53rd Annual Grammy Awards

Need You Now by Lady Antebellum won the most number of awards at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards.

Created On: Feb 15, 2011 18:53 ISTModified On: Mar 12, 2011 14:03 IST

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were presented on 13 February 2011 at the Staples Center arena in Los Angeles. Need You Now by Lady Antebellum won the most number of awards at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Need You Now outdid Eminem and Jay-Z  and won in every category in which it was nominated except album of the year, which went to the indie-rock heroes Arcade Fire for The Suburbs. Eminem won a Grammy for his track Not Afraid in the best rap solo performance category at the 53rd Grammy awards while Lady Gaga was awarded  with the Grammy for best female pop vocal for the song Bad Romance.


The winners in the different categories of 53rd annual Grammy Awards are as follows:


Album of the year - Arcade Fire for The Suburbs
Record of the year - Lady Antebellum for Need You Now
Song of the year - Need You Now by Lady Antebellum & performers
Best new artist - Esperanza Spalding
Best female pop vocal performance - Lady Gaga for Bad Romance
Best male pop vocal performance - Bruno Mars for Just the Way You Are
Best pop vocal album - Lady Gaga for The Fame Monster
Best traditional pop vocal album - Michael Buble for Crazy Love
Best electronic/dance album - La Roux for La Roux
Best solo rock vocal performance - Paul McCartney for Helter Skelter
Best hard rock performance - Them Crooked Vultures for New Fang
Best metal performance - Iron Maiden for El Dorado
Best rock song - Angry World by Neil Young
Best rock album - Muse, The Resistance
Best alternative music album -
The Black Keys, for Brothers
Best female R and B vocal performance – Fantasia for Bittersweet
Best male R and B vocal performance – Usher forThere Goes My Baby'
Best urban/alternative performance - Cee Lo Green for F*** You!
Best R and B song – Shine by John Legend and the Roots
Best contemporary R and B album – Usher for Raymond v. Raymond'
Best rap solo performance - Eminem for Not Afraid
Best rap song - Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys & performers
Best rap album – Eminem for Recovery
Best female country vocal performance - Miranda Lambert for The House That Built Me
Best male country vocal performance - Keith Urban, for Til Summer Comes Around
Best country song - Need You Now by Lady Antebellum, performers
Best country album - Lady Antebellum for Need You Now
Best contemporary jazz album - The Stanley Clarke Band for The Stanley Clarke Band
Best Americana album - Mavis Staples, 'You Are Not Alone'
Best contemporary blues album - Buddy Guy for Living Proof
Best contemporary folk album - Ray LaMontagne and the Prairie Dogs for God Willin and the Creek Don't Rise


A Grammy Award (originally called Gramophone Award) is an accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to recognize outstanding achievement in the music industry. Established in 1958 it is the music equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for stage, and the Academy Awards for film.

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