2010 Grammys: A Recap of Music's Biggest Night; Taylor Swift & Beyoncé Reign

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Feb. 1 2010, Published 5:36 a.m. ET

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The 52nd annual Grammys was all about the knockout performances. From Lady Gaga's kickass performance – complete with fire, 6-inch heels, and piano playing – with Sir Elton John toBeyoncé's cover of Alanis Morisette's "You Oughta Know," to Taylor Swift's duo with Stevie Nicks and the 3-D Michael Jackson tribute, the stage was jumping all night. While the entertainment was high, the award portion of the ceremony was strangely short, with few awards announced live.

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Lady Gaga kicked off the show with a very wild performance, as per usual, filled with pyrotechnics. The legend himself, Elton John, joined Gaga on stage playing the piano and performing together.


Country Queen Taylor Swift had another amazing night, nabbing two huge Grammy awards at the show, Album of the Year and Best Country Album for her chart-topper Fearless.


Taylor and her idol, the legendary Stevie Nicks, performed together. America's sweetheart looked stunning on the red carpet in a midnight blue, sparkling ball gown. She transformed into a casual look for her fun, memorable performance with Stevie. Taylor was definitely the standout star of the evening.


The moving 3-D MJ tribute was led by Celine Dion, Usher Carrie, Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Smokey Robinson. Michael's children Paris and Prince Michael Jackson, dressed in MJ style suits, accepted the Lifetime Achievement award on behalf of their dad, the most emotional moment of the night.

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Beyoncé was awarded two awards live at the ceremony, Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" and Best Pop Vocal Performance for "Halo." She was also previously awarded Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for her rendintion of "At Last" and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Single Ladies."

Her energetic performance and unexpected cover of  Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know" was one of the most memorable moments of the evening.

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Kings of Leon won big, nabbing the Grammy for Record of the Year for Use Somebody.

Here is a partial list of the night's biggest Grammy winners:

Album of the Year

Beyoncé – I Am… Sasha Fierce

Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.

Lady Gaga – The Fame

Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King

Taylor Swift – Fearless

Record of the Year

Beyoncé – Halo

Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling

Kings of Leon – Use Somebody

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Lady Gaga – Poker Face

Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me

Song of the Year

Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”

Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”

Kings of Leon – “Use Somebody”

Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”

Bon Jovi – “We Weren’t Born to Follow”

The Fray – “Never Say Never”

Daryl Hall & John Oates – “Sara Smile”

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MGMT – “Kids”

Best Rap Solo Performance

Drake – “Best I Ever Had”

Eminem – “Beautiful”

Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”

Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”

Mos Def – “Casa Bey”

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

Brooks & Dunn - “Cowgirls Don’t Cry”

Zac Brown Band - “Chicken Fried”

Lady Antebellum - “I Run To You”

Rascal Flatts - “Here Comes Goodbye"

Sugarland - “It Happens”

Best Rock Album

AC/DC – Black Ice

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Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood – Live From Madison Square Garden

Green Day – 21st Century Breakdown

Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King

U2 – No Line on the Horizon

Best New Artist

Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson


Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town”

Beyoncé & Kanye West – “Ego”

Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo – Knock You Down

The Lonely Island & T-Pain – I'm On A Boat

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T.I. & Justin Timberlake – Dead And Gone

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Adele – “Hometown Glory”

Beyoncé – “Halo”

Katy Perry – “Hot N Cold”

Pink – “Sober”

Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

John Legend – “This Time”

Maxwell – “Love You”

Jason Mraz – “Make It Mine”

Seal – “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”

Stevie Wonder – “All About the Love Again”

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

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Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen – “Sea of Heartbreak”

Ciara & Justin Timberlake – “Love Sex Magic”

Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat – “Lucky”

Willie Nelson & Norah Jones – “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat – “Breathe”


Best Pop Vocal Album

Black Eyed Peas – The E.N.D.

Colbie Caillat – Breakthrough

Kelly Clarkson – All I Ever Wanted

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The Fray – The Fray

Pink – Funhouse

Best Dance Recording

Black Eyed Peas – “Boom Boom Pow”

David Guetta & Kelly Rowland – “When Love Takes Over”

Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”

Madonna – “Celebration”

Britney Spears – “Womanizer”

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”

Melanie Fiona – “It Kills Me”

Lalah Hathaway – “That Was Then”

Ledisi – “Goin’ Thru Changes”

Jazmine Sullivan – “Lions, Tigers & Bears”

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Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Anthony Hamilton – “The Point of It All”

Maxwell – “Pretty Wings”

Musiq Soulchild – “Sobeautiful”

Pleasure P – “Under”

Charlie Wilson – “There Goes My Baby”

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

Jamie Foxx & T-Pain – “Blame It”

India.Arie & Musiq Soulchild – “Chocolate High”

Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige – “Ifuleave”

Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters – “Higher Ground”

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Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby – “Love Has Finally Come At Last”

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

Beyoncé – “At Last”

Anthony Hamilton – “Soul Music”

Boney James & Quinn – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight”

Ann Nesby – “Sow Love”

Calvin Richardson – “Woman Gotta Have It”

Best Electronic/Dance Album

The Crystal Method – Divided By Night

David Guetta – One Love

Lady GaGa – The Fame

LMFAO – Party Rock

Pet Shop Boys – Yes

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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett – A Swingin' Christmas

Michael Bublé – Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden

Harry Connick, Jr. – Your Songs

Liza Minnelli  Liza's – At the Palace

Willie Nelson – American Classic

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Bob Dylan – "Beyond Here Lies Nothin' "

John Fogerty – "Change In The Weather"

Prince – "Dreamer"

Bruce Springsteen – "Working On A Dream"

Neil Young – "Fork In The Road"

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Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood – "Can't Fine My Way Home"

Coldplay – "Life In Technicolor II"

Green Day – "21 Guns"

Kings of Leon – "Use Somebody"

U2 – "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"

Best Hard Rock Performance

AC/DC – "War Machine"

Alice In Chains – "Check My Brain"

Linkin Park – "What I've Done"

Metallica – "The Unforgiven III"

Nickelback – "Burn It To The Ground"

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Best Metal Performance

Judas Priest – "Dissident Aggressor"

Lamb Of God – "Set To Fail"

Megadeth – "Head Crusher"

Ministry – "Señor Peligro"

Slayer – "Hate Worldwide"

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Jeff Beck – "A Day In The Life"

Booker T. Jones – "Warped Sister"

Brad Paisley – "Playing With Fire"

Brian Setzer Orchestra – "Mr. Surfer Goes Jazzin' "

Steve Val – "Now We Run"

Best Rock Song

Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam) – "The Fixer"

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Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters (U2) – "I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight"

Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day) – "21 Guns"

Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon) – "Use Somebody"

Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen) – "Working On A Dream"

Best Alternative Music Album

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David Byrne & Brian Eno – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Death Cab For Cutie – The Open Door

Depeche Mode – Sounds Of The Universe

Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It's Blitz!

Best Rap Solo Performance

Drake – "Best I Ever Had"

Eminem – "Beautiful

Jay-Z – "D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)

Kid Cudi – "Day 'N' Nite"

Mos Def – "Casa Boy"

Best Country Album

Zac Brown Band – The Foundation

George Strait – Twang

Taylor Swift – Fearless

Keith Urban – Defying Gravity

Lee Ann Womack – Call Me Crazy

Best Comedy Album

Stephen Colbert – A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift Of All!

Spinal Tap – Back From The Dead

“Weird Al” Yankovic – Internet Leaks

Patton Oswalt – My Weakness Is Strong

Kathy Griffin – Suckin’ It For The Holidays

George Lopez – Tall, Dark & Chicano

For a complete list of winners, check out the 2010 Grammys Web site.


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