U2's `big, Big Night' At The Grammys

Irish rockers U2 stunned the music world last night (08JAN08) when they picked up five Grammy Awards in Los Angeles to lead their peers at the 48th annual music honours.

A visibly moved BONO stated, "This is really a big, big night for our band," as he accepted the group's fifth award for Album of The Year (HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB).

The group also picked up honours for Song of The Year, Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group, Best Rock Song and Best Rock Album.

Triple winners at last night's Grammy Awards were JOHN LEGEND, MARIAH CAREY and KANYE WEST, who each came to the Staples Center prizegiving with eight nominations.

Bluegrass group ALISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION also left the annual event with three accolades.

Aside from the awards, the night was marked by some magical musical performances, starting with a stunning collaboration between MADONNA and animated group the GORILLAZ and ending with a tribute to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, featuring soul legend SAM MOORE, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, ELVIS COSTELLO, U2's THE EDGE and BONNIE RAITT.

The full list of winners is:

Record Of The Year - BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS by GREEN DAY

Album Of The Year - HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB by U2

Song Of The Year - SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN by U2

Best New Artist - JOHN LEGEND

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - SINCE U BEEN GONE by KELLY CLARKSON

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART by STEVIE WONDER

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - THIS LOVE by MAROON 5

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals - FEEL GOOD INC. by GORILLAZ

Best Pop Instrumental Performance - CARAVAN by LES PAUL

Best Pop Instrumental Album - AT THIS TIME by BURT BACHARACH

Best Pop Vocal Album - BREAKAWAY by KELLY CLARKSON

Best Dance Recording - GALVANIZE by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS feat Q-TIP

Best Electronic/Dance Album - PUSH THE BUTTON by THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - THE ART OF ROMANCE by TONY BENNETT

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance - DEVILS + DUST by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN by U2

Best Hard Rock Performance - BYOB by SYSTEM OF A DOWN

Best Metal Performance - BEFORE I FORGET by SLIPKNOT

Best Rock Instrumental Performance - 69 FREEDOM SPECIAL by LESPAUL + FRIENDS

Best Rock Song - CITY OF BLINDING LIGHTS by U2

Best Rock Album - HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB by U2

Best Alternative Music Album - GET BEHIND ME SATAN by THE WHITE STRIPES

Best Female R+B Vocal Performance - WE BELONG TOGETHER by MARIAH CAREY

Best Male R+B Performance - ORDINARY PEOPLE by JOHN LEGEND

Best R+B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - SO AMAZING by BEYONCE + STEVIE WONDER

Best Traditional R+B Vocal Performance - A HOUSE IS NOT A HOME by ARETHA FRANKLIN

Best Urban/Alternative Performance - WELCOME TO JAMROCK by DAMIAN MARLEY

Best R+B Song - WE BELONG TOGETHER by MARIAH CAREY

Best R+B Album - GET LIFTED by JOHN LEGEND

Best Contemporary R+B Album - THE EMANCIPATION OF MIMI by MARIAH CAREY

Best Rap Solo Performance - GOLD DIGGER by KANYE WEST

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - DON'T PHUNK WITH MY HEART by BLACK EYED PEAS

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - NUMB/ENCORE by JAY-Z feat LINKIN PARK

Best Rap Song - WHITE DIAMONDS FROM SIERRA LEONE by KANYE WEST

Best Rap Album - LATE REGISTRATION by KANYE WEST

Best Female Country Vocal Performance - THE CONNECTION by EMMYLOU HARRIS

Best Male Country Vocal Performance - YOU'LL THINK OF ME by KEITH URBAN

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal - RESTLESS by ALISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals - LIKE WE NEVER LOVED AT ALL by FAITH HILL + TIM McGRAW

Best Country Instrumental Performance - UNIONHOUSE BRANCH by ALISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION

Best Country Song - BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD by RASCAL FLATTS

Best Country Album - LONELY RUNS BOTH WAYS by ALISON KRAUSS + UNION STATION

Best Bluegrass Album - THE COMPANY WE KEEP by THE DEL McCOURY BAND

Best New Age Album - SILVER SOLSTICE by PAUL WINTER CONSORT

Best Contemporary Jazz Album - THE WAY UP by PAT METHENY GROUP

Best Jazz Vocal Album - GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK by DIANNE REEVES

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo - WHY WAS I BORN? by SONNY ROLLINS

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group - BEYOND THE SOUND BARRIER by WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album - OVERTIME by DAVE HOLLAND BIG BAND

Best Latin Jazz Album - LISTEN HERE! by EDDIE PALMIERI

Best Gospel Performance - PRAY by CECE WINANS

Best Gospel Song - BE BLESSED by YOLANDA ADAMS

Best Rock Gospel Album - UNTIL MY HEART CAVES IN by AUDIO ADRENALIN

Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album - LIFESONG by CASTING CROWNS

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album - ROCK OF AGES... HYMNS + FAITH by AMY GRANT

Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album - PSALMS, HYMNS + SPIRITUALSONGS by DONNIE McCLURKIN

Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album - PURIFIED by CECE WINANS

Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album - ONE VOICE by GLADYS KNIGHT + SAINTS UNIFIED VOICES

Best Latin Pop Album - ESCUCHA by LAURA PAUSINI

Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album - FIJACION ORAL VOL 1 by SHAKIRA

Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album - BEBO DE CUBA by BEBO VALDES

Best Salsa/Merengue Album - SON DEL ALMA by WILLY CHIRINO

Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album - MEXICO EN LA PIEL by LUIS MIGUEL

Best Tejano Album - CHICANISIMO by LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA

Best Traditional Blues Album - 80 by BB KING + FRIENDS

Best Contemporary Blues Album - COST OF LIVING by DELBERT McCLINTON

Best Traditional Folk Album - FIDDLER'S GREEN by TIM O'BRIEN

Best Contemporary Folk Album - FAIR + SQUARE by JOHN PRINE

Best Native American Music Album - SACRED GROUND: A TRIBUTE TO MOTHER EARTH by VARIOUS ARTISTS

Best Hawaiian Music Album - MASTERS OF HAWAIIAN SLACK KEY GUITAR VOL 1 by VARIOUS ARTISTS

Best Reggae Album - WELCOME TO JAMROCK by DAMIAN MARLEY

Best Traditional World Music Album - IN THE HEART OF THE MOON by ALI FARKA TOURE + TOUMANI DIABATE

Best Contemporary World Music Album - ELETRACUSTICO by GILBERTO GIL

Best Polka Album - SHAKE, RATTLE + POLKA by JIMMY STURR ORCHESTRA

Best Musical Album For Children - SONGS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD: THE MUSIC OF MISTER ROGERS by VARIOUS ARTISTS

Best Spoken Word Album For Children - MARLO THOMAS + FRIENDS: THANKS + GIVING ALL YEAR LONG by VARIOUS ARTISTS

Best Spoken Word Album - DREAMS FROM MY FATHER by SENATOR BARACK OBAMA

Best Comedy Album - NEVER SCARED by CHRIS ROCK

Best Musical Show Album - MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT by ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST

Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - RAY by CRAIG ARMSTRONG

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media - RAY by RAY CHARLES

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media - BELIEVE by GLEN BALLARD + ALAN SILVESTRI from THE POLAR EXPRESS

Best Instrumental Composition - INTO THE LIGHT by BILLY CHILDS ENSEMBLE

Best Instrumental Arrangement - THE INCREDITS by VARIOUS ARTISTS

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) - WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE? by CHRIS BOTTI + STING

Best Recording Package - THE FORGOTTEN ARM by AIMEE MANN

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package - THE LEGEND by JOHNNY CASH

Best Album Notes - THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RECORDINGS by JELLY ROLL MORTON

Best Historical Album - THE COMPLETE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS RECORDINGS by JELLY ROLL MORTON

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical - BACK HOME by ERIC CLAPTON

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical - STEVE LILLYWHITE

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical - SUPERFLY (LOUIE VEGA EOL MIX) by CURTIS MAYFIELD + LOUIE VEGA

Best Surround Sound Album - BROTHERS IN ARMS - 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION by DIRE STRAITS

Best Engineered Album, Classical - MENDELSSOHN: THE COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS by EMERSON STRING QUARTET

Producer Of The Year, Classical - TIM HANDLEY

Best Classical Album - BOLCOM: SONGS OF INNOCENCE + OF EXPERIENCE by CHRISTINE BREWER + JOAN MORRIS + THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Best Orchestral Performance - SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 13 by SERGEI ALEKSASHKIN, CHOR DES BAYERISCHEN RUNDFUNKS + SYMPHONIEORCHESTER DES BAYERISCHEN RUNDFUNKS

Best Opera Recording - VERDI: FALSTAFF by LONDON SYMPHONY CHORUS + LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Best Choral Performance - BOLCOM: SONGS OF INNOCENCE + OF EXPERIENCE by CHRISTINE BREWER + JOAN MORRIS + THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance (with Orchestra) - BEETHOVEN: PIANO CONS NOS. 2 + 3 by MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) - SCRIABIN, MEDTNER, STRAVINSKY by EVGENY KISSIN

Best Chamber Music Performance - MENDELSSOHN: THE COMPLETE STRING QUARTETS by EMERSON STRING QUARTET

Best Small Ensemble Performance - BOULEZ: LE MARTEAU SANS MAITRE, DERIVE 1 + 2 by PIERRE BOULEZ + HILARY SUMMERS feat ENSEMBLE INTERCONTEMPORAIN

Best Classical Vocal Performance - BACH: CANTATAS by THOMAS QUASTHOFF

Best Classical Contemporary Composition - BOLCOM: SONGS OF INNOCENCE + OF EXPERIENCE by LEONARD SLATKIN

Best Classical Crossover Album - 4 + FOUR by TURTLE ISLAND STRING QUARTET + YING QUARTET

Best Short Form Music Video - LOSE CONTROL by MISSY ELLIOTT

Best Long Form Music Video - NO DIRECTION HOME by BOB DYLAN/MARTIN SCORSESE

Recording Academy President's Merit Award - MO OSTIN (Reprise Records music executive)

MusiCares Person of The Year - JAMES TAYLOR

Grammy Trustees Award - CHRIS BLACKWELL (Island Records founder) Grammy Trustees Award - AL SCHMITT (engineer) Grammy Trustees Award - OWEN BRADLEY (country music producer)

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - MERLE HAGGARD

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - ROBERT JOHNSON (blues legend) Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - THE WEAVERS (folk group)

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - CREAM

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - JESSYE NORMAN (opera legend)

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award - RICHARD PRYOR


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