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Grammy Awards: Record of the year goes to "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum

February 13, 2011 |  8:05 pm

"Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum 

“Need You Now” was awarded record of the year at the 53rd Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The single from country pop trio Lady Antebellum spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list.

The Nashville-bred band landed a crossover hit with “Need You Now,” the title track and lead single from their sophomore album. The song is the second-most downloaded country song in history, behind country ingénue Taylor Swift's "Love Story." The single was certified quadruple platinum by the Recording Industry Assn. of America.

Record of the Year was one of six awards the trio was up for, including album of the year.

The Nashville group bested critically acclaimed songs from Cee Lo Green, Eminem, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, and B.o.B. to win record of the year.

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