The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards just wrapped up and without a doubt the evening belonged to country group Lady Antebellum, who walked away with awards for all five categories they were nominated in. However R n’ B acts made a lot of noise as well, though mostly off air.
John Legend and The Roots walked away with three awards (Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album) for their 2010 album “Wake Up,” which featured mostly soul classics from the 70’s and 80’s. American Idol winner Fantasia also walked away with an award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (Bittersweet). Sade took home an award for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (Soldier of Love), while Rihanna walked away with a trophy for Best Dance Recording (Only Girl in the World). Usher was another one of the night’s biggest winners. Not only did he perform with his protégée Justin Bieber, he also took home two trophies- one for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and another for Best Contemporary R&B album.
Red carpet pics can be seen below.