Monday, January 27, 2014

Grammy Winners in the Music Collection

Last night's Grammy Awards showcased old and new talent.  If you aren't familiar with them, the Music Collection has CDs to help you get acquainted (links go to library catalog listings):

Some great performers of earlier generations sang with modern stars:
Chicago performed with Robin Thicke

Willie Nelson performed with Blake Shelton (among others)

Carly Simon performed with Sara Bareilles

Stevie Wonder sang with Daft Punk

Metallica performed with classical pianist Lang Lang

... and partnered up with each other:
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler sang a few lines a Smokey Robinson song as they were about to present an award

The Beatles' Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr sang together.

The big winners

This year's winners include:
    Daft Punk:  Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best pop duo/group performance, Best Dance/electronica album, Best engineered album (Random Access Memories)

    Lorde: Song of the Year

    Macklemore & Lewis:  Best new artist, Best rap performance, best rap song, best rap album (The Heist)

    Bruno Mars:  Best Pop Vocal Album (Unorthodox Jukebox)

    Zedd:  Best Dance Recording
    Michael Bublé: Best traditional pop vocal album (To Be Loved)

    Imagine Dragons: Best rock performance

    Led Zeppelin:  Best rock album (Celebration Day)

    Black Sabbath:  Best metal performance (13)

    Rihanna: Best urban contemporary album (Unapologetic)

    Justin Timberlake:  Best R&B Song, Best rap/sung collaboration (with Jay Z), Best music video

    Alicia Keys: Best R&B Album (Girl on Fire)
    Darius Rucker:  Best country solo performance

    Civil Wars: Best country duo/group performance

    Mandisa: Best contemporary Christian album, Best contemporary Christian song

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