Arcade Fire | Awards | Music | News

Arcade Fire Wins Album of the Year at the Grammys


Arcade Fire took home a deserved win last night for Album of the Year for The Suburbs at the Grammys, beating out Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Lady Antebellum.

Watch Arcade Fire's video for "The Suburbs" and see the full Grammy list, AFTER THE JUMP...

And if you missed it when I posted it earlier this year, "The Wilderness Downtown".

Album of the Year: "The Suburbs," Arcade Fire

Record of the Year: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year: "Need You Now," Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Bad Romance," Lady Gaga

Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Just The Way You Are," Bruno Mars

Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: "Hey Soul Sister," Train

Pop Vocal Album: "The Fame Monster," Lady Gaga

Alternative Album: "Brothers," The Black Keys

Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Crazy Love," Michael Buble

Rock Song: "Angry World," Neil Young

Rock Album: "The Resistance," Muse

Rock Performance: "Tighten Up," The Black Keys

Solo Rock Vocal Performance: "Helter Skelter," Paul McCartney (from Good Evening New York City)

Hard Rock Performance: "New Fang," Them Crooked Vultures

R&B Album: "Wake up!" John Legend & The Roots

Contemporary R&B Album: "Raymond V Raymond," Usher

R&B Song: "Shine," John Legend & The Roots

R&B Performance: "Soldier Of Love," Sade

Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "Hang On In There," John Legend and The Roots

Urban/Alternative Performance: "(Forget) You," Cee Lo Green

Rap Album: "Recovery," Eminem

Rap Solo Performance: "Not Afraid," Eminem

Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group: "On To The Next One," Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz

Rap Song: "Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Empire State Of Mind," Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Dance Recording: "Only Girl (In The World)," Rihanna

Electronic Dance Album: "La Roux," La Roux

Musical Show Album: "American Idiot," (Featuring Green Day)

Traditional World Music Album: "Ali And Toumani," Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate

Contemporary World Music Album: "Throw Down Your Heart, Africa Sessions Part 2," Bela Fleck

Latin Pop Album: "Paraiso Express," Alejandro Sanz

Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album: "El Existenial," Grupo Fantasma.

Tropical Latin Album: Viva La Tradicion, Spanish Harlem Orchestra.

Norteno Album: "Classic," Intocable.

Banda Album: "Enamorate De Mi," El Guero y su Banda Centenario.

Latin Jazz Album: "Chucho's Steps," Chucho Valdes and The Afro-Cuban Messengers.

Tejano Album: "Recuerdos," Little Joe y La Familia.

Male Country Vocal Performance: "'Til Summer Comes Around," Keith Urban

Female Country Vocal Performance: "The House That Built Me," Miranda Lambert

Country Album: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum

Country Song: "Need You Now," Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Country Collaboration With Vocals: "As She's Walking Away," Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson

Contemporary Jazz Album: "The Stanley Clarke Band," The Stanley Clarke Band

Jazz Vocal Album: "Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee," Dee Dee Bridgewater

Jazz Instrumental Album: "Moody 4B," James Moody

Improvised Jazz Solo: "A Change is Gonna Come," Herbie Hancock

Large Ensemble Jazz Album: "Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard," Mingus Big Band

Traditional Blues Album: "Joined At The Hip," Pinetop Perkins & Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Contemporary Blues Album: "Living Proof," Buddy Guy

Traditional Folk Album: "Genuine Negro Jig," Carolina Chocolate Drops

Contemporary Folk Album: "God Willin' and The Creek Don't Rise," Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs

Pop Collaboration With Vocals: "Imagine," Herbie Hancock and Larry Klein, arrangers (Herbie Hancock, Pink, Seal, Jeff Beck, India.Arie, Konono No 1 & Oumou Sangare)

Pop Instrumental Album: "Take Your Pick," Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto

Pop Instrumental Performance: "Nessun Dorma," Jeff Beck

Rock Instrumental Performance: "Hammerhead," Jeff Beck

Bluegrass Album: "Mountain Soul II," Patty Loveless

Americana Album: "You Are Not Alone," Mavis Staples

Hawaiian Music Album: "Huana Ke Aloha," Tia Carrere

Native American Music Album: "2010 Gathering Of Nations Pow Wow: A Spirit's Dance,"(Various Artists) Derek Mathews, Dr. Lita Mathews & Melonie Mathews, producers (Gathering Of Nations Records)

Zydeco Or Cajun Music Album: "Zydeco Junkie," Chubby Carrier and The Bayou Swamp Band

Reggae Album: "Before The Dawn," Buju Banton

Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album: "The Reason," Diamond Rio

New Age Album: "Miho: Journey To The Mountain,"Paul Winter Consort

Metal Performance: "El Dorado," Iron Maiden

Country Instrumental Performance: "Hummingbyrd," Marty Stuart

Musical Album For Children: "Tomorrow's Children," Pete Seeger with The Rivertown Kids and Friends

Spoken Word Album For Children: "Julie Andrews' Collection Of Poems, Songs, And Lullabies," Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Danger Mouse, for Broken Bells

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: "One Love Club," David Guetta and Afrojack's remix of Madonna's Revolver

Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album: "Love God. Love People," Israel Houghton

Gospel Song: "It's What I Do," Jerry Peters & Kirk Whalum, songwriters

Gospel Performance: "Grace," BeBe and CeCe Winans

Traditional Gospel Album: "Downtown Church," Patty Griffin

Rock Or Rap Gospel Album: "Hello Hurricane," Switchfoot

Contemporary R&B Gospel Album: "Still," BeBe and CeCe Winans

Classical Album: "Verdi: Requiem," Riccardo Muti, conductor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus

Choral Performance: "Verdi: Requiem" Riccardo Muti, conductor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chicago Symphony Chorus

Classical Contemporary Composition: "Michael Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony / Deus Ex Machina," Giancarlo Guerrero

Classical Producer: David Frost

Orchestral Performance: "Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina," Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Nashville Symphony

Opera Recording: "Saariaho: L'Amour De Loin," Kent Nagano, conductor; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Rundfunkchor Berlin

Spoken Word Album: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook)," Jon Stewart

Comedy Album: "Stark Raving Black," Lewis Black

Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: "Crazy Heart," (Various Artists) Stephen Bruton & T Bone Burnett, producers

Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: "Toy Story 3," Randy Newman, composer

Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media: The Weary Kind (From Crazy Heart) Ryan Bingham & T Bone Burnett, songwriters

Historical Album: The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)


Feed This post's comment feed


  1. that video is total suck...couldn't watch it.

    Posted by: todd | Feb 14, 2011 8:41:34 AM

  2. Good for them. "The Wilderness Downtown" is cool.

    Posted by: Aman Chaudhary | Feb 14, 2011 9:27:10 AM

  3. A completely deserved win. For those who have never heard of Arcade Fire, take a listen to "Half Light II", "We Used To Wait" or "Sprawl II".

    Posted by: Damen | Feb 14, 2011 9:43:37 AM

  4. Arcade Fire? Sounds good on record. Sounds lousy live. Dull, boring Grammys this year. I couldn't even watch it to the end.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 14, 2011 11:29:49 AM

  5. Thank god Katy Perry didn't win. You can mix and match every single one of her songs, because they have the same construction.

    Posted by: tyn | Feb 14, 2011 12:39:21 PM

  6. for a band that has had the #1 best-selling album in the country and sold-out madison square garden, I was shocked over how many ppl claimed not to know who they were

    Posted by: jj | Feb 14, 2011 4:31:24 PM

  7. Not really into award shows, but congrats to the winners. The Arcade Fire CD is excellent!!!

    Posted by: Ealan75 | Feb 14, 2011 9:04:57 PM

  8. I can never decide whether or not I like Arcade Fire. Some of their songs are so very awesome, but some of them are so very mheh. I feel as though they're the type of band that you really need to listen to the album in full to fully appreciate, but that's not how I like to listen to music most of the time.

    Posted by: Ryan | Feb 14, 2011 10:28:52 PM

  9. I checked the websites of all the local radio stations that would be likely to play Arcade Fire and none of them had anything on the band. I do recall that very cool Wilderness video, but didn't remember the band associated with it. After listening to several of the band's songs, I fell asleep. A bit too soporific for my tastes.

    Posted by: Iko | Feb 14, 2011 11:36:53 PM

Post a comment


« «Chicago Cardinal Condemns 'Open Display of Prejudice' as Activists Protest Catholic Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage« «