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Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Ray LaMontagne Take Home 2011 Grammys

February 14, 2011  |  10:58am
Arcade Fire, Neil Young, Ray LaMontagne Take Home 2011 Grammys

While award shows typically remain a trite affair, last night’s Grammys proved otherwise, providing plenty of surprises and memorable moments. Cee-Lo Green dressed as a peacock, Janelle Monáe crowdsurfing, Mick Jagger’s Solomon Burke tribute and Dylan & Brothers & Sons all stood as highlight performances. Lady Antebellum won five Grammys, while Arcade Fire and Esperanza Spalding shocked with their huge and unexpected wins. While the 53rd annual Grammys still held plenty of head-scratching instances, we would consider this year’s ceremony to be an overall success. We’ve listed the notable 2011 Grammy winners alongside our predictions. Check them out the below.

Record of the Year
Who won the Grammy: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Who we thought would win: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Who we thought should win: “Fuck You” – Cee Lo Green

Album of the Year
Who won the Grammy: The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Who we thought would win: Recovery – Eminem
Who we thought should win: The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Song of the Year
Who won the Grammy: “Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum
Who we thought would win: “Love The Way You Lie” – Eminem Featuring Rihanna
Who we thought should win: “Fuck You” – Cee Lo Green

Best New Artist
Who won the Grammy: Esperanza Spalding
Who we thought would win: Justin Bieber
Who we thought should win: Mumford & Sons

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Who won the Grammy: “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
Who we thought would win: “Bad Romance” – Lady Gaga
Who we thought should win: “Chasing Pirates” – Norah Jones

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Who won the Grammy: “Just The Way You Are” – Bruno Mars
Who we thought would win: “This Is It” – Michael Jackson
Who we thought should win: “This Is It” – Michael Jackson

Best Pop Vocal Album
Who won the Grammy: The Fame Monster – Lady Gaga
Who we thought would win: My World 2.0 – Justin Bieber
Who we thought should win: Teenage Dream – Katy Perry

Best Rock Album
Who won the Grammy: The Resistance – Muse
Who we thought would win: Le Noise – Neil Young
Who we thought should win: Le Noise – Neil Young

Best Rock Song
Who won the Grammy: “Angry World” – Neil Young
Who we thought would win: “Radioactive” – Kings Of Leon
Who we thought should win: “Little Lion Man” – Mumford & Sons

Best Alternative Music Album
Who won the Grammy: Brothers – The Black Keys
Who we thought would win: The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Who we thought should win: The Suburbs – Arcade Fire

Best Rap Album
Who won the Grammy: Recovery – Eminem
Who we thought would win: Recovery – Eminem
Who we thought should win: How I Got Over – The Roots

Best Electronic/Dance Album
Who won the Grammy: La Roux – La Roux
Who we thought would win: La Roux – La Roux
Who we thought should win: La Roux – La Roux

Best Country Album
Who won the Grammy: Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Who we thought would win: Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Who we thought should win: The Guitar Song – Jamey Johnson

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Who won the Grammy: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise – Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
Who we thought would win: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Rise – Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
Who we thought should win: Dream Attic – Richard Thompson

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