- Associated Press - Sunday, February 13, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arcade Fire captured the album of the year award at the Grammys for the “The Suburbs,” a surprise win that left Eminem shut out in all the top categories.

It was the rockers’ only win on the night; they had been nominated for two other awards.

Arcade Fire beat out Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream,” “The Fame Monster” by Lady Gaga and Eminem’s “Recovery” _ 2010’s best selling album.

This is now the third time Eminem has lost the best album trophy. He led all nominees with 10 and won two.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Lady Antebellum’s yearning crossover ballad “Need You Now” captured record and song of the year honors at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, two of the country trio’s leading five trophies on a night that was short on awards but heavy on spectacle performances.

The ceremony also had a huge upset, as Esperanza Spalding _ a jazz bassist and singer who sold a fraction of favorite Justin Bieber’s music _ beat the 16-year-old pop phenomenon, and also Florence & the Machine, Mumford & Sons and Drake for best new artist.

She is the first jazz artist to ever win the category.

“I take this honor to heart so sincerely and I’ll do my damnedest to make great music for all of you. It’s such an honor and God bless,” said a shocked Spalding, who released her third album, “The Chamber Music Society,” last year.

The evening’s other top winners included Jay-Z, John Legend, and Lady Gaga, who each had three trophies; Muse, who won best rock album; and Train, whose “Hey, Soul Sister (Live),” one of the year’s top songs, captured best pop performance by a duo or group with vocals.

“Thanks, Justin Bieber, for not being a duo or group,” joked frontman Pat Monahan.

Eminem entered the evening as the top nominee with 10, but it was looking to be a major disappointment for the rapper, who had only won best rap solo performance and rap album as the evening drew to a close. The rapper had 2010’s best-selling album with “Recovery” and the critically acclaimed album marked a rebirth for the Eminem.

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