Archive for February 14, 2011

Lady Antebellum Are Night’s Big Winners at 2011 Grammy Awards

Posted in 1 on February 14, 2011 by bobbybounce

Even though the ever-flamboyant Lady Gaga went all-out, arriving at the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony in an egg-shaped pod, it was country trio Lady Antebellum who stole the show, scoring five Grammys. “This year changed everything for us,” said tearful co-vocalist Hillary Scott. The band’s ‘Need You Now’ earned them trophies for Best Country Song, Best Country Performance, Best Country Album, Song of the Year and Record of the Year.

No slouch herself, Lady Gaga grabbed three Grammys, one for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Video for ‘Bad Romance’ and Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘The Fame Monster.’ Rapper Jay-Z won three awards in the pre-telecast ceremony while Eminem, the most-nominated artist with 10 nods, picked up only one award: Best Rap Album for ‘Recovery.’

The two upsets of the night came in the shape of a jazz bassist/singer and a Canadian indie-rock band. Esperanza Spalding won Best New Artist, beating out heavyweights Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence & the Machine and Mumford & Sons, while Arcade Fire were awarded Best Album for their 2010 break-out ‘The Surburbs,’ closing the show with the song ‘Ready to Start.’ The end!! =)