Here are the early winners of 2011 Grammy Awards, pre-broadcast categories released by the Recording Academy for smaller and lesser-known categories.
The 53rd Annual ceremony is held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, starting at 8 p.m. EST.
Best Long Form Music Video - The Doors ("When You're Strange)
Best Short Form Music Video - Lady Gaga, Bad Romance
Best Historical Album - The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings)
Best Surround Sound Album - Brittens Orchestra
Best Remix Recording, Non-Classical - Revolver (David Guetta's One Love Club Remix)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Battle Studies
Best Album Notes - Keep An Eye On The Sky (Robert Gordon)
Best Instrumental Arrangement - Carlos
Best Instrumental Composition - Billy Childs
Best Dance Recording - Rihanna, "Only Girl (In the World)"
Best Musical Show - "American Idiot"
Best Country Performance - Lady Antebellum, "Need You Now"
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Lady Antebellum, "Need You Now"
Best Alternative Album - Black Keys, "Brothers"
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals - Black Keys, "Tighten Up"
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration - Jay-Z, "Empire State of Mind" featuring Alicia Keys
Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group Jay-Z "On to the Next One," featuring Swizz Beatz
Best R&B Album - The Roots and John Legend, "Wake Up"
Best R&B Song - John Legend, "Shine"
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance - John Legend, "Hang on in There"
Best Contemporary R&B Album - Usher "Raymond V. Raymond"
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance - Usher, "There Goes My Baby"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance - Jeff Beck, "Hammerhead"
Best Pop Instrumental Performance - Jeff Beck, "Nessun Dorma"
Best Male Country Vocal Performance - Keith Urban, "Til Summer Comes Around"
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals - Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"
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