The Grammy’s: Winners & Performers!
Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite band Coldplay racked up serious statue numbers at last night’s 51st annual Grammy Awards.
The British band won for Best Rock Album, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.
They celebrated their win with a medley performance of their songs “Lost” and “Vida La Vida”, accompanied by esteemed rapper Jay-Z, a friend of lead singer Chris Martin and his wife Paltrow.
Another big winner, proving that old dogs can learn new tricks, was ex-Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant.
His album with Allison Krauss, Raising Sand, won three Grammys including Best Album.
Lil’ Wayne stomped home with four Grammys including Best Rap Album for Tha Carter III.
Brit singer Adele took home Best New Artist (as well as Best Female Pop Vocal), and dueted with Grammy winners Sugarland on her signature song Chasing Pavements.
Here’s a list of the major winners:
Album of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand
Best Rap Album: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: John Mayer, “Say”
Record of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Please Read This Letter”
Best New Artist: Adele
Best Rock Album: Coldplay, Viva la Vida
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Rich Woman”
Song of the Year: Coldplay, “Viva la Vida”
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group: Sugarland, “Stay”
Best R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson
Industry Icon Award: Clive Davis
Best Rock Song: Bruce Springsteen, “Girls in Their Summer Clothes”
Best Metal Performance: Metallica, “My Apocalypse”
Best Hard Rock Performance: The Mars Volta, “Wax Simulacra”
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Kings of Leon, “Sex on Fire”
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: John Mayer, “Gravity”
Best Alternative Music Album: Radiohead, In Rainbows
Best Pop Vocal Album: Duffy, Rockferry
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Coldplay, “Viva la Vida”
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Adele, “Chasing Pavements”