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Monday, February 14, 2011

Grammy Winners 2011: Arcade Fire engulfs Eminem

There may have been some intense special effect fire during Eminem's performance at the 2011 Grammy Awards Sunday night, but another type of fire spoiled his party. The Detroit rapper, nominated for ten awards, lost out to Arcade Fire for the highly-coveted Album of the Year award.

Eminem had been nominated for "Recovery" for Album of the Year, and was competing against Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum and Arcade Fire. In a major shocker or upset, it was Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" which rocked the decision makers enough to garner the win.

Still, Eminem won several awards on the night including the consolation prize of Best Rap Album. He beat out Jay-Z, Drake and B.o.B for the trophy. Also, Eminem rocked the stage with Rihanna and Adam Levine for "Love the Way You Lie," then assisted his mentor, Dr. Dre, in the new track "I Need a Doctor."

Other winners on the night included Jay-Z, Lady Antebellum, Muse, Miranda Lambert and Lady Gaga. Newcomer Justin Bieber saw himself shut out in two major categories, falling to Gaga for the Pop Album award and in a shocking loss, losing Best New Artist to Esperanza Spalding? (That's right, who?!)

A complete list of the 2011 Grammy Winners can be seen here.

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