Well, the Grammys were what I expected. Some amazing performances and some that weren’t so spectacular. Despite arriving in an egg, Lady Gaga‘s performance of “Born This Way” was pretty stripped back for her. The tribute to Aretha Franklin was pretty decent – however, the gals did look like the Pussycat Dolls circa 2025.
The fashions were mixed. Miranda Lambert was gorgeous. I always love Florence Welch. Janelle Monae‘s performance was stunning as I had predicted. Justin Bieber seemed to have learned his songs in a new vocal register, post adolescence. His girlfriend, Selena Gomez, was gorgeous.
My favorite performance was of course Cee Lo Green with Gwyneth Paltrow and the Muppets. Check out the list of winners (lots of upsets!!!) after the jump!
All of our 2011 Grammy Awards coverage can be found here! Plus check out the individual 2011 Grammy red carpet galleries for Adam Lambert, Ciara, Dianna Agron, Florence Welch, Hayley Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, Lea Michele, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Nicole Kidman, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Willow Smith.
Grammy Award Winners:
Best Dance Recording: Rihanna, “Only Girl (In The World)”
Best Electronic/Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Buble, Crazy Love
Best Short Form Music Video: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”
Best Remix Recording, Non-Classical: Madonna, “Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)”
Best Male Pop: Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are”
Fest Female Pop: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance
Best Pop Performance Duo, Duo or Group: Train, “Hey Soul Sister”
Female Country Vocal: Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me”
Best Rock Album: “The Resistance,” Muse
Best Pop Vocal Album: “The Fame Monster,” Lady Gaga
Best Country Album: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Song of The Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Best Rap Album: “Recovery,” Eminem
Record of the year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
Album of the Year: ”The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire