52nd Annual Grammy Awards

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52nd Annual Grammy Awards
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DateJanuary 31, 2010
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles
Hosted by John Goodman
Most awards Beyoncé (6)
Most nominationsBeyoncé (10)
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast. Nominations announced on December 2, 2009. The show was moved to January to avoid competing against the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Only ten of the 109 awards were received during the broadcast. [1] The remaining awards were given during the un-televised portion of the ceremony which preceded the broadcast. [2]

Staples Center Arena in California, United States

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.

Neil Young Canadian singer-songwriter

Neil Percival Young, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others. Young had released two solo albums and three as a member of Buffalo Springfield by the time he joined Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969. From his early solo albums and those with his backing band Crazy Horse, Young has recorded a steady stream of studio and live albums, sometimes warring with his recording company along the way.

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Beyoncé, who also received the most nominations, with ten, won a total of six awards breaking the record for most wins by a female artist in one night. Taylor Swift won four while The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z and Kings of Leon won three. Artists who won two awards include A. R. Rahman, Colbie Caillat, Eminem, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, Jason Mraz and Rihanna. Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Imogen Heap each won a Grammy for the first time in their careers.

Beyoncé American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of the R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the best-selling girl groups in history. Their hiatus saw Beyoncé's theatrical film debut in Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) and the release of her first solo album, Dangerously in Love (2003). The album established her as a solo artist worldwide, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart and earning her five Grammy Awards. The album also featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".

Taylor Swift American singer-songwriter

Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. She is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which have received widespread media coverage. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. Her 2006 self-titled debut album was the longest-charting album of the 2000s in the US, where it peaked at number five. The album's third single, "Our Song", made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a number-one song on the Hot Country Songs chart. Swift's second album, Fearless, was released in 2008. Buoyed by the success of pop crossover singles "Love Story" and "You Belong with Me", Fearless became the best-selling album of 2009 in the US. The album won four Grammy Awards, with Swift becoming the youngest Album of the Year winner.

The Black Eyed Peas American hip hop group

The Black Eyed Peas is an American musical group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently changed their musical sound to pop and dance-pop music. Although the group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album, Elephunk, in 2003, that they achieved high record sales. Since that time, the group has sold an estimated 76 million records, making them one of the world's best-selling groups of all time. As of 2011, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the Black Eyed Peas were the second-best-selling artist/group of all time for downloaded tracks, behind Rihanna, with over 42 million sales.

Taylor Swift's Fearless was awarded the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the youngest to win the award at age 20. "Use Somebody" by rock band Kings of Leon won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, while "Single Ladies" by songwriters Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart, was honored with Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Zac Brown Band was presented with the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, becoming the fourth country music act to ever win the award. They follow behind LeAnn Rimes in 1997, Shelby Lynne in 2001 and Carrie Underwood in 2007. [3]

<i>Fearless</i> (Taylor Swift album) 2008 studio album by Taylor Swift

Fearless is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The album was released on November 11, 2008, by Big Machine Records. As with her first album, Taylor Swift, Swift wrote or co-wrote all thirteen tracks on Fearless. Most of the songs were written as the singer promoted her first album as the opening act for numerous country artists. Due to the unavailability of collaborators on the road, eight songs were written by Swift. Other songs were co-written with Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Colbie Caillat, and John Rich. Swift also made her debut as a record producer, co-producing all songs on the album with Nathan Chapman.

The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:

For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Award to the artist(s), and to the album producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s), and mastering engineer(s) if other than the artist.

Use Somebody 2008 single by Kings of Leon

"Use Somebody" is a song by American rock group Kings of Leon. It was the second single from the band's fourth studio album Only by the Night (2008), released on December 8, 2008.

Performers

The following performed: [4]

Artist(s)Song(s)
Lady Gaga
Elton John
"Poker Face"
"Speechless"
"Your Song"
Green Day
American Idiot cast
"21 Guns"
Beyoncé "If I Were a Boy"
"You Oughta Know"
Pink "Glitter in the Air"
The Black Eyed Peas "Imma Be"
"I Gotta Feeling"
Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"
Jamie Foxx
T-Pain
Slash
Doug E. Fresh
"Blame It"
Zac Brown Band
Leon Russell
"America the Beautiful"
"Dixie Lullaby"
"Chicken Fried"
Taylor Swift
Stevie Nicks
Butch Walker
"Today Was a Fairytale"
"Rhiannon"
"You Belong With Me"
Celine Dion
Usher
Carrie Underwood
Jennifer Hudson
Smokey Robinson
Tribute to Michael Jackson
"Earth Song"
Bon Jovi
Jennifer Nettles
"We Weren't Born to Follow"
"Who Says You Can't Go Home"
"Livin' on a Prayer"
Andrea Bocelli
Mary J. Blige
David Foster
For the 2010 Haiti earthquake
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Dave Matthews Band "You and Me"
Maxwell
Roberta Flack
"Pretty Wings"/"Where Is the Love"
Jeff Beck
Imelda May
Tribute to Les Paul
"How High the Moon"
Drake
Lil Wayne
Eminem
Travis Barker
"Drop the World"
"Forever"

Presenters

The following presented: [4]

Simon Baker Australian actor and director

Simon Baker is an Australian actor and director. In his television acting career, he is known for his lead roles in the CBS television series The Mentalist and The Guardian. In his film acting career, he is best known for his roles as Max Rourke in the remake of the Japanese horror film The Ring Two, Riley Denbo in Land of the Dead and Christian Thompson in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada.

Kristen Bell American actress

Kristen Anne Bell is an American actress. She began her acting career by starring in stage productions while attending the Tisch School of the Arts in New York. In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year. In 2004, she appeared in the film Spartan and won praise for her performance in Gracie's Choice.

Justin Bieber Canadian singer and songwriter from Ontario

Justin Drew Bieber is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Discovered at 13 years old by talent manager Scooter Braun after watching his YouTube videos covering songs, he was signed to RBMG Records in 2008. Bieber then released his debut EP, My World, in late 2009. It was certified Platinum in the United States. With the EP, Bieber became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. Bieber released his first studio album, My World 2.0, in 2010. It debuted at number one in several countries, was certified triple Platinum in the US, and contained his single "Baby", which debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold 12 million units.

Awards

General

Album of the Year
Colbie Caillat American singer-songwriter and guitarist

Colbie Marie Caillat is an American singer-songwriter. Caillat rose to fame through social networking website Myspace. At that time, she was the number one unsigned artist of her genre. After signing with Universal Republic Records, she released her debut album, Coco, in July 2007. The album included the hit singles "Bubbly" and "Realize", and has sold 2,060,000 copies in the US, and is certified 2x Platinum. In 2008 she recorded a duet with Jason Mraz, "Lucky", which won a Grammy Award. In August 2009 she released Breakthrough, her second album, which became her first album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200. It has been certified gold by the RIAA. Breakthrough was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards. She was also part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammy Awards for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's Fearless album. In July 2011 she released her third studio album, All of You. In October 2012 she released her first Christmas album, Christmas in the Sand. Since 2018, she has been a member of the country music group Gone West.

Nathan Chapman is an American record producer who works in the field of country music. He is known primarily for working with American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, having co-produced with Swift for her albums Taylor Swift, Fearless, Speak Now, Red and 1989. The former was also the first album that he produced. He is a 2001 graduate of Lee University. He was said to be working in a shack before producing music with various artists.

<i>I Am... Sasha Fierce</i> 2008 studio album by Beyoncé

I Am... Sasha Fierce is the third solo studio album by American singer Beyoncé. It was released on November 12, 2008, by Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment. In its original release, the album was formatted as a double album, intending to market Beyoncé's dichotomous artistic persona. The first disc, I Am..., contains slow and midtempo pop and R&B ballads, while the second, Sasha Fierce, focuses on more uptempo beats that blend electropop and Europop genres. In composing the songs' lyrics, Beyoncé worked with writers, with each session accompanied by live orchestration.

Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Pop

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance

Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Rock

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

R&B

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Contemporary R&B Album

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

Country

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album

New Age

Best New Age Album

Jazz

Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel

Best Gospel Performance
Best Gospel Song
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album
Best Traditional Gospel Album
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Latin

Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album
Best Tropical Latin Album
Best Regional Mexican Album
Best Tejano Album
Best Norteño Album
Best Banda Album

American roots

Best Americana Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Best Hawaiian Music Album
Best Native American Music Album
Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

World music

Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album

Children's

Best Children's Music Album
Best Children's Spoken Word Album

Spoken word

Best Spoken Word Album

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

Musical show

Best Musical Show Album

Film, TV and other visual media

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
Best Score Soundtrack Album
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Composing and arranging

Best Instrumental Composition
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Package

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Album notes

Best Album Notes

Historical

Best Historical Album

Production, non-classical

Best Engineered Album, Non Classical
Producer of the Year, Non Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Production, surround sound

Best Surround Sound Album

Production, classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical

Classical

Best Classical Album
Best Orchestra Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance

Paul McCreesh, conductor (The Gabrieli Consort)

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)
Best Chamber Music Performance
Best Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Classical Crossover Album

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video

Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award Winners [ citation needed ]
Trustees Award Winners
Technical Grammy Award Winners
President's Merit Award

Artists with multiple nominations and awards

The following artists received nominations more than two:

In Memoriam

A tribute to the music personalities lost in 2009: Mary Travers, Mike Seeger, Kate McGarrigle, Alan W. Livingston, Allen Klein, Pop Winans, Sami Bradley, Willie Mitchell, Snooks Eaglin, Koko Taylor, Louis Bellson, Gerry Niewood, Sam Butera, Hank Crawford, Dan Seals, Kenny Rankin, Vern Gosdin, Shelby Singleton, Larry Knechtel, Barry Beckett, Teddy Pendergrass, Hal Gaba, Skip Miller, Uriel Jones, Jim Dickinson, DJ AM, Stephen Bruton, Jay Bennett, Vic Chesnutt, Bob Bogle, Tom Wilkes, Maurice Jarre, Vic Mizzy, Ali Akbar Khan, George Russell, Arthur Ferrante, Lukas Foss, Erich Kunzel, Alicia de Larrocha, Wilma Cozart Fine, Mercedes Sosa, Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Ellie Greenwich, Greg Ladanyi, Al Martino, Pierre Cossette and Les Paul.

Note: Michael Jackson and Les Paul were given special tributes.

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