| The 49th Annual Grammy Awards started off with what I thought was going to be a bang, but it wasn’t. The Police took the stage to start off the show, but didn’t impress with “Roxanne”. Luckily, the show instantly got better when the Dixie Chicks performed their controversial hit “Not Ready To Make Nice”. The Chicks stole the show by winning the Grammy for all five categories they were nominated for including: Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. American Idol Winner Carrie Underwood took home two Grammy’s for Best New Artist and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
A few memorable performances from the show were Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around Comes Around”. Timberlake sang while showing the audience that he could bang out a few chords on the piano. Who knew? Another entertaining performance was from 17 year old Chris Brown who lit up the stage with his very well synchronized choreography. I personally think they need more acts like that one.
Overall, it was a great show that ran over too long as all award shows do, compliments of the artists who like to thank everyone from their pet fish to their second cousin Earl. I am expecting next years show to be spectacular with it being the 50th anniversary of Grammy Awards. No pressure.
Below is a list of Grammy winners:
ALBUM OF THE YEAR- Taking The Long Way, Dixie Chicks
RECORD OF THE YEAR- Not Ready To Make Nice, Dixie Chicks
SONG OF THE YEAR (nominated songwriters)- Not Ready to Make Nice, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison & Dan Wilson
BEST NEW ARTIST - Carrie Underwood
BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE- John Legend, Heaven
BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE- Mary J. Blige, Be Without You
BEST R&B ALBUM- The Breakthrough, Mary J. Blige
BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL- The Black Eyed Peas, My Humps
BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM- Continuum, John Mayer,
BEST ROCK ALBUM- Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers
BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL- Dani California, Red Hot Chili Peppers
BEST ROCK SOLO VOCAL PERFORMANCE- Bob Dylan, Someday Baby
BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE- What You Know, T.I.
BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION- My Love, Justin Timberlake featuring T.I.
BEST RAP ALBUM- Release Therapy, Ludacris
BEST COUNTRY SONG (nominated songwriters)- Jesus, Take The Wheel, Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters
BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP- Dixie Chicks, Not Ready to Make Nice
BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS- Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles, Who Says You Can't Go Home
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM - Taking The Long Way, Dixie Chicks
BEST GOSPEL PERFORMANCE - Yolanda Adams, Victory
"MY GRAMMY MOMENT" WINNER- Robyn Troup
Chris Moran, Entertainment Spectrum