Arcade Fire, Lady Antebellum Big Winners at Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) – Arcade Fire captured the album of the year award at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards for the “The Suburbs,” a surprise win that left Eminem shut out in all the top categories.

It was the group’s only win of  the night; they had been nominated for two other awards. They beat out Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” “The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga and Eminem’s “Recovery” – 2010’s best selling album – to take home the trophy.

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This is now the third time Eminem has lost the best album trophy. He led all nominees with 10 heading into the night, but won just two awards: best rap album and best rap solo performance.

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Lady Antebellum took home five awards, including record and song of the year for its crossover smash “Need You Now,” during a ceremony short on trophies but heavy on spectacle performances.

The night also had a huge upset, as Esperanza Spalding beat out Justin Bieber, Florence + the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Drake to win best new artist. She only had only one Grammy nomination coming into Sunday’s show and is the first jazz artist to ever win the category.

Lady Gaga’s “The Fame Monster” won the award for best pop vocal album, not long after she emerged from the giant, semi-transparent egg she arrived on the red carpet inside to perform her new single “Born This Way.”

Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine and gospel singer Yolanda Adams kicked off the award show with a tribute to Aretha Franklin, who had surgery for an undisclosed ailment late last year. The Queen of Soul appeared via video and thanked well-wishers for their prayers and cards in a taped segment.

Other performers included Justin Bieber, Usher, Mick Jagger, Eminem, Rihanna, Drake, Bruno Mars, Barbra Striesand, Bob Dylan  and Katy Perry, who debuted video footage from her October wedding to Russell Brand as she sang the ballad “Not Like the Movies.”

But the most elaborate performance of the night came from Cee Lo Green. Decked out in colorful feathers and a sequined head cap, he performed a radio-friendly version of his nominated hit “F— You,” with cameos from Gwyneth Paltrow and Jim Henson Co.’s puppets as backup singers.

British rock band Muse performed in its Grammy debut and won best rock album for “The Resistance.” The evening’s other top winners included Jay-Z, John Legend, and Lady Gaga, who each had three trophies; Miranda Lambert won for best female country vocal performance; and Train took home the award for best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals.

GRAMMY Nominees & Winners

Record of the Year:
“Need You Now” Lady Antebellum WINNER!
“Nothin’ On You” – B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars
“Love The Way You Lie” -Eminem feat. Rihanna
“F*** You”- Cee Lo Green
“Empire State Of Mind” – Jay Z feat. Alicia Keys

Album Of The Year:
The Suburbs by Arcade Fire WINNER!
Recovery by Eminem
Need You Now by Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream by Katy Perry

Best New Artist:
Esperanza Spalding WINNER!
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Justin Bieber

Best Pop Vocal Album:
The Fame MonsterLady Gaga WINNER!
My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
I Dreamed A Dream – Susan Boyle
Battle Studies – John Mayer
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Song Of The Year:
“Need You Now” Lady Antebellum WINNER!
“Beg Steal Or Borrow” Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
“Love The Way You Lie” Eminem feat. Rihanna
“F*** You” Cee-Lo Green
“The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert

Best Country Album:
Need You Now Lady Antebellum WINNER!
Up On The Ridge Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song Jamey Johnson
Revolution Miranda Lambert

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Best Rock Album:
The Resistance Muse WINNER!
Emotion & Commotion Jeff Beck
Backspacer Pearl Jam
Mojo Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Le Noise Neil Young

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
“Hey Soul Sister” Train WINNER!
“Don’t Stop Believin’” Glee Cast
“Misery” Maroon 5
“The Only Exception” Paramore
“Babyfather” Sade

Best Dance Recording:
“Only Girl (In The World)” Rihanna WINNER!
“Rocket” Goldfrapp
“In For The Kill” La Roux
“Dance In The Dark” Lady Gaga
“Dancing On My Own” Robyn

Best Female Pop Vocal:
“Bad Romance” Lady Gaga WINNER!
“King Of Anything” Sara Bareilles
“Halo” Beyonce
“Chasing Pirates” Norah Jones
“Teenage Dream” Katy Perry

Best Male Pop Vocal:
“Just The Way You Are” Bruno Mars WINNER!
“Haven’t Met You Yet” Michael Buble
“This Is It” Michael Jackson
“Whataya Want From Me” Adam Lambert
“Half Of My Heart” John Mayer

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
“There Goes My Baby” Usher WINNER!
“Second Chance” El Debarge
“Finding My Way Back” Jaheim
“Why Would You Stay” Kem
“We’re Still Friends” Musiq SoulChild

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance:
“Bittersweet” Fantasia WINNER!
“Gone Already” Faith Evans
“Everything To Me” Monica
“Tired” Kelly Price
“Holding You Down” Jazmine Sullivan

Best Country Song:
“Need You Now” Lady Antebellum WINNER!
“The Breathe You Take” by George Strait
“Free” Zac Brown Band
“The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert
“I’d Love To Be Your Last” Gretchen Wilson
“If I Die Young” The Band Perry

Best Male Country Vocal Performance:
“Til Summer Comes Around” Keith Urban WINNER!
“Macon” Jamey Jameson
“Cryin’ For Me” Toby Keith
“Turning Home” David Nail
“Gettin’ You Home” Chris Young

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:
“The House That Built Me” Miranda Lambert WINNER!
“Satisfied” Jewel
“Swingin’” LeAnn Rimes
“Temporary Home” Carrie Underwood
“I’d Love To Be Your Last” Gretchen Wilson

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal:
“Need You Now” Lady Antebellum WINNER!
“Free” Zac Brown Band
“Elizabeth” Dailey and Vincent
“Little White Church” Little Big Town
“Where Rainbows Never Ride” The SteelDrivers

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Empire State Of Mind” Jay-Z with Alicia Keys WINNER!
“Nothin’ On You” B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars
“Deuces” Chris Brown with Tyga
“Love The Way You Lie” Eminem with Rihanna
“Wake Up Everybody” John Legend with The Roots, Melanie Fiona, Common

Best Rap Song:
“Empire State Of Mind” Jay-Z with Alicia Keys WINNER!
“Love The Way You Lie” Eminem with Rihanna
“Not Afraid” Eminem
“Nothin’ On You” B.o.B. with Bruno Mars
“On To The Next One” Shawn Carter

Best Rap Solo Performance:
“Not Afraid” Eminem WINNER!
“Over” Drake
“How Low” Ludacris
“I’m Back” T.I.
“Power” Kanye West

Best Urban/Alternative Performance:
“F*** You” Cee-Lo Green WINNER!
“Little One” Bilal
“Orion” Carolyn Malachi
“Tightrope” Janelle Monae
“Still” Eric Robertson

For the full list of nominees & winners in 108 categories, head over to

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