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The 53rd Grammy Awards – the winners, the performances, the fashion and more.

The 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony is over and the net is being flooded with video clips, pictures and news about the show.

The most talked about performer is, of course, Lady Gaga. The eccentric singer made her way down the red carpet in a giant egg and the opening to her performance of “Born This Way” was her breaking out of the egg – effectively being born. I think it’s a brilliant metaphor.

The red carpet was a landscape of fabulously dressed artists. Katy Perry wore a stunning Giorgio Armani sequinned gown with long train, complete with angel wings. Rihanna wore a layered John Paul Gaultier couture gown. Jennifer Lopez wore a sparkly Pucci . Florence Welch wore a sheer Givenchy Couture Spring 2011 dress.

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Nicki Minaj, like Lady Gaga, is known for her eccentricity. She hit the red carpet in an animal-print outfit specially designed for the her by Givenchy. She finished off the outfit with a Cruella de ville type hairstyle. She even wore leopard stockings and shoes.

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Florence and The Machine joined Jennifer Hudson, Yolanda Adams, Christina Aguilera and Martin McBride in a tribute to Aretha Franklin. She could not be at the awards because she is recovering from surgery.

Justin Bieber sang with Usher. Apparently there were Ninjas!

Cee-Lo and Gwyneth Paltrow performed Cee-Lo’s hit song “Forget you”. There were muppets. I must say that I am totally amazed at Gwyneth Paltrows’ voice. It’s stunning.

Every awards ceremony has its best dressed and worst dressed list. And the 2011 grammy’s are no exception. Some of the best dressed people were:

Drake, Dianna Agron and Natasha Bedingfield. Nicole Kidman makes the list as well. She wore a Jean-Paul Gaultier gown. Selena Gomez wore a J. Mendel dress and looked absolutely gorgeous.

Some people who make the worst dressed list are:

Justin Bieber dressed in an all white suit which just didn’t suit someone as young as him.

Rihanna wore a white ?dress? I’m not sure that you can actually call it a dress. It looks like strips of fluffy stuff stuck together.

Ciara wore an outfit that made her look like she had just come from the set of a space movie set on another planet.

Miley Cyrus, Amber Riley and Lenny Kravitz also make the worst dressed list.

    Here is the list of winners of the 53rd Grammy Awards:

Album of the Year
‘The Suburbs’ — Arcade Fire

Song of the Year
‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

Record of the Year
‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

Best New Artist

    Esperanza Spalding

    Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
    ‘Bad Romance’ — Lady Gaga

    Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
    ‘Just the Way You Are’ — Bruno Mars

    Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo with Vocals
    ‘Hey, Soul Sister (Live)’ — Train

    Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
    ‘Imagine’ — Herbie Hancock, Pink, India.Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck & Oumou Sangare

    Best Pop Vocal Album
    ‘The Fame Monster’ — Lady Gaga

    Best Dance Recording
    ‘Only Girl (In the World’ — Rihanna

    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 Song
    ‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

    Best Country Album
    ‘Need You Now’ — Lady Antebellum

    Best Rock Song
    ‘Angry World’ — Neil Young

    Best Rock Album
    ‘The Resistance’ — Muse

    Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
    ‘Bittersweet’ — Fantasia

    Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
    ‘There Goes My Baby’ – Usher

    Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
    ‘Solider of Love’ – Sade

    Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
    ‘Hang On In There’ – John Legend & The Roots

    Best Urban/Alternative Performance
    ‘F*** You’ – Cee Lo Green

    Best R&B Song
    ‘Shine’ — John Legend & The Roots

    Best R&B Album
    ‘Wake Up!’ — John Legend & The Roots

    Best Contemporary R&B Album
    ‘Raymond V Raymond’ — Usher

    Best Rap Solo Performance
    ‘Not Afraid’ – Eminem

    Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
    ‘On To The Next One’ – Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz

    Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
    ‘Empire State of Mind’ – Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

    Best Rap Song
    ‘Empire State Of Mind — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys

    Best Rap Album
    ‘Recovery’ — Eminem

    Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
    ‘Crazy Heart’ — Various Artists




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