Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: John Mayer, “Say” Record of the Year: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Please Read This Letter” Best New Artist: Adele Best Rock Album: Coldplay, Viva la Vida Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Rich Woman” Song of the Year: Coldplay, “Viva la Vida” Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group: Sugarland, “Stay” Best R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson Industry Icon Award: Clive Davis Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin (Death Magnetic, Home Before Dark, Mercy, Seeing Things, Weezer) Best Rock Song: Bruce Springsteen, “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” Best Rock Instrumental Performance: “Peaches En Regalia,” Zappa Plays Zappa, Featuring Steve Vai & Napoleon Murphy Brock Best Metal Performance: Metallica, “My Apocalypse” Best Hard Rock Performance: The Mars Volta, “Wax Simulacra” Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Kings of Leon, “Sex on Fire” Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: John Mayer, “Gravity” Best Alternative Music Album: Radiohead, In Rainbows Best Pop Vocal Album: Duffy, Rockferry Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Coldplay, “Viva la Vida” Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: Adele, “Chasing Pavements” Best Pop Instrumental Album: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Jingle All The Way Best Pop Instrumental Performance: Eagles, “I Dreamed There Was No War” Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books): Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth (Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood) Best Contemporary R&B Album: Mary J. Blige, Growing Pains Best R&B Song: Ne-Yo, “Miss Independent” (Mikkel S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen and S. Smith, songwriters) Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Chrisette Michele Featuring, “Be OK” Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Al Green Featuring Anthony Hamilton, “You’ve Got the Love I Need” Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Al Green Featuring John Legend, “Stay With Me (by the Sea)” Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: Alicia Keys; ” Superwoman” Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: Ne-Yo, “Miss Independent” Lil’ Wayne Frank Micelotta/Getty Images for MTV Best Rap Song: Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major, “Lollipop” (D. Carter, S. Garrett, D. Harrison, J. Scheffer and R. Zamor, songwriters) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Estelle Featuring Kanye West, “American Boy” Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z and T.I. Featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne, “Swagga Like Us” Best Rap Solo Performance: Lil Wayne, “A Milli” Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Natalie Cole, Still Unforgettable Best Country Album: George Strait, Troubadour Best Country Song: Sugarland, “Stay” (Jennifer Nettles, songwriter) Best Bluegrass Album: Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947 Best Country Instrumental Performance: Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner, “Cluster Pluck” Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Killing the Blues” Best Male Country Vocal Performance: Brad Paisley, “Letter to Me” Carrie Underwood John Shearer/Getty Images Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Carrie Underwood, “Last Name” Best Reggae Album: Burning Spear, Jah Is Real Best Hawaiian Music Album: Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho, Ikena Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand Best Traditional Folk Album: Pete Seeger, At 89 Best Traditional Blues Album: B.B. King, One Kind Favor Best Contemporary Blues Album: Dr. John and the Lower 911, City That Care Forgot Best Long Form Music Video: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Runnin’ Down a Dream” Best Short Form Music Video: Weezer, “Pork and Beans” Best Classical Album: Weill, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost Best Classical Crossover Album: The King’s Singers, Simple Gifts Best Classical Contemporary Composition: John Corigliano, composer, Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (JoAnn Falletta, conductor) Best Classical Vocal Performance: John Corigliano, Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan Best Small Ensemble Performance: Spotless Rose, Hymns to the Virgin Mary Best Chamber Music Performance: Elliott Carter, Pacifica Quartet, String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5 Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra): Gloria Cheng, Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky, and Lutoslawski Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra): Hilary Hahn, Schoenberg, Sibelius: Violin Concertos (Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor) Best Choral Performance: Sir Simon Rattle, “Symphony of Psalms” Best Opera Recording: Weill, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny Best Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich, “Symphony No. 4,” Bernard Haitink, conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) Best Engineered Album, Classical: Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago Best Electronic/Dance Album: Daft Punk, Alive 2007 Best Dance Recording: Daft Punk, “Harder Better Faster Stronger” Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: Kirk Franklin, The Fight of My Life Best Traditional Gospel Album: The Blind Boys of Alabama, Down in New Orleans Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: Gaither Vocal Band, Lovin’ Life Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: CeCe Winans, Thy Kingdom Come Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album: TobyMac, Alive and Transported Best Gospel Song: Kirk Franklin, “Help Me Believe” Best Gospel Performance: Mary Mary, “Get Up” Best Latin Jazz Album: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Song for Chico George Carlin Paul Schiraldi Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group: Chick Corea and Gary Burton, The New Crystal Silence Best Jazz Instrumental Solo: Terence Blanchard, soloist, “Be-Bop” Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cassandra Wilson, Loverly Best Contemporary Jazz Album: Randy Brecker, Randy in Brasil Best New Age Album: Jack DeJohnette, Peace Time Best Comedy Album: George Carlin, It’s Bad For Ya Best Polka Album: Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, Let the Whole World Sing Best Contemporary World Music Album: Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo, Global Drum Project Best Traditional World Music Album: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Best Native American Music Album: Come to Me Great Mystery—Native American Healing Songs Best Norteño Album: Los Tigres del Norte, Raíces Best Banda Album: Joan Sebástian, No Es de Madera Best Tejano Album: Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, Viva la Revolucion Best Regional Mexican Album: Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Amor, Dolor Y Lágrimas: Música Ranchera Best Tropical Latin Album: José Feliciano, Señor Bachata Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album: 45, Jaguares Best Latin Pop Album: Juanes, La Vida…Es un Ratico Best Musical Show Album: In the Heights Best Musical Album for Children: They Might Be Giants, Here Come The 123s Best Spoken Word Album for Children: Bill Harley, Yes to Running! Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s): Natalie Cole, “Here’s That Rainy Day” (Nan Schwartz, arranger) Best Instrumental Arrangement: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, “Define Dancing” (From Wall-E) (Thomas Newman, arranger) Best Instrumental Composition: “The Adventures of Mutt” (From Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) Best Surround Sound Album: Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition; Night on Bald Mountain; Prelude to Khovanshchina Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: MGMT, “Electric Feel,” Justice Remix (Justice, remixers) Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: The Raconteurs (Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell and Jack White III), Consolers of the Lonely Best Historical Album: Art of Field Recording, Volume I: Fifty Years of Traditional American Music (Documented by Art Rosenbaum) Best Album Notes: Miles Davis, Kind of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition (Francis Davis, album notes writer) Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: In Rainbows Best Recording Package: Metallica, Death Magnetic (Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat and David Turner, art directors) Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, “Down to Earth” (From Wall-E) Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer, The Dark Knight Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Juno


Grammy Winner 2009

Februar 9, 2009

Los Angeles – Gestern Abend (08.02.) sind in Los Angeles die Grammy Awards vergeben worden. Alison Krauss & Robert Plant räumten dabei mit „Please Read The Letter“ den Preis für die „Single des Jahres“ ab. „Beste Newcomerin“ wurde Adele, die sich auch in der Kategorie „Beste weibliche Pop Vocal Performance“ gegen die Konkurrenz durchsetzte. Insgesamt wurden die Grammys in über hundert Kategorien vergeben. Hier die Liste der wichtigsten Gewinner: SINGLE DES JAHRES Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, „Please Read The Letter“ SONG DES JAHRES (PREIS FÜR SONSCHREIBER) „Viva La Vida“, Coldplay ALBUM DES JAHRES Alison Krauss & Robert Plant, „Raising Sand“ BESTER NEWCOMER Adele KATEGORIE: POP BESTE WEIBLICHE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE „Chasing Pavements“, Adele BESTE MÄNNLICHE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE „Say“, John Mayer BESTE POP PERFORMANCE VON EINEM DUO ODER EINER GRUPPE „Viva La Vida“, Coldplay BESTES POP-ALBUM „Rockferry“, Duffy BESTE POP-KOLLABORATION Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, „Rich Woman“ BESTES TRADITIONELLES POP-ALBUM „Still Unforgettable“, Natalie Cole BESTE DANCE-AUFNAHME „Harder Better Faster Stronger“, Daft Punk KATEGORIE: ROCK BESTE SOLO ROCK-PERFORMANCE „Gravity“, John Mayer BESTE ROCK-PERFORMANCE VON EINEM DUO ODER GRUPPE „Sex On Fire“, Kings Of Leon BESTER ROCK-SONG „Girls In Their Summer Clothes“, Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen). BESTES ROCK-ALBUM „Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends“, Coldplay BESTES ALTERNATIV ROCK-ALBUM „In Rainbows“, Radiohead KATEGORIE: R&B BESTE WEIBLICHE R&B-PERFORMANCE „Superwoman“, Alicia Keys BESTE MÄNNLICHE R&B-PERFORMANCE „Miss Independent“, Ne-Yo BESTE R&B-PERFORMANCE EINES DUOS ODER EINER GRUPPE „Stay With Me (By The Sea)“, Al Green Featuring John Legend BESTES COMTEMPORARY R&B-ALBUM „Growing Pains“, Mary J. Blige BESTES R&B-ALBUM „Jennifer Hudson“, Jennifer Hudson BESTER R&B-SONG „Miss Independent“, M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & S. Smith, songwriters/Ne-Yo, artist. KATEGORIE: RAP BESTE MÄNNLICHE RAP-PERFORMANCE „A Milli“, Lil Wayne BESTE RAP-KOLLABORATION „American Boy“, Estelle Featuring Kanye West BESTER RAP-SONG „Lollipop“, D. Carter, S. Garrett, D.Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters/Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major, artist. BESTES RAP-ALBUM „Tha Carter III“, Lil Wayne BESTE RAP-PERFORMANCE VON EINEM DUO ODER EINER GRUPPE Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne & T.I., „Swagger Like Us“ KATEGORIE: VIDEO BESTES VIDEO IN KURZFORM „Pork And Beans“, Weezer BESTES VIDEO IN LANGFORM „Runnin` Down A Dream“, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Grammy Arts

Januar 15, 2009


The Way I See It is Grammy nominated for :

Best R&B Album
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group

Wünschen wir Ihn Glück


„Best Dance“ (Disturbia), „Best Pop Kollaboration“ (If I Never Se Your Face Again feat. Maroon 5) und „Best Long Form Music Video“ für ihren Clip zu „Good Girl Gone Bad: Live“.

Am 8.02.2009 wissen wir mehr.

YeYeeeee…. tipp schon mal ‘ne neue Thank You List, coz
it’s going down, AGAIN!!!! Soeben flattert uns die Nominierungsliste
der kommenden Grammys ins Haus. Und es sieht verdammt gut aus, denn Kanye ist für 6 Throphäen u.a. in den Kategorien “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” (Swagger Like Us + Put On), “Song of the Year” (American Boy), “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” (American Boy) und “Best Rap Song” (Swagger Like Us) nominiert. Und Kanye hatte recht, 2008 war wirklich Lil Wayne’s Jahr, denn der thront mit unschlagbaren 8 Nominierungen über dem Rest. Congratz!!!

Grammy Live im Fernsehen

Dezember 3, 2008


Los Angeles – Bei den Grammys gibt`s in diesem Jahr eine kleine Premiere. Die Nominierungen werden diesmal nämlich nicht bei einer Pressekonferenz bekannt gegeben, sondern im Rahmen einer TV-Show, die heute Abend (03.12.) live im amerikanischen Fernsehen übertragen wird. Auf der Bühne stehen werden dabei unter anderem ehemalige Grammy-Gewinner wie Mariah Carey, Celine Dion und Christina Aguilera. Moderiert wird die Show von Taylor Swift und LL Cool J. Besonders Alicia Keys, „Coldplay“, Leona Lewis, Duffy und Katy Perry werden als heiße Kandidaten für die Grammys gehandelt. Katy Perry wäre von einer Nominierung schlichtweg begeistert: „Das würde mir einfach alles bedeuten.“ Allerdings werden von den mehr als hundert Kategorien nur sechs live auf der Bühne verkündet.

Die Grammys werden am 08. Februar 2009 in Los Angeles verliehen..