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:
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
"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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