Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

By jessica / February 14, 2011 - 10:31 am

Arcade Fire pulled off the upset of the night (or, at least, left a few people at home upset) by winning the Album Of The Year Grammy last night. Things looked good for the band when it became obvious that they’d be the last performance (nearly every performer went home with awards later in the broadcast). They did “Month Of May” first, then heard the announcement (by a very confused Barbara Streisand) from backstage before returning to quickly accept the award and then do “Ready To Start.”

Other winners last night include The Black Keys, Neil Young, Them Crooked Vultures, Muse, Cee Lo Green, and La Roux. Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kings Of Leon, Muse, Janelle Monae, Norah Jones, Drake, and Cee Lo Green also appeared. Watch Arcade Fire’s win below, as well as their two performances:

(via The Audio Perv)

The list of winners:

Album of the Year: Arcade Fire The Suburbs
Record of the Year: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Song of the Year: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
New Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Female Pop Vocal Performance: Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”
Male Pop Vocal Performance: Bruno Mars, “Just The Way You Are”
Pop Vocal Album: Lady Gaga, The Fame Monster
Alternative Album: The Black Keys, Brothers
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Michael Buble, Crazy Love
Rock Song: Neil Young, “Angry World’
Rock Album: Muse, The Resistance
Rock Performance: The Black Keys, “Tighten Up”
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Paul McCartney, “Helter Skelter”
Hard Rock Performance: Them Crooked Vultures, “New Fang”
Metal Performance: Iron Maiden, “El Dorado”
R&B Album: John Legend & The Roots, Wake up!
Contemporary R&B Album: Usher, Raymond V Raymond
R&B Song: John Legend & The Roots, “Shine”
R&B Performance: Sade, “Soldier Of Love”
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: John Legend & The Root, “Hang On In There”
Urban/Alternative Performance: Cee Lo Green, “(Forget) You”
Rap Album: Eminem, Recovery
Rap Solo Performance: Eminem, “Not Afraid”
Rap Performance By A Duo or Group: Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz, “On To The Next One”
Rap Song: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind”
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, “Empire State Of Mind”
Dance Recording: Rihanna, “Only Girl (In The World)”
Electronic Dance Album: La Roux, La Roux
Musical Show Album: Green Day, American Idiot
Country Album: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
Country Performance by a Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”
Country Song: Lady Antebellum, “Need You Now”