52nd Annual Grammy Awards

52nd Annual Grammy Awards
Date January 31, 2010
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast. The show was moved to January to avoid competing against the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Only ten of the 109 awards were received during the broadcast.[1] The remaining awards were given during the un-televised portion of the ceremony which preceded the broadcast.[2]

Beyoncé, who also received the most nominations, with ten, won a total of six awards breaking the record for most wins by a female artist in one night. Taylor Swift won four while The Black Eyed Peas, Jay-Z and Kings of Leon won three. Artists who won two awards include A. R. Rahman, Colbie Caillat, Eminem, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, Jason Mraz and Rihanna. Judas Priest, AC/DC, and Imogen Heap each won a Grammy for the first time in their careers.

Taylor Swift's Fearless was awarded the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the youngest to win the award at age 20. "Use Somebody" by rock band Kings of Leon won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, while "Single Ladies" by songwriters Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart, was honored with Grammy Award for Song of the Year. Zac Brown Band was presented with the Grammy Award for Best New Artist, becoming the fourth country music act to ever win the award. They follow behind LeAnn Rimes in 1997, Shelby Lynne in 2001 and Carrie Underwood in 2007.[3]


The following performed:[4]

Artist(s) Song(s)
Lady Gaga
Elton John
"Poker Face"
"Your Song"
Green Day with the cast of American Idiot "21 Guns"
Beyoncé "If I Were a Boy"
"You Oughta Know"
Pink "Glitter in the Air"
The Black Eyed Peas "Imma Be"
"I Gotta Feeling"
Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"
Jamie Foxx
Doug E. Fresh
"Blame It"
Zac Brown Band
Leon Russell
"America the Beautiful"
"Dixie Lullaby"
"Chicken Fried"
Taylor Swift
Stevie Nicks
Butch Walker
"Today Was a Fairytale"
"You Belong With Me"
Tribute to Michael Jackson
Celine Dion
Carrie Underwood
Jennifer Hudson
Smokey Robinson
"Earth Song"
Bon Jovi
Jennifer Nettles
"We Weren't Born to Follow"
"Who Says You Can't Go Home"
"Livin' on a Prayer"
For the 2010 Haiti earthquake
Andrea Bocelli
Mary J. Blige
David Foster
"Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Dave Matthews Band "You and Me"
Roberta Flack
"Pretty Wings"/"Where Is the Love"
Tribute to Les Paul
Jeff Beck
Imelda May
"How High the Moon"
Lil Wayne
Travis Barker
"Drop the World"


The following presented:[4]



Album of the Year
Record of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Pop Vocal Album


Best Dance Recording
Best Electronic/Dance Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
Best Hard Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album


Best Alternative Music Album


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Best R&B Song
Best R&B Album
Best Contemporary R&B Album


Best Rap Solo Performance
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album


Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Best Country Instrumental Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album

New Age

Best New Age Album


Best Contemporary Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album


Best Gospel Performance
Best Gospel Song
Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album
Best Southern/Country/Bluegrass Gospel Album
Best Traditional Gospel Album
Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album


Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock, Alternative or Urban Album
Best Tropical Latin Album
Best Regional Mexican Album
Best Tejano Album
Best Norteño Album
Best Banda Album

American roots

Best Americana Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Traditional Blues Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Contemporary Folk Album
Best Hawaiian Music Album
Best Native American Music Album
Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album


Best Reggae Album

World music

Best Traditional World Music Album
Best Contemporary World Music Album


Best Children's Music Album
Best Children's Spoken Word Album

Spoken word

Best Spoken Word Album


Best Comedy Album

Musical show

Best Musical Show Album

Film, TV and other visual media

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album
Best Score Soundtrack Album
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Composing and arranging

Best Instrumental Composition
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)


Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Album notes

Best Album Notes


Best Historical Album

Production, non-classical

Best Engineered Album, Non Classical
Producer of the Year, Non Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Production, surround sound

Best Surround Sound Album

Production, classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical


Best Classical Album
Best Orchestra Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance

Paul McCreesh, conductor (The Gabrieli Consort)

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra)
Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra)
Best Chamber Music Performance
Best Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Vocal Performance
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Best Classical Crossover Album

Music video

Best Short Form Music Video
Best Long Form Music Video

Special merit awards

MusiCares Person of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Trustees Award Winners
Technical Grammy Award Winners
President's Merit Award

In Memoriam

A tribute to the music personalities lost in 2009: Mary Travers, Mike Seeger, Kate McGarrigle, Alan W. Livingston, Allen Klein, Pop Winans, Sami Bradley, Willie Mitchell, Snooks Eaglin, Koko Taylor, Louis Bellson, Gerry Niewood, Sam Butera, Hank Crawford, Dan Seals, Kenny Rankin, Vern Gosdin, Shelby Singleton, Larry Knechtel, Barry Beckett, Teddy Pendergrass, Hal Gaba, Skip Miller, Uriel Jones, Jim Dickinson, DJ AM, Stephen Bruton, Jay Bennett, Vic Chesnutt, Bob Bogle, Tom Wilkes, Maurice Jarre, Vic Mizzy, Ali Akbar Khan, George Russell, Arthur Ferrante, Lukas Foss, Erich Kunzel, Alicia de Larrocha, Wilma Cozart Fine, Mercedes Sosa, Orlando "Cachaíto" López, Ellie Greenwich, Greg Ladanyi, Al Martino, Pierre Cossette and Les Paul.

Note: Michael Jackson and Les Paul were given special tributes.



  1. "2009 Grammy Award Winners". Grammmy.com. Retrieved 1 May 2011.
  2. DeRogatis, Jim (1 Feb 2010). "Beyonce rules Grammys, but Swift takes top award". The Beacon-News. Sun Times Media. Retrieved 2010-02-01.
  3. Moody, Nekese Mumbi (2010-12-31). "Beyonce takes 5 Grammys; Kings of Leon win record". Yahoo! News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on February 4, 2010. Retrieved 2015-12-28.
  4. 1 2 GRAMMY.com (2010-01-28). "More GRAMMY Performers, Presenters Announced". GRAMMY.com. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  5. "2010 GRAMMY Flashback: 52nd Annual GRAMMY Award Show Winners". KROQ-FM. February 3, 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2014.

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