Plant, Krauss Win Big At Grammys

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center.

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Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the big winners at the 51st annual Grammy Awards at Los Angeles' Staples Center, tallying five trophies, including album of the year for the Rounder project "Raising Sand" and record of the year for "Please Read The Letter." "We are thrilled and very grateful to everybody who is excited for us," Krauss said. "I'm bewildered," Plant said. "In the old days we would have called this selling out - but it's a good way to spend a Sunday." The wins came on top of their victories for pop collaboration with vocals for "Rich Woman," as well as best country collaboration with vocals for "Killing The Blues" and best contemporary folk/Americana album. Krauss and Plant performed both "Rich Woman" and "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" during the show. "This project has been spectacular from the beginning," Plant said. "We're very proud of the job T-Bone Burnett did for us to make it so good." Read the entire article at Billboard.com.

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    Xanadu_ROCK
    this album is superb. T-Bone burnett did a great job producing it: the sound on it is really great
    DANZIG767
    Ead wrote: wtf is the difference between album of the year and record of the year?
    record is a single song and album is the entire album
    patrickdenneyto
    Ranting Thespia wrote: I am not a huge fan of Radiohead, however I commend them on their originality and I think they have great talent, just I am not into them. I also don't care what anyone says about Coldplay, I loved them from day 1 and still love them. However, I think Plant and Krauss did an amazing album. They deserved their awards. The two great performances were McCartney and Plant and Krauss. Also Green Day was the one who presented them with Album of the Year award. However I am still pissed that the Grammys decided to ignore the passing of LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) when they played their tribute to artists who died in 2008. I am with Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) when he said, "It just goes to show how full of s*** the Grammys have become."
    Yeah I think Coldplay should have won album of the year, because I really think their album was, for lack of a better term, epic. It really shook up the music industry. And I definitely agree about not putting LeRoi Moore on there, that was complete shit. They put a buncha people no one has even heard of on there, but not a member of one of the best bands around. The grammys are full of shit.
    Beakwithteeth
    Ranting Thespia wrote: However I am still pissed that the Grammys decided to ignore the passing of LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) when they played their tribute to artists who died in 2008. I am with Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) when he said, "It just goes to show how full of s*** the Grammys have become."
    I didn't even notice that.... Wow God Damn the grammys.
    Ranting Thespia
    I can't even see how they can have a "Rock" category. Rock is such a wide category. There is Alternative, Progressive, Folk, Classic, Rockabilly, and more. Coldplay is "Rock" just mellow rock until it comes to songs they do live like Politik . . . but you Coldplay haters have probably never heard them live because you just hear the radio singles and just bitch about them. Guess what hand signal I am showing to you guys. Also the difference between Record and Album of the years is Record is just a single and Album is is the whole album. They just use the same terms when Vinyl was still the main medium.
    Sound_Garden_X
    The Raconteurs should have won best rock album. The Mars Volta won best hard rock performance and thats all i've got.
    LedZepp5445
    AEnima18 : im still annoyed that coldplay won best rock band or whatever the category was. coldplay, rock?! nooooo
    +infinity
    DaGuitarMasta01
    LedZepp5445 : "im still annoyed that coldplay won best rock band or whatever the category was. coldplay, rock?! nooooo" Seriously when did cold play become rock I love Coldplay but they are not rock they are way to mellow.
    Yeti60
    I listened to the album all the way through the other day. It was quality. I enjoyed it.
    HendrixClaptonP
    I agree with Sound Garden X, racontuers should have got best rock album, consolers of the lonely was a great album, and Coldplay rock? Not to mention they had to steal satch's song to win lol. Still, big congrats to Plant and Krauss.
    TheRedCrunch
    There's one thing, however, that we can celebrate about and that was the Jonas Brother not winning a Grammy. I like Coldplay, and felt that they deserved it. I know all of you are like "Coldplay...ew...Joe Satriani's song", but put it this way, Coldplay has grabbed today's music industry by the balls and told them what real pop music is supposed to be. Brian Eno is a genius and I congratulate Coldplay for their win. On the other hand, CONGRATS ROBERT PLANT! Wow, their win just solidified that it doesn't take being on MTV constantly or having TMZ all over your nuts to win, all you need is GREAT music. One thing I was disappointed is that Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers actually performed at the Grammy's. All three are horrible, well, I can't say musicians because that's just not suitable. They have tainted the the Grammys. And yes, I'm pissed that LeRoi Moore wasn't mentioned. R.I.P.
    delizio37
    brad paisley 2nd year in a row winning best instrumental with "Cluster Pluck" check it out if you havent
    visiofx
    lil wayne..miley cyrus..kanye..tpain..katy perry dont deserve to be in the same stage with the legendary Robert Plant...led zeppelin is bigger than any of this lame performers can ever achieve.whats this world coming to?somebody pinch me i think im frkn hallucinating
    radomu
    Jesus, just forget that whoever likes coldplay or radiohead, there's nothing wrong with that. Be more open minded
    StratDune
    Ranting Thespia wrote: However I am still pissed that the Grammys decided to ignore the passing of LeRoi Moore (
    yeah i was thinking of the same thing during those minutes, dude... its a shame. I haven't listened to the whole Plant/Krauss album yet. But 3 songs i heard, i respect their quality. Legendary Plant has still got the sting, man.
    MoreGilmour
    Looks as though there is a lot of butthurt going on around here do to an act with actual talent winning some grammys. It's ok though, you naysayers just relax, buy some extra tight girls pants, and remember how non-conformist you are.
    ZeppNTool
    The Grammys ceased to be relevant AGES ago. Kinda like MTV. To me, it just goes hand in hand. But kudos to Plant and Krauss (she's kind of a fox)
    CSUTremonti777
    pak1351 wrote: You know how I know you're gay? You like Coldplay.
    God I love that movie On the grammy's tho...I refuse to acknowledge anyone who wins an award. Like MJK said its just the (pop) music business celebrating itself. Until they recognize that hard rock and metal deserve more than one category apiece I consider anything involved with the grammy's pure rubbish. Come on...Jonas brothers as best new artist? Really? God damn grammy's...
    Cianyx
    Ranting Thespia wrote: I can't even see how they can have a "Rock" category. Rock is such a wide category. There is Alternative, Progressive, Folk, Classic, Rockabilly, and more. Coldplay is "Rock" just mellow rock until it comes to songs they do live like Politik . . . but you Coldplay haters have probably never heard them live because you just hear the radio singles and just bitch about them.
    True. But.. If we didn't like anything they produce, why would we listen to them live or at any other time? Also.. Sucks that LeRoi didn't get mentioned
    pak1351
    Fantastic album, Allison Krauss has won a boatload of grammys, she has a fantastic voice and deserves everything she gets. First heard her on the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack. You know how I know you're gay? You like Coldplay.
    ReaperWaits
    Equivalence wrote: In my opinion, they definitely do NOT deserve it more than Radiohead. I consider them to be one of the most original bands around nowadays, but at least Lil Wayne didn't get it...
    Woah, Woah, Woah, The..****?
    Ranting Thespia
    pak1351 wrote: . . . You know how I know you're gay? You like Coldplay.
    I now know how immature you are. Thanks for telling me.
    fitterhappier34
    Ranting Thespia wrote: I am not a huge fan of Radiohead, however I commend them on their originality and I think they have great talent, just I am not into them. I also don't care what anyone says about Coldplay, I loved them from day 1 and still love them. However, I think Plant and Krauss did an amazing album. They deserved their awards. The two great performances were McCartney and Plant and Krauss. Also Green Day was the one who presented them with Album of the Year award. However I am still pissed that the Grammys decided to ignore the passing of LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) when they played their tribute to artists who died in 2008. I am with Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) when he said, "It just goes to show how full of s*** the Grammys have become."
    I thought the same thing. I kept saying "what about Dave Matthews' sax player???" I didn't know his name because I'm not a big fan, but I do remember hearing about the situation. Also, nice to see another Coldplay fan on UG, lol.
    Ead
    wtf is the difference between album of the year and record of the year?
    RadioMuse
    In Rainbows was the best and most significant album up for the Album of the Year award; thus it should've won. Paper Planes should've had record of the year. The other three awards I agree with whole-heartedly. I have an really enjoy Raising Sand, and while it has some impact on me; proving that modern country isn't just the washed up shit that sells out stadiums full of NASCAR fans, it's not going to matter in 20 years. Though I'm not sure any of nominees will... Ah well. There were many good performances and I was happy to see the Jonas Bros get snubbed on best new act.
    kranoscorp
    I have not heard their album, but I thought that their performance at the grammys were lackluster at best. I think that radiohead should have won due to their groundbreaking release style and quality of music.
    MangeRamone
    kranoscorp wrote: I have not heard their album, but I thought that their performance at the grammys were lackluster at best. I think that radiohead should have won due to their groundbreaking release style and quality of music.
    best be trollan
    Otnip
    Oh look at me, I'm going to put down every musician that won an award that I hate, despite it being completely unrelated to the article, because I'm awesome. And good for Plant and Krauss, btw.
    AEnima18
    im still annoyed that coldplay won best rock band or whatever the category was. coldplay, rock?! nooooo
    Ranting Thespia
    I am not a huge fan of Radiohead, however I commend them on their originality and I think they have great talent, just I am not into them. I also don't care what anyone says about Coldplay, I loved them from day 1 and still love them. However, I think Plant and Krauss did an amazing album. They deserved their awards. The two great performances were McCartney and Plant and Krauss. Also Green Day was the one who presented them with Album of the Year award. However I am still pissed that the Grammys decided to ignore the passing of LeRoi Moore (Dave Matthews Band) when they played their tribute to artists who died in 2008. I am with Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band) when he said, "It just goes to show how full of s*** the Grammys have become."
    radomu
    W00t, extremely proud for them. They deserve it more than Coldplay or Radio Head. Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's voice unite as if they were made for each other.
    insomniac38
    I had my reservations about this album, but it's actually really good if you take the album as a whole.
    Equivalence
    In my opinion, they definitely do NOT deserve it more than Radiohead. I consider them to be one of the most original bands around nowadays, but at least Lil Wayne didn't get it...
    So Real
    I feel that Radiohead made the strongest album out of the nominees, but props to Plant and Krauss. They made a good country album which was given a good deal of exposure due to Robert Plant's name that it wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
    Shaned
    i still have not heard any of their stuff yet... but hell good for plant and blink 182 made my day too
    MrReMo
    Right, AEnima18, coldplay is not rock, is Music. A couple of things. In my opinion, Grammys are just a funny candy money lollipop showcase of worldwide music industry, where 'worldwide' means "USA & all his friends", where music is diminished into a piece of golden-painted gramaphone and represents how deep into the rabbit hole of capitalism music has landed. But it's this new scheme of life that won't let people believe that there's another way, another path to celebrate music as it is, the royal art of producing everything from nothing, and as Maynard Keenan said "It's the music business celebrating itself." Raising Sand is a good album, but you can't even compare it with Radiohead or Coldplay, nobody can't, because it is DIFFERENT . Keep the music in your head and in your heart, don't focus your composing skills, your nature as humans art creators to satisfy Grammys poeple and feed music industry. Music is us.
    Silas S Thompso
    I'm not a fan of the album but since he wants to do easy listening type music good for him. His voice suits it well.
    thedarkblues06
    leftinflinflon wrote: Given Robert Plant can't sing the old LZ stuff and he is 60 years old or so,plus he can finally hear himself when he sings,so Its all good for Robert, besides, Alison is a dish with a great voice of the ages, and its not county ,its more like Bluegrass music. No wonder he had no time for Lead Zep, he was too busy winning 6 grammies and breaking new trail for musicians, just like he did 40 years ago. Robert Plant, a true musical pioneer. I think Page should break out his old mandolin and hook up with Ricky Scaggs. Forget the LZ stuff and move on, its done, its over, it was fun but it can be no more.
    Your post is well founded, and has good points....but seriously...
    RockUAway wrote: w00t im glad they won it, super happy. the only downfall, one more reason for Led Zep not to reunite. Oh well. Congrats.
    xcmasta91 wrote: good for him proves he doesnt need led zeppelin to make good music
    You are the only three who are STILL talking about Plant and LZ. Shut up about it. It's done and over. Congrats Plant, enjoyed the album.
    snoogins17
    i thought radiohead shoulda won, in rainbows was absoloutly brilliant, not sayin the plant album wasnt, just radioheads was really inovative and new on so many levels, i felt they got gipped a little bit
    Shamanic Rhythm
    MrReMo wrote: Right, AEnima18, coldplay is not rock, is Music. A couple of things. In my opinion, Grammys are just a funny candy money lollipop showcase of worldwide music industry, where 'worldwide' means "USA & all his friends", where music is diminished into a piece of golden-painted gramaphone and represents how deep into the rabbit hole of capitalism music has landed. But it's this new scheme of life that won't let people believe that there's another way, another path to celebrate music as it is, the royal art of producing everything from nothing, and as Maynard Keenan said "It's the music business celebrating itself." Raising Sand is a good album, but you can't even compare it with Radiohead or Coldplay, nobody can't, because it is DIFFERENT. Keep the music in your head and in your heart, don't focus your composing skills, your nature as humans art creators to satisfy Grammys poeple and feed music industry. Music is us.
    Agreed.