Beyonce takes home 6 Grammy Awards
The Tennessee quartet, long more popular internationally, finally achieved mainstream success in the United States last year with the song “Use Somebody,” which crossed over to pop audiences. In a surprise victory, they become the first Nashville rock band to win record of the year.
Brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill and their cousin Matthew Followill also won a pair of Grammys in the rock field for the song, taking their career haul to four.
Taylor Swift has already taken home Grammy’s for female country vocal and country song, both for her “White Horse” single. She is still in contention for 6 more awards to be handed out tonight. Swift said in her acceptance speech, “This my first Grammy, you guys! This is a Grammy…I live in awe of the people that I was nominated against in this category.”
Lady Gaga took home two Grammy awards for best dance recording for “Poker Face,” and electronic/dance album prize for “The Fame.”
Other winners include Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” composer A.R. Rahman who won two Grammys for best film soundtrack and best theme song (“Jai Ho”). Composer Michael Giaccino won two Grammys as well for best score soundtrack and best instrumental composition for the film “Up.”
The rest of the Grammy awards will be handed out during the televised show tonight at 8:00 PST.
Read the rest of the winners here.