Alicia Keys picked up five Grammy Awards from the six categories in which she was nominated, winning ‘Song Of The Year’, ‘Best Female R&B Vocal Performance’ and ‘Best R&B Song’ for her single ‘Fallin’.She also won ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Best R&B Album’ for her full length effort ‘Songs In A Minor’.
U2 followed their NME Carling Award for ‘Best Live Act’ with four nods at the 44th annual event, which took place at the Los Angeles Staples Center.
They were awarded in the ‘Record Of The Year’ category for ‘Walk On’, ‘Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal’ for their single ‘ Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of’, ‘Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal’ for ‘Elevation’ and ‘Best Rock Album’ for ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’.
Other winners on the night included [/a], who picked up the Grammy for ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ for her debut UK single ‘I’m Like A Bird’, [a]Linkin Park and who were awarded ‘Best Hard Rock Performance’ for ‘Crawling’.
Coldplay, whose ‘Parachutes’ was awarded the Grammy for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’, beat off competition from Radiohead, who made do with the award for ‘Best Recording Package’ for the limited edition version of their album ‘Amnesiac’.
In the rap categories, Missy Elliott won ‘Best Rap Solo Performance’ for her NME Single Of The Year ‘Get Ur Freak On’. ‘Best Rap Album’ went to Outkast‘s ‘Stankonia’, while EVE and Gwen Stefani’s ‘Let Me Blow Ya Mind’ was honoured with ‘Best Rap/Sung Collaboration’.
For a full list of winners, click here.