Rap Beats Rock At Grammys?

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Rap Beats Rock At Grammys?
The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wolfmother, Bob Dylan and Gnarls Barkley were big winners at Grammy Awards on February 11. The Red Hot Chili Peppers claimed three of the 95 awards announced before the show got underway at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The rock veterans claimed Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best Rock Song for "Dani California," while their album "Stadium Arcadium" picked up the Grammy for Best Boxed (Set) Or Special Limited Edition Package. Bob Dylan won two Grammys -- for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for "Someday Baby" and for best contemporary folk/Americana album for "Modern Times." Gnarls Barkley also claimed a string of early gongs, taking home Best Alternative Music Album for "St Elsewhere" and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for 2006 summer anthem "Crazy". The Sydney power-rock trio Wolfmother continued their path to world domination when they won the Award for the breakthrough hit "Woman." They beat rock heavyweights Nine Inch Nails, Tool and System of a Down for Best Hard Rock Performance. "We're blown away," a surprised singer Andrew Stockdale told the audience at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles. "This doesn't happen very often at all, in Australia, to any band." (watch the video at this location). Prince was shut out of the five categories he was nominated in. Fargo native Jonny Lang -- who started out as a blues-rock singer-guitarist -- won a Grammy for Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album, for "Turn Around." As a whole, Rap/R&B got 13 Grammy Categories, while Metal/Rock/Alternative -- only 8...
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