The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Complete List of Winners

Highlights of the the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony itself, which took place in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, included performances by Lady Gaga and Elton John, Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks, and an aerial performance by the singer, Pink.

R&B star Beyonce won the Grammy for song of the year - and took home five other awards.

Highlights of the the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony itself, which took place in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, included performances by Lady Gaga and Elton John, Taylor Swift and Stevie Nicks, and an aerial performance by the singer, Pink.

However, maybe the most memorable part of the night was a special 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson, who won a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Jackson died unexpectedly in 2009 at the age of 50. His award was accepted by his 2 eldest children, Prince and Paris Jackson.

Beyonce was the top winner of this year’s Grammy’s with six awards including “Song Of The Year” (see the picture). Another top winners are: Taylor Swift with 4 Grammy Awards including “Album of the Year” and Kings of Leon with their song “Use Somebody”, which won Grammy’s “Record of the Year”.

Below is a list of the performer/s, performance, song, and album winners of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Presented by the Recording Academy, the awards were televised on January 31, 2010 on CBS. There are actually 52 pages of Grammy Award nominees for all types of music and technical expertise categories. Even the major awards, given to high-profile artists for the most part, do not all make it to the 3-1/2 hour televised ceremony. [image via IOL Galleries; via AssociatedContent and Grammy]

Here’s the complere list of the Winners of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards:

  • Record of the Year: Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
  • Album of the Year: Fearless, Taylor Swift
  • Song of the Year: “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It),” Beyonce
  • Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band
  • Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Halo,” Beyonce
  • Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Make It Mine,” Jason Mraz
  • Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: “I Gotta Feeling,” Black-Eyed Peas
  • Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Lucky,” Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
  • Best Pop Instrumental Performance: “Throw Down Your Heart,” Bela Fleck
  • Best Pop Instrumental Album: Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: The E.N.D., Black-Eyed Peas
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden, Michael Buble
  • Best Dance Recording: “Poker Face,” Lady Gaga
  • Best Electronic/Dance Album: The Fame, Lady Gaga
  • Best Solo Rock Performance: “Working On A Dream,” Bruce Springsteen
  • Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
  • Best Hard Rock Performance: “War Machine,” AC/DC
  • Best Metal Performance: “Dissident Aggressor,” Judas Priest
  • Best Rock Instrumental Performance: “A Day in the Life,” Jeff Beck
  • Best Rock Song: “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon
  • Best Rock Album: 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
  • Best Alternative Music Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, Phoenix
  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Beyonce
  • Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: “Pretty Wings,” Maxwell
  • Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: “Blame It,” Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
  • Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “At Last,” Beyonce
  • Best Urban/Alternative Performance: “Pearls,” India.Arie & Dobet Gnahore
  • Best R&B Song: “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” Beyonce
  • Best R&B Album: Blacksummers’ Night, Maxwell
  • Best Contemporary R&B Album: I Am…Sasha Fierce, Beyonce
  • Best Rap Vocal Performance: “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune),” Jay-Z
  • Best Rap Performance by a Duo or a Group: “Crack a Bottle,” Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West
  • Best Rap Song: “Run This Town,” Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West
  • Best Rap Album: Relapse, Eminem
  • Best Female Country Vocal Performance: “White Horse,” Taylor Swift
  • Best Male Country Vocal Performance: “Sweet Thing,” Keith Urban
  • Best Country Performance by a Country Duo or Group With Vocals: “I Run to You,” Lady Antebellum
  • Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: “I Told You So,” Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis
  • Best Country Instrumental Performance: “Producer’s Medley,” Steve Wariner
  • Best Country Song: “White Horse,” Taylor Swift
  • Best Country Album: Fearless, Taylor Swift
  • Best New Age Album: Prayer For Compassion, David Darling
  • Best Contemporary Jazz Album: 75, Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Sindicate
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dedicated To You, Kurt Elling
  • Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Dancin’ for Chicken,” Terence Blanchard
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Five-Peace Band – Live, Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Book One, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
  • Best Latin Jazz Album: Juntos Para Siempre, Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés
  • Best Gospel Performance: “Wait On The Lord,” Donnie McClurkin Featuring Karen Clark Sheard
  • Best Gospel Song: “God In Me,” Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell
  • Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album: Live Revelations, Third Day
  • Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: The Power Of One, Israel Houghton
  • Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album: Jason Crab, Jason Crab
  • Best Traditional Gospel Album: Oh Happy Day, Various Artists
  • Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Audience Of One, Heather Headley
  • Best Latin Pop Album: Sin Frenos, La Quinta Estación
  • Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album: Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo, Calle 13
  • Best Tropical Latin Album: Ciclos, Luis Enrique
  • Best Regional Mexican Album: Necesito De Ti, Vicente Fernández
  • Best Tejano Album: Borders Y Bailes, Los Texmaniacs
  • Best Norteño Album: Tu Noche Con…Los Tigres Del Norte, Los Tigres Del Norte
  • Best Banda Album: Tu Esclavo Y Amo, Lupillo Rivera
  • Best Americana Album: Electric Dirt, Levon Helm
  • Best Bluegrass Album: The Crow / New Songs For The Five-String Banjo, Steve Martin
  • Best Traditional Blues Album: A Stranger Here, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
  • Best Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band
  • Best Traditional Folk Album: High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, Loudon Wainwright III
  • Best Contemporary Folk Album: Townes, Steve Earle
  • Best Hawaiian Music Album: Masters Of Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar, Volume 2, (Various Artists)
  • Best Native American Music Album: Spirit Wind North, Bill Miller
  • Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album: Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Best Reggae Album: Mind Control – Acoustic, Stephen Marley
  • Best Traditional World Music Album: Douga Mansa, Mamadou Diabate
  • Best Contemporary World Music Album: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions, Béla Fleck
  • Best Musical Album for Children: Family Time, Ziggy Marley
  • Best Spoken Word Album for Children: Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs, Buck Howdy
  • Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling): Always Looking Up, Michael J. Fox
  • Best Comedy Album: A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!, Stephen Colbert
  • Best Musical Show Album: West Side Story
  • Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: Slumdog Millionaire (Various Artists)
  • Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: UP
  • Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: “Jai Ho” (from Slumdog Millionaire)
  • Best Instrumental Composition: “Married Life” (from UP), Michael Giacchino
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement: “West Side Story Medley,” Bill Cunliffe arranger
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): “Quiet Nights”
  • Best Recording Package: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, Stefan Sagmeister, art director
  • Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. I (1963-1972),
    Gary Burden, Jenice Heo & Neil Young, art directors (Neil Young)
  • Best Album Notes: The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
    Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
  • Best Historical Album: The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), Andy McKaie, compilation producer
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Ellipse, Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)
  • Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Brendan O’Brien
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: When Love Takes Over (Electro Extended Remix), David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)
  • Best Surround Sound Album, Non-Classical: Transmigration
  • Best Engineered Album, Classical: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10,
    Peter Laenger, engineer
  • Producer of the Year, Classical: Steven Epstein
  • Best Classical Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
  • Best Orchestral Performance: Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloé, James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
  • Best Opera Recording: Britten: Billy Budd
  • Best Choral Performance: Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
  • Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): Prokofiev: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
    Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor; Evgeny Kissin (Philharmonia Orchestra)
  • Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Journey To The New World
    Sharon Isbin (Joan Baez & Mark O’Connor)
  • Best Chamber Music Performance: “Intimate Letters,” Emerson String Quartet
  • Best Small Ensemble Performance: Lang, David: The Little Match Girl Passion,
    Paul Hillier, conductor; Ars Nova Copenhagen & Theatre Of Voices
  • Best Vocal Classical Performance: Verismo Arias, Renée Fleming (Marco Armiliato; Jonas Kaufmann; Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi; Coro Sinfonica Di Milano Giuseppi Verdi)
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