AMERICAN IDIOT Wins GRAMMY for Best Musical Show Album!
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles tonight, Feb. 13, 2011 and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The award for Best Musical Show album has been revealed during the pre-ceremony live stream here and the winner is...the AMERICAN IDIOT Original Cast Recording!
The AMERICAN IDIOT Original Cast album (featuring Green Day) is produced by Billie Joe Armstrong. The cast album is composed by Green Day, and features lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong and the original Broadway Cast including John Gallagher, Jr., Michael Esper, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Mary Faber, Stark Sands & others. [Reprise]
Best Musical Show Album is the Grammy Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score.
The cast albums for A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, FELA!, PROMISES, PROMISES, and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM were also nominees.
Tune in for the live ceremony at 8pm EST!
2011 GRAMMY NOMINEES
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
1. CRAZY LOVE
2. THE GREATEST LOVE SONGS OF ALL TIME
4. FLY ME TO THE MOON...THE GREAT AMERICAN
SONGBOOK: VOLUME V Rod Stewart
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
1. AMERICAN ON PURPOSE Craig Ferguson
2. THE BEDWETTER Sarah Silverman
4. A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FUTURE...
Michael J. Fox
5. THIS TIME TOGETHER: LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION Carol Burnett
[Random House Audio]
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