Grammy Award winners announced

The best in popular music gathered at Los Angeles' Staples Center tonight for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, the country's biggest trophy show for all things pertaining to tunes. And while the night was memorable for all the top names gathered there, it was also memorable for a pair that never made it.

Alison Krauss and Robert Plant were the big winners of the show winning album of the year (Raising Sand) and record of the year ("Please Read the Letter"). Other winners included Coldplay for song of the year ("Viva La Vida") and best pop performance by a group, Adele for best new artist and best female pop vocal performance ("Chasing Pavements"), Jennifer Hudson for best R&B; Album, and Lil Wayne for best rap solo performance.

Among those that performed live were Hudson, who made her second public appearance since the family murders she endured last year. Hudson sang the National Anthem at last week's Super Bowl. U2, Radiohead (with the USC Marching Band), and Kid Rock also performed.

Singer Rihanna was supposed to perform at the ceremony, but had a late cancellation due to an alleged altercation with her boyfriend, R&B; artist Chris Brown. According to The Los Angeles Times, Brown turned himself into the Los Angeles Police Department on suspicion of making felony criminal threats during an incident with Rihanna earlier this morning.

A partial list of winners is below (winners are in bold). For a full list, head to the official site of The Grammys.

Album Of The Year:
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends — Coldplay
Tha Carter III — Lil Wayne
Year Of The Gentleman — Ne-Yo
Raising Sand — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
In Rainbows — Radiohead

Record Of The Year:
"Chasing Pavements" — Adele
"Viva La Vida" — Coldplay
"Bleeding Love" — Leona Lewis
"Paper Planes" — M.I.A
"Please Read The Letter" — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best New Artist:
Adele
Duffy
Jonas Brothers
Lady Antebellum
Jazmine Sullivan

Song Of The Year:
"American Boy" — Estelle Featuring Kanye West
"Chasing Pavements" — Adele
"I'm Yours" — Jason Mraz
"Love Song" — Sara Bareilles
"Viva La Vida" — Coldplay

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Viva La Vida" — Coldplay
"Waiting In The Weeds" — Eagles
"Going On" — Gnarls Barkley
"Won't Go Home Without You" — Maroon 5
"Apologize" — OneRepublic

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
"Lesson Learned" — Alicia Keys & John Mayer
"4 Minutes" — Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
"Rich Woman" — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
"If I Never See Your Face Again" — Rihanna & Maroon 5
"No Air" — Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Detours — Sheryl Crow
Rockferry — Duffy
Long Road Out Of Eden — Eagles
Spirit — Leona Lewis
Covers — James Taylor

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Rock 'N Roll Train" — AC/DC
"Violet Hill" — Coldplay
"Long Road Out Of Eden" — Eagles
"Sex On Fire" — Kings Of Leon
"House Of Cards" — Radiohead

Best Rock Album:
Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends — Coldplay
Rock N Roll Jesus — Kid Rock
Only By The Night — Kings Of Leon
Death Magnetic — Metallica
Consolers Of The Lonely — The Raconteurs

Best R&B; Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:
"Ribbon in the Sky" — Boyz II Men
"Words" — Anthony David Featuring Indie.Arie
"Stay With Me (By The Sea)" — Al Green Featuring John Legend
"I'm His Only Woman" — Jennifer Hudson Featuring Fantasia
"Never Give You Up" — Raphael Saadiq Featuring Stevie Wonder & CJ Hilton

Best Urban/Alternative Performance:
"Say Goodbye To Love" — Kenna
"Wanna Be" — Maiysha
"Be OK" — Chrisette Michele Featuring will.i.am
"Many Moons" — Janelle Monae
"Lovin You (Music)" — Wayna Featuring Kokayi

Best R&B; Album:
Love & Life — Eric Benét
Motown: A Journey Through Hitsville USA — Boyz II Men
Lay It Down — Al Green
Jennifer Hudson — Jennifer Hudson
The Way I See It — Raphael Saadiq

Best Country Song:
"Dig Two Graves" — Randy Travis
"I Saw God Today" — George Strait
"In Color" — Jamey Johnson
"Stay" — Sugarland
"You're Gonna Miss This" — Trace Adkins

Best Country Album:
That Lonesome Song — Jamey Johnson
Sleepless Nights — Patty Loveless
Troubadour — George Strait
Around The Bend — Randy Travis
Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love — Trisha Yearwood

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Feb 15, 2009
Radiohead should get an award but great Coldplay got a win maybe next time Radiohead should get an award instead.
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Feb 10, 2009
The only award that Coldplay should of won was best stolen song or best rip-off from a real musician. At least they got shut out of some of the awards they were up for... took some of the smirk off Chris Martin.
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Feb 10, 2009
I would really love if AC/DC were amongst the winners, but in that nomination Sex on Fire by KOL is good. I'm really happy about Lil' Wayne's four awards, at least I read somewhere that he received four not three. lol. and yeah, kinda don't like Coldplay, there a lot better bands with better songs out there.
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Feb 09, 2009
Radiohead are better than Coldplay
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Feb 09, 2009
I hate how almost every winner is someone basically unknown.
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Feb 09, 2009
Grr! Radiohead should have won something!
In Rainbows is a masterpiece.
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Feb 09, 2009
Radiohead. Still being unrecognized. But Raising Sand was a great album.
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Feb 09, 2009
Hmm, I don't even know some of the people who won, cause noboduy knows them where I live. And I really hoped that One Republic would win, but oh well. Congrats to all the winners though :D
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Feb 09, 2009
I really wanted Metallica to win something
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Feb 09, 2009
Would have been great if the EAGLES had won something
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Feb 09, 2009
Great that Coldplay got so much recognition.
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Feb 09, 2009
I love Coldplay. Happy they won their stuff.
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Feb 09, 2009
Kings of Leon over Metallica? Coldplay over anyone? Are these people retarded?
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Feb 09, 2009
Funny, I don't listen to any of these people. Most of them I've never even heard of... I guess they aren't big in the punk circuit, lol.
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Feb 09, 2009
Leona should have won something. But, then again, I don't much of what everything else was.
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Feb 09, 2009
"Raising Sand" was the only tangible CD I bought last year. It's probably on my top 5 list. I'm glad it got some great awards and I hope they team up again.
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Feb 09, 2009
I watched a bit of the Grammys, but it's geared to the genre of music I don't really listen to. Pop and R&B and some rock mixed in... country always seems to get overlooked. I'm glad that Sugarland won for their song.
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Feb 09, 2009
I liked when Al Green sung a little bit of "Moon River" and the camera flashed to Andy Williams who not only hosted the very first GRAMMY awards but also turned that song into a mega hit. The song was from Breakfast at Tiffany's written by the awesome Henry Mancini.
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Feb 09, 2009
Yaaaay for Viva La Vida :D
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