BlackRadioIsBack.com Digs These Winners From 50th Annual Grammy Awards
This Sunday's 50th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was pretty decent in regards to folks who recieved awards (for the selection given and what it is).
There were a few "eh" performance moments (Alicia Keys is cool, but the entire Natalie Cole "Unforgettable" phrase of duetting with performers from the great beyond - especially if there is no personal attachment to them and you're not feeling it - needs to pretty much stop) and stuff that was just bizarre (O RLY? and WTF to Fergie even SINGING and the Rihanna and Morris Day and The Time "interesting" remix) and a taste of the 'hood (Nas' SMH N***er Shirt and Interview and Amy Winehouse shouting out "Blake Incarcerated" on some mixtape ish...wowie), but overall things weren't bad.
Heck, there were even some pleasent surprises in the mix (Herbie Hancock repping that Black Music tradition of Jazz and copping that Album of the Year award on some surprise ish and the wins by Chaka Khan, the Beastie Boys, Gerald Levert and Lupe Fiasco were that heat).
If you want to see the full list of winners, some cool pics from the event and so forth, go to the official Grammy Awards Website and to see who right or wrong the BlackRadioIsBack.com crew was about which music artist would win what award category, check out our previous Grammy Awards post.
Now here we go with the winners that BlackRadioIsBack.com was feeling from the 50th Annual Grammy Awards listed below - cop a past and/or current project from them when you can!
Album of the Year: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock
Record of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse
Song of the Year: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse
New Artist: Amy Winehouse
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson
Pop Vocal Album: "Back to Black," Amy Winehouse
Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Rehab," Amy Winehouse
Pop Instrumental Album: "The Mix-Up," Beastie Boys
Pop Instrumental Performance: "One Week Last Summer," Joni Mitchell
Alternative Music Album: "Icky Thump," The White Stripes
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "Icky Thump," The White Stripes
Rap Album: "Graduation," Kanye West
Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Umbrella," Rihanna featuring Jay-Z
Rap Song: "Good Life," Aldrin Davis, Mike Dean, Faheem Najm & Kanye West, songwriters (J. Ingram & Q. Jones, songwriters) (Kanye West featuring T-Pain)
R&B Album: "Funk This," Chaka Khan
R&B Song: "No One," Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
Female R&B Vocal Performance: "No One," Alicia Keys
Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Future Baby Mama," Prince
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: "Disrespectful," Chaka Khan featuring Mary J. Blige
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "In My Songs," Gerald Levert
Urban/Alternative Performance: "Daydreamin'," Lupe Fiasco featuring Jill Scott
Contemporary Jazz Album: "River: The Joni Letters," Herbie Hancock
Large Jazz Ensemble Album: "A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina)," Terence Blanchard
Latin Urban Album: "Residente O Visitante," Calle 13
Tropical Latin Album: "La Llave De Mi Corazon," Juan Luis Guerra
Reggae: "Mind Control," Stephen Marley
Traditional World Music Album: "African Spirit," Soweto Gospel Choir
Contemporary World Music Album: "Djin Djin," Angelique Kidjo
Gospel Performance: "Blessed & Highly Favored," The Clark Sisters; "Never Gonna Break My Faith," Aretha Franklin & Mary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir). (Tie.)
Traditional Gospel Album: "Live — One Last Time," The Clark Sisters
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: "Love You I Do (From Dreamgirls)," Siedah Garrett & Henry Krieger, songwriters (Jennifer Hudson)
Musical Album for Children: "A Green and Red Christmas," The Muppets
Spoken Word: "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream," Barack Obama
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," John Clayton, arranger (Queen Latifah)
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: "Beauty & Crime," Tchad Blake, Cameron Craig, Emery Dobyns & Jimmy Hogarth, engineers (Suzanne Vega)
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "Bring the Noise (Benny Benassi Sfaction Remix)," Benny Benassi, remixer (Public Enemy)
Classical Crossover Album: "A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane," Turtle Island Quartet
Short Form Music Video: "God's Gonna Cut You Down," Johnny Cash
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: "What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977)," Masaki Koike, art director
Album Notes: "John Work, III: Recording Black Culture," Bruce Nemerov, album notes writer
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