Another year, another interesting list of Grammy Award Winners. The big winner of this year’s festivities was the collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand. Krauss and Plant won 5 Awards, including album of the year, record of the year, pop collaboration with vocals, country collaboration with vocals, and Americana/folk album.
Lil Wayne took home awards for best rap album, rap solo performance, rap group performance (for Swagga Like Us along with Jay-Z, Kanye West, and T.I.), and best rap song. Daft Punk won best dance song (for Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger) and best album for Alive 2007.<br><br>
John Mayer took home solo pop vocal and rock vocal performance awards for “Say” and “Gravity”. Coldplaywon for rock album of the year, as well as song of the year and best vocal performance by a duo/group for “Viva La Vida”. Radiohead’s self-released, pay-what-you-want record In Rainbows was picked as best alternative album, and for best limited or special edition packaging. Bruce Springsteen’s “Girls in their Summer Clothes” won for best rock song. Metallica’s “My Apocalypse” won best metal performance. British singer-songwriter Adele won best new artist and best female pop performance.
Sugarland took home both best country performance by a duo/group and best country song. Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled album won for best R&B album. Coldplay opener Duffy’s Rockferry won for best pop vocal album. Kings of Leon single “Sex on Fire” won best rock performance. Estelle and Kanye West’s “American Boy” won for best rap/sung collaboration. Freak-out rockers The Mars Volta’s “Wax Simulacra” won for best hard rock performance. Carrie Underwood won best female country vocal performance for “Last Name”. Brad Paisley’s “Letter to Me” won for best male country vocal performance. Ne-Yo won for best R&B song and best R&B vocal solo. Mary J. Blige’s “Growing Pains” won the award for best contemporary R&B album. Alicia Keys’ “Superwoman” won for best female R&B vocal solo.