2011 Grammy Award Winners

HERE is a list of the 2011 Grammy Award nominees and winners.

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards which aired from 8-11:30 p.m. on CBS – was watched by 26.5 million viewers, according to preliminary numbers from Nielsen.

The 2011 Grammys ended with a major shocker as Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire beat out platinum pop stars Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night’s big award, Album of the Year for “The Suburbs.”

Despite not winning the Album of the Year title, Lady Antebellum still walked away with the most trophies overall, winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by Duo/Group for the song “Need You Now.” Additionally, the chart-topping country trio took home the award for Best Country Album, winning five awards total.

The other big surprise of the night was a Best New Artist win by jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding, who beat out both Justin Bieber and Drake to win the title.

Other big winners included Eminem, who performed alongside Dr. Dre and Rihanna during the show and walked away with a Best Rap Album trophy for “Recovery,” and Lady Gaga, who took home the Best Pop Vocal Album statuette “The Fame Monster.” In addition to thanking her fans and family during her acceptance speech, Gaga gave Whitney Houston an unexpected shout-out. “I want to thank Whitney Houston because when I wrote ‘Born This Way,’ I imagined [she was] singing it,” Gaga told the Grammy crowd.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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