Every year, the Grammy awards invite lot of attention on the ceremony. This year is no exception. The 53d ceremony was lavish, eccentric and provocative.
The most prestigious musical event in the world took place in Los Angeles. The biggest victory of the year belonged to the country music trio Lady Antebellum, who won five statues, including two in the major categories for Best Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
The group was nominated in six categories, but their song Need You Now brought them four awards. No one really expected that a country group will blow away the competition.
Eminem, who was nominated in ten categories, won only two – for Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Album. According to the critics, Eminem wasn’t at the level everyone expected.
Lady Gaga was the next big winner as she took three awards, including a statuette for Best Pop Album and Best Female pop vocal for her album The Fame Monster.
The shocking singer managed to surprise the audience as ever as she appeared at the ceremony from the shell of a giant egg. She performed her new song Born this way, which was another surprise for her fans.
Jay-Z also grabbed the attention as he won two prestigious awards. His song Empire State of Mind received the award for Best Rap Song.
His performance with Alicia Keyes was awarded with Best Rap Performance award. The Canadian rock group Arcade Fire won the award for Best Album of the year with their album The Suburbs.
Bruno Mars, also a candidate for a maximum of seven awards, left the scene with only one award “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance” for the song Just the Way You Are.
The fans of the teen star, Justin Bieber may stay disappointed as the singer didn’t get the award for Best New Singer; instead Spording Esperanza walked away with the prestigious award.
The dinosaur of the rock music Sir Paul McCartney was also among the stars that took a statuette at home. He won the category for Best Solo Rock performance. Another rock veteran, Mick Jagger appeared at the Grammy ceremony.
He sang for the first time on a Grammy ceremony and his performance was dedicated to the soul legend, Solomon Burke, who died last year. The Best Rock Album was won by the British group Muse for their album The Resistance.