53rd Annual Grammy Awards: The Winners

With over 109 categories of winners at this year’s Grammy Awards, we’ve selected the notable mentions and highlights of the night’s success stories.

Best New Artist:
Esperanza Spalding

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance:
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga [track from The Fame Monster; Streamline/KonLive/Cherrytree/Interscope]

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance:
Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars [Elektra]

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
“Imagine” – Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare [from The Imagine Project, Hancock Records]

Best Dance Recording:
“Only Girl (In The World)” – Rihanna [Island Def Jam]

Best Electronic/Dance Album:
La Roux – La Roux [Cherrytree/Interscope/Polydor/Biglife]

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Tighten Up” – The Black Keys [track from Brothers, Nonesuch]

Best Alternative Music Album:
Brothers – The Black Keys [Nonesuch]

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:
Bittersweet” – Fantasia [track from Back To Me; J Records / 19 Recordings LLC / S Records]

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance:
There Goes My Baby” – Usher [track from Raymond V Raymond; LaFace/Jive]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
Soldier Of Love” – Sade [track from Soldier Of Love; Epic/Sony Music]

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:
“Hang On In There” – John Legend & The Roots [track from: Wake Up!; G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

Best Urban/Alternative Performance:
F*** You” – Cee Lo Green [Elektra]

Best R&B Song:
Shine” – John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & The Roots) [track from: Wake Up!; G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

Best R&B Album:
Wake Up! – John Legend & The Roots [G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia Records/Home School Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album:

Raymond V Raymond – Usher [Jive]

Best Rap Solo Performance:
Not Afraid” – Eminem [track from Recovery; Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group:
On To The Next One” – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz [track from The Blueprint 3; Roc Nation]

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys [track from The Blueprint 3; Roc Nation]

Best Rap Song:
Empire State Of Mind” – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys [track from The Blueprint 3]

Best Rap Album:
Recovery – Eminem [Aftermath/Shady Records/Interscope]

Best Contemporary Jazz Album:
The Stanley Clarke Band – The Stanley Clarke Band [Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee – Dee Dee Bridgewater[Emarcy]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
“A Change Is Gonna Come” – Herbie Hancock, soloist [track from The Imagine Project; Hancock Records]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group:
Moody 4B – James Moody [IPO Recordings]

Best Gospel Performance:
“Grace” – BeBe & CeCe Winans [track from Still; B&C/Malaco]

Best Gospel Song:
“It’s What I Do” – Kirk Whalum & Lalah Hathaway [track from: The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III; Rendezvous Music/ Mack Avenue Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album:
Still – BeBe & CeCe Winans [B&C/Malaco]

Best Reggae Album:
Before The Dawn – Buju Banton [Gargamel Music, Inc.]

Best Contemporary World Music Album:
Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks – Béla Fleck [Acoustic Planet Records]

Album Of The Year
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire [Merge Records]

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical:
Danger Mouse
* Broken Bells (Broken Bells) (A)
* Dark Night Of The Soul (Danger Mouse And Sparklehorse) (A)
* Tighten Up (The Black Keys) (T)

Best Short Form Music Video:
“Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga

To view the complete list of nominees and winners visit GRAMMY.com.

And there you have it, the 53rd Grammy Awards. Catch up on the night’s performances here.