Monday, February 9, 2009

Amazing Performances at the 51st Grammy Awards

51st Annual Grammy Awards - Press Room

Despite the alleged rumors of Chris Brown and Rhianna incident, the 51st Grammy awards took place at the Staple Center last night and we have to say the performances were amazing. The performances of putting the greats from the past and today's real stars like NE-YO, Jamie Foxx and Justin Timberlake and pairing them with Smokey Robinson, BB King and Stevie Wonder is just amazing. Those performances didn't stop there as Paul McCartney, took the stage as well as Neil Diamond.

51st Annual Grammy Awards - Backstage & Audience

Kanye West, despite his sometimes eratic behavior, performed like a superstar. Lil Wayne, who won for best rap song, we enjoy his music, but his stage performance lacks tremendously. Our favorite performance was definately Cold Play, who we thought should of won Best Album of the Year.

For the main telecast, we were a bit disappointed that no Latino's were part of it. We know we have the Latin Grammy's, but our presence should of been included, since Latino's buy a lot of music. Check out some of the Latino winners below:

Best Latin Pop Album: "La Vida...Es Un Ratico," Juanes
Best Latin Rock Or Alternative Album: "45," Jaguares
Best Latin Urban Album: "Los Extraterrestres," Wisin y Yandel
Best Tropical Latin Album: "Senor Bachata," Jose Feliciano
Best Regional Mexican Album: "Amor, Dolor Y Lagrimas: Musica Ranchera," Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano; "Canciones De Amor," Mariachi Divas
Best Tejano Album: "Viva La Revolucion," Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution
Best Norteno Album: "Raices," Los Tigres Del Norte
Best Banda Album: "No Es De Madera," Joan Sebastian
Best Latin Jazz Album: "Song For Chico," Arturo O'Farrill & TheAfro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Best Musical Show Album: "In The Heights," Kurt Deutsch, Alex Lacamoire, Andres Levin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Moss & Bill Sherman, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer/lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Lin-Manuel Miranda And Others)


51st Annual Grammy Awards - Arrivals