Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Lady Antebellum crowned and Arcade Fire at 2011 Grammy Awards
The 53 edition of the Grammy the country rose to stardom by Lady Antebellum, with five awards, and was surprised to award the top prize of the night, Best Album of the Year, the Canadian rock of Arcade Fire at a gala that combined the tastes of youth and veterans.
Arcade Fire, which won the grand prize from Barbra Streisand, took the stage to sign off with a thunderous version of "Ready to Go", one of the best-known songs from the album "The Suburbs", having delighted audiences at Staples Center minutes before with "Month of May".
"Wow," she managed to say Win Butler, the leader of the band, including several bad words, a product of surprise. "We are very happy, thank you very much," he added.
Lady Antebellum components were the moral winners of the ceremony with trophies won in the categories of Record Of The Year (CD production) and Best Country Album for "Need You Now" as well as Best Song of the Year (songwriter) , Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, for the ballad's title for this work.
"It's the song that has made our world upside down," said Hillary Scott, the lead singer of the training, which won in five of the six camps where they were nominated. "It has changed my life," he added overwhelmed.
Lady Gaga won three awards (Best Music Video Short, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, both for "Bad Romance" and Best Pop Vocal Album for "The Fame Monster") and rapper Jay-Z, Best Rap Collaboration and Best Rap Song for "Empire State of Mind" and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, with the theme "The Blueprint 3" with Swizz Beatz.
The gala, three hours, began with a tribute to the height of Aretha Franklin, the "Queen of Soul", who is recovering at his home in Detroit of pancreatic cancer, with the vocals of Christina Aguilera, Martina McBride , Florence Welch, Jennifer Hudson and Yolanda Adams.
"You can not imagine how excited I am," Franklin said in a recorded message. "Thanks for your wishes and prayers. I would have loved to be with you, so next year, okay?" He said to applause from spectators.
The ceremony was spectacular performances among which those of Lady Gaga ("Born This Way"), Muse ("Uprising"), Bob Dylan, to his everlasting harmonic-with Mumford and Sons ("Maggie's Farm") and black music recital with the R & B and soul of Bruno Mars, BoB and Janelle Monae, when she performed "Nothin 'On You", "Grenade" and "Cold War".
Gaga again gave the note. First, with entry on the red carpet "hatched" in a giant egg or cocoon, then the powerful presentation of his new single, "Born This Way", and finally with his attire, clad in a leather dress crazy, receiving one of the prizes.
Other highlights came with Miranda Lambert ("The House That Built Me"), the trio of Justin Bieber, Usher and Jaden Smith ("U Got It Bad", "Baby" and "OMG"), Lady Antebellum ("If You Do not Know Me By Now "," American Honey "and" Need You Now "), the odd pairing of Cee-Lo Green dress like a peacock and actress Gwyneth Paltrow in" Fuck You ", and suggestive Katy Perry ("Not Like the Movies" and "Teenage Dream").
Although undoubtedly the ovation of the evening took Mick Jagger in his first live performance in losGrammy, with a version of "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" in tribute to the late Solomon Burke.
The temperature was rising with the emergence of Rihanna and Eminem, who performed "Love The Way You Lie." Eminem, a favorite with ten nominations, won two awards, including Best Rap Album for "Recovery." And the singer from Barbados repeated in the spotlight with Drake to "What's My Name", where she wore a stunning red dress that emphasized her spectacular figure.
Another big surprise of the night's starred Esperanza Spalding, who won the Best New Artist award by winning the Canadian Justin Bieber.
In the final presented Kris Kristofferson Barbra Streisand, who last Friday received the Person of the Year Award from the Academy of Music.
"It's one of the brightest stars in the universe," said Kristofferson, just before the legendary singer and actress interpret a dream version of "Evergreen."
In the Latin field golden gramophones went to "Paradise Express" by Alejandro Sanz, for Best Latin Pop Album, "The existential" by Grupo Fantasma, for Best Latin Rock Album, "Viva la tradition" of "Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Best Tropical Album, "Memories" by Little Joe y La Familia, for Best Tejano Album.
It also took awards "Classic" by Intocable, for Best Norteno Album, "Fall in love with me," El Guero and Banda Centenario, Best Banda Album and "Chucho's Steps" by Chucho Valdes as Best Album Latino Jazz
Among other highlights of the prizes awarded for Best Historical Album, The Beatles, for "The Original Studio Recordings" Remixes Best Recording for "Revolver" by David Guetta, and Banda Sonora Original, for "Toy Story 3" by Randy Newman.