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The 53rd annual Grammys took place last night at L.A.’s Staples Center arena and featured stars from music and television alike that came together to commemorate the Grammy Academy’s annual celebration.

In Hip-Hop, Eminem was nominated for ten awards but was victorious in only two; “Best Rap Album” for Recovery and “Rap Solo Performance for Not Afraid.”

Cee-Lo, who stole the show in a brightly colored feather costume, won “Best Urban/Alternative Performance” for his track “Fawk You” which he performed with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Jay-Z, who was not in attendance, took home three Grammys; “Best Rap Song” for “Empire State Of Mind” with Alicia Keys as well as “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” and “Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group” for “On To The Next One” with Swizz Beatz.

Other big winners were Esperanza Spalding, who shocked the crowd by beating out Drake and Justin Beiber for “Best New Artist” and John Legend and The Roots who won three.

Check out the full list of winners below.

Album of the Year: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

Record of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Rap Album: Recovery, Eminem

New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Song of the Year: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum


Pop Vocal Album: Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Train, “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)”

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Bublé, Crazy Love

Female Pop Vocal Performance: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance,” The Fame Monster

Male Pop Vocal Performance: Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are,” Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Imagine,” Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare, The Imagine Project

Pop Instrumental Performance: “Nessun Dorma,” Jeff Beck, Emotion & Commotion

Pop Instrumental Album: Take Your Pick, Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto


Female R&B Vocal Performance: Fantasia, “Bittersweet,” Back to Me

Male R&B Vocal Performance: Usher, “There Goes My Baby,” Raymond V Raymond

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Sade, “Soldier of Love,” Soldier of Love

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: John Legend & The Roots, “Hang On In There,” Wake Up!

R&B Song: John Legend & The Roots, “Shine,” Wake Up!

R&B Album: Wake Up!, John Legend & The Roots

Contemporary R&B Album: Raymond V Raymond, Usher


Rap Song: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3

Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z & Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind,” The Blueprint 3

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz, “On to the Next One,” The Blueprint 3

Rap Solo Performance: Eminem, “Not Afraid,” Recovery

Urban/Alternative Performance: “F*** You,” Cee Lo Green


Dance Recording: “Only Girl (in the World),” Rihanna

Electronic/Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux


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