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"