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    Recapping The Grammys

    Every year awards shows like the Grammy’s are glorified, hyping up the masses to see which of their favorite artists will be graced with the coveted Grammy.

    To be honest I did not find this year’s awards ceremony very entertaining. For one thing a lot of the celebrities’ attempt at humor fell flat to say the least, especially Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson he was just painful to watch.

    The 51st annual Grammy Awards show premiered on CBS at 8p.m.

    The two and half hour event began with an opening performance by U2.

    Another thing was the awards presentations.

    There are about 100 categories up for awards in the Grammy’s, obviously too many to present on one night without boring the entire audience. However, there should have been more of a focus on the awards and the recipients instead of on an abundance of performances, which many not have been a good thing.

    There were over 16 performances that night, most of which were duets or included surprise acts, but only a handful were actually good.

    Here’s my list:

    Top Five Performances: – Jennifer Hudson

    – M.I.A., Kanye West, T.I., Jay-Z and Lil Wayne

    – BB King, Keith Urban and John Mayer

    – T.I and Justin Timberlake

    – Dave Grohl and Paul McCartney

    Winners

    Record of the Year – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “Please Read the Letter”

    Album of the Year – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “Raising Sand”

    Song of the Year – Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”

    Best New Artist – Adele

    Best Female Pop Vocal – Adele – “Chasing Pavements”

    Best Male Pop Vocal – John Mayer – “Say”

    Best Pop Duo or Group With Vocal – Coldplay – “Viva La Vida”

    Best Pop Vocal Album – Duffy – Rockferry

    Best R’B Album – Jennifer Hudson- “Jennifer Hudson”

    Best Rap Album – Lil Wayne-“The Carter III”

    Best Rock Album – Coldplay – Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

    For a full list of the winners go to grammy.com

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