The 52nd annual Grammy Awards telecast has begun, revealing the final nine of its more than 100 winners.
The U.S. National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences presents its Grammy awards each year for outstanding achievements in many categories.
R&B singer Beyonce has the early lead with five trophies, winning for song of the year, best R&B female vocal and best R&B song for her hit "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." She also won best contemporary R&B album for "I Am...Sasha Fierce" and best traditional R&B vocal performance for the song "At Last."
Two of the U.S. music industry's most popular recording artists - dance music phenomenon Lady Gaga and country star Taylor Swift -- both won a pair of Grammys at the industry's 52nd annual award ceremonies Sunday.
Lady Gaga won top honors in the dance recording category for her song "Poker Face," and best dance album for her work "The Fame." The 20-year-old Swift won her first Grammy. She won the best female country vocal performance and best country song for her track "White Horse."
Beyonce was nominated for 10 Grammys, while Swift picked up eight nominations and Lady Gaga picked up five. They will compete against each other in two of the remaining categories - album and record of the year.
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