Former Led Zeppelin star Robert Plant and his new performance partner Alison Krauss were the toast of the 51st Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night (08Feb09) after claiming a fistful of honours.The duo picked up awards for Album of The Year, Record of The Year, Best Pop Collaboration, Best Country Collaboration and Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.
Lil Wayne, who was the most nominated artist at this year's Grammys, took home three prizes and a share of the Best Rap Performance for a Duo or Group for Swagga Like Us with Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West.
Coldplay were also triple winners, claiming Song of The Year, Best Rock Album and Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.
Double winners included Metallica, Al Green, Daft Punk, gospel star Kirk Franklin, Brad Paisley and Peter Gabriel and composer Thomas Newman, who won honours for their work on the Wall-E soundtrack.
Neil Diamond, the Four Tops, Dean Martin and music mogul Clive Davis were among those honoured with special awards during the ceremony.
The night was a star-studded affair - with more performers than ever before hitting the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the event.
Highlights included Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift's duet on the country star's 15, Jennifer Hudson's stirring rendition of Diane Warren's You Pulled Me Through - backed by a gospel choir, the Jonas Brothers' collaboration with Stevie Wonder, Coldplay's performance with rapper Jay-Z and Lil Wayne and Robin Thicke's rousing tribute to New Orleans with Terence Blanchard and Allen Toussaint.
Rockers U2 kicked off the 51st Grammys with new song Get on Your Boots and heavily-pregnant M.I.A., who was due to give birth on Sunday (08Feb09), performed Paper Planes/Swagga Like Us with rappers Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West.
The full list of 2009 Grammy Award winners is:
Record Of The Year

Please Read The Letter - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Album Of The Year

Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Song Of The Year

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Best New Artist


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Chasing Pavements - Adele

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

Say - John Mayer

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

Rich Woman - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

I Dreamed There Was No War - Eagles

Best Pop Instrumental Album

Jingle All The Way - Bela Fleck & The Flecktones

Best Pop Vocal Album

Rockferry - Duffy

Best Dance Recording

Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk

Best Electronic/Dance Album

Alive 2007 - Daft Punk

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Still Unforgettable - Natalie Cole

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Gravity - John Mayer

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Best Hard Rock Performance

Wax Simulacra - The Mars Volta

Best Metal Performance

My Apocalypse - Metallica

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

Peaches En Regalia - Zappa Plays Zappa featuring Steve Vai & Napoleon Murphy Brock

Best Rock Song

Girls In Their Summer Clothes - Bruce Springsteen

Best Rock Album

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay

Best Alternative Music Album

In Rainbows - Radiohead

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Superwoman - Alicia Keys

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

Miss Independent - Ne-Yo

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Stay With Me (By The Sea) - Al Green Featuring John Legend

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

You've Got The Love I Need - Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Be OK - Chrisette Michele featuring

Best R&B Song

Miss Independent - Ne-Yo

Best R&B Album

Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson

Best Contemporary R&B Album

Growing Pains - Mary J. Blige

Best Rap Solo Performance

A Milli - Lil Wayne

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group

Swagga Like Us - Jay-Z & T.I. featuring Kanye West & Lil Wayne

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

American Boy - Estelle featuring Kanye West

Best Rap Song

Lollipop - Lil Wayne featuring Static Major

Best Rap Album

Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Last Name - Carrie Underwood

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

Letter To Me - Brad Paisley

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Stay - Sugarland

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

Killing The Blues - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best Country Instrumental Performance

Cluster Pluck - Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner

Best Country Song

Stay - Sugarland

Best Country Album

Troubadour - George Strait

Best Bluegrass Album

Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass: Tribute To 1946 And 1947 - Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Best New Age Album

Peace Time - Jack DeJohnette

Best Contemporary Jazz Album

Randy In Brasil - Randy Brecker

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Loverly - Cassandra Wilson

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

Be-Bop - Terence Blanchard

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group

The New Crystal Silence - Chick Corea & Gary Burton

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Monday Night Live At The Village Vanguard - The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album

Song For Chico - Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra

Best Gospel Performance

Get Up - Mary Mary

Best Gospel Song

Help Me Believe - Kirk Franklin

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album

Alive And Transported - TobyMAC

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album

Thy Kingdom Come - CeCe Winans

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Lovin' Life - Gaither Vocal Band

Best Traditional Gospel Album

Down In New Orleans - The Blind Boys Of Alabama

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album

The Fight Of My Life - Kirk Franklin

Best Latin Pop Album

La Vida...Es Un Ratico - Juanes

Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album

45 - Jaguares

Best Latin Urban Album

Los Extraterrestres - Wisin y Yandel

Best Tropical Latin Album

Senor Bachata - Jose Feliciano

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 Norteno Album

Raices - Los Tigres Del Norte

Best Banda Album

No Es De Madera - Joan Sebastian

Best Traditional Blues Album

One Kind Favor - B.B. King

Best Contemporary Blues Album

City That Care Forgot - Dr. John And The Lower 911

Best Traditional Folk Album

At 89 - Pete Seeger

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album

Raising Sand - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Best Native American Music Album

Come To Me Great Mystery: Native American Healing Songs - Various Artists

Best Hawaiian Music Album

'Ikena - Tia Carrere & Daniel Ho

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album

Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - BeauSoleil & Michael Douce

Best Reggae Album

Jah Is Real - Burning Spear

Best Traditional World Music Album

Ilembe: Honoring Shaka Zulu - Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Global Drum Project - Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju & Giovanni Hidalgo

Best Polka Album

Let The Whole World Sing - Jimmy Sturr And His Orchestra

Best Musical Album For Children

Here Come The 123s - They Might Be Giants

Best Spoken Word Album For Children

Yes To Running! Bill Harley Live - Bill Harley

Best Spoken Word Album

An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore) - Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon & Blair Underwood

Best Comedy Album

It's Bad For Ya - George Carlin

Best Musical Show Album

In The Heights - Kurt Deutsch, Alex Lacamoire, Andres Levin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Moss & Bill Sherman, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Juno - Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

The Dark Knight - James Newton Howard & Hans Zimmer

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Down To Earth (From Wall-E) - Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman

Best Instrumental Composition

The Adventures Of Mutt (From Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull) - John Williams

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Define Dancing (From Wall-E) - Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Here's That Rainy Day (Natalie Cole) - Nan Schwartz

Best Recording Package

Death Magnetic (Metallica) - Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

In Rainbows (Radiohead) - Stanley Donwood, Mel Maxwell & Christiaan Munro

Best Album Notes

Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition (Miles Davis) - Francis Davis

Best Historical Album

Art Of Field Recording Volume I: Fifty Years Of Traditional American Music Documented By Art Rosenbaum - Steven Lance Ledbetter & Art Rosenbaum

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Consolers Of The Lonely (The Raconteurs) - Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell & Jack White III

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Rick Rubin

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Electric Feel (Justice Remix) (MGMT) - Justice

Best Surround Sound Album

Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Night On Bald Mountain; Prelude To Khovanshchina (Paavo Järvi & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra) - Michael Bishop & Robert Woods

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Traditions And Transformations: Sounds Of Silk Road Chicago (Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Alan Gilbert, Silk Road Ensemble, Wu Man, Yo-Yo Ma & Chicago Symphony Orchestra) - David Frost, Tom Lazarus & Christopher Willis

Producer Of The Year, Classical

David Frost

Best Classical Album

Weill: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny - James Conlon, Anthony Dean Griffey, Patti LuPone & Audra MCDonald, Donnie Ray Albert, John Easterlin, Steven Humes, Mel Ulrich & Robert Wörle; Los Angeles Opera Chorus; Los Angeles Opera Orchestra

Best Orchestral Performance

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 - Bernard Haitink, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Best Opera Recording

Weill: Rise And Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny - James Conlon, Anthony Dean Griffey, Patti LuPone & Audra MCDonald, Donnie Ray Albert, John Easterlin, Steven Humes, Mel Ulrich & Robert Wörle, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera Chorus

Best Choral Performance

Symphony Of Psalms - Sir Simon Rattle, Simon Halsey, Berliner Philharmoniker, Rundfunkchor Berlin

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra)

Schoenberg/Sibelius: Violin Concertos - Hilary Hahn with Esa-Pekka Salonen (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra)

Piano Music Of Salonen, Stucky, And Lutoslawski - Gloria Cheng

Best Chamber Music Performance

Carter, Elliott: String Quartets Nos. 1 And 5 - Pacifica Quartet

Best Small Ensemble Performance

Spotless Rose: Hymns To The Virgin Mary - Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale

Best Classical Vocal Performance

Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan - Hila Plitmann (JoAnn Falletta; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra)

Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems Of Bob Dylan - John Corigliano (JoAnn Falletta)

Best Classical Crossover Album

Simple Gifts - The King's Singers

Best Short Form Music Video

Pork And Beans - Weezer, Mathew Cullen & Bernard Rahill

Best Long Form Music Video

Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Peter Bogdanovich, Skot Bright

Recording Academy Industry Icon Award

Clive Davis

Lifetime Achievement Award

Brenda Lee
Dean Martin
Hank Jones
The Four Tops
Tom Paxton
The Blind Boys of Alabama

Trustees Award

Eliott Carter
George Avakian

MusiCares Person of the Year

Neil Diamond