Monday, February 9, 2009

"And, The Winner Is...!"

Well, I didn't get a chance to watch the Grammys last night but, I did go online to find out who actually won this year. The following abbreviated list is what I discovered for the top categories as well as R & B, Rap, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, and Gospel. I was really hoping that Philly "homegirl", Jazmine Sullivan, would have walked away with something last night but, apparently, that didn't happen. And, what's this I hear about Chris Brown cancelling his scheduled performance because he is wanted by the police???!!! Anyway, let me know your thoughts regarding any highlights/performances from the show, the winners, or even the losers (as the case maybe)...

Star Album of the Year: "Raising Sand," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Rounder)

Star Record of the Year: "Please Read The Letter," Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer; track from "Raising Sand" (Rounder)

Star Song of the Year: "Viva La Vida," Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay), track from "Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends" (Capitol Records; Publishers: Universal Music-MGB Songs)

Star New Artist of the Year: Adele

Star R&B Album: "Jennifer Hudson," Jennifer Hudson (Arista)

Star R&B Song: "Miss Independent," Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Ne-Yo), track from "Year of the Gentleman" (Def Jam/Compound; Publishers: Pen in the Ground Publishing, Universal Music-Z Tunes)

Star Contemporary R&B Album: "Growing Pains," Mary J. Blige (Geffen)

Star Female R&B Vocal Solo: "Superwoman," Alicia Keys, track from "As I Am" (J)

Star Male R&B Vocal Solo: "Miss Independent," Ne-Yo, track from "Year of the Gentleman" (Def Jam/Compound)

Star R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: "Stay With Me (By the Sea)," Al Green featuring John Legend, track from "Lay It Down" (Blue Note)

Star Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "You've Got the Love I Need," Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton, track from "Lay It Down" (Blue Note)

Star Urban/Alternative Performance: "Be OK," Chrisette Michele featuring, track from "I Am" (Def Jam)

Star Rap Album: "Tha Carter III," Lil Wayne (Cash Money/Universal Motown)

Star Rap Solo Performance: "A Milli," Lil Wayne, track from "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown)

Star Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Swagga Like Us," Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne (Roc-A-Fella/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)

Star Rap/Sung Collaboration: "American Boy," Estelle featuring Kanye West, track from "Shine" (Homeschool/Atlantic)

Star Rap Song: "Lollipop," Dwayne Carter, Darius Harrison, James Scheffer, Stephen Garrett and Rex Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne featuring Static Major), track from "Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown; Publishers: Young Money Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Herbalicious Music/Blackfountain Music/EMI-April Music, JimiPub Music/EMI Blackwood, Three Nails and A Crown Publishing/Roynet Music)

Star Reggae Album: "Jah Is Real," Burning Spear (Burning Music Production)

Star Contemporary Jazz Album: "Randy in Brasil," Randy Brecker (MAMA)

Star Jazz Vocal Album: "Loverly," Cassandra Wilson (Blue Note)

Star Jazz Instrumental Solo: "BE-BOP," Terence Blanchard, soloist; track from "Live at the 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival" (Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary All-Stars) (Monterey Jazz Festival)

Star Jazz Instrumental Album Individual or Group: "The New Crystal Silence," Chick Corea and Gary Burton (Concord)

Star Large Jazz Ensemble Album: "Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard," The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra (Planet Arts Recordings)

Star Traditional Blues Album: "One Kind Favor," B.B. King (Geffen)

Star Contemporary Blues Album: "City That Care Forgot," Dr. John and The Lower 911 (429)

Star Gospel Performance: "Get Up," Mary Mary; track from "The Sound" (Columbia)

Star Gospel Song: "Help Me Believe," Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin); track from "The Fight of My Life" (Fo Yo Soul Ent./Zomba Gospel; Publishers: Universal Music-Z Songs/Kerrion Publishing)

Star Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: "Thy Kingdom Come," CeCe Winans (PureSprings Gospel/EMI Gospel)

Star Traditional Gospel Album: "Down in New Orleans," The Blind Boys of Alabama (Time Life)

Star Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: "The Fight of My Life," Kirk Franklin (Fo Yo Soul Entertainment/Zomba Gospel)

Star Rap or Rock Gospel Album: "Alive and Transported," TobyMac (ForeFront Records EMI CMG)

Click here to see a simple but complete listing of ALL the Grammy winners posted by the Associated Press shortly after the broadcast.


clnmike said...

I am glad Chrisette Michele got an award.

Angel said...

I like Adele, im glad she won something..

SLC said...

Alright for Terence Blanchard representing us trumpet players.

Zack's post today is about Chris Brown.

Toni said...

We got robbed....Jazmine Sullivan didn't win anything...You know that's not right.

Angie B. said...

Jazmine Should have won something..I am too through with the grammys.

James Perkins said...

Haven't watched the grammy's in years!

Simon Bastion said...

I rather enjoyed the Grammy's..That
might put me in the minority I know.

Political Sean said...

The Grammys are just a big popularity contest..It's all political..They haven't had anything to do with good music in years!

Lisa said...

I am sooo mad that Jazmine Sullivan didn't win anything ,I don't know what to do.

Halo said...

Didn't watch em..Don't watch awards shows in general at all.

Vanessa said...

I watched some of the awards..I fell asleep during it. I don't think I missed much.

Sunflower said...

I agree with Political Sean...The Grammys and The American Music Awards, BET Awards,et al haven't been about good music in years..It's just about who is hot at the moment. They practically make up awards to give to some people.(People they like)

Grover Tha Playboy said...

(Yawn) Don't watch em.

Jazzy said...

I was Happy for Terrence Blanchard,
being a jazz head myself. Oh and I do like Adele...Glad she got one.

Tate2 said...

Little Wayne gets a Grammy and Jazmine Sullivan doesn't...Where is the justice?

Swaggie said...

I watched two Basketball games and part of the Pro-Bowl...I couldn't
watch another Television show...I went out with some friends..This is
the first I'm hearing about the results.

Captain Jack said...

I must admit,I watched some of the Grammys...I was mostly interested in what everybody was wearing.lolol.

Raven said...

I too thought Jazmine Sullivan should have won something. I love Chrisette so I am glad that she was recognized. thing, not taking anything from Jennifer Hudson, but I really thought Eric Benet had it.

A Go Bytch said...

Did I post my comment in the wrong box. I'm not really into stars! But I do see a few on your list that I'm glad got an award for all their hard work!

Go B.

Blu Jewel said...

I didn't watch The Grammys, but am glad to hear that Al Green, Adele, and Chrisette Michele got awards.

Sad news about Chris Brown and his felony domestic violence charge against Rhianna.

love to live; live to love!

Stacye said...

I must admit that I fell to be a work at 5:30am. Anyway, I'am glad for Terrence Blanchard. Sad about Chris Brown!

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Blah Blah Blah said...

I still don't get ... Krauss & Plant.

After Jennifer I turned it off...award shows no longer entertain me.

Anonymous said...

The Grammys were rather boring.

I'm still mad Boyz II Men was singing back up for Justin Timberlake.

I'm a fan of Adele so I'm glad she won. I love Jennifer Hudson but I think that was a sympthy award. Raquel Saadiq's and Eric Benet albums are much beetr.


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