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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Merrick Goes to Grammy!!

On February 12 the 54th annual Grammy Awards were presented live over CBS from Los Angeles. The following albums in Merrick Library's music CD collection were honored at the ceremony:

"21" - Adele - Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year/Song of the Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), Best Pop Solo Performance ("Someone Like You")

"Duets II" - Tony Bennett - Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group ("Body and Soul" with Amy Winehouse)

"Bon Iver" - Bon Iver - Best New Artist, Best Alternative Album

"Wasting Light" - Foo Fighters - Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song/Rock Performance ("Walk")

"F.A.M.E." - Chris Brown - Best R&B Album

"The Lady Killer" - Cee-Lo Green - Best R&B Song/Traditional R&B Vocal Peformance ("Fool For You")

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Journey" - Kanye West - Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song/Rap-Sung Collaboration ("All of the Lights")

"The Love EP" - Corinne Bailey Rae - Best R&B Performance ("Is This Love")

"The Book of Mormon" - Broadway soundtrack - Best Musical Theater Album

"Watch The Throne" - Jay-Z - Best Rap Perfornance ("Otis")

"Speak Now" - Taylor Swift - Best Country Solo Performance/Country Song ("Mean")

"Own The Night" - Lady Antebellum - Best Country Album

"Paper Airplane" - Alison Krauss and Union Station - Best Bluegrass Album

"What's It All About" - Pat Metheny - Best New Age Album

Tributes throughout this year's Grammys were made in memory of singer Whitney Houston, who passed away February 11 at the age of forty-eight. Merrick Library has the following albums on CD featuring the vocal talents of Miss Houston:

The Bodyguard: Original Soundtrack Album
Divas Live/99
I'm Your Baby Tonight
Just Whitney
The Prince of Egypt: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundrack

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