2011 Grammy Winners

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were held last night, February 13th held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles of course.

Here are a list of the winners from the evening:

1. Record of the Year: “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum

2. Album of the Year: “the Suburbs” by Arcade Fire

3. Song of the Year: “Need You Now” by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

4. Best New Artist: Esperanza Spalding

5. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga

6. Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

7. Best Pop Performance By A Duo or Group w/ Vocals: “Hey, Soul Sister (Live)” by Train

8. Best Pop Collaboration w/ Vocals: “Imagine” by Herbie Hancock, Pink, India Arie, Seal, Konono No 1, Jeff Beck, & Oumou Sangare

9. Best Pop Instrumental Performance: “Nessun Dorma” by Jeff Beck

10. Best Pop Instrumental Album: “Take Your Pick” by Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto

11. Best Pop Vocal Album: “the Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga

12. Best Dance Recording: “Only Girl (In the World)” by Rihanna

13. Best Electronic/Dance Album: “La Roux” by La Roux

14. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Crazy Love” by Michael BublĂ©

15. Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: “Helter Skelter” by Paul McCartney

16. Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group w/ Vocals: “Tighten Up” by the Black Keys

17. Best Hard Rock Performance: “New Fang” by Them Crooked Vultures

18. Best Metal Performance: “El Dorado” by Iron Maiden

19. Best Rock Instrumental Performance: “Hammerhead” by Jeff Beck

20. Best Rock Song: “Angry World” by Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)

21. Best Rock Album: “the Resistance” by Muse

22. Best Alternative Music Album: “Brothers” by the Black Keys

23. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Bittersweet” by Fantasia

24. Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: “There Goes My Baby” by Usher

25. Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals: “Soldier of Love” by Sade

26. Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: “Hang On In There” by John Legend & the Roots

27. Best Urban/Alternative Performance: “F**k You” by Cee-Lo Green

28. Best R&B Song: “Shine” by John Stephens, songwriter (John Legend & the Roots)

29. Best R&B Album: “Wake Up!” by John Legend & the Roots

30. Best Contemporary R&B Album: “Raymond V Raymond” by Usher

31. Best Rap Solo Performance: “Not Afraid” by Eminem

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Graffy Alley

This morning, I went to the alleys behind Melrose to enjoy one of the most popular street arts in LA, graffiti, before the hustle and bustle of the stores even opened for the day. The main reason I went down to Melrose was to draw inspiration for existing and upcoming trends. Here are my favorite photos I copped today that really appeal to me. Enjoy!

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