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03 September 2009 

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Beyonce, left, and Tina Turner perform during 50th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, 10 feb 2008


The Grammy is the recording industry's most prestigious award. Each year, recipients are chosen for their excellence in the field, by voting members of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences - record sales and chart position are not taken into consideration.

This year's ceremony took place February 10 in Los Angeles, California.

In this series of reports, VOA takes a closer look at the nominees and their work during the past year.

 

Nominated Artists

 


And The Winners Are...

Record of The Year

blue Bullet small  Irreplaceable - Beyonce
blue Bullet small  The Pretender  - Foo Fighters
blue Bullet small  Umbrella  - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z
blue Bullet small  What Goes Around ... Comes Around - Justin Timberlake 
blue Bullet small  Rehab - Amy Winehouse 

 Album of The Year

blue Bullet small  Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters 
blue Bullet small  These Days - Vince Gill 
blue Bullet small  River: The Joni Letters - Herbie Hancock
blue Bullet small  Graduation - Kanye West
blue Bullet small  Back to Black - Amy Winehouse

Song of The Year

blue Bullet small  Before He Cheats - Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

blue Bullet small  Hey There Delilah - Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T's)

blue Bullet small  Like a Star - Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae)

blue Bullet small  
Rehab  - Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)

blue Bullet small  Umbrella - Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z)

Best New Artist

blue Bullet small  Feist
blue Bullet small  Ledisi
blue Bullet small  Paramore
blue Bullet small  Taylor Swift 
blue Bullet small  Amy Winehouse

 

Official Grammy web site