Monday, February 14, 2011

Arcade Fire Wins

Arcade Fire Wins - 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.

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.

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."

Arcade Fire Wins

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