52nd Grammy Awards & Performances
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards took place on January 31, 2010, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Neil Young was honored as the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year on January 29, two days prior to the Grammy telecast. Only ten of the 109 awards were received during the broadcast. The remaining awards were given during the un-televised portion of the ceremony which preceded the broadcast.
Beyoncé 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 Colbie Caillat, Eminem, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Maxwell, Jason Mraz, A. R. Rahman and Rihanna.
Taylor Swift’s Fearless was awarded the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Swift’s first Album of the Year award in her career. “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.
P!nk – Glitter In The Air
Lady Gaga & Elton John – Speechless
Black Eyed Peas – Imma Be / I Gotta Feeling
Beyonce – Like A Boy
Lil’ Wayne, Eminem and Drake – Drop The World and Forever