Taylor Swift is the Big Winner at the 52nd Grammy Awards

20-year-old Taylor Swift trumps Beyonce and Lady Gaga in the Album of the Year award at the 52nd Grammy's which was aired live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift bagged the top plum of the night, the Album of the Year award for Fearless. The 20-year-old also scooped the Grammy in the best country album category, best female country vocal performance for her single “White Horse” and the best country song category for the same track.

Good thing Kanye West did not appear after Swift received the most prestigious award of the night (CLICK HERE TO WATCH TAYLOR’S ACCEPTANCE SPEECH).

Swift’s biggest rivals were Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Beyonce bagged the Song of the Year award for Single Ladies while Lady Gaga bagged the Best Dance Recording award for Poker Face and Best Dance Album for The Fame.

Beyonce also scooped the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for Single Ladies, Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance for At Last, and Best Contemporary R&B Album for I Am Sasha Fierce.

Although this year was dominated by females, Kings of Leon emerged as the biggest winner among the males for winning the Record of the Year award for Use Somebody. The band also won Best Rock Performance By a Duo/Group w/ Vocals and Best Rock Song for Use Somebody.

Here’s the list of nominees and winners (marked with an asterisk *) for the 52nd Grammy Awards:

Album Of The Year:

I Am…Sasha Fierce — Beyoncé
The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas
The Fame — Lady Gaga
Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band
Fearless — Taylor Swift *

Record Of The Year:

“Halo” — Beyoncé
“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas
“Use Somebody” — Kings Of Leon *
“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga
“You Belong With Me” — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:

Zac Brown Band *
Keri Hilson
Silversun Pickups
The Ting Tings

Song Of The Year:

“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga & RedOne, songwriters (Lady Gaga)
“Pretty Wings” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” — Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Beyoncé) *
“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
“You Belong With Me” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

“Hometown Glory” – Adele
“Halo” – Beyoncé *
“Hot N Cold” – Katy Perry
“Sober” – Pink
“You Belong With Me” – Taylor Swift

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

“This Time” – John Legend
“Love You” – Maxwell
“Make It Mine” – Jason Mraz *
“If You Don’t Know Me by Now” – Seal
“All About The Love Again” – Stevie Wonder

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas *
“We Weren’t Born To Follow” — Bon Jovi
“Never Say Never” — The Fray
“Sara Smile” — Daryl Hall & John Oates
“Kids” — MGMT

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals:

“Sea Of Heartbreak” — Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
“Love Sex Magic” — Ciara & Justin Timberlake
“Lucky” — Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat *
“Baby, It’s Cold Outside” — Willie Nelson & Norah Jones
“Breathe” — Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“A Swingin’ Christmas” – Tony Bennett
“Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden” – Michael Bublé *
“Your Songs” – Harry Connick, Jr.
“Liza’s at The Palace…!” – Liza Minnelli
“American Classic” – Willie Nelson

Best Pop Vocal Album:

The E.N.D. — The Black Eyed Peas *
Breakthrough — Colbie Caillat
All I Ever Wanted — Kelly Clarkson
The Fray — The Fray
Funhouse — P!nk


Best Dance Recording:

“Boom Boom Pow” — The Black Eyed Peas
“When Love Takes Over” — David Guetta & Kelly Rowland
“Poker Face” — Lady Gaga *
“Celebration” —Madonna
“Womanizer” — Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album

Divided By Night – The Crystal Method
One Love – David Guetta
The Fame – Lady Gaga *
Party Rock – LMFAO
Yes – Pet Shop Boys


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance:

“Beyond Here Lies Nothin’” — Bob Dylan
“Change In The Weather” — John Fogerty
“Dreamer” — Prince
“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen *
“Fork In The Road” — Neil Young

Best Rock Performance By a Duo/Group w/ Vocals

“Can’t Find My Way Home” – Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
“Life in Technicolor II” – Coldplay
“21 Guns” – Green Day
“Use Somebody” – Kings of Leon *
“I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” – U2

Best Rock Song:

“The Fixer” — Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready & Eddie Vedder, songwriters (Pearl Jam)
“I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” — Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen Jr., songwriters
“21 Guns” — Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tré Cool, songwriters (Green Day)
“Use Somebody” — Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters
(Kings Of Leon)
“Working On A Dream” — Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album:

Black Ice — AC/DC
Live From Madison Square Garden — Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood
21st Century Breakdown — Green Day *
Big Whiskey And The Groogrux King — Dave Matthews Band
No Line On The Horizon — U2


Best Alternative Music Album:

Everything That Happens Will Happen Today — David Byrne & Brian Eno
The Open Door — Death Cab For Cutie
Sounds Of The Universe — Depeche Mode
Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix — Phoenix *
It’s Blitz! — Yeah Yeah Yeahs


Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

“The Point Of It All” – Anthony Hamilton
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell *
“SoBeautiful” – Musiq Soulchild
“Under” – Pleasure P
“There Goes My Baby” – Charlie Wilson

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

“Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” – Beyoncé *
“It Kills Me” – Melanie Fiona
“That Was Then” – Lalah Hathaway
“Goin’ Thru Changes” – Ledisi
“Lions, Tigers & Bears” – Jazmine Sullivan

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Blame It” — Jamie Foxx & T-Pain *
“Chocolate High” — Indie.Arie & Musiq Soulchild
“Ifuleave” — Musiq Soulchild & Mary J. Blige
“Higher Ground” — Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
“Love Has Finally Come At Last” — Calvin Richardson & Ann Nesby

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

“At Last” – Beyoncé *
“Soul Music” – Anthony Hamilton
“Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight” – Boney James & Quinn
“Sow Love” – Ann Nesby
“Woman Gotta Have It” – Calvin Richardson

Best R&B Song

“Blame It” – Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
o James T. Brown, John Conte, Jr., Jamie Foxx, Christopher Henderson, Brandon R. Melanchon, Breyon Prescott, T-Pain & Nathan L. Walker songwriters
“Lions, Tigers & Bears” – Jazmine Sullivan
o Salaam Remi & Jazmine Sullivan songwriters
“Pretty Wings” – Maxwell
o Hod David & Musze songwriters
“Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” – Beyoncé
o Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé, Terius Nash & Christopher Stewart songwriters
“Under” – Pleasure P
o D. Babbs, L. Bereal, M. Cooper, A. Dixon, J. Franklin, T. Jones,R. New & K. Stephens songwriters

Best Contemporary R&B Album

I Am… Sasha Fierce – Beyoncé *
Intuition – Jamie Foxx
The Introduction of Marcus Cooper – Pleasure P
Ready – Trey Songz
Thr33 Ringz – T-Pain

Best R&B Album:

The Point Of It All — Anthony Hamilton
Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics — India.Arie
Turn Me Loose — Ledisi
Blacksummers’ Night — Maxwell *
Uncle Charlie — Charlie Wilson


Best Rap Solo Performance

“Best I Ever Had” – Drake
“Beautiful” – Eminem
“D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” – Jay-Z
“Day ‘N’ Nite” – Kid Cudi
“Casa Bey” – Mos Def

Best Rap Performance By a Duo/Group

“Too Many Rappers” – Beastie Boys & Nas
“Crack A Bottle” – Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent *
“Money Goes, Honey Stay” – Fabolous & Jay-Z
“Make Her Say” – Kid Cudi, Kanye West & Common
“Amazing” – Kanye West & Young Jeezy

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

“Ego” — Beyoncé & Kanye West
“Knock You Down” — Keri Hilson, Kanye West & Ne-Yo
“Run This Town” — Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West *
“I’m On A Boat” — The Lonely Island & T-Pain
“Dead & Gone” — T.I. & Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song:

“Best I Ever Had” — Aubrey Drake Graham, D. Hamilton & M. Samuels, songwriters (Drake)
“Day ‘N’ Nite” — S. Mescudi & O. Omishore, songwriters (Kid Cudi)
“Dead And Gone” — C. Harris, R. Tadross & J. Timberlake, songwriters (T.I. & Justin Timberlake)
“D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)” — Shawn Carter & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer, Paul Leka, Janko Nilovic & Dave Sucky, songwriters) (Jay-Z)
“Run This Town” — Shawn Carter, R. Fenty, M. Riddick, Kanye West & E. Wilson, songwriters (Athanasios Alatas, songwriter) (Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West) *

Best Rap Album:

Universal Mind Control — Common
Relapse — Eminem *
R.O.O.T.S. — Flo Rida
The Ecstatic — Mos Def
The Renaissance — Q-Tip


Best Female Country Vocal Performance

“Dead Flowers” – Miranda Lambert
“I Just Call You Mine” – Martina McBride
“White Horse” – Taylor Swift *
“Just a Dream” – Carrie Underwood
“Solitary Thinkin'” – Lee Ann Womack

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

“All I Ask For Anymore” – Trace Adkins
“People Are Crazy” – Billy Currington
“High Cost of Living” – Jamey Johnson
“Living for the Night” – George Strait
“Sweet Thing” – Keith Urban *

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals:

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” — Brooks & Dunn
“Chicken Fried” — Zac Brown Band
“I Run To You” — Lady Antebellum *
“Here Comes Goodbye” — Rascal Flatts
“It Happens” — Sugarland

Best Country Song:

“All I Ask For Anymore” — Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
“High Cost Of Living” — Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
“I Run To You” — Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelly & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
“People Are Crazy” — Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)
“White Horse” — Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift) *

Best Country Collaboration w/ Vocals

“Beautiful World” – Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
“Down the Road” – Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
“Start a Band” – Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
“I Told You So” – Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis *
“Everything But Quits” – Lee Ann Womack & George Strait

Best Country Album:

The Foundation — Zac Brown Band
Twang — George Strait
Fearless — Taylor Swift *
Defying Gravity — Keith Urban
Call Me Crazy — Lee Ann Womack


Best Americana Album:

Together Through Life — Bob Dylan
Electric Dirt — Levon Helm *
Willie And The Wheel — Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel
Wilco (The Album) — Wilco
Little Honey — Lucinda Williams

Best Gospel Performance

“Free to Be Me” – Francesca Battistelli
“Jesus Is Love” – Heather Headley & Smokie Norful
“I Believe” – Jonny Lang With Fisk Jubilee Singers
“Wait On The Lord” – Donnie McClurkin & Karen Clark Sheard *
“Born Again” – Third Day

Best Gospel Song

“Born Again” – Third Day
“City on Our Knees” – TobyMac
“Every Prayer” – Israel Houghton & Mary Mary
“God in Me” – Mary Mary Featuring Kierra Sheard *
“The Motions” – Matthew West

Best Spoken Word Album

Always Looking Up – Michael J. Fox *
Jonathan Winters – A Very Special Time – Jonathan Winters
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates – Richard Dreyfuss & David Strathairn
The Maltese Falcon – Various Artists Including Michael Madsen, Sandra Oh, Edward Herrmann & OthersYuri Rasovsky
o Josh Stanton, producers
We Can Have Peace In The Holy Land – Jimmy Carter
Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher

Best Musical Show Album

Ain’t Misbehavin’
9 to 5: The Musical
Shrek the Musical
West Side Story

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album

Cadillac Records – Various Artists
Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds
Slumdog Millionaire *
True Blood

Best Score Soundtrack Album

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Disc 1) – Alexandre Desplat
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince – Nicholas Hooper
Milk – Danny Elfman
Star Trek – Michael Giacchino, Varèse Sarabande
Up – Michael Giacchino *

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

“All Is Love” (From Where the Wild Things Are)
o Karen O & Nick Zinner, songwriters (Karen O & The Kids)
“Decode” (From Twilight)
o Josh Farro, Hayley Williams & Taylor York, songwriters (Paramore)
“Jai Ho” (From Slumdog Millionaire)
o A. R. Rahman, Sukhwinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash, songwriters (A. R. Rahman, Gulzar & Sukhwinder Singh)
“Once In A Lifetime” (From Cadillac Records)
o Ian Dench, James Dring, Amanda Ghost, Beyoncé Knowles, Scott McFarnon & Jody Street, songwriters (Beyoncé)
“The Wrestler” (From The Wrestler)
o Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

T Bone Burnett,
Ethan Johns
Larry Klein
Greg Kurstin
Brendan O’Brien

For the complete list of nominees and winners for the 52nd Grammy Awards, proceed to the official Grammy website.

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