Alison Krauss and Lil Wayne Win Big at 2009 Grammys

Posted in News on February 9, 2009

Ethereal BMI songwriter Alison Krauss enjoyed frequent trips to the Grammy stage during the Recording Academy’s 51st annual ceremony Sunday, February 8 in Los Angeles. In all, Krauss accepted five trophies for Raising Sand, her collaboration with rock legend Robert Plant. The pair, along with super producer and fellow BMI songwriter T-Bone Burnett, walked away with many of the night’s top honors, including album and record of the year. With 26 awards, Krauss remains the most-lauded female artist in Grammy history. Overall, BMI songwriters and composers took home almost 60 percent of the evening’s honors, dominating virtually every category.

  • Alison Krauss
  • Adele
  • Lil Wayne

Genre-bender Lil Wayne also enjoyed a big night, as he garnered four Grammys: his Tha Carter III secured rap album of the year, while “A Milli” snagged best rap solo performance and “Lollipop” received best rap song honors. “Swagga Like Us,” featuring Wayne, BMI songwriters Kanye West and T.I., along with Jay-Z, earned best rap performance by a duo or group.

Neo acoustic-soul artist Adele (PRS) earned the best new artist crown, while the title track from her debut album Chasing Pavements garnered best female pop vocal performance. Country vocal powerhouse Carrie Underwood’s witty chart-topper “Last Name” was named best female country vocal performance, while Sugarland’s “Stay” garnered trophies for best country performance by a duo or group with vocals and best country song. Estelle (PRS) and Kanye West’s “American Boy” took home best rap/sung collaboration, and Duffy’s (PRS) celebrated debut Rockferry was named best pop vocal album. Béla Fleck and the Flecktones earned best pop instrumental album for Jingle All the Way, while The Eagles “I Dreamed There Was No War” secured best pop instrumental performance.

2009 BMI Grammy Winners

Record of the Year
Please Read the Letter
Alison Krauss

Album of the Year
Raising Sand
Alison Krauss

Best New Artist

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
Chasing Pavements

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Rich Woman
Alison Krauss

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
I Dreamed There Was No War
The Eagles

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Jingle All The Way-
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones

Best Pop VocalAlbum

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 Rock Performance, Duo or Group With Vocal
Sex On Fire
Kings of Leon

Best Hard Rock Performance
Wax Simulacra
Mars Vulta

Best Alternative Music Album
In Rainbows
Radiohead BMI/PRS

Best R&B Performance, Duo or Group with Vocal
Stay With Me
Al Green
John Legend

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
You’ve Got the Love I Need
Al Green
Anthony Hamilton

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Best Rap Solo Performance
A Milli
Lil Wayne

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Swagga Like Us
Kanye West
Lil Wayne

Best Rap Sung Collaboration
American Boy
Estelle BMI/PRS
Kanye West

Best Rap Song
Dwayne Carter (Lil Wayne)
James Scheffer (Jim Jonsin)
Rex Zamor

Best Rap Album
The Carter III
Lil Wayne

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
Last Name
Carrie Underwood

Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Best Country Vocal Collaboration
Killing the Blues
Alison Kraus

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Cluster Pluck
James Burton
Vince Gill
John Jorgenson
Brent Mason
Redd Volkaert
Steve Wariner

Best New Age Album
Peace Time
Jack Dejohnette

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Randy in Brazil
Randy Brecker

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
Terence Blanchard

Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Individual or Group
The New Crystal Silence
Chick Corea
Gary Burton

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance
Monday Night 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 Song
Help Me Believe
Kirk Franklin

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
Alive And Transported

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Thy Kingdom Come
CeCe Winans

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

Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album

Best Latin Urban Album
Los Extraterrestres
Wisin y Yandel

Best Regional Mexican Album (TIE)
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

Best Norteño Album
Los Tigres Del Norte

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
Alison Krauss

Best Hawaiian Music Album
Tia Carrere

Best Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album
Live At The 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Michael Doucet

Best Reggae Album
Jah Is Real
Burning Spear BMI/PRS

Best Polka Album
Let The Whole World Sing
Jimmy Sturr

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

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
John Williams

Best Instrumental Arrangement
Define Dancing
Peter Gabriel
Thomas Newman

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Consolers Of The Lonely
Jack White III

Best Surround Sound Album
Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition; Night On Bald Mountain; Prelude To Khovanshchina
Michael Bishop

Best Short Form Music Video
Pork And Beans


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