Surprising or not, Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire turned out to be last night’s big winners beating platinum proven stars like Eminem, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the night’s big award, Album of the Year for The Suburbs. The band’s frontman Win Butler showed the band’s appreciation for the award while talking to press.
“This award is for our record. We really believe in records. When we make a record, we really put all of our soul into it. To be recognized for that [by] this group of people, in the age of the iPod or in the age of the single or whatever it is, we still really care about records so it means a lot to us.”
While not earning the biggest trophy of the night, Country trio Lady Antebellum grossed in the most awards of them all by winning Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Country Song and Best Country Performance by Duo/Group for the song “Need You Now,” and the award for Best Country Album, winning five awards total. Singer Hilary Scott did not hide her pride
“We really wanted to make Nashville and the country music community proud tonight. I hope that they feel that way and i think it just shows that country music is relevant and it’s relatable. I just hope they think we’re flying the flag right.”
Furthermore Eminem won Best Rap Album trophy for Recovery, whereas Lady Gaga took home the Best Pop Vocal Album acknowledgement The Fame Monster. The latter gave an unexpected shout out to Whitney Houston mentioning her upcoming third album Born This Way.
“I want to thank Whitney Houston because when I wrote ‘Born This Way,’ I imagined [she was] singing it,”
British electro outfit La Roux won the award for Best Electronic/Dance Album for their self-titled debut. Additionally, Usher and Fantasia were named Best Male and Best Female R&B Vocal Performances, respectively, for “There Goes My Baby” and “Bittersweet.”
All winners of the 53rd Annual Grammy celebration can be viewed here.