2009 Grammy Award Winners

2009 Grammy Awards Winners

Winners Announced: February 8, 2009
Held at: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Host: No official host
Eligibility Year: October 1, 2007September 30, 2008

Noteworthy Grammy 2009 Trivia

  • Raising Sand by Robert Plant & Alison Krauss was the evening’s big winner, snagging Album of the Year and Record of the Year for Please Read the Letter.
  • The night was a triumph for Lil Wayne, who walked away with four Grammys, including Best Rap Album for Tha Carter III.
  • Coldplay’s Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends snagged three awards, including Song of the Year for Viva La Vida.
  • This Grammy ceremony was unique in that it featured a 3-D tribute to Michael Jackson, who had passed away the previous year.
  • Adele won her first two Grammy Awards this year, including Best New Artist, kickstarting her meteoric rise in the music industry.
  • The night was also significant for Radiohead’s live performance of 15 Step with the USC Marching Band, a groundbreaking collaboration that garnered much attention.

2009 Grammy Winners

Album of the Year:
Raising Sand – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Rap Album:
Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne
Male Pop Vocal Performance:
Say – John Mayer
Record of the Year:
Please Read the Letter – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
New Artist:
Rock Album:
Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends – Coldplay
Pop Collaboration With Vocals:
Rich Woman – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Song of the Year:
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals:
Stay – Sugarland
R&B Album:
Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Rick Rubin
Producer of the Year, Classical:
David Frost
Female Pop Vocal Performance:
Chasing Pavements – Adele
Pop Vocal Album:
Rockferry – Duffy
Pop Instrumental Performance:
I Dreamed There Was No War – Eagles
Pop Instrumental Album:
Jingle All the Way – Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals:
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Alternative Music Album:
In Rainbows – Radiohead
Solo Rock Vocal Performance:
Gravity – John Mayer
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals:
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Hard Rock Performance:
Wax Simulacra – The Mars Volta
Metal Performance:
My Apocalypse – Metallica
Rock Instrumental Performance:
Peaches En Regalia – Zappa Plays Zappa
Rock Song:
Girls in Their Summer Clothes – Bruce Springsteen
Rap Solo Performance:
A Milli – Lil Wayne
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group:
Swagga Like Us – Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne
Rap/Sung Collaboration:
American Boy – Estelle featuring Kanye West
Rap Song:
Lollipop – Dwayne Carter, Darius Harrison, James Scheffer, Stephen Garrett and Rex Zamor
Country Song:
Stay – Sugarland
Female Country Vocal Performance:
Last Name – Carrie Underwood
Male Country Vocal Performance:
Letter to Me – Brad Paisley
Country Collaboration with Vocals:
Killing the Blues – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Country Instrumental Performance:
Cluster Pluck – Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Steve Wariner
R&B Song:
Miss Independent – Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Shaffer Smith
Contemporary R&B Album:
Growing Pains – Mary J. Blige
Female R&B Vocal Solo:
Superwoman – Alicia Keys
Male R&B Vocal Solo:
Miss Independent – Ne-Yo
R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals:
Stay With Me (By the Sea) – Al Green featuring John Legend
Traditional R&B Vocal Performance:
You’ve Got the Love I Need – Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton
Urban/Alternative Performance:
Be OK – Chrisette Michele featuring will.i.am
Dance Recording:
Harder Better Faster Stronger – Daft Punk
Electronic Dance Album:
Alive 2007 – Daft Punk
Bluegrass Album:
Honoring the Fathers of Bluegrass: Tribute to 1946 and 1947 – Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
Traditional Blues Album:
One Kind Favor – B.B. King
Contemporary Blues Album:
City That Care Forgot – Dr. John and The Lower 911
New Age Album:
Peace Time – Jack DeJohnette
Contemporary Jazz Album:
Randy in Brasil – Randy Brecker
Jazz Vocal Album:
Loverly – Cassandra Wilson
Jazz Instrumental Solo:
BE-BOP – Terence Blanchard
Jazz Instrumental Album Individual or Group:
The New Crystal Silence – Chick Corea and Gary Burton
Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard – The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
Latin Jazz Album:
Song for Chico – Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra
Latin Pop Album:
La Vida … Es Un Ratico – Juanes
Latin Rock or Alternative Album:
45 – Jaguares
Latin Urban Album:
Los Extraterrestres – Wisin y Yandel
Tropical Latin Album:
Senor Bachata – Jose Feliciano
Regional Mexican Album:
Amor, Dolor y Légrimas: Musica Ranchera – Los Camperos Canciones De Amor – Mariachi Divas
Tejano Album:
Viva La Revolucion – Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution
Norteño Album:
Raíces – Los Tigres Del Norte
Banda Album:
No Es De Madera – Joan Sebástian
Traditional Folk Album:
At 89 – Pete Seeger
Contemporary Folk/Americana Album:
Raising Sand – Robert Plant and Alison Krauss (Rounder)
Native American Music Album:
Come to Me Great Mystery: Native American Healing Songs – Various Artists
Hawaiian Music Album:
Ikena – Tia Carrere and Daniel Ho
Zydeco or Cajun Music Album:
Live at the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival – BeauSoleil and Michael Doucet
Engineering Album, Classical:
Traditions and Transformations: Sounds of Silk Road Chicago – David Frost, Tom Lazarus and Christopher Willis
Reggae Album:
Jah Is Real – Burning Spear
Traditional World Music Album: Ilembe:
Honoring Shaka Zulu – Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Contemporary World Music Album:
Global Drum Project – Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo
Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:
Juno – Various Artists
Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Television or Other Visual Media:
The Dark Knight
Polka Album:
Let the Whole World Sing – Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra
Gospel Performance:
Get Up – Mary Mary
Gospel Song:
Help Me Believe – Kirk Franklin
Rock or Rap Gospel Album:
Alive and Transported – TobyMac
Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album:
Thy Kingdom Come – CeCe Winans
Southern, Country, Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Lovin’ Life – Gaither Vocal Band
Traditional Gospel Album:
Down in New Orleans – The Blind Boys of Alabama
Contemporary R&B Gospel Album:
The Fight of My Life – Kirk Franklin
Classical Album:
Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – James Conlon, conductor
Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media:
Down to Earth from WALL-E – Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
Musical Show Album:
In the Heights – Kurt Deutsch, Alex Lacamoire, Andres Levin, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Joel Moss and Bill Sherman, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer/lyricist
Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling):
An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore) – Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon and Blair Underwood
Musical Album for Children:
Here Come the 123s – They Might Be Giants
Spoken Word Album Children:
Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live – Bill Harley
Comedy Album:
It’s Bad for Ya – George Carlin
Instrumental Composition:
The Adventures of Mutt – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – John Williams
Instrumental Arrangement:
Define Dancing from WALL-E, Peter Gabriel and Thomas Newman
Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):
Here’s That Rainy Day – Nan Schwartz
Engineered Album, Non-Classical:
Consolers of the Lonely – Joe Chiccarelli, Vance Powell and Jack White III, engineers
Remixed Recording:
Electric Feel (Justice Remix) – Justice
Surround Sound Album:
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Night on Bald Mountain; Prelude to Khovanshchina – Michael Bishop
Opera Recording:
Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny – James Conlon, conductor
Orchestral Performance: Shostakovich:
Symphony No. 4 – Bernard Haitink, conductor Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (With Orchestra):
Schoenberg/Sibelius: Violin Concertos – Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Hilary Hahn
Instrumental Soloist Performance (Without Orchestra):
Piano Music of Salonen, Stucky, and Lutoslawski – Gloria Cheng
Chamber Music Performance:
Carter, Elliott: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 5 – Pacifica Quartet
Small Ensemble Performance:
Spotless Rose: Hymns to the Virgin Mary – Charles Bruffy, conductor; Phoenix Chorale
Classical Vocal Performance:
Corigliano: Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan – Hila Plitmann
Classical Contemporary Composition:
Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan – John Corigliano
Classical Crossover Album:
Simple Gifts – The King’s Singers
Short Form Music Video:
Pork and Beans – Weezer, Mathew Cullen
Long Form Music Video:
Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Recording Package:
Death Magnetic – Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat and David Turner
Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:
In Rainbows – Stanley Donwood, Mel Maxwell and Christiaan Munro
Album Notes: Kind of Blue:
50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – Francis Davis
Historical Album:
Art of Field Recording Volume I: Fifty Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum – Steven Lance Ledbetter and Art Rosenbaum, compilation producers