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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" -- William Adams, Keith Harris, Josh Lopez, Caleb Speir, John Stephens, Estelle Swaray & Kanye West, songwriters (Estelle Featuring Kanye West)

"Chasing Pavements" -- Adele Adkins & Eg White, songwriters (Adele)

"I'm Yours" -- Jason Mraz, songwriter (Jason Mraz)

"Love Song" -- Sara Bareilles, songwriter (Sara Bareilles)

"Viva La Vida" -- Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

Best vocal pop performance by a duo or group:

"Viva La Vida" -- Coldplay

"Waiting In The Weeds" -- Eagles

"Going On" -- Gnarls Barkley

"Won't Go Home Without You" -- Maroon 5

"Apologize" -- OneRepublic

Best vocal pop collaboration:

"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 dance recording:

"Harder Better Faster Stronger" -- Daft Punk

"Ready For The Floor" -- Hot Chip

"Just Dance" -- Lady Gaga & Colby O'Donis

"Give It 2 Me" --Madonna

"Disturbia" -- Rihanna

"Black & Gold" -- Sam Sparro

Best traditional pop vocal album:

Still Unforgettable -- Natalie Cole

The Sinatra Project -- Michael Feinstein

Noël -- Josh Groban

In The Swing Of Christmas -- Barry Manilow

Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall -- Rufus Wainwright

Best rock with vocals by a duo or group:

"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 song:

"Girls In Their Summer Clothes" -- Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

"House Of Cards" -- Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Philip Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)

"I Will Possess Your Heart" -- Benjamin Gibbard, Nicholas Harmer, Jason McGerr & Christopher Walla, songwriters (Death Cab For Cutie)

"Sex On Fire" -- Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)

"Violet Hill" -- Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)

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 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 R&B with vocals by a duo or group:

"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 or 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 rap/sung collaboration:

"American Boy" -- Estelle Featuring Kanye West

"Low" -- Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain

"Green Light" -- John Legend & Andre 3000

"Got Money" -- Lil Wayne Featuring T-Pain

"Superstar" -- Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos

Best rap song:

"Lollipop" -- D. Carter, S. Garrett, D.Harrison, J. Scheffer & R. Zamor, songwriters (Lil Wayne Featuring Static Major)

"Low" -- T. Dillard, M. Humphrey & T-Pain, songwriters (Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain)

"Sexual Eruption" -- Calvin Broadus, S. Lovejoy & D. Stewart, songwriters (Snoop Dogg)

"Superstar" -- Lupe Fiasco & Soundtrakk, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco Featuring Matthew Santos)

"Swagga Like Us" -- D. Carter, S. Carter, Clifford Harris, & Kanye West, songwriters (M. Arulpragasam, N. Headon, M. Jones, J. Mellor, T. Pentz, P. Simonon, songwriters)(Jay-Z & T.I. Featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne)

Best rap album:

American Gangster -- Jay-Z

Tha Carter III -- Lil Wayne

The Cool -- Lupe Fiasco

Nas -- Nas

Paper Trail -- T.I.

Best voal country collaboration:

"Shiftwork" -- Kenny Chesney & George Strait

"Killing The Blues" -- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

"House Of Cash" -- George Strait & Patty Loveless

"Life In A Northern Town" -- Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town

"Let The Wind Chase You" -- Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban

Best country song:

"Dig Two Graves" -- Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters (Randy Travis)

"I Saw God Today" -- Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell & Wade Kirby, songwriters (George Strait)

"In Color" -- Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)

"Stay" -- Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)

"You're Gonna Miss This" -- Ashley Gorley & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters (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

Best contemporary jazz album:

Randy In Brasil -- Randy Brecker

Floating Point -- John McLaughlin

Cannon Re-Loaded: All-Star Celebration Of Cannonball Adderley -- (Various Artists) Gregg Field & Tom Scott, producers

Miles From India -- (Various Artists) Bob Belden, producer

Lifecycle -- Yellowjackets Featuring Mike Stern

Best jazz

vocal album:

Imagina: Songs Of Brasil -- Karrin Allyson

Breakfast On The Morning Tram -- Stacey Kent

If Less Is More...Nothing Is Everything -- Kate McGarry

Loverly -- Cassandra Wilson

Distances -- Norma Winstone (Glauco Venier & Klaus Gesing)