Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs wins Best Album at the Grammys!


    This just happened: Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs won Album of the Year at the 53rd Annual Grammys.

    We’re still in shock, mostly because Lady Antebellum won everything else and Win Butler’s crew were denied the more minor, Alternative Album of the Year. But yeah, it did happen, and well, sometimes you just have to let Kanye do the talking: “#Arcade fire!!!!!!!!!! There is hope!!! I feel like we all won when something like this happens! FUCKING AWESOME!”

    Other notable winners included The Black Keys, who beat out Arcade Fire for both Alternative Album of the Year and Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. The White Stripes (R.I.P.) were denied Best Long Form Music Video, but their Under Great White Northern Lights documentary did take home Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package. Also, Neil Young won his second-ever Grammy for “Best Rock Song”, Them Crooked Vultures scored “Best Hard Rock Performance”, and Danger Mouse earned Best Producer.

    Below, you can find all the noteworthy winners (they’re in bold).

    Record of the Year

    Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

    B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ On You”

    Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

    Cee-Lo Green – “Fuck You”

    Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”

    Album of the Year

    Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

    Eminem – Recovery

    Lady Antebellum – Need You Now

    Lady Gaga – The Fame Monster

    Katy Perry – Teenage Dream

    Song of the Year

    Lady Antebellum – “Need You Now”

    Ray Lamontagne – “Beg Steal Or Borrow”

    Cee-Lo Green – “Fuck You”

    Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

    Miranda Lambert – “The House That Built Me”

    Best New Artist

    Esperanza Spalding

    Justin Bieber


    Florence and the Machine

    Mumford & Sons

    Best Electronic/Dance Album

    La Roux – La Roux

    BT – These Hopeful Machines

    The Chemical Brothers – Further

    Goldfrapp – Head First

    Groove Armada – Black Light

    Best Rock Song

    Neil Young – “Angry World”

    Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man”

    Kings of Leon – “Radioactive”

    Muse – “Resistance”

    The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”

    Best Hard Rock Performance

    Them Crooked Vultures – “New Fang”

    Alice in Chains – “A Looking In View”

    Ozzy Osbourne – “Let Me Hear You Scream”

    Soundgarden – “Black Rain”

    Stone Temple Pilots – “Between The Lines”

    Best Alternative Album

    The Black Keys – Brothers

    Arcade Fire – The Suburbs

    Band of Horses – Infinite Arms

    Broken Bells – Broken Bells

    Vampire Weekend – Contra

    Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

    The Black Keys – “Tighten Up”

    Arcade Fire – “Ready to Start”

    Jeff Beck & Joss Stone – “I Put a Spell on You”

    Kings Of Leon – “Radioactive”

    Muse – “Resistance”

    Best Rock Album

    Muse – The Resistance

    Jeff Beck – Emotion & Commotion

    Pearl Jam – Backspacer

    Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Mojo

    Neil Young – Le Noise

    Best R&B Album

    John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up!

    Raheem DeVaughn – The Love & War Masterpeace

    Fantasia – Back to Me

    Jaheim – Another Round

    Monica – Still Standing

    Best Rap Song

    Jay-Z ft. Alicia Keys – “Empire State Of Mind”

    Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

    Eminem – “Not Afraid”

    B.o.B. ft. Bruno Mars – “Nothin’ On You”

    Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz – “On To The Next One”

    Best Rap Album

    Eminem – Recovery

    B.o.B. – The Adventures Of Bobby Ray

    Drake – Thank Me Later


    Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3

    The Roots – How I Got Over

    Best Spoken Word Album

    Jon Stewart – The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth

    Craig Ferguson – American On Purpose

    Sarah Silverman – The Bedwetter

    Michael J. Fox – A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To The Future…

    Carol Burnett – This Time Together: Laughter And Reflection

    Best Comedy Album

    Lewis Black – Stark Raving Black

    Margaret Cho – Cho Dependent

    Flight Of The Conchords – I Told You I Was Freaky

    Kathy Griffin – Kathy Griffin Does The Bible Belt

    Robin Williams – Weapons Of Self Destruction

    Best Recording Package

    The Black Keys – Brothers

    Oh No Ono – Eggs

    Anaïs Mitchell – Hadestown

    Devendra Banhart – What Will We Be

    Chip Taylor – Yonkers NY

    Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

    The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights

    Pixies – Minotaur

    Various Artists – Story Island

    Various Artists – Light: On The South Side

    Voormann & Friends – A Sideman’s Journey

    Producer of the Year

    Danger Mouse (Broken Bells, (The Black Keys)

    Rob Cavallo (Paramore)

    Dr. Luke (Ke$ha)

    RedOne (Lady Gaga)

    The Smeezingtons (Cee-Lo, Bruno Mars)

    Best Short Form Music Video

    Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”

    The Johnny Cash Project – “Ain’t No Grave”

    Gorillaz – “Stylo”

    Cee-Lo – “Fuck You”

    Eminem & Rihanna – “Love The Way You Lie”

    Best Long Form Music Video

    The Doors – When You’re Strange

    Blur – No Distance Left To Run

    Rush – Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage

    Arif Mardin – The Greatest Ears In Town: The Arif Mardin Story

    The White Stripes – Under Great White Northern Lights

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