Coldplay perform 'Politik' with members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra to a standing ovation...
Coldplay, who performed ‘Politik’ with members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, picked up the awards for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for ‘In My Place’ and Best Alternative Music Album for ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’ at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Elsewhere, Norah Jones followed her Brit Awards success with eight Grammys, including Album of The Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Eminem picked up awards for Best Short Form Music Video for ‘Without Me’ and Best Rap Album for ‘The Eminem Show’, while the live highlight of the evening came in the form of a cover of Sheryl Crow‘s ‘London Calling’ featuring Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zant, Elvis Costello and Dave Grohl. At the ceremony the Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Westway to the World’ was crowned Best Long Form Music Video.
In addition to Coldplay‘s orchestral rendition of ‘Politik’ and the all-star Bruce Springsteen tribute, other performers included Eminem, who took the stage to sing ‘Lose Yourself’ in a T-shirt with the logo “Free Yayo” on it, referring to Tony Yayo of 50 Cent’s G-Unit, who is serving a jail sentence for gun possession. He performed with The Roots and D 12 rapper Proof.
*N Sync performed a tribute to late [/a] Maurice Gibb, singing a medley of hits including ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, ‘Lonely Days’ and ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’.
Kid Rock stepped in to duet with [a] on ‘You’re An Original’ after Lenny Kravitz pulled out at the last minute, and [a][/a] performed ‘The Rising’ from his album of the same name, about the survivors of the September 11 attacks.
The main of this year’s Grammys are:
Album of the Year – Norah Jones, ‘Come Away With Me’
Record of the Year – Norah Jones, ‘Don’t Know Why’
Song of the Year – Norah Jones, ‘Don’t Know Why’
Best New Artist – Norah Jones
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration – Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland, ‘Dilemma’
Best Male Rap Solo Performance – Nelly, ‘Hot In Herre’
Best Short Form Music Video -Eminem, ‘Without Me’
Best Long Form Music Video -The Clash, ‘Westway To The World’
Best Metal Performance – Korn, ‘Here To Stay’
Best Male Rock Vocal Performance – Bruce Springsteen, ‘The Rising’
Best Dance Recording – Dirty Vegas, ‘Days Go By’
Best Hard Rock Performance – Foo Fighters, ‘All My Life’
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal – Coldplay, ‘In My Place’
Best Rock Album Bruce Springsteen, ‘The Rising’
Best Pop Vocal Album – Norah Jones, ‘Come Away With Me’
Best Rap Album -Eminem, ‘The Eminem Show’
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal – No Doubt, ‘Hey Baby’
Best Rock Instrumental Performance – The Flaming Lips, ‘Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)’
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance -Norah Jones, ‘Don’t Know Why’
Best Alternative Music Album – Coldplay, ‘A Rush Of Blood To The Head’
For a full list of winners, visit www.grammy.com.