Posted in music on January 31, 2010
Eclectic rocker Neil Young, who has made no secret of his disdain for the Grammys, finally won a coveted trophy on Sunday for the first time in a career spanning almost 50 years.Kings of Leon won three. MGMT won none. Loudon Wainwright, Steve Earle, Levon Helm, Steve Martin (bluegrass), and Michael J Fox all won Grammys. Phoenix won for best Alternative Music Album. David Byrne & Brian Eno's CD won for 'Recording Package'. Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Les Paul and Michael Jackson were honored. Stephen Colbert won in the comedy category which came later in the show than his iPad bit. Video of that with the full list of winners below...
Fittingly, the Canadian singer/songwriter was honored for a long-delayed boxed set collecting more than 120 tracks from his early days.
"Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972)" won the Grammy for best art direction on a boxed or special limited-edition package. Young, 64, shared the award with fellow art directors Gary Burden and Jenice Heo.
"Thanks a lot, everybody," Young said as he accepted his statuette.
He also competed for best solo rock vocal Grammy but lost to Bruce Springsteen, whose career total rose to 20.
On Friday he was honored by the music industry at its annual MusiCares charity fundraiser in recognition of his annual concerts for the Bridge School for disabled children.
The 10-disc "Archives" boxed set has been in the works for years, with Young frequently delaying its release so that technology could catch up with his vision. It boasts studio and live tracks, demos, outtakes and other rarities, as well as videos and the first digital release of his directing debut, "Journey Through the Past."
Fans have the choice of three configurations: CD, DVD and Blu-ray -- the most expensive at more than $200. [Reuters]
Lady Gaga & Elton John video
Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Female Pop Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, "Halo"
Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
Record of the Year: "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon
Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, Stephen Colbert
New Artist: Zac Brown Band
Country Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift
Song of the Year: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyoncé
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: The Black Eyed Peas, "I Gotta Feeling"
Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas
Male Pop Vocal Performance: Jason Mraz, "Make It Mine"
Female R&B Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
Male R&B Vocal Performance: Maxwell, "Pretty Wings"
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Jamie Foxx and T-Pain, "Blame It"
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, "At Last"
R&B Song: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyoncé
R&B Album: Blacksummers' Night, Maxwell
Contemporary R&B Album: I Am...Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé
Female Country Vocal Performance: Taylor Swift, "White Horse"
Male Country Vocal Performance: Keith Urban, "Sweet Thing"
Country Song: "White Horse," Taylor Swift
Country Collaboration With Vocals: "I Told You So," Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Lady Antebellum, "I Run to You"
Country Instrumental Performance: "Producer's Medley," Steve Wariner
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Bruce Springsteen, "Working on a Dream"
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Kings of Leon, "Use Somebody"
Rock Song: "Use Somebody," Kings of Leon
Hard Rock Performance: AC/DC, "War Machine"
Metal Performance: Judas Priest, "Dissident Aggressor"
Rock Instrumental Performance: Jeff Beck, "A Day in the Life"
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Bublé
Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat, "Lucky"
Pop Instrumental Performance: Bela Fleck, "Throw Down Your Heart"
Pop Instrumental Album: Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Crack a Bottle," Eminem, Dr. Dre and 50 Cent
Rap Song: "Run This Town," Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West
Rap Album: Relapse, Eminem
Rap Solo Performance: Jay-Z, "D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)"
Urban/Alternative Performance: India.Arie and Dobet Gnahore, "Pearls"
Dance Recording: "Poker Face," Lady Gaga
Electronic/Dance Album: The Fame, Lady Gaga
Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix
Americana Album: Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
Bluegrass Album: The Crow/New Songs for the Five-String Banjo, Steve Martin
Traditional Blues Album: A Stranger Here, Ramblin' Jack Elliott
Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band
Traditional Folk Album: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, Loudon Wainwright III
Contemporary Folk Album: Townes, Steve Earle
Hawaiian Music Album: Masters of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2, Various Artists
Native American Music Album: Spirit Wind North, Bill Miller
Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco
Reggae Album: Mind Control—Acoustic, Stephen Marley
Traditional World Music Album: Douga Mansa, Mamadou Diabate
Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3—Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck
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New Age Album: Prayer for Compassion, David Darling
Short Form Music Video: "Boom Boom Pow," The Black Eyed Peas
Long Form Music Video: "The Beatles Love—All Together Now," Various Artists
Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Story Telling): Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox
Musical Show Album: West Side Story
Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire
Score Soundtrack Album tor Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Up, Michael Giacchino
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Jai Ho" (from Slumdog Millionaire), A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer and Vijay Prakash
Instrumental Composition: Married Life (from Up), Michael Giacchino
Instrumental Arrangement: "West Side Story Medley," Bill Cunliffe
Gospel Performance: "Wait on the Lord," Donnie McClurkin featuring Karen Clark Sheard
Gospel Song: "God in Me," Mary Mary featuring Kierra "KiKi" Sheard
Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Live Revelations, Third Day
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: The Power of One, Israel Houghton
Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Jason Crabb, Jason Crabb
Traditional Gospel Album: Oh Happy Day, Various Artists
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Audience of One, Heather Headley
Latin Pop Album: Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estación
Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13
Tropical Latin Album: Ciclos, Luis Enrique
Regional Mexican Album: Necesito De Ti, Vicente Fernández
Tejano Album: Borders y Bailes, Los Texmaniacs
Norteño Album: Tu Noche Con...Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Tigres Del Norte
Banda Album: Tu Esclavo y Amo, Lupillo Rivera
Contemporary Jazz Album: 75, Joe Zawinul & the Zawinul Syndicate
Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman, Kurt Elling
Improvised Jazz Solo: "Dancin' 4 Chicken," Terence Blanchard, soloist
Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Five Piece Band—Live, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Book One, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Latin Jazz Album: Juntos Para Siempre, Bebo Valdés and Chucho Valdés
Engineered Album, Classical: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Michael Tilson Thomas and San Francisco Symphony
Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein
Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé
Opera Recording: Britten: Billy Budd, London Symphony Orchestra; Gentlemen of the London Symphony Chorus
Choral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10, Laura Claycomb, Anthony Dean Griffey, Elza van den Heever, Katarina Karnéus, Quinn Kelsey, James Morris, Yvonne Naef and Erin Wall; San Francisco Symphony; Pacific Boychoir, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, Philharmonia Orchestra
Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Journey to the New World, Sharon Isbin
Chamber Music Performance: Intimate Letters, Emerson String Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance: Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion, Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre of Voices
Classical Vocal Performance: Renée Fleming, Verismo Arias
Classical Contemporary Composition: Higdon, Jennifer: Percussion Concerto, Jennifer Higdon
Classical Crossover Album: Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs of Joy and Peace, Yo-Yo Ma
Surround Sound Album: Transmigration, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Choruses
Musical Album for Children: Family Time, Ziggy Marley
Spoken Word Album for Children: Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs, Buck Howdy
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "Quiet Nights," Diana Krall
Recording Package: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, David Byrne and Brian Eno
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963–1972), Neil Young
Album Notes: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946), Louis Armstrong
Historical Album: The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), Little Walter
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Ellipse, Imogen Heap
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Brendan O'Brien
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "When Love Takes Over" (Electro Extended Remix), David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland
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