A host of musicians including Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga and Barbra Streisand took to the stage on Sunday (February 13th) to celebrate this year’s Grammy Awards.
The 53rd edition of the prestigious awards ceremony showcased a plethora of new talent as well as paying tribute to past winners.
Country trio Lady Antebellum and pop star Lady Gaga were among the artists recognised for their work over the past year with them being presented with five and three awards respectively.
Veteran rapper Jay-Z and soul singer John Legend also picked up three awards each.
A number of UK artists also received recognition for their efforts over the past year. Jeff Beck led the pack with seven nominations heading into the ceremony. He walked away with both best pop instrumental performance and best rock instrumental performance.
Sir Paul McCartney also collected an accolade for best solo rock vocal performance for his live album Good Evening New York City.
Elsewhere, a Beatles box set won a prize for the best historical album.
Neil Young picked up the first Grammy Award of his career for music, with his track Angry World, from the album Le Noise, beating off competition from Muse, Kings of Leon, Mumford and Sons and Black Keys in the best rock song category.
“This is my first Grammy for music and it’s appreciated greatly,” the 65-year-old Canadian rock and roll star said.
Other successful Brits included La Roux, who won best electronic/dance album, Iron Maiden, for best metal performance and Sade, for best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals.
Muse, who also performed at the ceremony, picked up best rock album for The Resistance.
A full list of nominees and winners for the awards ceremony can be found at www.grammy.com.
1,339 total views, 2 views today