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EMI artists and songwriters win more than 20 awards at the 53rd annual Grammys

Lady Antebellum win five Grammys for Record Of The Year, Song Of the Year, Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals

Jay-Z wins three Grammys, including two for his collaboration with fellow EMI Music Publishing writer Alicia Keys

Keith Urban wins Best Male Country Vocal Performance category for an incredible third time

Usher wins Grammys for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album

The Beatles win their eighth Grammy for their globally successful ‘The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)’ stereo boxed set

Arcade Fire, Rihanna, David Guetta, Iron Maiden, Fantasia, Danger Mouse, Switchfoot, Patty Griffin, Chuck Harmony and Stargate also among EMI’s winning artists and writers

Industry icon and Blue Note Records Chairman Emeritus Bruce Lundvall honored with 2011 Grammy Trustees Award

FEBRUARY 13 2011 – EMI’s Lady Antebellum were the big winners at this year’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this evening winning five awards including two of the top three categories of Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year. The trio are signed to EMI Music, while band member and songwriter Hillary Scott is also represented by EMI Music Publishing.

Other EMI Music Publishing writers with multiple wins tonight included Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Usher, while Arcade Fire, who are represented by EMI Music Publishing outside North America, won Album Of The Year, giving EMI participation in all three of top awards of the night.

EMI’s other multiple winners included Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Usher. In all, EMI’s artists and writers won more than 20 Grammys.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon said: “This has been an incredible night for the artists and writers that EMI is so proud to represent. Their success across so many genres and categories is a fitting recognition of the talent, passion and commitment of EMI’s creative community.”

Capitol Records Nashville artists Lady Antebellum had an outstanding night, taking home five awards – more than any other artist – including two of the top three categories of Record of the Year and Song of the Year, as well as Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Best Country Song and Best Country Album. Their Grammy success tonight capped a remarkable 12 months where Lady Antebellum sold over three million copies in the US of their sophomore album ‘Need You Now’ and achieved three consecutive #1 singles.

EMI Music Publishing’s Jay-Z continued his incredible run of Grammy achievements winning three awards this year: Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for ‘On To The Next One’ with Swizz Beatz, and two Grammys for his duet with fellow EMI Music Publishing songwriter Alicia Keys, ‘Empire State Of Mind’. One of the huge global hits of 2010, the song won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Rap song awards. EMI writers Angela Hunte, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic and Alexander Shuckburgh were also involved in co-writing ‘Empire State Of Mind’.

Usher, who is also represented by EMI Music Publishing, was a double Grammy winner, taking home the awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album.

Keith Urban won Best Male Country Vocal Performance category for an incredible third time for the track ‘Til Summer Comes Around’ from his 2009 Capitol Records Nashville album ‘Defying Gravity’. Urban won this award previously in 2008 and at last year’s Grammys.

The Best Dance Recording Grammy was won by EMI Music Publishing-signed Rihanna for ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ which was co-written by EMI Music Publishing’s Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen, otherwise known as top songwriting duo Stargate.

In the rock categories, Iron Maiden, whose career-long association with EMI Music has now reached 30 years, won the Best Metal Performance category for ‘Eldorado’ from their latest album ‘The Final Frontier’. The album was released by EMI worldwide outside of the USA in August last year and reached number one in over 20 countries.

The Beatles followed their successful digital launch on iTunes last year with a Grammy for Best Historical Album for ‘The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)’ stereo boxed set. This is the eighth time the legendary band have won a Grammy, with ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ having notably picked up the Best Album award in 1967.

For the second year running EMI Music superstar DJ/producer/artist David Guetta was a Grammy winner, picking up the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical for his One Love Club Remix of Madonna’s ‘Revolver.’ Last year Guetta also won the award for Best Remixed Recording.

Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) won Producer of the Year, Non-Classical for his standout production work on albums including his collaboration with Sparklehorse on ‘Dark Night of the Soul’, as well as Broken Bells and The Black Keys. Danger Mouse’s forthcoming album ‘Rome Sessions’ will be released by EMI this spring.

In the Gospel categories EMI artists won two awards. Switchfoot won the Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album for ‘Hello Hurricane’ while Patty Griffin won the Best Traditional Gospel Album award for ‘Downtown Church’.

Other winning EMI Music Publishing songwriters included Train, who won the Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals, and Chuck Harmony, who was one of the writers of the song ‘Bittersweet’, a hit for Fantasia who won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy for the track. Intocable’s ‘Classic’, which won the Best Norteño Album award, is co-published by EMI Music Publishing.

And the special Grammy Trustees Award has this year been presented to long time Blue Note Records Chairman Emeritus Bruce Lundvall. In his nearly five decade career Lundvall has earned himself the reputation for being one of the great music men of the business. For 21 years he worked at Columbia Records before moving to Elektra and then, in 1984, to EMI to relaunch the storied Blue Note Records, the most iconic label and name in jazz. Since then worked with artists such as Stanley Jordan, Bobby McFerrin, Al Green and Norah Jones who has now sold over 40 million albums worldwide.

The full list of EMI Music and EMI Music Publishing winners is as follows:

Record Of The Year
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

Album Of The Year
Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’ (EMI Music Publishing ex-N America)

Song Of The Year
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Train – ‘Hey, Soul Sister (Live)’

Best Dance Recording
Rihanna – ‘Only Girl In The World’ (co-written by EMI Music Publishing’s Stargate – Mikkel Eriksen & Tor Erik Hermansen)

Best Metal Performance
Iron Maiden – ‘El Dorado’

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
Fantasia – ‘Bittersweet’ (co-written by EMI Music Publishing writer Chuck Harmony)

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
Usher – ‘There Goes My Baby’

Best Contemporary R&B Album
Usher – ‘Raymond v Raymond’

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz – ‘On To The Next One’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay-Z & Alicia Keys – ‘Empire State Of Mind’

Best Rap Song
‘Empire State Of Mind’ – co-written by Shawn Carter, Angela Hunte, Burt Keyes, Alicia Keys, Jane’t “Jnay” Sewell-Ulepic & Alexander Shuckburgh

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Keith Urban – ‘Til Summer Comes Around’

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

Best Country Song
‘Need You Now’ – written by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, recorded by Lady Antebellum

Best Country Album
Lady Antebellum – ‘Need You Now’

Best Rock Or Rap Gospel Album
Switchfoot – ‘Hello Hurricane’

Best Traditional Gospel Album
Patty Griffin – ‘Downtown Church’

Best Norteño Album
Intocable – ‘Classic’ (co-published by EMI Music Publishing)

Best Historical Album
The Beatles – ‘The Original Studio Recordings’

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
David Guetta – David Guetta’s One Love Club Remix of ‘Revolver’ by Madonna

2011 Grammy Trustees Award
Bruce Lundvall

-ENDS-

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