Reported live from the Grammys
By Phyllis Pollack
With competition from hip hop rival collaborations "Wild Ones" by Flo-Rida Featuring Sia, "Tonight (Best You Ever Had)," by John Legend featuring Ludacris, "Cherry Wine" by Nas featuring the late Amy Winehouse, it was not an unexpected win.
In his acceptance remarks, Jay Z stated, "I'd like to thank the swap meet for t hat," referring to the Dream's headgear, causing the star-studded Grammy audience to break into laughter.
The Grammy Awards are sponsored by The Recording Academy. Formed in 1957, the Academy is an organization comprised of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals, which is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
Internationally known for the Grammy Awards, the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers.
The Academy also includes in its mission the goal of ensuring music that remains an indelible part of American culture, through its many initiatives that support education. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.
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For the first time ever, the Pre-Telecast Ceremony for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards was streamed live worldwide at both Grammy.com/live and online at CBS.com. Historically, this will mark the first time that the Pre-Telecast Ceremony was held at Nokia Theater.
The televised portion of the music industry's “Biggest Night of the Year” will take place live on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8:00 to 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).
Phyllis Pollack is reporting live from the Grammys.
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