Grammy Award for Song of the Year (2010s)

Posted May 28, 2011
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  1. Beyoncé Knowles
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    Beyoncé Knowles

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    Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and rose to fame in the late 1990s as lead singer of R&B girl-group Destiny's Child. Managed by her father, Mathew Knowles, the group became one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time. Their hiatus saw the release of Beyoncé's debut album, Dangerously in Love (2003), which established her as a solo artist worldwide, earned five Grammy Awards and featured the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "Crazy in Love" and "Baby Boy".


  2. Adele
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    Adele

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    Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE (/əˈdɛl/; born 5 May 1988) is an English singer and songwriter. Graduating from the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology in 2006, Adele was given a recording contract by XL Recordings after a friend posted her demo on Myspace the same year. In 2007, she received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award and won the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album, 19, was released in 2008 to commercial and critical success. It is certified seven times platinum in the UK, and double platinum in the US. An appearance she made on Saturday Night Live in late 2008 boosted her career in the US. At the 51st Annual Grammy Awards in 2009, Adele received the awards for Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.


  3. Ed Sheeran
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    Ed Sheeran

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    Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran (born 17 February 1991) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk. He dropped out of school at 16, and moved to London the following year, in 2008, to pursue a career in music. In early 2011, Sheeran independently released the extended play, No. 5 Collaborations Project, which caught the attention of Elton John and Jamie Foxx. After signing with Asylum Records, his debut album, + (read as "plus"), was released on 9 September 2011 and has since been certified six-times platinum in the UK. The album contains the single, "The A Team", which earned him the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically. In 2012, Sheeran won the Brit Awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act.


  4. Hillary Scott
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    Hillary Scott

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    Hillary Dawn Scott-Tyrrell (born April 1, 1986), known professionally as Hillary Scott, is an American country music singer-songwriter. She is the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum, a country group that was formed in 2006 and signed to Capitol Records Nashville.


  5. The Dream
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    The Dream

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    Terius Youngdell Nash (born September 20, 1977), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American R&B and pop record producer, singer, and songwriter. He has also co-written songs, including songs with Dear Jayne, "Me Against the Music" (2003) for Britney Spears, "Umbrella" (2007) for Rihanna, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008) for Beyoncé and "Baby" (2010) for Justin Bieber. He released five studio albums in 2007 to 2013, Love Hate (2007), Love vs. Money (2009), Love King (2010), Terius Nash: 1977 (2012) and IV Play (2013).


  6. Jack Antonoff
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    Jack Antonoff

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    Jack Michael Antonoff (born March 31, 1984) is an American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Bleachers, and lead guitarist of the indie rock band Fun. He was previously the lead singer-songwriter of the band Steel Train. Antonoff has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and has won two Grammy Awards.


  7. Nate Ruess
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    Nate Ruess

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    Nathaniel Joseph "Nate" Ruess (born February 26, 1982) is an American singer and songwriter. He is the lead vocalist of indie pop band Fun and previously of the Format. As of 2015, he also performs as a solo musician.


  8. Lorde
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    Lorde

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    Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer and songwriter. Born in Takapuna and raised in Devonport, Auckland, she became interested in performing as a child. In her early teens, she signed with Universal Music Group and was later paired with the songwriter and record producer Joel Little, who co-wrote and produced most of Lorde's works. Her first major release, The Love Club EP, was commercially released in March 2013. The EP reached number two on the national record charts of Australia and New Zealand.


  9. Rolling In The Deep
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    Rolling In The Deep (2010)

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    "Rolling in the Deep" is a song recorded by British singer Adele for her second studio album, 21. The song was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. The singer herself describes it as a "dark blues-y gospel disco tune". The largest crossover hit in the United States from the past 25 years, "Rolling in the Deep" gained radio airplay from many different radio formats. It was first released on 29 November 2010 as the lead single from 21 in digital download format. The lyrics describe the emotions of a scorned lover.


  10. Charles Kelley
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    Charles Kelley

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    Charles Burgess Kelley (born September 11, 1981) is an American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of country pop trio Lady Antebellum, who formed in 2006 and are signed to Capitol Nashville.


  11. Need You Now
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    Need You Now (2010)

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    "Need You Now" is a country pop song performed by American country music trio Lady Antebellum. The band co-wrote the song with Josh Kear, and produced it with Paul Worley. It serves as the lead-off single and title track to their second studio album, Need You Now (2010), and was first released in the US on August 11, 2009. The song also served as their debut single in the UK and Europe, where it was released April 23, 2010. It won four Grammy Awards in 2011, including for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, the first country song to win both honors since "Not Ready to Make Nice" by the Dixie Chicks won both in 2006, and only the second ever.


  12. Sam Smith
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    Sam Smith

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    Samuel Frederick "Sam" Smith (born 19 May 1992) is an English singer and songwriter. He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. His subsequent feature—on Naughty Boy's "La La La"—earned him his first number one single in May 2013.


  13. Royals
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    Royals (2013)

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    "Royals" is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde from her debut extended play, The Love Club EP (2012). It was later included on her debut studio album, Pure Heroine (2013). "Royals" was characterised as an art pop, electropop and minimal pop. Written by Lorde and Joel Little and produced by the latter, the song lyrically disapproves of the luxurious lifestyle of contemporary artists.


  14. Kuk Harrell
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    Kuk Harrell

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  15. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
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    Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) (2008)

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    "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" is a dance-pop and R&B song from American singer Beyoncé's third studio album, I Am... Sasha Fierce (2008). Columbia Records released "Single Ladies" as a single on October 13, 2008 alongside "If I Were a Boy", showcasing the contrast between Beyoncé and her aggressive onstage alter ego Sasha Fierce. It explores men's unwillingness to propose or commit. In the song, the female protagonist is in a club to celebrate her single status.


  16. Christopher Stewart (music producer)
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    Christopher Stewart (music producer)

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    Christopher Alan "Tricky" Stewart (born January 4, 1974) is an American songwriter, music producer, music publisher, executive producer, recording industry executive and recording studio owner. He is also a former president of A&R at Epic Records. In a career spanning over 20 years, Stewart, at the helm of his company RedZone Entertainment, is responsible for over 25 million records sold. He is noted for producing many hip hop, R&B and pop chart topping singles, such as Mýa's "Case of the Ex" (2000), Britney Spears's "Me Against the Music" (2003), Rihanna's "Umbrella" (2007), Mary J. Blige's "Just Fine" (2007), Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" (2008) and "Obsessed" (2009), Jesse McCartney's "Leavin'" (2008), Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" (2008), Justin Bieber's "Baby" (2010), Ciara's "Ride" (2010), Nicole Scherzinger's "Your Love" (2014), and many others.


  17. We Are Young
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    We Are Young (2011)

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    "We Are Young" is a song recorded by American band Fun featuring Janelle Monáe, for their second studio album, Some Nights (2012). It was released on September 20, 2011, as the lead single from Some Nights. The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, with many noting the song as a breakthrough for the indie genre and praising the song's catchiness. "We Are Young" has attained commercial success worldwide, reaching number one in several countries.


  18. Thinking Out Loud
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    Thinking Out Loud (2014)

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    "Thinking Out Loud" is a song by English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, recorded for his second studio album, × (2014). It was written by Sheeran and Amy Wadge, and was produced by frequent collaborator Jake Gosling. It was released in the US on 24 September 2014, serving as the third single from the album.


  19. Andrew Dost
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    Andrew Dost

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    Andrew Paul Dost (born April 10, 1983) is an American musician, multi-instrumentalist, and current member of the indie rock band Fun., in which he plays several instruments, mainly the keyboard. He was formerly a member of the indie rock band Anathallo from 2000 to 2008.


  20. Paul Epworth
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    Paul Epworth

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    Paul Epworth (born 25 July 1974) is an English music producer, musician, and songwriter. His production and writing credits include Adele, Florence and the Machine, Coldplay, Cee Lo Green, Foster the People, U2, John Legend, Lianne La Havas, Paul McCartney, Bruno Mars, Plan B, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires, Bloc Party, Annie, Chapel Club, Primal Scream, The Rapture, Jack Peñate, Kate Nash, and Maxïmo Park amongst many others. On 12 February 2012 at the 54th Grammy Awards, he won four Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year, Album of the Year (Adele's 21), and Song of the Year and Record of the Year (for "Rolling in the Deep"). He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song alongside Adele, for "Skyfall". His sister Mary Epworth is a singer and songwriter. He is a member of the Music Producers Guild. He also has a record label, Wolf Tone, whose artists include Glass Animals, Rosie Lowe and Plaitum. He has won 'Producer of the Year' at the BRIT Awards three times, the most recent in 2015.


  21. Stay with Me
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    Stay with Me (2014)

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    "Stay with Me" is a song by English recording artist Sam Smith from his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour (2014). It was released in the United States on 14 April 2014 and in the United Kingdom on 18 May 2014. "Stay with Me" is a gospel-inspired ballad that details the protagonist pleading with his one-night stand not to leave him. The song was written by Smith, James Napier, and William Phillips, with Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne receiving co-writer credits due to the song's similarity to Petty's single "I Won't Back Down".


  22. Joel Little
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    Joel Little

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    Joel Little (born 13 February 1983) is a New Zealand musician, producer and a Silver Scroll and Grammy Award-winning songwriter. He is best known for his work as a songwriter and producer with artists Lorde, Broods, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Elliphant, Daniel Johns, Jarryd James, Kids of 88, and Priory.




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