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Originally posted 01/31/2010 11:55PM
Taylor Swift had some stiff competition at Sunday's Grammy Awards – but nobody seemed more surprised by the country superstar's big win than Swift herself.
"Ahh, this is album of the year," a breathless Swift said, as she took the stage to collect the night's big award at Los Angeles's Staples Center. "Oh wow! Thank you so much. I just hope that you know how much this means to me – that we get to take this back to Nashville."
"This is for my dad," Swift said, still beaming from the win. "Thank you for all those times you said I could do whatever I wanted in life. And to my mom, you're my best friend."
In addition to album of the year, Swift, an eight-time nominee, went home with three other trophies, including best country album (for Fearless) and best country song, which she accepted in pre-telecast ceremonies.
Originally posted 01/31/2010 10:30PM
Michael Jackson's eldest children spread a simple – yet powerful – message at Sunday's Grammy Awards while accepting their late father's Lifetime Achievement Award midway through the live telecast.
"Through all his songs, [our father's] message was simple: love," Prince Michael, 12, said on stage at the Staples Center, surrounded by his cousins and sister Paris, 11. "We will continue to spread his message and help the world."
In an emotional moment during a performance-heavy telecast, the late King of Pop's children thanked fans for their support after Jackson's death on June 25. "We are proud to accept this award on behalf of our father," Prince Michael said. "We'd like to thank God for watching over us for these past seven months and our grandma and grandpa for their love and support. We would also like to thank the fans; our father loved you so much because you were always there for him."
His sister, Paris, who gave a touching tribute to her father at his memorial service over the summer, told the crowd, "Daddy was going to perform this here [last year]," then said, "Thank you. We love you, Daddy."
Originally posted 01/30/2010 12:00PM
Now that we're just hours away from music's biggest night, PEOPLE critic Chuck Arnold shares who he's rooting for in the biggest races:
Originally posted 01/29/2010 02:40PM
Grammy officially pays homage to Michael Jackson this weekend with a Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony Saturday and then a spectacular 3-D tribute at the big show Sunday.
Originally posted 01/27/2010 08:30PM
Nothing says Grammys like a good party – unless it's a week full of them. The biggest names in music and Hollywood are expected to turn out at a string of galas starting Wednesday and going until the wee hours after the awards show Sunday, and PEOPLE has all the details:
Originally posted 01/20/2010 09:10AM
In an unprecedented move, this year's Grammys will pay homage to Michael Jackson in a tribute that will include a 3-D film clip the pop sensation made before his June 25 death and performances by Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Celine Dion and Smokey Robinson.
Jackson will also be honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy during the show, CBS announced.
The 3-D video clip (which will require TV viewers to wear special glasses, available at Target stores) was made by Jackson for his hit "Earth Song" and was to have been an integral part of singer's July 2009 comeback concerts in London.
Originally posted 01/14/2010 01:50PM
That November holiday with the turkey has long since passed, but Taylor Swift has kicked off 2010 by showing her gratitude.
Swift, who on top of her eight nominations is due to present and perform at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Jan. 31, starts off her most recent MySpace blog post by saying, "Thank you January."
Analyzing the month, she says, "I've gone over the memories and jumped up and down with my producer and floated around with nothing on my schedule other than just appreciating what my life has somehow turned into. So thank you for giving me so much to be thankful for this January."
Originally posted 01/14/2010 10:30AM
Miley Cyrus, Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel and the Jonas Brothers have joined those who'll present the trophies at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31.
Additional presenters announced Thursday are Norah Jones and Ringo Starr, who each have nine Grammys to their name, 10-time winner Carlos Santana (who also has three Latin Grammys), Justin Bieber, two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J, three-time Latin Grammy winner Ricky Martin and singer-songwriter Ke$ha.
The award-winning group joins Taylor Swift, who will have her hands full that night with eight Grammy nods – and her dual roles as both presenter and a performer.
– Blane Bachelor
Originally posted 01/13/2010 09:25AM
It's music's biggest night but it's also a fun one for couples, fashion and newbies. What do you think of the new lovebirds in Hollywood? Who will be in the best new artist class of 2010? Vote below, and look out for the results in PEOPLE magazine.
Originally posted 01/12/2010 10:55AM
There are still a few weeks to go until the Grammy Awards – but we have some questions for you before the big day arrives.
Which star overshares online? Who would be a sore loser if things don't go their way on Grammy night? Tell us! Your results will be featured in the upcoming issue of PEOPLE magazine.
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