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Grammy Awards Bring In 26 Million Viewers, Full Winner List

Grammy Awards Bring In 26 Million Viewers, Full Winner List

The 2010 Grammy Awards had a huge jump in ratings this year, bringing the total number of viewers to over 26 million!

The show had a 35% increase in viewership from last year’s event and were the highest rated Grammys since 2004, according to Variety.

Check out the complete list of winners inside…

Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift

Record of the Year: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon

Song of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyoncé

New Artist: Zac Brown Band

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

Female Pop Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, “Halo”

Male Pop Vocal Performance: Jason Mraz, “Make It Mine”

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

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

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West

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 Gnahoré, “Pearls”
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Country Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift

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: Steve Wariner, “Producer’s Medley”

Rock Album:
21st Century Breakdown, Green Day

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”

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

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 Storytelling): 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

Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All!, Stephen Colbert

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, Nonclassical: Ellipse, Imogen Heap

Producer of the Year, Nonclassical: Brendan O’Brien

Remixed Recording, Nonclassical:
“When Love Takes Over” (Electro Extended Remix), David Guetta featuring Kelly Rowland

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  • kelsey

    Congratulations to Taylor Swift! No matter what anyone says, your album was amazing and you truly deserve that award!

  • Gale Forcewinds

    But what canTaylor Swift do for a follow-up?

    I liked her songs.
    I likeher.
    She is likeable.

    the pairing of her with Stevie Nicks was not good.
    They sounded horrible. Taylor can’t sing.Stevie has her own unique voice but is not like Celine Dions, somebody like that.

  • S3WA

    I’m guessing a lot of the new viewers are fans of Taylor Swift, rarely does a country singer receive notice from fans of other genres. She is loved by many, even those who usually dislike country music. How many 20-yr-olds have achieved what she has in the past year? Amazing feat, so happy for her! Come to think of it, how many singers have achieved what she has regardless of age….

  • Cayenne

    I agree with Gale Forcewinds!

  • dundies

    there was only 3 performances worth talking about last night, and it wasn’t taylors

  • smh

    i just hope someone other that beyonce, taylor swift, jayz, rihanna, kanye west, or any other random person that no one knows wins next year

  • eliza

    Congratulations !!!

  • i n f a m o u s l y c o o l

    …too bad on such a big night for her she had such a bad performance. i didn’t hear a single good thing about it.

  • hi

    if a singer can’t sing, what’s left?

  • happy girl

    missed all the notes.

  • Zoz

    @S3WA: She hasn’t achieved anything.She didn’t have a chance to grow and now shell just be another name on a list not an icon.beyonce made history last night with six Grammys.Taylor will be gone in a few yrs.Thank God.She got everything too soon…no time to grow.Now attention will go to others.She got a bunch of pitty awards.dave Matthews shouldve won.

  • Elle


  • dew fwf

    too bad the show was compleete b.s.

  • lkim

    Taylor Swift is a joke. Anyone can write a song about falling in love with a boy from school and having butterflies. YAWN

  • lb

    taylor swift was horrible and its ridiculous that she won

  • Mia





  • me

    I don’t understand WHY she got Grammy?! Voice is average, look is average, songs are so average…. I am dissapointed in Grammy.

  • this girl

    is just amazing, how did she manage to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Ot better yet, why is AMerica so stupid? S
    her voice is one of the worst I’ve ever heard, EVER.

    what is wrong with everyone, WAKE UP

  • mickey

    Wow, the show got an increase only to present one of the worst telecasts it has had in recent memory.

  • mickey

    @this girl:

    America has nothing to do with it. I’m from the U.S. and I think Taylor Swift’s music is an abomination and I’m not alone.

  • mickey


    Well, if you’re Bob Dylan–a great song. If you’re Taylor Swift nothing, absolutely nothing. She can’t sing and she can’t write a good song.

  • rhonda

    I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift but she is the one who SOLD records and SOLD OUT the concerts. Its one thing to say your fav is the best but the proof is in the pudding! If the music industry is in deep decline and there is one little girl out there shining, that’s the one who wins.

    I’m not a fan of Taylor Swift or Beyonce, but there is alot to be said for a young girl who writes and performs her own material. There’s alot to be said for a young women who sells out concerts and doesn’t have to dress like skank and shake her ass in order to sell a record.

  • christine (WeHo & NYC)

    LOVE Stevie Nicks.
    And Taylor is ALWAYS just SO pretty… love her face & hair.
    Sorry I cant say the same about Mily Cyrus who I think has great talent, but can be incredibly immature & annoying… she coud learn something about GRACE from Taylor.

  • jessica

    congrats to taylor. but i just disagree with 1 thing. i think album of the year should have went to lady gaga instead, but whatever. still congrats though for winning 4 grammys.

  • longchamp

    viewership was up b/c gaga’s monsters were watching

  • Misa

    @longchamp: AMEN. After her opening i turn off the channel. i heard lady gag was the only goo d part of the entire show.

  • sky

    rodha, the only reason the poptart sold so many records was because of the kanye thing. She was not the top earning concert seller for the year

    2nd. you are no music fan because if you were you would agree with everyone else, including all those idiot so-called music critics that no way in heck does she deserve record of the year. No one knows her outside of middle america. the girl is more annoying than entertaining the record of the year award should have gone to other’s who are both talented & entertaining like: Lady wacho or beyonce. I can’t wait to see her next album tank??

  • anon

    How can a person who cannot perform live win Album of the Year? The Grammys have become a popularity contest and this year Taylor Swift was the homecoming queen. Next year it will be someone else. The Grammys are officially irrelevant as a barometer for actual talent.

  • luvinlife101

    i think paramore shoulda won. the hell with slumdog. thats anchient history. taylor swift deserved it. i dont c u writin songs and gettin awards here and there. she’s talented, and thats comin from a hardcore rock/ alternative metal fan. shut up, haters, and go bash someone else.

  • Taylorisnotworthy

    Loved Stevie Nicks, didn’t know she was going to sing and be embarrassed. Now I’ve heard that Swift’s manager has got Taylor going into to hiding from the back-lash and over-exposure. Yep, time the little fame-whore takes a break…and learns how to sing, he said she’s been working on it! ha!

    The ratings–I tuned into to watch Pink and Gaga. Beyonce and the other artists. Loved seeing Keith and Nicole. Some acts I didn’t care for as much.

    I had fun on youtube remember Fleetwood Mac and the great Stevie Nicks…..the Great Stevie Nicks should never, ever back a twit like Swift or been upstaged on her song! Shame on Taylor Swift.
    PS…Taylor’s manager wants to avoid rumors about her and Mayer…but isn’t Keith and Mayer teaming up for something? Hmm. Off to Australia!

  • irene olson

    Finally, people will see what a terrible singer Taylor Swift is. She may be able to write teeny bopper love songs, but she cannot sing them. Taylor has a phenomenal publicist, but no singing talent. Her acting talent leaves something to be desired. She is a hype, not a talent. I was shocked that the Grammy voters were duped into voting for her. I have always respected the Grammys, but not this year. Enough of Taylor Swift; she is leaving for Australia and perhaps she will stay there!! or in Timbuctu.

  • Taylorisnotworthy

    read the link from usatoday on #30 first, then this link, all about Tay and John. Keith doesn’t seem too thrilled with Mayer’s drama, but Tay thinks he’s just the peach.


  • SubSub

    Ratings only went up because everyone wanted to see MJJ’s children accept his award. I watched it for Lady Gaga, after that, it was on mute or I was reading my book.

  • 2012 the world end

    Atleast taylor swift didn’t use her body or boobage or thunderthighs to help sell an album or create a sexpot/divaish image.I also applaud pink’s amazing performance and voice. I would she has the best voice,maybe lady gaga second but i get distracted with over the top outfist screaming for attention – thus, it takes away from noticing her real talent. Beyonce, i think she is a good singer, but i can’t watch her when she performs in awards shows where she has other competitions. I noticed most of the time, when she’s with other divas or even this grammies,she always exaggerate it. She screams at the very top of her lunges even the song didn’t call for it. Why can’t she just sing it like normal. That’s why i would go with pink she’s more natural,very acrobatic which i wish gaga would focus more on her talent not on extremely crazy outfit. If you have an amazing talent you don’t need so much gadgets unless you really need it.

  • Taylorisnotworthy

    That’s right and how shameful to use Stevie Nicks as a gadget. Ever notice all the props/”gadgets”/tricks Taylor has up her sleeve to distract your brain that she cannot sing well? Attention seeking behavior? And that “Oh, did I win again?” open mouth, hand clutched to her forehead or taking subtle potshots in her speech to the others…like “over and over”, “the very first time up these stairs”, “back to Nashville”, “I’m country” (why is she in pop, then?) I think Taylor is a genius, a genius at manipulation of narcissism. Watch how she words things to people. This girl has been manipulating all her life and getting her way, too. Did she earn it? Hell, no.

  • kelz

    this whole taylor swift thing is getting old. and she REALLY can’t sing.

  • Ashley

    I didn’t think there were any stand out performances. I like gaga but she can’t sing live either.

  • Marieme

    So what if ratings are up! Doesn’t mean the show was any good. Except for a couple of performances it was a snoozefest. Thank God for Tivo. It’s sad how producers think ratings are an indication of merit. Hardly so. Lost is one of the best shows around and each season the ratings drop. Viewers can be idiots.

  • happy girl

    say thank you to kanye, taylor. and the show was horrific.

  • g!na

    TAYLOR SWIFT CANNOT SING LIVE! she sounded so off key! she just sings bubble gum music. She just doesn’t belong in the same league as great live performers such as lady gaga & P!NK! Swift is too immature to achieve that yet.

  • miapocca

    i totally misses Kanye west and amber…kanye should have snatched those awards from her because it was an atrocity that the entire industry sould give such praise to a person cannot even make it to hollywood week in IDOL!

    Simon save us!!

  • miapocca

    if this posting is an attempt by her pr to post only goos tihngs about her, then I am really sorry for her…its the kind of situation when you are in a high school and every one thinks you are the best thing since sliced bread, then you have to leave that high school and reality sets in…taylor can sing in the school choir, she will not make it in a regular church….the grammys ar a sick joke , I am extremely dissapionted and I wish them luck in trying to get viewership next year..unless of course the polls indicate that their market is the teeny bopper kids!

  • neve

    @hi: EXACTLY! She is so bland and lacks any real talrnt or substance. Her songs are juvenile, not grammy worthy.

  • Cynthia.


  • LiLoOx ….

    Congratulation rihanna….. You do really deserve it…..<3 <3
    Nice “elie saab” dress too

  • g!na

    @Taylorisnotworthy: I agree with you on everything! poor Stevie Nicks should of never had to sing with Taylor Swift who was soooo off-key it was embarrasing to Stevie! Taylor is just too immature & sings bubble gum music. She should be on Disney because that’s her fan base! young kids. Swift was horrible live.

  • Neorules2112

    that’s 26 million dumb arse people ..

  • lyla

    it was because of MICHAEL JACKSON. AND HIS KIDS
    nobody cares about Taylor, in 2 years you wont even remember her name

  • led Zeppelin

    Whatever happened to real music?
    Taylor Swift winning all of those Grammy’s?
    The music industry has been destroyed because the record companies took advantage of all its artists.
    JayZ is a force to be reckoned with.
    What is the real deal between him and Beyonce?
    He doesn’t even look at her. He doesn’t ever look at her with love.
    It’s another business deal.
    She was horrible at the Grammy’s.
    Fact is, Lady GaGa got slammed by the evening and should have been honored. She wasn’t. The Black Eyed Peas were great.
    Green Day needs to stop that Broadway Show, it’s going to stink.
    Where was Bowie?
    Why was Bon Jovi there? They really $uck.
    I was so disappointed. Everything in music starts with that robot voice machine and synthesizers. All the songs sound the same now.
    Jamie Fox at the Grammy awards?

  • Retard

    Taylor didn’t deserve that Grammy…
    Black Eyed Peas or Beyonce should have had that AWARD!!!