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Plant & Krauss, Lil Wayne, Coldplay Win Big at 2009 Grammy Awards

2/8/09, 11:33 pm EST

Photo: Winter/Getty

Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Lil Wayne and Coldplay were the big winners at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on a night of all-star performances, big surprises and some pre-ceremony drama. Plant & Krauss grabbed five Grammys, including the night’s biggest award, Album of the Year for Raising Sand. “In the old days we would have called this selling out, but it’s a good way to spend a Sunday,” Plant said while accepting the show’s final honor. The Led Zeppelin frontman and bluegrass singer also won Record of the Year for “Please Read the Letter” and Best Pop Collaboration for “Rich Woman,” both tracks from Raising Sand. Coldplay scooped up three awards, including Best Rock Album and Song of the Year for “Viva La Vida.” During their Song acceptance speech, the band half-joked, “Thank you and sorry to Paul McCartney for blatantly recycling the Sgt. Pepper outfits.”

The man with the most nominations, Lil Wayne, took home four awards, most notably (and predictably) Best Rap Album for Tha Carter III, but also Best Rap Song for “Lollipop,” Best Rap Solo Performance for “A Milli” and his verse on “Swagga Like Us” scored him Best Rap Performance By A Group. Radiohead nabbed the prize for Best Alternative Album for In Rainbows, which also won Best Deluxe Packaging. (Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, whose Ghosts I-IV was up for the latter category, responded via Twitter: “Ghosts DESTROYS In Rainbows deluxe package. No debate.”) Metallica won Best Metal Performance, while the Mars Volta grabbed the prize for Hard Rock Performance and Kings of Leon received the honor for Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Weezer, Justice, Bruce Springsteen, Ne-Yo, Duffy and John Mayer also left the Staples Center with new Grammy hardware.

Aside from blink-182’s announcement that they are indeed reuniting, the show’s performances were the night’s biggest stories, and there were plenty of them. (For photos of all the show’s winners and performances, check our 2009 Grammy gallery.)

U2 kicked off the show with their new “Get On Your Boots,” which strangely segued into Whitney Houston’s introduction for Best R&B Album (won by Jennifer Hudson). After Chris Brown and Rihanna dropped out of the show Sunday afternoon under unclear circumstances, the next performers were their emergency fill-ins: Al Green, Justin Timberlake, Boyz II Men and Keith Urban. Coldplay’s Chris Martin performed Viva’s “Lost!” with a cameo by Jay-Z before the rest of the band joined in for “Viva La Vida.” Carrie Underwood, who rocked out “Last Name,” also took the stage, along with Jennifer Hudson, Kid Rock — who broke out a medley of “Amen” and “All Summer Long” (dedicated to Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist Billy Powell) — Katy Perry, who emerged from a banana with “I Kissed A Girl” and Kenny Chesney.

The night was stocked with A-list collaborations, and none was bigger than Paul McCartney and Dave Grohl taking on the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There.” Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus sang the former’s “Fifteen,” the Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder teamed for “Burnin’ Up” and “Superstition,” Kanye West and Estelle dueted on “American Boy” and Justin Timberlake and T.I. hit the stage for “Dead and Gone.”

T.I. also took part in the night’s huge rap showcase (dubbed the Rap Pack by Queen Latifah, who made references to the famous Rat Pack) as Tip, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and an extremely pregnant M.I.A. performed an extended “Swagga Like Us.” The legacy of the Four Tops was honored as Jamie Foxx, Ne-Yo, Smokey Robinson and original member Duke Fakir sang a medley of the quartet’s hits, including “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).” Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood then had the Staples Center jaws dropping with their rousing performance of In Rainbows‘ “15 Step” with a huge assist from the USC Marching Band.

Wrapping up the all-star night of performances was MusiCares Person of the Year Neil Diamond, strolling deep into the audience for “Sweet Caroline,” while John Mayer, B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Keith Urban paid tribute to Bo Diddley. Finally, Lil Wayne wowed the crowd with his Tha Carter III track “Tie My Hands,” featuring Robin Thicke and fellow New Orleans native Allen Toussaint. Wayne then started a rave-up for his beleaguered hometown, featuring Terence Blanchard and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss rounded out the performances with Raising Sand’s “Rich Woman” and “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On).”

The full winners’ list can be found on the Grammys Website, while a partial list is below.

Check out Rolling Stone’s Grammy hub for all the latest reports and photos from music’s biggest night.

2009 Grammy Winners:

Album of the Year: Raising Sand - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Rock Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends - Coldplay

Rap Album: Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne

Record of the Year: “Please Read The Letter” - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Song of the Year: “Viva La Vida” - Coldplay

New Artist: Adele

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: “Rich Woman” - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Say” - John Mayer

R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin

Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Chasing Pavements” - Adele

Pop Vocal Album: Rockferry - Duffy

Pop Instrumental Performance: “I Dreamed There Was No War” - Eagles

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: “Viva La Vida” - Coldplay

Alternative Music Album: In Rainbows - Radiohead

Solo Rock Vocal Performance: “Gravity” - John Mayer

Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: “Sex on Fire” - Kings of Leon

Hard Rock Performance: Wax Simulacra - The Mars Volta

Metal Performance: “My Apocalypse” - Metallica

Rock Song: “Girls in Their Summer Clothes” - Bruce Springsteen

Rap Solo Performance: “A Milli” - Lil Wayne

Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: “Swagga Like Us” - Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne

Rap/Sung Collaboration: “American Boy” - Estelle featuring Kanye West

Rap Song: “Lollipop” - Dwayne Carter, Darius Harrison, James Scheffer, Stephen Garrett and Rex Zamor

Female Country Vocal Performance: “Last Name” - Carrie Underwood

Country Collaboration with Vocals: “Killing the Blues” - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss,

R&B Song: “Miss Independent” - Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Shaffer Smith

Contemporary R&B Album: Growing Pains - Mary J. Blige

Female R&B Vocal Solo: “Superwoman” - Alicia Keys

Male R&B Vocal Solo: “Miss Independent” - Ne-Yo

R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: “Stay With Me (By the Sea)” - Al Green featuring John Legend

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “You’ve Got the Love I Need” - Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton

Urban/Alternative Performance: “Be OK” - Chrisette Michele featuring

Dance Recording: “Harder Better Faster Stronger” - Daft Punk

Electronic Dance Album: Alive 2007 - Daft Punk

Bluegrass Album: Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947 - Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

Traditional Blues Album: One Kind Favor - B.B. King

Traditional Folk Album: At 89 - Pete Seeger

Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: Raising Sand - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (Rounder)

Contemporary World Music Album: Global Drum Project - Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo

Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: Juno - Various Artists

Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Television or Other Visual Media: The Dark Knight

Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media: “Down to Earth” - WALL-E - Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman, Musical Show Album: In the Heights - Kurt Deutsch, Alex Lacamoire, Andres Levin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Moss and Bill Sherman, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer/lyricist

Remixed Recording: “Electric Feel (Justice Remix)” - Justice

Short Form Music Video: “Pork and Beans” - Weezer, Mathew Cullen

Long Form Music Video: “Runnin’ Down a Dream” - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Recording Package: Death Magnetic - Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat and David Turner

Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: In Rainbows - Stanley Donwood, Mel Maxwell and Christiaan Munro

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Lil Marc | 2/11/2009, 4:58 pm EST

Todd Rundgren should have won a couple of Grammys for “Arena”. Why wasn’t Rush recognized for “Snakes and Arrows Live” and The Pretenders for “Break Up The Concrete”?
Plant and Krauss were quite deserving considering that their music crossed a few different genres and proved that a bluegrass/country star teamed up with a rock icon could reinvent themselves.
I’m also puzzled why Motorhead never won a Grammy. There is nothing redeeming or original about Kid Rock.

Voice of Reason | 2/11/2009, 4:39 pm EST

“raisedlefteyebrow” how can you call what someone else says stupid? Who the fuck are you? You have no talent, yet you can judge someone elses? No. That not how the game is played. If you have no talent, your opinion is just that. I happen to think that Lil Wayne is nothing short of a genius with words. I can literally teach a class off of one of his mixtapes alone. Assonances, alliterations, onomatopoeias, metaphors, similes, metonymy, liquid non sequiturs, double and triple entendres; what other genre of music use those? Do you know how hard it is to create a triple entendre? Of course you don’t because you’ve never used one and neither has anyone outside of rap/hip-hop. Maybe it’s not that rap is crap, maybe your just stupid. Think about it.

Anonymous | 2/11/2009, 4:38 pm EST

“raisedlefteyebrow” how can you call what someone else says stupid? Who the fuck are you? You have no talent, yet you can judge someone elses? No. That not how the game is played. If you have no talent, your opinion is just that. I happen to think that Lil Wayne is nothing short of a genius with words. I can literally teach a class off of one of his mixtapes alone. Assonances, alliterations, onomatopoeias, metaphors, similes, metonymy, liquid non sequiturs, double and triple entendres; what other genre of music use those? Do you know how hard it is to create a triple entendre? Of course you don’t because you’ve never used one and neither has anyone outside of rap/hip-hop. Maybe it’s not that rap is crap, maybe your just stupid. Think about it.

SBL | 2/11/2009, 4:10 pm EST

Hmmm the Grammys. They were what they were. My personal beef is that the sound was terrible. It was hard at times to distinguish the vocals from the background music on some of the biiger perfomances.

The thing we must all remember is that these things are meant to entertain us. That is it. If you weren’t entertained then they failed you. If you were entertained, then kudos.

And just to add some more fuel to the rapper vs rapper flame… None of these rappers are any ‘good’ anymore. It is nice and entertaining to write various metaphors about violence, poisoning ones own people through drug trafficking…and mysogyny. It IS entertaining. But it certainly shouldn’t be labled as ‘good’. However to play the other side, we who love cop shows, ever watched the Sopranos, or enjoy Quentin Taratino movies have the capacity to determine what enetertains us and why, while not emulating the things we see in our daily lives. The difference is, John Travolta can play a gangster in a movie and leave that role on the set where it was created. These gangster rappers claim to live the lives that they speak of on their records, everyday. I don’t buy it. But then I go to the record store, or iTunes, and I buy it. And apparently a BUNCH of other people bought it too. It is a sad state of affairs but it is what it is.

I had a thought during the Rap Pack’s performance…how many people in the audience are cringing right now?

The Grammburgler | 2/11/2009, 10:47 am EST

I wish that just for a moment I could read these blogs with the assurance that some brilliant wordsmith, somwhere in the world, could write a single post without it reading like it was typed by a person with hooves surgically grafted to their arms. Feel and fell are not interchangeable. Has is a different word than have.Shuda doesn’t even mean anything, and what the hell happened to commas? If you’re going to make a point you might as well be sure that people whom(blam) exist outside the gelatinous mass you morons call your brains will be able to understand it. Let’s look alive people, the world is watching and right now they all think you douches are a half tick above functioning retard. Besides the Grammy’s should be on our short list of orginizations to thank as they continue to mar the credibility of the music industry as a whole. The faster that happens, the faster free radio dies, the faster we can bury Nickelback and the jonas brothers in the anals (not annals) of American music history. Real music deserves the spotlight these circus acts have been hogging for the last decade so here’s a list of should’ve been artists.

Black Keys
Parlor Mob
Heartless Bastards
Ben Harper(Hello)
Earl Greyhound
TV on the Radio
The Knux

Or anything else not on MTV. Which by the way hasn’t aired a music video since 1992 (Jeremy). So let’s heave a collective sigh for the fact that we have to justify the Grammy’s version of music for another year and just hope that someone; anyone, learns to spell music with letters that matter. Oh,and check your grammar.

raisedlefteyebrow | 2/11/2009, 10:33 am EST

“If you are trashing lil Wayne, you are obviously ignorant to his music. His use of metaphors, allusions, and puns is stuff Shakespeare cannot even parallel. People writing off Lil Wayne are stuck in the 60s and need to learn to breakdown the racial stereotypes. Wayne’s rap is as much art as Radiohead or Coldplay. Grammy snobs need to get a life and stopping drinking the kool-aid of what is “real” music.”

Well you’ve done it. Congratulations! That was THE stupidest comment I have ever had the displeasure of reading on a forum music related or otherwise.

Seth | 2/11/2009, 12:45 am EST

The fact that Lil Wayne won Hip-Hop album of the year is a tragedy. Any “true” hip-hop fan that doesnt buy into auto tune gimmicks, songs about lolipops, and actually knows true hip-hop knows that Lupes The Cool should have won. Waynes lyrical wordplay doesnt touch a single song of Lupes, especially Go Go Gadget Flow. How have we come from artists like Tribe, Rakim, De Le, The Roots to honoring bullshit artists like Lil Wayne? Hip-Hop is truly dead.

JSuzart | 2/11/2009, 12:42 am EST

Most deserved award - Best video for “Pork and Beans”!!!!! (I’m not a Weezer fan)

Did somebody has said that U2’s new song sucks and has the worst lyrics in 2009? Well, u2’s get on your boots is lame!

Diana | 2/10/2009, 10:09 pm EST

Both are rock bands, one plays softer the other harder. And both are pop bands, since they are constantly on the charts.

John | 2/10/2009, 9:58 pm EST

U2, album of the year next year. telling you guys right now.

Bill | 2/10/2009, 9:38 pm EST

Coldplay and Metallica in the same category is a joke.

Mr. Vorhias | 2/10/2009, 8:35 pm EST

Lil Wayne did NOT deserve Album of the Year, and everyone who keeps saying he’s a revolutionary new artist has their heads up their ass.

He’s a performer who raps about partying, theft, murder, and drugs, while using auto-tune a lot.


Is it because one or two of his songs deal with social issues? That’s not new either. (And if that is, then isn’t that just indicative of what a shitty state rap is in right now?)

I could say the same thing about Adele winning best new artist. There’s nothing remotely interesting or new about her, and yet she wins.

Oh well. Best New Artists never last the year anyway. This’ll probably be the last we ever see of her.

Diana | 2/10/2009, 6:00 pm EST

I enjoyed the grammy awards this year. For a monent I thought they would go the MTV way and award the Jonases. I don´t know who this Adele is, but if she beat Duffy, must mean she is good.

lil wayne | 2/10/2009, 4:48 pm EST

yah u gotta compare me to shkespeare so wat if he made 18 000

Slmc | 2/10/2009, 2:43 pm EST

I can honestly say that coming from a lasy in her late 20’s… Lil wayne’s music and lyrics make me feel dirty and crazy. But in the greatest way possible. He makes me imagine that my life should one big lollipop music video.
He does it for me , and I love it!

HisPrinceMichael | 2/10/2009, 1:25 pm EST

The Hack Pack. ‘Nuff said.

dirtbeard | 2/10/2009, 10:02 am EST

To even try to compare lil wayne to great poets is a crime. It doesn’t take much talent to rip off other peoples music and then add profanity to it. Also to compare all of those thugs to the rat pack is shameful. All of you stupid rap fans need to get a clue.

Johnthiks | 2/10/2009, 2:25 am EST

Wayne did’nt deserve shit, his lyrics sucks he must know dat dis is da new hood and stop using bad swearing lyrics in order to create balance for all da fans.

SEAN | 2/10/2009, 1:47 am EST

ha ha, well done Dillard

efun | 2/10/2009, 1:45 am EST

@Dillard: I extend my hand to pat you on the back my friend. I couldn’t have put it better myself.

efun | 2/10/2009, 1:37 am EST

@MOSblue: Claiming Bruce Springsteen will win next year is a statement just shy of heresy. March 2nd holds the release date for next year’s album of the year…

Dillard | 2/10/2009, 1:10 am EST

“If you are trashing lil Wayne, you are obviously ignorant to his music. His use of metaphors, allusions, and puns is stuff Shakespeare cannot even parallel. People writing off Lil Wayne are stuck in the 60s and need to learn to breakdown the racial stereotypes. Wayne’s rap is as much art as Radiohead or Coldplay. Grammy snobs need to get a life and stopping drinking the kool-aid of what is “real” music.”

Ahem, Now a reading from a work by Lil Wayne: I don’t give a mother fuck/run up in a niggas house and shoot his grandmother up/what/i don’t give a mother fuck/get your baby kidnapped and your baby mother fucked.

Finally someone realized that Waynes work deserves to go right beside Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet.


Mandela | 2/10/2009, 12:34 am EST

Looking back at the lists from over the years, it appears that the Grammys get it right twice a decade, maybe. Some years they’re brillant (Lauryn Hill) but more often they make the absolute worst choice. The problem is that despite knowing this, I get hopeful every year that they will make at least a decent choice (like Outkast in 2003) but lately it’s just been the worst choice possible. I mean, how can any song be covered by a someone who has done it before, and suddenly win best record (please read the letter)? It cant be that good of an improvement. And regardless, i am tired of artists making albums of covers and winning album of the year! How do we fix the Grammys? How much longer does this have to go on? Was Unforgettable… with Love performed by Natalie Cole really the best album of 1991? i think not. There was several instant classics that year. That wasnt one./

Lil Wayne Shakespeare? | 2/10/2009, 12:11 am EST

While tha carter III is a really great album I would in no way compare Lil Wayne to Shakespeare. Shakespeare is the most quoted writer in the english language, he invented 17,677 words including eyeball, obscene, assassination, and puking. Shakespeare transformed the english language and his work had amazing insight to universal truths. While Lil Wayne can come up with great metaphors, and has a cool unique rhyming style, he, and no other rapper I can think of, comes even close to The Bard.

marcia | 2/9/2009, 10:54 pm EST

Jason Mraz’s “I’m yours” is a great, feel good, very original, sweet song and should have won the award. John Mayer’s “Say” is very annoying (as his voice), the lyrics basically consist of the phrase “say what you need to say” repeated a million times.

MotThe Wot | 2/9/2009, 10:43 pm EST

Raising Sand winning anything is just more evidence of how pointless the Grammys are and always have been.

SEAN | 2/9/2009, 10:08 pm EST

cannot believe you just compared Lil waynes lyrics to Shakespeares, and even tho rock is my music preference, i still have respect for rap. Jay-Z, Nas and Kayne are some of the most talented artist of our time.. but Lil Wayne is POP RAP, created for the masses because it’s easy to follow and easy to dance to.

DK | 2/9/2009, 9:49 pm EST

WTF Lil Wayne no Album of the year?

AB | 2/9/2009, 9:38 pm EST

Amen, TKO.

JB | 2/9/2009, 9:05 pm EST

Miley Cyrus’s deep man-like twang ruined the Grammys for me…

Billy | 2/9/2009, 8:53 pm EST

If you are trashing lil Wayne, you are obviously ignorant to his music. His use of metaphors, allusions, and puns is stuff Shakespeare cannot even parallel. People writing off Lil Wayne are stuck in the 60s and need to learn to breakdown the racial stereotypes. Wayne’s rap is as much art as Radiohead or Coldplay. Grammy snobs need to get a life and stopping drinking the kool-aid of what is “real” music.

nb | 2/9/2009, 8:17 pm EST

I am just beside myself. I have officially banned the Grammy from my list to watch. Kid Rock got robbed of Rock N Roll album of the year. Who in the world is voting on this??? Coldplay is not a Rock Band in my eyes. Crap they even looked like they were going to be in a Circus.

Anonymous | 2/9/2009, 7:48 pm EST

Album sales have nothing to do with talent or are other musical acts that have sold many albums before…britney spears, nickelback, and how bout that mili vanili thing that won a grammy but got it revoked. Should they have also won grammy of the year since they sold so many albums.Again sales mean nothing.

TKO | 2/9/2009, 7:32 pm EST

Why don’t people just get over the fact that their favorite musican didn’t won? Lil’ Wayne, Coldplay, Plant & Krauss and many others won what they won. And who cares which musican sucks and who doesn’t. It’s music. Their is a reason why many diffent types of music are made, so that every single type of person can enjoy music. Everybody has different types of taste and people should just deal with it.

MOSblue | 2/9/2009, 7:20 pm EST

I want to boycott the Grammy from now on. The Grammy’s fell bad about not giving Zeppelin Album of the year back in there hey day. So now he gets one, I loved Radiohead’s and Lil’ Wayne albums and I thought Coldplay was good, too, and I even liked Raising Sand a lot better the last year album of the year. but it was not even close to In Rainbow.

And I Am calling it right now Bruce Springsteen will win Album of the Year next year, because he never on for any other of his albums.

and I am sure Radiohead will win Album of the year 20 years from now for a weak album that will never stack up to OK Computer, In Rainbow or Kid A. complete BS

All I want is the Grammy’s to give the album of the year to the album that music fans will most remember from that year. Who will remember Raising Sand, Rivers, or Tony Bennett Unplugged. NOT ME!!!

HisPrinceMichael | 2/9/2009, 6:19 pm EST

The Hack Pack….riiight..riiight.

saad | 2/9/2009, 6:17 pm EST

usually i roll my eyes when album of the year goes to the most conspicious album choice on the list…remember that river by herbie hancock, o brother wher art thou? and steely dan have won album of the year awards beating out more popular and probably more “mainstream” choices. but when raising sand won, and i knew it was going to, i wasn’t bummed, even though the grammys are a little too in love with mrs. krauss. anyways. in rainbows was still my pick for best album of 2007/2008 since god knows the grammy deadlines for these things.

PL in NY | 2/9/2009, 5:56 pm EST

PLant/Kraus both desrved Album of the year.
They both took risk to do a very different and good album that was about the music, NOT about what would sell a million copies.
Plant has sold over 300million albums from Zep alone not to mention his solo stuff. Grammy Judges got spine for not caving in to what would be most popular.

boatman | 2/9/2009, 5:52 pm EST

Best performances:
2. Neil Diamond
3.Plant & Krauss
4.Paul McCartney
5.Lil Wayne

T-Cap | 2/9/2009, 5:31 pm EST

“The problem with Radiohead fans is that they are so ignorant about the rest of the music world, they live in a Radiohead universe.”

Please don’t lump all Radiohead fans into that category. The fact is, they’ve got an insanely rabid fanbase, which is certainly understandable. Pearl Jam, one of the bands you listed, has a similar fanbase.

The fact is, Radiohead put on an excellent performance and are a great live band. Just because I’m a Radiohead fan doesn’t mean I’m “ignorant” about the rest of the music world. I think it’s even more ignorant to lump every Radiohead fan into one category.

JP | 2/9/2009, 5:15 pm EST

The Grammy’s got it right this year! “Raising Sand” was easily the best album nominated. While the critics were knocking themselves out drooling over the sub-U2 quality bands like Coldplay and Radiohead (who, btw, Fleetwood Mac called. They want the USC Marching Band back.) and The “It-got-a-good-beat-you-can-da nce-to-it” pop music crowd who wanted Lil Wayne to win. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss made an excellent album that effortlessly crossed genres. How many albums have songs that could win best song awards in pop, rock, and country?

To all the morons who are disappointed that The Grammy don’t award albums based on album and single sales, just stop judging acts by artistic quality and stick to The Billboard Award Show. Just because someone could sell a million copies of an album in a week doesn’t mean that album is any good.

What’s with the spastic muppet performances by Thom Yorke and Chris Martin? These guys can not hold a candle to Bono. Also, which one was Miley Cyrus and which one was Taylor Swift? Why did the Grammy’s waste time allowing these 2 whiny teenage girls crying about being teenagers. BTW, the “musical legacy” of Miley Cyrus is Mr. “Achey Breaky Heart” Billy Ray Cyrus.

I didn’t watch all of The Grammy’s, but was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t completely suck.

A fan of Grammys | 2/9/2009, 5:12 pm EST

How ridiculous Robert Plant and Alison Kraus did not deserve album of the year. Coldplay should have won they certainly made the best album they ever have as musicians all of the other nominees had they won I wouldn’t have questioned it but are you kidding me. They had song of the year and rock album of the year 7 nominations they should have got album of the year in my opinion but if i were to speak for others I certainly dont think they should’ve got it give it to little wayne radiohead but them what a joke.

Oh and thanks for not reuniting Led Zeppelin Ass Clown!

NorthPlace | 2/9/2009, 4:44 pm EST

Mia’s performance stunk, she was clearly lipsynching and looked disgusting as a pregnant woman trying to dance. Seriously have your baby then come back their pal. Radiohead’s performance ruled btw. Jennifer Hudson was awesome also.

SEAN | 2/9/2009, 4:34 pm EST

im sick of all the lil wayne fans saying he deserved to win the best album award because he sold 1 million in the first week, the grammys aren’t about popular culture, its about the artistic merit of the music, or at least i hope so.. lil wayne is the first to sell a mill since… 50 cent… another talented musician (not), and britney spears even sold a million in the first week for an early career album.. this doesnt credit to how good britney spears, 50 cent and lil wayne are, but just to how pathetic and stupid the “popular culture” in North America is

Sean | 2/9/2009, 4:05 pm EST

How did Wayne get robbed if he won Rap Album of the Year?

Thom Yorke and fans | 2/9/2009, 3:54 pm EST

Radiohead put on a show that isn’t even close to being matched by anyone in the music business today???? Really?

So let’s forget all of our great live artists: U2, Prince, Nine Inch Nails, Beck, Springteen, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, M.I.A., Neil Young, MGMT, Bjork, Tool, Outkast, The Foo’s, Muse, Rage Against the machine, Cafe Tacuba, Manu Chau etc.

The problem with Radiohead fans is that they are so ignorant about the rest of the music world, they live in a Radiohead universe.

Radiohead | 2/9/2009, 3:44 pm EST

To answer this comment:

“so why do they (Radiohead) want to win it soo much now when they didn’t seem to care that much before?”

Because of the nervous, anxious faces at the Best album presentation, Jonny Greenwood almost cry, I feel really bad for them.

Anonymous | 2/9/2009, 3:23 pm EST

Why is the scary Burger King guy singing with Alison Krauss?

Texas | 2/9/2009, 3:19 pm EST

you people are morons. did radiohead sell a million fucking albums? And in one week? Wayne got robbed. He can rap rock and sing “pop”. He is multi-talented and the morons at the grammy’s know it. All the people that hate lil wayne, why? Is it because he is better then any artist you know?

disgusted for real | 2/9/2009, 3:10 pm EST

I think the album of the year winner was crap…that duo didnt deserve to win…i meant it was completely obvious that it was a fierce competition between coldplay and lil wayne…and I was looking forward to Lil’wayne in winner it but I am glad he took home what he deserves…

JRL | 2/9/2009, 3:09 pm EST

Someone is still calling for a boycott of Plant’s shows? Great, don’t come. It will be one less moron shouting for “Stairway to Heaven” while the rest of us have moved on. The shows he did with Alison Krauss are the best he’s done in years (maybe ever, as a solo artist). I just hope we get more of them in the years to come.

S.O. | 2/9/2009, 2:51 pm EST

Any time you have an artist/band that’s the elder of the other artists in Album of the year Category, the Grammys mostly always going to give it elder performer. I’m not suprised “Raising Sand” won for Album of the Year. Its a good album, but no way was it the best Album as Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” was far beyond the best.

Robert Plant winning this Album of the Year is the equivalent to Al Pacino winning Best Actor for Scent of a Woman years ago!!

SEAN | 2/9/2009, 2:28 pm EST

Rose,wow, ur stupidity amazes me. Have u ever even seen Radiohead in concert? They put on a show that isn’t even close to being matched by anyone in the music business today..and whoever said thom and johnny looked like they wanted to win.. come one.. ur sayin that about the band who refuses to play there most poppish song Creep, even though its the only song that really our pathetic popular culture apperciates…

Big Mill | 2/9/2009, 2:27 pm EST

Everyone says lil wayne got robbed but I think the little kids that buy his shit get robbed. People like him and T-Pain, soldier Boy, kanye west, and most of the new rappers are shitting all over rap. While talented rappers like The Roots, Jurrasic 5,Nappy Roots, NAS, OutKast, Busta Rhymes will soon take a backseat to these clowns.

Disapointed with music fans | 2/9/2009, 2:05 pm EST

There were so many great performances last light.Radiohead is the coolest 24/7, Kid Rock, Al Green & Justin (AMAZING), Coldplay was great, McCartney and Grohl…
U2 was … fair, poppy song… they’ve done better

People use the internet to bitch and complaint. There is so much great music out there. Why does everyone just bitch and moan?

HisPrinceMichael | 2/9/2009, 1:07 pm EST

The Rap Pack? Nary a ONE could carry the mic (must less the pen)
of, The Gangsta of Love, suckas.

Sanchez | 2/9/2009, 1:06 pm EST

Whole thing was a pile of Dog Shit.

GP | 2/9/2009, 12:55 pm EST

Kanye West looked like a clown last night, I don’t know about that guy. He talented and all that but still…Sorry but I agree with fam, Lil Wayne has fans like everybody else some are gonna like him and some aren’t. Me personally? He’s a style bitter PERIOD. blatent differences between 500 hundred dgrees and the Carter series and it had nothing to do with improvement, maybe some though. I just think it’s his turn right now. He altered his look to stick out more, Tats all over him like a damn aztec warrior or something. But his rhymes pail in comparison to TI’s. In the end I feel like Lil Wayne is the Epidomy of what the majority of rap can be and should be taken for, just entertainment.

??????? | 2/9/2009, 12:27 pm EST

I find it funny that quite a few people thought radiohead performed badly and looked like ‘they really wanted to win it’.

the fact is that Thom and Jonny had the 15 Step + Marching Band idea for a while and the Grammys was a good opportunity for them to pull of that idea, and they pulled it off superbly (Plus this is the first Grammys that Radiohead have actually turned up to, so why do they want to win it soo much now when they didn’t seem to care that much before?).

Read any review by a respected music journalist and it will tell you that radiohead were miles ahead of anyone else at the grammys (including Paul McCartney) because they were the only ones there willing to take a risk and do something different.

Even though they didn’t win best album (which they did deserve to win), they showed through that performance why they are the best band currently making music today, and thats why they will be looked back on as true legends.

PSHHH | 2/9/2009, 12:22 pm EST

Okay, All you people hatin’ on Radiohead are ridiculous. They are a more innovative, complex band then anything at the grammys. So go ahead, enjoy your M.I.A. or Lil’ Wayne. I will enjoy GOOD music that takes THOUGHT and TALENT>

dannny | 2/9/2009, 12:06 pm EST

thank god the jonas brothers did not win new artist,, 4 a moment I really thought they would,,, it’s cool to see plant/krauss win big, the album is really good, but I kinda think radiohead got robbed

Just don't get... | 2/9/2009, 11:51 am EST

…Lil’ Wayne. Jay-Z absolutely destroys him in every possible way. Oh, and the guy below that that mentioned Robert Plant as “a singer nobodys heard of??” Google LED ZEPPLIN YOU FUCK-TARD!!

Marc | 2/9/2009, 11:45 am EST

Actually, I bet Miley Cyrus knows exactly who Plant is. She has been raised with a great musical tradition; writes, plays guitar and sings.
I was impressed with her humility and maturity. Also, I wouldn’t be surprised if she had been listening to Alison Krauss long before she became a TV star. Miley has a bright future as a singer, musician and actress.

Jesse | 2/9/2009, 11:31 am EST

people really care about Blink 182 making a comeback? Give me a friggin break..the only bright spot last night was Paul McCartney…do you think Miley Cyrus had any idea who Robert Plant was? What a shame..

Anonymous | 2/9/2009, 11:31 am EST

I was prepared for Plant/Krauss to be snubbed and am pleasantly surprised they weren’t. Their performance along with McCartney’s was the best of the night in my opinion. U2 was OK and Radiohead could have been better. It would have been a treat to see the Mars Volta play. If no one knows who Plant is, then why did all the shows within 2 hours of me sell out (and I couldn’t get tickets)? Does anyone here own any of Krauss’s solo or Union Station albums? She is brilliant as a singer, songwriter and fiddle player. I wish the Grammy’s would make on-air presentations in the blues and jazz categories. There needs to be a greater mix of styles, so that all genres of music are represented. I stayed up to watch the entire program, so it was entertaining for me (although not as good as 2 years ago when Keyes, Chili Peppers and Mayer all performed).

Parker | 2/9/2009, 11:30 am EST

Where was the rest of Radiohead? I only saw Thom and Johnny.

Jesse | 2/9/2009, 11:29 am EST

Rap is not music…it’s talking over a beat…you’re telling me that Jay Z was good last night? I stuck pencils in my ears when he started rapping with Coldpplay..and Coldplay?…don’t get me started..

T | 2/9/2009, 11:27 am EST

The Grammy Award is a tragedy.

biodieselxxl | 2/9/2009, 11:13 am EST

i could care less who won or did not win awards. The performances were pretty darn good. IMO McCartney/Grohl, Al Green/JT, MIA/Rap Pack, Adele, Sugerland, J. Hud, Carrie Underwood, and Radiohead were all very good.

bwax | 2/9/2009, 10:40 am EST

For a moment I thought I was watching the country music awards….or rock awards. What a waste, 3 and a half hours of bullshit.

bwax | 2/9/2009, 10:34 am EST

Rap is music. Some people say that Rappers rap about stupid shit. Well I’m still wondering what all those rockers and country singers sing about. Cars? Women? Houses? Who knows…..who cares…regardless they will never give album of the year to a rapper because there are 80yr old judges who don’t understand hip hop and it’s creativeness. All in all, the Grammys were horrible and I was preferably watching my Suns beat the pistons. Grammys=Joke

Jesse | 2/9/2009, 10:11 am EST

by the way…RAP IS NOT MUSIC!!

Elvis knows best | 2/9/2009, 10:08 am EST

So apparently there was no new rock n roll in 2008… Coldplay, who are very talented band even admitted on stage they weren’t “it”… maybe some more categories are in? GRammy Awards are run by a bunch of dolts!

Jesse | 2/9/2009, 9:46 am EST

The Grammy’s are a F’ing joke…Coldplay, best rock album? Coldplay is music for bed wetters..

Are you kidding me? | 2/9/2009, 8:35 am EST

Sure, let’s give PLant a Grammy for his work with Allison and ensure Led Zep will not reunite!


MD | 2/9/2009, 8:24 am EST

Keyshia Coles’ Heaven Sent was Number #1 for nine weeks and didn’t a grammy? Highway Robbery Again. Is there any justice?

MD | 2/9/2009, 8:24 am EST

Keyshia Coles’ Heaven Sent was Number #1 for nine weeks and didn’t a grammy? Highway Robbery Again. Is there any justice?

Shae | 2/9/2009, 8:13 am EST

I thought The Grammy’s was great this year!!!!- All the performances were good, and entertaining!
So sad to hear the news about Chris Brown and Rihanna!!

Anthony | 2/9/2009, 8:10 am EST

Wayne is the hardest working artist right now. granted,the carter 3 was not better than paper trail but the carter 3 sold the most. The grammys is for the most unreconized. yeah,i know what the awards look for:creativity,etc.,etc. who says lil wayne isnt all that and more. i like alison krauss but album of the year? come on people..

mitchperkins | 2/9/2009, 8:08 am EST

I’m pretty sure that the musicians in the Staples audience were pretty blown away by the astounding performance of Radiohead. I watched in HD and was riveted. Transposing “15 Steps” for a live performance with the USC drums and horns was surprising, effective and certainly the highlight of the evening. On another note, I loved the Plant/Krause album… and while it certainly deserved notice, In Rainbows was clearly a masterpiece. I detect a predilection for Americana with Grammy voters and this brings their credibility into question.

Unfair!! | 2/9/2009, 7:59 am EST

Best album of the year: Kala MIA!! and TV on the radio!!

Who vote for these things??

Pete | 2/9/2009, 7:58 am EST

What’s the deal with Thom Yorke emo hairdo?? he looked like a member of Nickelback. LOL! He’s turning into one of them, you can tell they wanted to win so bad, really sad.

Rose | 2/9/2009, 7:52 am EST

Well I wait all night for Radiohead and I was so disapointed, they suck live, I better stop listen to my sister.

Still my favorites Grammy performances ever are White Stripes and Beck.

Patricia | 2/9/2009, 7:49 am EST

I agree, Radiohead was horrible but I seen worse, it’s a shame that Tv on the Radio or MIA din’t performance, we all know that the Grammys sucks anyway.

Kathy | 2/9/2009, 7:46 am EST

Well I get it, the Radiohead art mimick din’t work, the audience was like WTF, but it wasn’t that bad, this is a band that only work’s for a small group of people, they are no U2 or Pink Floyd, but utleast they try, even if they embarase themselves on the way.

Pslightly Psycho | 2/9/2009, 7:44 am EST

Why am I not surprised that Plant and Krauss won in all major catorgories? The Grammy voters must be a bunch of 80+ year old farts who live in nursing homes and phone in their nominations. Pathetic. The Grammys are sooooo out of touch with what is exciting, innovative, and new within the industry. EVERY year they play it safe….

Camille | 2/9/2009, 7:39 am EST

Can’t belive that Justice won with a MGMT song and that Radiohead won against Nine Inch Nails!!

Corporation vs Indies, thank’s god Trent Reznor and MGMT don’t kiss the industry a**

KH | 2/9/2009, 7:37 am EST

Robert Plant and Allison Krauss’s album is so-so but it is kind of boring in my opinion. I do agree that the music industry is declining.

Luis | 2/9/2009, 7:35 am EST

Best performance of the night: M.I.A.
Not that bad performance: Coldplay.
Worst performance: The Jonas Bros.
Most overrated: Radiohead.

Noel | 2/9/2009, 7:31 am EST

The thing with a television show is that show your true colors, Coldplay was Coldplay as always, but Radiohead try so hard, I mean even Thom Yorke hair do was really calculated, is not easy to perform outside of your zone, was really painfull to watch.

Bob | 2/9/2009, 7:26 am EST

I agree with Trent Reznor, NIN got the better package, Grammys are stupid, the only artists who deserved to win din’t won.

Robert Plant Best album? Really? Alternative album? Really? There’s such a thing as alternative music? Who vote for the awards? A bunch of old people?

The Kid | 2/9/2009, 7:20 am EST

The thing with Radiohead is that only Radiohead fans think they are amazing but when you put a band in a stage with such diversity of artists you see who’s the real deal, the Radiohead performance was forgettable, even Coldplay (that I hate) live up to their name, but my favorite was the 30 seconds of MIA doing “Paper Planes”, she was the night coolest underdog.

Joel | 2/9/2009, 7:15 am EST

I agree with you, Radiohead wasn’t weird or experimental, it was like a art cliche, they try to pull down an epic thing but it din’t work at all, TV On The Radio is much better live.

Lucy | 2/9/2009, 7:11 am EST

Is that what Radiohead do live? totally overrated, even pretentious.

Carlos | 2/9/2009, 7:09 am EST

MIA got robed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wendy | 2/9/2009, 7:07 am EST

Radiohead din’t live up the hype, really boring and overelaborated.

Sometimes less is more.

Juan | 2/9/2009, 7:06 am EST

“Ghosts DESTROYS In Rainbows deluxe package. No debate.”
-Trent Reznor


meme | 2/9/2009, 6:29 am EST

Why every time something doesn’t go the way some of you African Americans want it, you say it’s racism? ” It’s ’cause he’s black!” No it’s not!! Get over it! Mdawg talking about sending a letter to Obama, what an idiot! There is way more important things out there than Lil Wayne not winning best album! Besides isn’t it enough that they all make millions. Oh and just cause Obama’s black (half black) it doesn’t mean he’s going to cater to your every need, just ’cause your black, duh!

The Intl | 2/9/2009, 5:50 am EST

Coldplay: how long are you gonna wear those stupid outfits?

Plant/Krause: exactly WHEN did you release that album?

Blink 182: did someone actually ask you?

Scarface | 2/9/2009, 3:05 am EST

Why is it that people that don’t listen to rap always have negative things to say about lil wayne? Yet lil wayne fans never have anything negative to say about others artists. Appreciate music in all it’s forms haters

Paul Eden | 2/9/2009, 3:00 am EST

It just shows that the Grammys are as relevant as Rollingstone!

Come on Robert Plant wins best album-nobody has heard of it except the 70 year old judging panel.

I agree with Coldplay and Radiohead but not Robert BURNT OUR ROCK STAR Plant

T | 2/9/2009, 2:54 am EST

The Mars Volta finally get credit. Congrats!

Anonymous | 2/9/2009, 2:41 am EST

wayne got totally fucked…

MuzoPhile | 2/9/2009, 2:31 am EST

Lil Wayne has a lot of people fooled…there is a lot of great hip hop out there and Lil Wayne is way below average in his skills and his depth. So get off his nuts.

fndr2u | 2/9/2009, 2:29 am EST

as a musician of 25 years i was happy mostly with what went down. but as far as lil wayne went did anyone else tell that for the first live verse he rappep in the wrong key! appy mostly with what went down

Miller | 2/9/2009, 2:28 am EST

Though the performances improved how on earthdid Robert Plant beat Radiohead and Coldplay? It was just like the question I asked last year when Kanye West lost to Herbie Hancock. Repeat, Herbie Hancock. I can’t wait for next year’s awards where John Mayer, Alison Krauss, U2, Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett win awards and not to mention see Sha Na Na pick up the coveted album of the year awards! Oh Grammy you never disappoint.

Martin Luther King | 2/9/2009, 2:24 am EST

Black people are so racist.

Numbr 8 | 2/9/2009, 2:22 am EST

I feel you DA

DA | 2/9/2009, 2:16 am EST

What I don’t understand is how 21 year old singer Jazmine Sullivan debuts with five (5!) Grammy nominations, and wins 0. I had to check the list 3 times. She is amazing, but she does still have time to grow.

Lee Harvey | 2/9/2009, 2:15 am EST

Another Grammy snooze-fest. Time to junk this awful show.

Gunner | 2/9/2009, 2:13 am EST

I don’t see the big deal over fucking Lil Wayne. Just another shitty run-of-the-mill rapper with one of the worst voices I’ve ever heard.
In Rainbows should have one best album, Radiohead are incredible.

ryan | 2/9/2009, 2:08 am EST

i respect retro U2 but that song was downright awful. I was thoroughly embarassed for them throughout the entire performance…almost as much as i was embarassed for “The Rock”.

Anyways at least radiohead won best alternative album. I would have flipped the script if the absolute best album of this decade had been shut out across the board. “In rainbows” Should have won best album all together… but hey we just now elected our first black president so lets take it one step at a time. lol

bwax | 2/9/2009, 2:06 am EST

Number 8… make sum great points.

Jacob…..please finish smoking your pipe. You are as old as my little brother and need to finish watching hannah montana, or whatever you 16yr olds watch these days.

lgl | 2/9/2009, 2:01 am EST

Wayne is hood-rat want to be.

bwax | 2/9/2009, 1:59 am EST

Lyrics? creative? uniqueness? Lil wayne is all of that and more. Tell one Rock Start that can Rap. Name me one Pop Star that can Rap. Name me one RandB artist that can Rap with the best of them. Yet Lil Wayne can drop a Rock song and it will sell a “milli” in a second. All of you out there have to quit being so closed minded. Lil Wayne is going to take over and it’s just a matter of time. By the way…Wayne can hang with the best Rockers, RandB artist, and pop stars. And the argument about Tupac….looking back at it Tupac was wack and he only rapped about gangsta shit. Wayne raps about all kinds of shit which makes his “Lyrics” “unique” and “creative” eat shit HATERS!!!!!

Numbr 8 | 2/9/2009, 1:58 am EST

Mimi do you even listen to rap?? I dont listen to radio head and all that other stuff but I would never disrespect what I dont understand. Take for instance when Prince perormed for superbowl halftime a couple years ago, (whitch I thougt he did a great job) all of the white guys on FOX news the next day thought it was crap. This year Bruce Springstien Performed. Within two minutes he was out of breath and I could not understand a word he was saying but the guys at FOX praised the performance. I cant understand this but you need to understand this… SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not Interested | 2/9/2009, 1:56 am EST

Does anyone else think pop
music is a total joke these days??

Numbr 8 | 2/9/2009, 1:46 am EST

Im a 30 year old black guy and I think the Carter 3 was extremly over-rated. Paper Trail was much better. And for Jacob, your 16 years old, how the hell can you say that rap died with tupac??? You were three when he died. SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mimi | 2/9/2009, 1:37 am EST

Lil wayne music is trash…he won in the rap categories because lets face, no one really cares. The important awards went to the right people. Grammys award talent,uniqueness and creativity (and that is subjective); not the turd that gets more airtime on the radio or the one who sold the most records.

Brooklyn | 2/9/2009, 1:36 am EST

wayne did get robbed, he should of been on that stage from da start of da show till da end Luv u wayne

Brooklyn | 2/9/2009, 1:36 am EST

wayne did get robbed, he should of been on that stage from da start of da show till da end Luv u wayne

Neil | 2/9/2009, 1:35 am EST

Radiohead was probably the best part of the telecast, of course Paul McCartney and Grohl, and U2 wasn’t to bad. Although the scrolling lyrics was a bit to much. Plant is a legend, but Radiohead should have won. Seriously of all those nominees, “In Rainbows” is the one that people will probably know in 10 years. The Plant/Krauss thing was just a safe pick to give it to “Elder Statesmen of Rock” or somebody not named U2, John Mayer or Stevie Wonder. Speaking of which, why on earth did Stevie perform with the Jonas Brothers? He’s a legend, he didn’t deserve to perform with them. He should have gotten his own separate showcase.

ks | 2/9/2009, 1:32 am EST

the girl before adele, is called sugarland …is a duet.

Then the shear drop | 2/9/2009, 1:30 am EST

Lil Wayne had an amazing year with a great album. Coldplay was fantastic even parents sing Viva La Vida. Radiohead’s album is outstanding. But, Plant and Alison’s album was beautiful, artistic, daring, and amazing. As much as every nominee deserved the award, finally the Grammy was given to the most musically artistic album. The were all great but this album was the Album of the Year.

jc | 2/9/2009, 1:28 am EST

Lol this stuff is funny.. but pretty much the carter 3 is the bomb a lil annoying but oh well and it has good lyrics have u not heard tie my hands r u kidding me but ya it was pretty much just good ol country music its nice but I think lil weezy’s mixtapes r ill like gross..

Wow! | 2/9/2009, 1:27 am EST

Funny how the only thing I can remember is how astonishing Radiohead was. Stole the show.

Mike | 2/9/2009, 1:15 am EST

mdawg, i guess no one in the ghetto knows the band LED ZEPPELIN since you dont know them.. In 50 years no one will know lil’wayne.

bwax | 2/9/2009, 1:14 am EST

Wayne was robbed

Michael | 2/9/2009, 1:12 am EST

Carrie Underwood rocked tonight! She was on fire!

mauricio | 2/9/2009, 1:11 am EST

Wayne deserved all 8! He got robbed!

jacob | 2/9/2009, 1:05 am EST

ok mdog is the biggest fuckin idiot in the world.first of all lil wayne aint shit then man raps about stupid shit. i may be old fashion for 16 but i know i dont want to hear songs about bjs and sex im tired of it i would rather see one of the gods of rock win an award than some sorry ass rapper. cmon this guy sucks he lives in some fantisy world he aint real you know rap aint my deal but i saw the genre died with tupac now he knew his shit and will forever be missed and for my final point you better respect paul mccartney cause that man and his band paved the way for popular music so go get an educated opinion before you speak

dlo | 2/9/2009, 1:00 am EST

wayne was robbed…

Purpillrain | 2/9/2009, 12:57 am EST

I dont get why some of you guys feel as though lil wayne got robbed. The grammys isnt all about who sells the most, but its about the lyrical content of music… thats it. If you’ve notice in the past the most prestigious awards of the night usually goes to unknown artist, who are in fact very talented. And Plant & Krauss fit that category

Nellie O Apple | 2/9/2009, 12:45 am EST

Krauss and Plabt are the best!

SOme stupid morons do not know what Blue Grass is!

mdawg | 2/9/2009, 12:43 am EST

sorry didn’t mean to offend anyone.

mdawg | 2/9/2009, 12:42 am EST

I do not. But it is very disappointing to see such a great star like wayne get pushed aside for some singers that no one has heard of. Just my opinion…don’t take it as hate, take it as facts.

needinfo | 2/9/2009, 12:37 am EST

Mdog.. do you hate white people?

Fratello Fazul | 2/9/2009, 12:36 am EST

Wayne was shortchanged! Big up NeYo and Estelle.
Kenya BABY!!

Kevin | 2/9/2009, 12:35 am EST

U2 kicked ass. Can’t wait for this album.

mdawg | 2/9/2009, 12:32 am EST

Idk but I’m still pissed. This article is mostly about wayne because he brings in ratings. However the voters for the grammys feel that some old guy and dixie chick deserve album of the year.

dhemo | 2/9/2009, 12:32 am EST

UP!!! UP!!! my men lil wizzy you derve it man nice one

Blink 182 | 2/9/2009, 12:29 am EST

Did blink present together???

mdawg | 2/9/2009, 12:28 am EST

Lil wayne Baby!!!!!!!

Fratello Fazul | 2/9/2009, 12:28 am EST

Wayne should have won the best album, he was robbed for sure!
Big up Estelle for winning!
Don’t let the ‘old guy pick winners, let the artistes work show it! Kenya BABY!!

DJ | 2/9/2009, 12:25 am EST

Can anybody tell me the name of the blonde female vocalist who performed right before Adele?

mdawg | 2/9/2009, 12:25 am EST

I’m writing a letter to Obama. Everytime there was a afro american singer on stage, they were joined by a white singer. Again…..the Grammys are a joke.

jdub | 2/9/2009, 12:24 am EST

only album to sell a million copies in the first week in all of 08 and it don’t win album of the year wow that is the joke Z and if you don’t know what that album is you are lost its tha carter 3

redbank17 | 2/9/2009, 12:24 am EST

chris martin isn’t even worthy to polish thom yorke’s shoes. just saying.

Robert | 2/9/2009, 12:23 am EST

I don’t think the Radiohead album is as good as the Plant/Krauss album and I like Radiohead a lot.

CUBS | 2/9/2009, 12:21 am EST

NIN got robbed. Reznor was correct

mdawg | 2/9/2009, 12:21 am EST

This is highway robbery. The Grammys are a joke, and how ever votes are a joke. Lil Wayne was the biggest start this last year and I don’t know who the hell those old country singers were but they gots to go.

Translation | 2/9/2009, 12:21 am EST

wayne is da shit. he shuda got album of the year fo sho


“Wayne is the shit (this means very good). He should have won album of the year! For sure!”

Mark | 2/9/2009, 12:18 am EST

That is an interesting thought! I recall Jethro Toll beating out Metallica (And Justice for All) for best heavy metal album, in ‘88.

That was absolutely nuts!
However, as a total Zeppelin head, I am a bit bias here; not to mention, I think Raising Sand is a “very” good album.

Plant has contributed to music, as much as any musician alive.


ILLmatic10 | 2/9/2009, 12:11 am EST

Lil Wayne got robbed

Z | 2/9/2009, 12:08 am EST

i don’t get why the grammys always make the “safe” old guy tribute pick for album of the year when radiohead obviously had the best album of the year no question. lil wayne is a joke and shouldn’t even have been nominated.

JD | 2/8/2009, 11:46 pm EST

wayne is da shit. he shuda got album of the year fo sho

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