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 grammy.com
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.