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51st Grammy Awards
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Date February 8, 2009
Venue Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV in the United States
Network CBS
 < 2008 Grammy Awards 2010 > 

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 8, 2009. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the biggest winners of the night, jointly winning five awards including Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Krauss became the sixth female solo artist to have won five Grammys in one evening, following Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Norah Jones, Beyoncé Knowles, and Amy Winehouse.[1]

The awards broadcast won a 2009 Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special.

Contents

Performances

Performer(s) Song(s) Sung
U2 "Get on Your Boots"
Al Green
Justin Timberlake
Keith Urban
Boyz II Men
"Let's Stay Together"
Coldplay
Jay-Z
"Lost!"
Coldplay "Viva La Vida"
Carrie Underwood "Last Name"
Kid Rock "Amen"
"All Summer Long"
"Rock 'n' Roll Jesus"
Taylor Swift
Miley Cyrus
"Fifteen (song)"
Jennifer Hudson "You Pulled Me Through"
Jonas Brothers
Stevie Wonder
"Burnin' Up"
"Superstition"
Katy Perry "I Kissed a Girl"
Estelle
Kanye West
"American Boy"
Kenny Chesney "Better as a Memory"
T.I.
Jay-Z
Lil Wayne
Kanye West
M.I.A.
"Swagga Like Us"
M.I.A. "Paper Planes"
Paul McCartney
Dave Grohl
"I Saw Her Standing There"
Sugarland "Stay"
Adele
Jennifer Nettles
"Chasing Pavements"
Radiohead
Spirit of Troy
"15 Step"
T.I.
Justin Timberlake
"Dead and Gone"
Duke Fair
Jamie Foxx
Ne-Yo
Smokey Robinson
A Four Tops Medley
Neil Diamond "Sweet Caroline"
John Mayer
B.B. King
Buddy Guy
Keith Urban
"Bo Diddley"
Lil Wayne
Robin Thicke
"Tie My Hands"
Robert Plant
Alison Krauss
"Rich Woman"
"Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)"
Stevie Wonder "All About the Love Again"

British rapper M.I.A. gave birth to a son a few days after her performance, which occurred on her due date.

Singer Rihanna's scheduled performance at the awards was canceled. Reports later surfaced regarding an alleged altercation with then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, who was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats. On March 5, 2009, Brown was charged with assault and making criminal threats. Because of this, he was banned from the Grammy Awards.[citation needed]

Awards

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Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award winners
Trustees Award winners
Technical Grammy Award winners
President's Merit Award

General

Record of the Year
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Pop

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance

Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album

Traditional pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Rock

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

R&B

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Contemporary R&B Album

Rap

Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

Country

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
Best Bluegrass Album

New Age

Best New Age Album

Jazz

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
  • Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard – The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel

Best Gospel Performance
Best Gospel Song
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
  • Lovin' Life – Gaither Vocal Band
Best Traditional Gospel Album
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

Latin

Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album
Best Latin Urban Album
Best Tropical Latin Album
Best Regional Mexican Album
  • Amor, Dolor y Lágrimas: Música Ranchera – Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano
  • Canciones de Amor – Mariachi Divas
Best Tejano Album
  • Viva La Revolucion – Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution
Best Norteño Album
Best Banda Album

Blues

Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
  • City That Care ForgotDr. John And The Lower 911

Folk

Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
Best Native American Music Album
  • Come to Me Great Mystery: Native American Healing Songs – Various Artists (Tom Wasinger, producer)
Best Hawaiian Music Album
Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album;

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

World music

Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album

Polka

Best Polka Album

Children's music

Best Musical Album For Children
Best Spoken Word Album for Children

Spoken word

Best Spoken Word Album

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

Musical show

Best Musical Show Album

Film, television and other visual media

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media

Composing and arranging

Best Instrumental Composition
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
  • "Here's That Rainy Day" – Natalie Cole
    • Nan Schwartz, arranger

Package

Best Recording Package
  • Magnetic – Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffatt & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Album notes

Best Album Notes
  • Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition – Francis Davis, album notes writer (Miles Davis)

Historical

Best Historical Album
  • Art Of Field Recording Volume I: Fifty Years Of Traditional American Music – Documented By Art Rosenbaum Steven; Lance Ledbetter & Art Rosenbaum, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)

Production, non-classical

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Production, surround sound

Best Surround Sound Album

Production, classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical

Classical

Best Classical Album
Best Orchestral Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)
Best Chamber Music Performance
Best Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Classical Crossover Album

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video

Trivia

References

External links


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