In case you weren’t able to catch the televised portion of Grammy Awards, here go the highlights of the ceremony. January 31, 2010 was the biggest night for the music lovers and music industry all over the world; as Grammys celebrated 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Staples Centre (Los Angeles). Neil Portnow, president of the NARAS says in high spirits, “We are delighted to host the world’s premier music event in our hometown again especially with the newly-opened GRAMMY Museum in our backyard”. It was a ‘complete’ wondrous one-hour live performance. The show also provided best opportunity for all music buffs to watch music’s biggest stars together under one roof.
Winning Grammy Award means you have reached the pinnacle of your career in the music industry. Looking back into Grammy’s history, a group of executives agreed to start a new organization and named it as “National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences”. As a result, on May 28, 1957 the Grammys were born. Over past 52 years the Grammys have grown in length as well as prestige. In 1958, only 13 awards were given out whereas, more than 30 major awards are presented currently. The categories have been modified overtime and the added categories are Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rap, Reggae and Music Videos. Not that every category receives the award, certain categories are not recognized for one or the other reason. And at times two songs or artists win the same awards in a tie.
The results of the show? No doubt 2010 Grammys was all about the ladies. Female artists like Beyonce and Taylor Swift dominated the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Beyonce was nominated for ten awards, but she grabbed six awards and added, “This has been such an amazing night for me”. Taylor Swift was nominated for eight categories, but she won four awards and was announced the youngest artist to win the coveted Grammy. She was announced the winner of Album of the Year Awards for “Fearless”. The stand-out moment was when Michael Jackson’s children took over the stage to accept the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ on behalf of their father. Neil Portnow adds, “This very special Grammy Moment will feature some of our most respected Grammy recipients, all of whom have a great love for Michael”. Many considered this moment to be the highlight of the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Other multiple winners include; Lady GaGa, Kings of Leon and Black Eyed Peas. GaGa won two awards, while Kings of Leon and Black Eyed Peas won three awards each. Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanve West won two awards for “Run This Town”. The Best New Artist Award was presented to Zac Brown Band.
A.R.Rahman was honored with two Grammys under “Best Compilation Soundtrack” and “Best Song” for “Slumdog Millionaire”. MusiCares Person of the Year Award was presented to Neil Young. Other big winners included, Eminem honored for Rap Album and The Beatles for The Best Long Form Video. Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band, Colbie Caillat, and Maxwell were named among the nominees.