10 Biggest Grammy Upsets


10. BEST ALBUM 2010; Gaga got Fired.

The biggest upset of 2010 Grammys was when the most downloaded and anticipated album, The Fame Monster by Lady Gaga, got sidelined by The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.

Gaga’s album featured artists like Beyonce, Rodney Jerkins, Tedy Riley, Sapce Cowboy and Ron Fair, whereas, Arcade Fire’s album was a venture of a known local artists producers and engineers. The Suburbs was reckoned to be the under rated effort and it couldn’t grab the global attention that ‘The Fame Monster’ had. The other best album nominations were Teenage Dream by Katy Perry, Recovery by Eminem and Need you now by Lady Antebellum.


9. Best New Artist 2010; A Spalding night for Bieber.

Another Major Upset of 2010 Grammy was the thrashing of worldwide teenage heart throb by the soothing and no more unknown Esperanza Spalding.  That was probably the first time when Esperanza Spalding was trending on Twitter and the most re-tweeted tweet was from Jamie Fox, who said, “I had to Google this name”.

Bieber had the worst night probably, especially when he was found having difficulties performing Live during the famous ‘Never Say Never’ cover, alongside Jaden Smith.  The other nominees for the Best New Artist were, Drake, Mumford & Sons and Florence & The Machine.


8. Best Album of the Year 2009; Swift Therapy for Peas and Gaga.

Media went wild when Kanye West took over the stage ruined Taylor Swift’s moment of pride from her. Taylor Swift won the Best Albums amongst artist like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas and Dave Mathews Band. Beyonce’s ‘I Am …. Sasha Fierce’ has the highest views and downloads, including the most played videos, but the Swift charm took her Grammys dream down the drain.


7. Best Album of the Year 2008; Kanye and Amy got Hancocked.

While sitting in having snacks with my friends and watching Grammys, there was a sudden outburst of comments and shock, when the best album of the year was awarded to Herbie Hancock instead of Amy Winehouse or Kanye West. Kanye West has one of the strongest years of his career and was the favorite contender, but what people forgot was the power packed backing of Tina Turner, Norah Jones, Leonard Cohen and Corinne Bailey Rae on the album.


6. Record of the Year 2007; Rehab for Foo and Jay.

The most anticipated award of all time, that had the toughest nominations ever was the record of the year for year 2007. The nominees had The Pretender by Foo Fighters, Umbrella by Jay-z and Rihanna, What Goes Around Comes Around by Justin Timberlake, Irreplaceable by Beyonce and Rehab by Amy Winehouse. The award went to the least expect Amy Whinehouse, who had the best night of her life, while she bagged five Grammys that night for Rehab.

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