“I Will Wait”
English folk rock band Mumford & Sons won album of the year for Babel, their follow-up to 2009’s popular Sigh No More. Hit single “I Will Wait” is a standout track, containing great harmonies and the best banjo picking of the year. “So I’ll be bold/ As well as strong/ And I’ll use my head alongside my heart,” sings Marcus Mumford, though the words equally apply to his plucky band and their inspiring music.
From Kaleidoscope Dream
Miguel won best R&B song for “Adorn,” a smooth yet funky track from the singer/songwriter/producer’s critically acclaimed second album. With a style that echoes both Prince and Marvin Gaye, the extremely talented Miguel is a young man poised to become a big star. On “Adorn,” Miguel combines his old school influences with hip hop beats, creating a sound that’s simultaneously classic and modern.
“What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)”
Has it really been ten years since Kelly Clarkson won American Idol? With Stronger, winner of the Best Pop Vocal Album award, Clarkson shows why she’s still a household name when so many other Idol winners have disappeared into oblivion. The defiant title track is an undeniably transcendent testament to her resilience and a well deserved smash hit.