Amy Winehouse's parents appear as Tony Bennett wins for duet
Adele, the presumed major winner at tonight’s 54th annual GrammyAwards kudocast, scored early at the pre-telecast show at the L.A. Convention Center on Sunday.The English vocalist’s mega-selling album “21” was selected as best pop vocal album, while her clip for her smash hit “Rolling in the Deep” – up for record and song of the year tonight – took best short-form video. On a day when the music biz mourned the loss of Whitney Houston, an emotional moment came when Tony Bennett collected a Grammy for best pop performance by a duo or group, for “Body and Soul,” recorded with Amy Winehouse. The British singer died last year at age 27 after publicly struggling with substance abuse. Introduced by Bennett, Winehouse’s father Mitch, who appeared onstage with his wife, said, “We shouldn’t be here – our darling daughter should be here. These are the cards we’re dealt.” Bennett also won the traditional pop album trophy “Duets II,” his all-star No. 1 album. He received his first Grammy 49 years ago: a record of the year honor, for “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Another possible harbinger of a big night for Adele was Paul Epworth’s win as non-classical producer of the year. Epworth helmed and co-wrote “Rolling in the Deep.” Holding his trophy wonderingly, the producer said, “I never thought I’d hold one of these.” Electronic/dance artist Skrillex, one of the day’s top nominees with five nods, had a breakthrough afternoon with three wins, taking best dance/electronica album (for “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprights”), best dance recording (for the album’s title track) and best remixed recording (for Benny Benassa’s “Cinema”). Skrillex (born Sonny Moore) – who noted he had been bounced out of his L.A. apartment for living there illegally just a year ago – said of his awards, “I guess there’s no formula or format anymore, and we can do anything that we want.” Recording Academy favorites Foo Fighters topped four slots: best rock album (for their “Wasting Light”) best hard rock/metal performance (for “White Limo”), best rock song (for “Walk,” from the same set) and best long form video (for “Foo Fighters: Back and Forth,” directed and co-produced by James Moll). Volatile rapper Kanye West captured three awards to add to his 14 previous wins, for best rap/sung collaboration and best rap song (for “All of the Lights”) and best rap album (“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”). Taylor Swift added two Grammy awards to her career total of four, winning best country solo performance and best country song for “Mean.” The young star is also up for best country album, for her 2010 bestseller “Speak Now.” Americana duo the Civil Wars’ “Barton Hollow” won as both best folk album, while its title track won best country duo/group performance. As ever, some old favorites prevailed at the p.m. show. Paul McCartney, who was honored as MusiCares’ person of the year on Friday, collected his 15th Grammy – a best historical album honor, for last year’s reissue of his 1973 album “Band On the Run.” Alison Krauss, the most rewarded female performer in Grammy history, received her 27th trophy for “Paper Airplane,” her latest release with her group Union Station, which was named best bluegrass album. Complete list of winners (so far): 1. Record of the Year Rolling in the Deep, Adele 2. Album of the Year 21, Adele 3. Song of the Year Rolling in the Deep, Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth (Adele) 4. Best New Artist Bon Iver 5. Best Pop Solo Performance Someone Like You, Adele 6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Body And Soul, Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse 7. Best Pop Instrumental Album The Road From Memphis, Booker T. Jones 8. Best Pop Vocal Album 21, Adele 9. Best Dance Recording Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex 10. Best Dance/Electronica Album Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites, Skrillex 11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists 12. Best Rock Performance Walk, Foo Fighters 13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance White Limo, Foo Fighters 14. Best Rock Song Walk, Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) *** 15. Best Rock Album Wasting Light, Foo Fighters 16. Best Alternative Music Album Bon Iver, Bon Iver 17. Best Traditional R&B Performance Fool For You, Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona 18. Best R&B Performance Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae 19. Best R&B Song Fool For You, Cee Lo Green, Melanie Hallim, Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona) 20. Best R&B Album F.A.M.E., Chris Brown 21. Best Rap Performance Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West 22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration All Of The Lights, Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie 23. Best Rap Song All Of The Lights, Jeff Bhasker, Stacy Ferguson, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie) 24. Best Rap Album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West 25. Best Country Solo Performance Mean, Taylor Swift 26. Best Country Duo/Group Performance Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars 27. Best Country Song Mean, Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) 28. Best Country Album Own the Night, Lady Antebellum 29. Best New Age Album What’s It All About, Pat Metheny 30. Best Improvised Jazz Solo 500 Miles High, Chick Corea, soloist 31. Best Jazz Vocal Album The Mosaic Project, Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists 32. Best Jazz Instrumental Album Forever, Corea, Clarke & White 33. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album The Good Feeling, Christian McBride Big Band 34. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance Jesus, Le’Andria Johnson 35. Best Gospel Song Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin) 36. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song Blessings, Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story) 37. Best Gospel Album Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin 38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album And If Our God Is For Us…, Chris Tomlin 39. Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album Drama Y Luz, Maná 40. Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album Bicentenario, Pepe Aguilar 41. Best Banda Or Norteño Album Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends, Los Tigres Del Norte 42. Best Tropical Latin Album The Last Mambo, Cachao 43. Best Americana Album Ramble At The Ryman, Levon Helm 44. Best Bluegrass Album Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station 45. Best Blues Album Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band 46. Best Folk Album Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars 47. Best Regional Roots Music Album Rebirth Of New Orleans, Rebirth Brass Band 48. Best Reggae Album Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life, Stephen Marley 49. Best World Music Album Tassili, Tinariwen 50. Best Children’s Album All About Bullies… Big And Small (Various Artists), Jim Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers 51. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling) If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won’t), Betty White 52. Best Comedy Album Hilarious, Louis C.K. 53. Best Musical Theater Album The Book Of Mormon 54. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1, (Various Artists) Stewart Lerman, Randall Poster & Kevin Weaver, producers 55. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat 56. Best Song Written For Visual Media I See The Light (From Tangled), Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi) 57. Best Instrumental Composition Life In Eleven, Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones) 58. Best Instrumental Arrangement Rhapsody In Blue, Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band) 59. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me), Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah) 60. Best Recording Package Scenes From The Suburbs, Caroline Robert, a
rt director (Arcade Fire) 61. Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story 62. Best Album Notes Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s 63. Best Historical Album Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition) 64. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical Paper Airplane, Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station) 65. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Paul Epworth 66. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical Cinema (Skrillex Remix), Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi) 67. Best Surround Sound Album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition) 68. Best Engineered Album, Classical Aldridge: Elmer Gantry 69. Producer Of The Year, Classical Judith Sherman 70. Best Orchestral Performance Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic) 71. Best Opera Recording Adams: Doctor Atomic Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus) 72. Best Choral Performance Light & Gold Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers) 73. Best Small Ensemble Performance Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music From Slide Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird 74. Best Classical Instrumental Solo Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony) 75. Best Classical Vocal Solo Diva Divo Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L’Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L’Opéra National De Lyon) 76. Best Contemporary Classical Composition Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein 77. Best Short Form Music Video Rolling In The Deep Adele Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer 78. Best Long Form Music Video Foo Fighters: Back And Forth Foo Fighters James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers Winners by number: Adele – 6 Foo Fighters – 5 Kanye West – 4 Paul Epworth – 3 Skrillex – 3 Tony Bennett – 2 The Civil Wars – 2 Chick Corea – 2 Kirk Franklin – 2 Cee Lo Green – 2 Taylor Swift – 2
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