Lady Antebellum Soars at 2011 Grammy Awards

Posted in News on February 14, 2011
Lady Antebellum celebrates another win at the 2011 Grammy Awards.
Lady Antebellum celebrates another win at the 2011 Grammy Awards. Photo: AP

Lady Antebellum will bring a host of Grammy gold home to Nashville: With five wins, the crossover trio led the BMI charge at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, held last night in Los Angeles. Lady A’s “Need You Now,” co-written by members and BMI songwriters Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, earned Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals. The song is the title track to the group’s top-selling album, which also earned Best Country Album honors.

Lady Gaga capped off her culture-driving year with three big wins: “The Fame Monster” earned Best Pop Vocal Album, while “Bad Romance” was named Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Best Short Form Music Video. Neo-soulster John Legend also earned three trophies. His self-penned “Shine,” which he recorded with The Roots, received Best R&B Song honors; his “Hang On In There,” also recorded with The Roots, earned Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance; and Legend and The Roots’ “Wake Up!” was crowned Best R&B Album.

Eminem scored two wins: “Recovery” was tapped as Best Rap Album, while “Not Afraid” earned Best Rap Solo Performance.

The Black Keys’ acclaimed “Brothers” garnered the Best Alternative Music Album win, while the pair’s “Tighten Up” was named Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals. BeBe & CeCe Winans are also celebrating a pair of wins, including Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for “Still” and Best Gospel Performance for “Grace.” Master producer/songwriter T-Bone Burnett and jazz giant Herbie Hancock each took home two Grammys as well.

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2011 Grammy Awards
BMI Winners

Record of the Year
“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year
“Need You Now”
Co-written by Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley
Recorded by Lady Antebellum

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
“Bad Romance”
Lady Gaga

Best Pop Vocal Album
“The Fame Monster”
Lady Gaga

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Herbie Hancock, Pink, & Seal

Best Pop Instrumental Album
“Take Your Pick”
Larry Carlton

Best Dance Recording
“Only Girl (In the World)”

Best Electronic/Dance Album
“La Roux”
La Roux

Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
“Tighten Up”
The Black Keys

Best Hard Rock Performance
“New Fang”
Them Crooked Vultures

Best Alternative Music Album
The Black Keys

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
“Soldier of Love”

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
“Hang On In There”
John Legend and The Roots

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

Best R&B Song
Written by John Legend
John Legend and The Roots

Best R&B Album
“Wake Up!”
John Legend and The Roots

Best Rap Solo Performance
“Not Afraid”

Best Rap Song
“Empire State of Mind”
Co-written by Sylvia Robinson

Best Rap Album

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
“The House That Built Me”
Miranda Lambert

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
“‘Til Summer Comes Around”
Keith Urban

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
“As She’s Walking Away”
Zac Brown Band

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Marty Stuart

Best Country Song
“Need You Now”
Co-written by Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley
Recorded by Lady Antebellum

Best Country Album
“Need You Now”
Lady Antebellum

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
“The Stanley Clarke Band”
The Stanley Clarke Band

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“A Change is Gonna Come”
Herbie Hancock, soloist

Best Gospel Performance
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Gospel Song
“It’s What I Do”
Jerry Peters

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
“Love God. Love People.”
Israel Houghton

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
“The Reason”
Diamond Rio

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
BeBe & CeCe Winans

Best Tropical Latin Album
“Viva La Tradición”
Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Best Tejano Album
Little Joe & La Familia

Best Norteño Album

Best Banda Album
“Enamórate De Mí”
El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario

Best Americana Album
“You Are Not Alone”
Mavis Staples

Best Bluegrass Album
“Mountain Soul II”
Patty Loveless

Best Traditional Blues Album
“Joined at the Hip”
Pinetop Perkins

Best Contemporary Blues Album
“Living Proof”
Buddy Guy

Best Reggae Album
“Before The Dawn”
Buju Banton

Best Traditional World Music Album
“Ali And Toumani”
Ali Farka Touré (BUMDA)

Best Contemporary World Music Album
“Throw Down Your Heart , Africa Sessions Part 2: Unreleased Tracks”
Béla Fleck

Best Musical Album For Children
“Tomorrow’s Children”
Pete Seeger with The Rivertown Kids and Friends

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
“Crazy Heart” (Various Artists)
Stephen Bruton & T Bone Burnett, producers

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
“The Weary Kind” (From “Crazy Heart”)
Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters
Ryan Bingham

Best Instrumental Composition
“The Path Among the Trees”
Billy Childs, composer
Billy Childs Ensemble

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
“Baba Yetu”
Christopher Tin, arranger
Christopher Tin, Soweto Gospel Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Recording Package
The Black Keys

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
“Under Great White Northern Lights” (Limited Edition Box Set)
Jack White III, art co-director
The White Stripes

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
“Revolver (David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix)”
Afrojack, remixer

Best New Age Album
“Miho: Journey to the Mountain”
Paul Winter Consort

Best Short Form Music Video
“Bad Romance”
Lady Gaga


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