Monday, February 1, 2010

52 Annual Grammy Awards 2010 Winner’s

AR Rahman bagged two awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 ceremony held at Los Angeles. This is the first time AR Rahman has been nominated for a Grammy and he won it on the first time itself. Rahman received Grammy awards for best film song and best soundtrack, both for the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
AR Rahman’s competitors were Steve Jordan (Cadillac Records), Quentin Tarantino (Inglorious Basterds) for the best compilation soundtrack for a motion picture category. ARR defeated Bruce Springsteen for his song The Wrestler in the best song category.
Music Maestro ARR made the India proud by winning two Grammy at the same time in 2010. After winning double Grammy, ARR joins the elite club in which some illustrious Indians were already members. In the history of more than five decades of Grammy Awards, only few Indian have won it. ARR’s award is special compared to the other winners because he won the award with his association with Indian and others achieve that with western musician.

Sitar Maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar won Grammy in 1967 for his performance in West Meets East with violinist Yehudi Menuhin in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. He fetched the award again in 1972 for The Concert for Bangladesh featuring him, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Leon Russel, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton and Klaus Voormann. The concert of Bangladesh was also named Album of the Year.

Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain’s Planet drum, an album he co-created and produced with Mickey Hart, fetched the first ever Grammy for Best World Music Album in 1992. In 1994 Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt won a Grammy for the Album A Meeting By The River with Ry Cooder and other western artists. In 2002 Pandit Ravi Shankar hit the Hatrick Grammy for his album Full Circle - Carnegie Hall 2000 in the Best World Music Album category.

Zakir Hussain won his second Grammy in 2009 in the contemporary World Music Album category for his collaborative album Global Drum Project along with Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo.

Though many Indian’s like Asha Bhosle (Best Contemporary World Music category for her album You Have Stolen My Heart: Songs from RD Burman’s Bollywood in 2005, Legacy, a private album which had eleven fixed compositions in association with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan), Louise Banks, Anoushka Shankar, Debashish Bhattacharya, Lakshmi Shankar and Bickram Ghosh were nominated for Grammy but they missed the biggest music award.

And The Top Grammy Winners of 2010 are……

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce became the first female artist ever to win six Grammy in one day and she has now total 16 Grammy in her credit. Taylor Swift was the youngest artist to win for the Album of the Year. She won four awards and breaks the record of Alanis Morissette, who previously holds the record as the youngest Album of the year winner for Jagged Little Pill in 1966 at the age of 21.
Taylor Swift

Kings of Leon won three awards and it is the fifth rock group to take that key award since 1999.
Kings of Leon

Black Eyed Peas and Jay-Z won three Grammy each and Two-time winners include Lady Gaga, Eminem, Maxwell, Rihanna, Jason Mraz and Colbie Cailat.
Black Eyed Peas


Zac-Brown Band took the award for Best New Artist by defeating contemporary R&B Singer Keri Hilson. The Brown Band is the second country artist in four years to win the New Artist award, following Carrie Underwood.

The King of Pop late Michael Jackson, who created Grammy history two-and-half decades before as the first artist to win eight Grammy in one night was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Bobby Darin, Loretta Lynn and Leonard Cohen are the other Lifetime Achievement Award winners of Grammy 2010.

Michael Jackson

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