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UMPG Songwriters Own the GRAMMYs

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(Top40 Charts/ UMPG) - UMPG songwriters received 30 GRAMMY awards at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. The show included performances by UMPG's Elton John, Mary J. Blige, Bon Jovi, and Eminem. Eminem also took home two awards from the show: Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group with "Crack A Bottle" (including Dr. Dre and UMPG's 50 Cent) and Best Rap Album for Relapse. AR Rahman's soundtrack to the motion picture, Slumdog Millionaire, was awarded two GRAMMYs with Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture and Best Song Written For Motion Picture - "Jai Ho" (UMPG 100%). The Leonard Bernstein estate also collected two awards as the soundtrack to West Side Story received Best Musical Show Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement for "West Side Story Medley."

UMPG has a publishing interest in the following winners:

Best Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* The E.N.D.
* The Black Eyed Peas
* [Interscope Records]

Best Electronic/Dance Album
(For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.)

* The Fame
* Lady Gaga
* [Streamline/Interscope/Konlive/Cherrytree]

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Michael Buble' Meets Madison Square Garden *
* Michael Buble'
* [143/Reprise]

Best Rock Album
(Vocal or Instrumental. Includes Hard Rock and Metal.)

* 21st Century Breakdown
* Green Day
* [Reprise]

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Blame It
* Jamie Foxx & T-Pain
* [J Records]

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* I Am... Sasha Fierce *
* Beyonce'
* [Music World Music/Columbia]

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Crack A Bottle
* Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent
* Track from: Relapse
* [Aftermath/Interscope]

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Relapse
* Eminem
* [Aftermath/Interscope]

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

* Sweet Thing
* Keith Urban
* Track from: Defying Gravity
* [Capitol Records Nashville]

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

* I Run To You
* Lady Antebellum
* Track from: Lady Antebellum
* [Capitol Records Nashville]

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

* I Told You So
* Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
* [19/Arista Nashville]

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Jason Crabb
* Jason Crabb
* [Spring Hill Music Group]

Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

* Audience Of One
* Heather Headley
* [EMI Gospel]

Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
* Calle 13
* [Sony Music Norte]

Best Tropical Latin Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Ciclos
* Luis Enrique
* [Top Stop Music]

Best Regional Mexican Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Necesito De Ti
* Vicente Ferna'ndez
* [Sony Music Norte]

Best Norten~o Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Tu Noche Con...Los Tigres Del Norte
* Los Tigres Del Norte
* [Fonovisa]

Best Banda Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* Tu Esclavo Y Amo
* Lupillo Rivera
* [Disa]

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* A Stranger Here
* Ramblin' Jack Elliott
* [ANTI]

Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

* High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project
* Loudon Wainwright III
* [2nd Story Sound Records]

Best Musical Show Album
(Award to the Album Producer(s), and to the Lyricist(s) & Composer(s) of 51% or more of a new score. (Artist, Lyricist & Composer names appear in parentheses.))

* West Side Story
* David Caddick & David Lai, producers (Leonard Bernstein, composer; Stephen Sondheim, lyricist) (New Broadway Cast with Matt Cavenaugh, Josefina Scaglione & Others)
* [Masterworks Broadway]

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(Award to the Artist(s) and/or Producer(s) of a majority of the tracks on the album, or to the individual(s) actively responsible for the concept and musical direction and for the selection of artists, songs and producers, as applicable.)

* Slumdog Millionaire
* (Various Artists)
* [N.E.E.T./Interscope Records]

Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

* Jai Ho (From Slumdog Millionaire)
* Gulzar, A.R. Rahman & Tanvi Shah, songwriters (A.R. Rahman, Sukhvinder Singh, Tanvi Shah, Mahalaxmi Iyer & Vijay Prakash)
* [N.E.E.T./Interscope Records; Publisher: KM Musiq.]

Best Instrumental Arrangement
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

* West Side Story Medley
* Bill Cunliffe, arranger (Resonance Big Band)
* Track from: Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute To Oscar Peterson [Resonance Records]

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
(An Arranger's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)

* Quiet Nights
* Claus Ogerman, arranger (Diana Krall)
* Track from: Quiet Nights
* [Verve]

Best Album Notes

* The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)
* Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)
* [Mosaic Records]

Best Historical Album

* The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)
* Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)
* [Hip-O Select/Geffen Records]

Producer Of The Year, Classical
(A Producer's Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.))

* Steven Epstein
o Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony (David Robertson & Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra)
o Bernstein: Mass (Marin Alsop, Jubilant Sykes, Asher Edward Wulfman, Morgan State University Choir, Peabody Children's Chorus & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra)
o Corigliano: A Dylan Thomas Trilogy (Leonard Slatkin, George Mabry, Sir Thomas Allen, Nashville Symphony Chorus & Nashville Symphony Orchestra)
o Faure': Piano Quintets (Fine Arts Quartet & Cristina Oritz)
o Yo-Yo Ma & Friends: Songs Of Joy And Peace (Yo-Yo Ma & Various Artists)

Best Orchestral Performance
(Award to the Conductor and to the Orchestra.)

* Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloe'
* James Levine, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tanglewood Festival Chorus)
* [BSO Classics]

Best Long Form Music Video
(For video album packages consisting of more than one song or track. Award to the Artist and to the Video Director/Producer of at least 51% of the total playing time.)

* The Beatles Love - All Together Now
* (Various Artists)
* Adrian Wills, video director; Martin Bolduc & Jonathan Clyde, video producers
* [Apple/Capitol]
* Rondor Music International

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