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

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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: RecoveryEminem 
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 MonsterLady Gaga 
Who we thought would win: My World 2.0Justin Bieber 
Who we thought should win: Teenage DreamKaty Perry 

Best Rock Album
Who won the Grammy: The Resistance – Muse
Who we thought would win: Le NoiseNeil Young 
Who we thought should win: Le NoiseNeil 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: BrothersThe 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: RecoveryEminem 
Who we thought would win: RecoveryEminem 
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 RiseRay LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
Who we thought would win: God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t RiseRay LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
Who we thought should win: Dream AtticRichard Thompson 

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