Eminem won only two awards. And Esperanza Spalding beat Drake and Justin Bieber. A ceremony full of surprises.
Everything indicated that Eminem was going to be once again crowned the most (with good reason: he arrived with 10 nominations). But the big ceremony Grammy Awards, held on Sunday February 13 night, had a few surprises.
Of course, the rapper did not leave empty-handed (he won two awards: Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance), but was overshadowed by a sense of country trio Lady Antebellum that hand on your hard "Need You Now" , which garnered 5 awards (including Song of the Year , Record of the Year and Best Country Album ).
Anyway, the big surprise night was another ... Arcade Fire! The great collective indie-rock band from Canada won the top prize of the night: Album of the Year (for his great album "The Suburbs " published in mid-2010). And it was really a surprise because, in truth, and bands are not often win at the Grammys, less against the pop giants as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Eminem. The other big surprise was undoubtedly Esperanza Spalding, the jazz bass player was chosen as Best New Artist , leaving the way Drake and Justin Bieber. Other winners
Featured were Lady Gaga ( Best Pop Album for "The Fame Monster"), Muse ( Best Rock Album for "The Resistance") and Train ( Best PerformancePop for "Hey, Soul Sister ").
However, anyone could foresee that Arcade Fire would beat Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry? Who would guess that Esperanza Spalding would beat Drake and Justin Bieber? Was it a gesture to dismiss both manufactured commercial pop? Impossible to know. The truth is that the Grammys ceremony was marked by great performances of music in vivo.