2009 Grammys were dominated by the UK artists - and about time too! The 51st Annual Grammy's awarded Adele, Coldplay AND Estelle with awards - you know how we do! Though heavily pregnant, M.I.A rocked the stage in a polka dot designed by Henry Holland, performing hit single "Swagga Like Us" with T.I, Mr. West and Lil Wayne. The best performance of the night by far. The sheer dress designed with polka dots covering the stomach area, received critcism from bloggers, calling it "daring", "outrageous" and some went as far to call it "sheer madness". Holland told the Independent, "I was a bit worried about what the patch was going to cover with the belly involved, but she wore a little skirt with it. We are going through all the blogs and looking at all the comments people put about the dress. It's quite amusing." Exactly WHAT was the problem with the dress??? I thought it was fine considering it's one of the biggest musical events of the year, the woman was about to pop any moment and she wants to wear an outfit that she can perform in, yet still look sexy AND feel comfortable ALL AT THE SAME TIME. G.O.S.H! You don't have to look like an unfashionable frump just because you're pregnant. Some bloggers have WAY too much time on their hands! ;-) It's a shame that the whole C.Breezy/Rhi Rhi drama has shadowed (in my opinion) the most star-studded musical event of the year. But lets not take away the fact that there were many well deserved winners on the night. See below for the full list!
Album of the Year:Raising Sand, Robert Plant and Alison KraussRap Album:Tha Carter III, Lil Wayne Song of the Year: Viva La Vida, Coldplay Male Pop Vocal Performance: Say, John Mayer Record of the Year: Please Read The Letter, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss New Artist: Adele Contemporary R&B Album:Growing Pains, Mary J. Blige (Geffen)
Rock Album: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends, Coldplay (Capitol) Pop Collaboration With Vocals: Rich Woman, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Rick Rubin Female Pop Vocal Performance: Chasing Pavements, Adele R&B Album:Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Hudson (Arista)Pop Vocal Album: Rockferry, Duffy (Mercury) Rap Solo Performance: A Milli, Lil Wayne
Rap/Sung Collaboration: American Boy, Estelle featuring Kanye West, track from Shine Rap Song: Lollipop, Lil Wayne R&B Song: Miss Independent, Ne-Yo Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Swagga Like Us, Jay-Z and T.I. featuring Kanye West and Lil Wayne
Female R&B Vocal Solo: Superwoman, Alicia Keys, track from As I Am (J) Male R&B Vocal Solo: Miss Independent, Ne-Yo, track from Year of the Gentleman R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Stay With Me (By the Sea), Al Green featuring John Legend, track from Lay It Down (Blue Note) Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: You've Got the Love I Need, Al Green featuring Anthony Hamilton, track from Lay It Down (Blue Note) Visit http://www.grammy.com/ for more info