Green Day win “Best Rock Album” at the Grammys; Paramore, MGMT shut out

March 23, 2010 by Tim Karan

Green Day win “Best Rock Album” at the Grammys; Paramore, MGMT shut out

In addition to performing "21 Guns" with the cast of the American Idiot musical, Green Day took home the "Best Rock Album" nod at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards for 21st Century Breakdown. They also won the award in 2005 for American Idiot.

In other categories, Silversun Pickups and MGMT were beaten out by the Zac Brown Band for "Best New Artist," Paramore's "Decode" was beaten by a song from Slumdog Millionaire in the soundtrack category and Lamb Of God were beaten by Judas Priest in the "Best Metal Performance" category. Underoath also lost to Neil Young in the "Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package" for the deluxe edition of Lost In The Sound Of Separation.

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker made an appearance to perform with Drake (along with Eminem and Lil Wayne).

Check out the list of winners in select categories:

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift Fearless
Song of the Year: Beyonce "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Best New Artist: Zac Brown Band (over Silversun Pickups and MGMT)
Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: Jason Mraz "Make It Mine"
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: The Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling" (over MGMT)
Best Pop Vocal Album: The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D.
Best Dance Recording: Lady Gaga "Poker Face"
Best Electronica/Dance Album: Lady Gaga The Fame
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Bruce Springsteen "Working On A Dream"
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Kings Of Leon "Use Somebody" (over Green Day)
Best Hard Rock Performance: AC/DC "War Machine" (over Linkin Park and Metallica)
Best Metal Performance: Judas Priest "Dissident Aggressor" (over Lamb Of God)
Best Rock Song: Kings Of Leon "Use Somebody" (over Green Day)
Best Rock Album: Green Day 21st Century Breakdown
Best Alternative Music Album: Phoenix Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (over Death Cab For Cutie and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
Best Female R&B Performance: Beyonce "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"
Best Compilation Soundtrack: Slumdog Millionaire (over Twilight and True Blood)
Best Song Written for a Soundtrack: A.R. Rahman "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire (over Paramore's "Decode")
Best Boxed or Limited Edition Package: Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (over Underoath)
Producer of the Year: Brendan O'Brien (Mastodon, Killswitch Engage)

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