- Associated Press - Sunday, February 13, 2011

Early winners in selected major categories at Sunday’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards:

Female Pop Vocal Performance: “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga

Male Pop Vocal Performance: “Just The Way You Are,” Bruno Mars

Rock Song: “Angry World,” Neil Young

R&B Album: “Wake up!” John Legend & The Roots

R&B Song: “Shine,” John Legend & The Roots

Rap Solo Performance: “Not Afraid,” Eminem

Rap Song: “Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys

Male Country Vocal Performance: “‘Til Summer Comes Around,” Keith Urban

Country Performance by a Duo or Group: “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Latin Pop Album: “Paraiso Express,” Alejandro Sanz

Contemporary Jazz Album: “The Stanley Clarke Band,” The Stanley Clarke Band

Classical Album: “Verdi: Requiem,” Riccardo Muti, conductor

Traditional Gospel Album: “Downtown Church,” Patty Griffin

Dance Recording: “Only Girl (In The World),” Rihanna

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