album of the Year
I Am… Sasha Fierce – Beyoncé
Bangladesh (producer), Ian Dench, D-Town, Toby Gad, Sean Garrett, Amanda Ghost, Jim Jonsin, Beyoncé Knowles, Rico Love, Dave McCracken, Terius Nash, Radio Killa, Stargate, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart, Ryan Tedder & Wayne Wilkins, producers; Jim Caruana, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Toby Gad, Kuk Harrell, Jim Jonsin, Jaycen Joshua, Dave Pensado, Radio Killa, Mark “Spike” Stent, Ryan Tedder, Brian “B-LUV” Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Miles Walker & Wayne Wilkins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas, Jean Baptiste, Printz Board, DJ Replay, Funkagenda, David Guetta, Keith Harris, &, producers; Dylan “3D” Dresdow, Padraic “Padlock” Kerin &, engineers/mixers; Chris Bellman, mastering engineer
The Fame – Lady Gaga
Flo Rida, Colby O’Donis & Space Cowboy, featured artists; Brian & Josh, Rob Fusari, Martin Kierszenbaum, RedOne & Space Cowboy, producers; 4Mil, Robert Orton, RedOne, Dave Russell & Tony Ugval, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King – Dave Matthews Band
Jeff Coffin, Tim Reynolds & Rashawn Ross, featured artists; Rob Cavallo, producer; Chris Lord-Alge & Doug McKean, engineers/mixers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer
Fearless – Taylor Swift
Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer

Song of the Year
“Poker Face” – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
Hod David & Musze, songwriters
“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyoncé
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters
“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters

Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
“Hometown Glory” – Adele
“Halo” – Beyoncé
“Hot N Cold” – Katy Perry
“Sober” – Pink
“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
“Make It Mine” – Jason Mraz

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
“I Gotta Feeling” – Black Eyed Peas

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
“Lucky – Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
“Throw Down Your Heart” – Béla Fleck

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Potato Hole – Booker T. Jones

Best Pop Vocal Album
The E.N.D. – Black Eyed Peas

Best Dance Recording
“Poker Face” – Lady Gaga
RedOne, producer; Robert Orton, RedOne & Dave Russell, mixers

Best Electronic/Dance Album
The Fame – Lady Gaga
Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden” – Michael Bublé

Best Rock Solo Vocal Performance
“Working On A Dream” – Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Performance By a Duo/Group w/ Vocals
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon

Best Hard Rock Performance
“War Machine” – AC/DC

Best Metal Performance
“Dissident Aggressor” – Judas Priest

Best Rock Instrumental Performance
“A Day in the Life” – Jeff Beck

Best Rock Song
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters

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


Best Alternative Music Album
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix – Phoenix


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” – Beyoncé

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell

Best R&B Performance By a Duo/Group W/ Vocals
“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx & T-Pain

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
“At Last” – Beyoncé

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
“Pearls” – India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore

Best R&B Song
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” – Beyoncé
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart songwriters

Best R&B Album
BLACKsummers’night – Maxwell

Best Contemporary R&B Album
I Am… Sasha Fierce – Beyoncé

Best Rap Solo Performance
“D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” – Jay-Z

Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group
“Crack A Bottle” – Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Ego” – Beyoncé & Kanye West
“Knock You Down” – Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
“Run This Town” – Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
“I’m On A Boat” – The Lonely Island & T-Pain
“Dead and Gone” – T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song
“Run This Town” – Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West
Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters

Best Rap Album
Relapse – Eminem

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
“White Horse” – Taylor Swift

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
“Sweet Thing” – Keith Urban

Best Country Performance by a Duo/Group With Vocals
“I Run to You” – Lady Antebellum

Best Country Collaboration w/ Vocals
“I Told You So” – Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis

Best Country Instrumental Performance
“Producer’s Medley” – Steve Wariner

Best Country Song
“White Horse” – Taylor Swift
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters

Best Country Album
The Foundation – Zac Brown Band
Twang – George Strait
Fearless – Taylor Swift
Defying Gravity – Keith Urban
Call Me Crazy – Lee Ann Womack

New Age

Best New Age Album
Prayer For Compassion – David Darling

Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album
75 – Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman – Kurt Elling

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo Performance
“Dancin’ 4 Chicken” – Terence Blanchard soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Five Peace Band — Live – Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Book One – New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album
Juntos Para Siempre – Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés


Best Gospel Performance
“Wait On The Lord” – Donnie McClurkin & Karen Clark Sheard

Best Gospel Song
“God in Me” – Mary Mary Featuring Kierra Sheard

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Live Revelations – Third Day

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
The Power Of One – Israel Houghton

Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Album
Jason Crabb – Jason Crabb

Best Traditional Gospel Album
Oh Happy Day – (Various Artists)
Bill Hearn, Ken Levitan, Ken Pennell, Jack Rovner & Cedric Thompson, producers

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
Audience Of One – Heather Headley


Best Latin Pop Album
Sin Frenos – La Quinta Estación

Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album
Los de Atras Vienen Conmigo – Calle 13

Best Tropical Latin Album
Ciclos – Luis Enrique

Best Regional Mexican Album
Necesito de Ti – Vicente Fernández

Best Tejano Album
Borders y Bailes – Los Texmaniacs

Best Norteno Album
Tu Noche con… Los Tigres del Norte – Los Tigres del Norte

Best Banda Album
Tu Esclavo y Amo – Lupillo Rivera
American Roots

Best Americana Album
Electric Dirt – Levon Helm

Best Bluegrass Album
The Crow/New Songs For The Five-String Banjo – Steve Martin

Best Traditional Blues Album
A Stranger Here – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Already Free – The Derek Trucks Band

Best Traditional Folk Album
High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project – Loudon Wainwright III

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Townes – Steve Earle

Best Hawaiian Music Album
Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2 – Various Artists
Daniel Ho, George Kahumoku, Jr., Paul Konwiser & Wayne Wong, producers

Best Native American Music Album
Spirit Wind North – Bill Miller

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Lay Your Burden Down – Buckwheat Zydeco


Best Reggae Album
Mind Control – Acoustic – Stephen Marley
World Music

Best Traditional World Music Album
Douga Mansa – Mamadou Diabate

Best Contemporary World Music Album
Throw Down Your Heart: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions – Béla Fleck


Best Children’s Music Album
Family Time – Ziggy Marley

Best Children’s Spoken Word Album
Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs – Buck Howdy

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album
Always Looking Up – Michael J. Fox


Best Comedy Album
Back from the Dead – Spinal Tap
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! – Stephen Colbert
Internet Leaks – “Weird Al” Yankovic
My Weakness Is Strong – Patton Oswalt
Suckin’ It for the Holidays – Kathy Griffin
Tall, Dark & Chicano – George Lopez

Musical Show

Best Musical Show Album
West Side Story
Film/TV/Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
Slumdog Millionaire – A. R. Rahman

Best Score Soundtrack Album
Up – Michael Giacchino

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media “Jai Ho” (From Slumdog Millionaire)
Gulzar, A. R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A. R. Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)


Best Instrumental Composition
“Married Life” (From Up)
Michael Giacchino, composer (Michael Giacchino)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
“West Side Story Medley”
Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)

Best Instrumental Arangment Accompanying Vocalist(s)
“Quiet Nights”
Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)


Best Recording Package
“Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”
Stefan Sagmeister, art director (David Byrne & Brian Eno)

Best Boxed/Special Limited Edition
“Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972)”
Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)

Album Notes

Best Album Notes
The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)

Best Historical Album
The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)
Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)

Production, Non Classical

Best Engineered Album, Non Classical
Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)

Producer of the Year, Non Classical
Brendan O’Brien
Black Ice (AC/DC) (A)
Crack The Skye (Mastodon) (A)
The Fixer (Pearl Jam) (S)
Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage) (A)
Working On A Dream (Bruce Springsteen) (A)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
“When Love Takes Over” (Electro Extended Remix) – David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)

Production, Surround Sound

Best Surround Sound Album
Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer (Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses)

Production, Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10 – Peter Laenger, engineer (Michael Tilson Thomas & San Francisco Symphony)

Producer of the Year, Classical
Steven Epstein
Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony (David Robertson & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)
Bernstein: Mass (Marin Alsop, Jubilant Sykes, Asher Edward Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children’s Chorus & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy (Leonard Slatkin, George Mabry, Sir Thomas Allen, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
Fauré: Piano Quintets (Fine Arts Quartet & Cristina Oritz)
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace (Yo-Yo Ma & Various Artists)


Best Classical Album
Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors; Andreas Neubronner, producer; Peter Laenger, engineer/mixer; Andreas Neubronner, mastering engineer (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef, Elza van den Heever & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Girls Chorus & San Francisco Symphony Chorus)

Best Orchestra Performance
“Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé”
James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)

Best Opera Recordimg
“Britten: Billy Budd”
Daniel Harding, conductor; Ian Bostridge, Neal Davies, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Lemalu, Matthew Rose & Gidon Saks; John Fraser, producer (London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen Of The London Symphony Chorus)

Best Choral Performance
“Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10”
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors (Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef & Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus & San Francisco Girls Chorus)
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)
“Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3”
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)
“Journey To The New World” – Sharon Isbin (Joan Baez & Mark O’Connor)

Best Chamber Music Performance
“Intimate Letters” – Emerson String Quartet

Best Small Ensemble Performance
“Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion”
Paul Hillier, conductor; Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices

Best Classical Vocal Performance
“Verismo Arias” – Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition
“Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto” – Jennifer Higdon (Marin Alsop)

Best Classical Crossover Album
Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace – Yo-Yo Ma (Odair Assad, Sergio Assad, Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Matt Brubeck, John Clayton, Paquito d’Rivera, Renée Fleming, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Natalie McMaster, Edgar Meyer, Cristina Pato, Joshua Redman, Jake Shimabukuro, Silk Road Ensemble, James Taylor, Chris Thile, Wu Tong, Alon Yavnai & Amelia Zirin-Brown)

Music Video

Best Short Form Music Video
“Boom Boom Pow” – The Black Eyed Peas
Mat Cullen & Mark Kudsi, video directors; Anna Joseph & Patrick Nugent, video producers

Best Long Form Music Video
“The Beatles Love — All Together Now” – Various Artists
Adrian Wills, video director; Martin Bolduc & Jonathan Clyde, video producers


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