Lady Antebellum is Among The Winners

Lady Gaga and country trio Lady Antebellum were among the winners of the Grammy Awards.

The members of Lady Antebellum said they were left in tears backstage by their unexpected wins, which also included three awards in the country field, all generated by their album “Need You Now.”

“We’ll probably never have one of these moments ever again in our career,” said singer Charles Kelley. “You’re not going to win five Grammys ever again. We know that, we’re realistic. So we’re gonna try to soak it up.”

Lady Gaga was carried down the Los Angeles event’s red carpet in a giant egg. She won three awards including best pop vocal album for The Fame Monster.

ay-Z’s haul included two trophies for Empire State of Mind.

British breakthrough artists Florence and the Machine and Mumford and Sons also lost out in that category.

Veteran guitarist Jeff Beck, who had seven nominations,  scooped both best pop instrumental performance and best rock instrumental performance.

Sir Paul McCartney won best solo rock vocal performance for his live album ‘Good Evening New York City’, while a Beatles box set won best historical album.

Synth-pop duo La Roux won best electronic/dance album, Iron Maiden, for best metal performance, and Sade, for best R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals.

Rock legend Neil Young won his first Grammy. “This is my first Grammy for music, and it’s appreciated greatly,” the 65-year-old Canadian legend said.

In other categories, Rihanna’s Only Girl in the World was named best dance recording and US rock duo The Black Keys picked up best alternative album for their sixth release, Brothers, beating Vampire Weekend and Arcade Fire.

The ceremony at the Staples Center featured a string of flamboyant, star-studded performances and collaborations.

And Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger earned a standing ovation for his debut Grammy performance, delivering a rendition of Everybody Needs Somebody To Love in tribute to Solomon Burke, who died last year.

Lady Gaga was honored for her album “The Fame Monster,” and received two awards for her song “Bad Romance.” Jay-Z’s haul included a pair in the rap field for his duet with Alicia Keys on “Empire State of Mind,” a love letter to New York.

The event honored artists in 108 categories. Other multiple winners included classical producer David Frost with four awards; British guitarist Jeff Beck and soul singer/songwriter John Legend.

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