Monday, February 9, 2009

51st Grammy Awards...and the Grammy goes to..

Normally, due to the time-zone differences, we do not get to see live award shows (such as Emmys, Grammys and Academys) that are held in Los Angeles or anywhere else in the US, reason being we will be at work.

However, this year is different for a change, as today is a public holiday (yesterday being Thaipusam). Those with cable tv (Star World) were able to catch the 3-and-a-half hour live show from 9am onwards. In between breakfast and other unmentionables, I managed to catch a good part of it. Did you manage to catch the show? Well, below are some winners if you didn't.

Winners at the 51st Grammy Awards

SONG OF THE YEAR and BEST ROCK ALBUM - Viva la Vida, Coldplay

ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss performed this song, Gone Gone Gone

BEST RAP ALBUM - Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne (who won four awards)

BEST NEW ARTISTE - Adele, a British neo-soul singer, who beat Duffy, Jonas Brothers, Lady Antebellum and Jazmine Sullivan to the award.

The Grammys is always a high-energy event with performances this year by among others, U2; Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake; Al Green; Lil Wayne; Kanye West; Radiohead (accompanied by the University of Southern California marching band; Jennifer Hudson (who won Best R&B album); Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers; Paul McCartney who performed "I Saw Her Standing There"; Smokey Robinson joined by Jamie Foxx and Ne-Yo as vocal accompaniment for Abdul (Duke) Fakir, (the last surviving Four Tops) performed a brisk medley of Four Tops tunes to mark the Motown group’s lifetime achievement award. Entertaining to say the least.

Whitney Houston making her biggest public appearance since leaving husband, Bobby Brown, two years ago and undergoing rehabilitation for drug addiction received a standing ovation as she stepped up to present the best R&B album award.

I think I'll stop here and let you read more about the Grammys for yourself, if you are interested, at

Oh, by the way, I have on the sidebar a video of the Making of Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' album of the year. Just thought you would like to check it out.


  1. damn! i missed the grammy awards...
    thanks for updating! :)

  2. Anonymous5:54 PM

    thanks so much for the update ! I love grammys and have not been watching them for last 2-3 years since i m in europe ....

  3. WHAT??!?!???

    Radiohead appeared accompanied by the most unforgivably obnoxious and annoying marching band in the PAC-10?

    There's a reason not only to be thankful I didn't see the Grammys, but to cease being a Radiohead fan.

    (Yes, I do have issues with the Trojan band.)

  4. Hi Sirei, hope you managed to catch the repeats. Thanks for visiting.

    Hi Anonymous, you are welcome.

    Hi MM, oh boy, that sounds serious. So, were you in Oregon or Oregon State? I thought "15 Step" sounded weird with the band. Something different I guess.

  5. ive used to be a fan of the grammys but now i think im more in tuned with the chinese music. though, yes i did read bout the winners a bit :)

  6. QC, so you'd be watching Chinese award shows then. Those from Taiwan and Hkg?

  7. I watched part of it. The one where Justin performed. =)

  8. I understand he came on twice but I only managed to see him performing with Al Green. I read that that slot was a filler for Rihanna who didn't show up. She had three nominations.

  9. not really. but i read with more interests on the chinese music - maybe cos i listen more mando pop now :)

  10. i didn't catch the grammy either. it has been a while since i purposely follow any award related shows. oh, that kinda includes anything on tv. pc seemed to be the only thing i have in connect with the entertainment world now. :p