Jay- Z makes it to the winners list at the 2011 Grammy Awards

New York: Rapper Jay-Z and R ‘n’ B singer Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’ won this year’s Grammy for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Jay-Z, 41, also took the Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group statue for ‘On To the Next One’, a dual effort with Keys’ husband, Swizz Beats, a daily reported.

Rapper Emimem, 38, won the Best Rap Solo statue for his single ‘Not Afraid’.

John Legend and The Roots earned Best R ‘n’ B Song, Best R ‘n’ B album and Best Traditional R ‘n’ B Vocal Performance for songs associated with their joint CD of political anthems, ‘Wake Up!’

Lady Gaga won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music (both for ‘Bad Romance’), and Best Pop Vocal Album, for ‘The Fame Monster’.

Lady Antebellum also won three awards including Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group, all for ‘Need You Now’.

Blues-rock duo The Black Keys won Best Alternative Album, and classic-rock guitarist Jeff Beck won Best Pop Instrumental for his six-string interpretation of the opera classic ‘Nessum Dorma’ and Best Rock Instrumental Performance for his album ‘Hammerhead’.

The already Oscar-endorsed music for the film ‘Crazy Hearts’ won Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Song Written for TV or a Movie, with the latter being for Ryan Bingham’s husky piece ‘The Weary Kind’.

Usher also snagged two prizes, including Best Contemporary R ‘n’ B Album, for his CD ‘Raymond V Raymond’, while Rihanna earned an early nod for Best Dance Recording for ‘Only Girl (In The World)’.

Rock legend Neil Young received his very first Grammy for music on Sunday night. He won Best Rock Song for ‘Angry World’.

Another first, ‘Baba Yetu’, became the first piece of music written for a video game ever to win a Grammy. It got Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals.

Here`s the list of the winners:

Album of the Year
The Suburbs, Arcarde Fire

Album of the Year
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist
Esperanza Spalding

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Hey, Soul Sister (Live), Train

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Imagine, Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No. 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

Best Pop Vocal Album
Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

Best Electronic/Dance Album
La Roux, La Roux

Best Dance Recording
Only Girl (In The World), Rihanna

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Tighten Up, The Black Keys

Best Hard Rock Performance
New Fang, Them Crooked Vultures

Best Rock Song
Neil Young, Angry World

Best Rock Album
Muse, The Resistance (Winner)

Best Alternative Music Album
Brothers, The Black Keys

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Soldier of Love, Sade

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Raymond V Raymond, Usher

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Empire State of MindJay-Z & Alicia Keys

Best Rap Song
Empire State of Mind, Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

Best Rap Album
Recovery, Eminem

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson

Best Country Song
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum

Best Country Album
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum


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