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Grammys Awards: Train wins in a tanker of a 'pop performance by a duo/group with vocals' category

February 13, 2011 |  5:36 pm

So Train's "Hey, Soul Sister" isn't going away, despite being a toss-aside ditty to girls and radios, working far better in commercials than it does anywhere else. Yet there wasn't much to like in this field. Maroon 5 are even more calculatedly schmaltzy, anyone who voted for the "Glee" cast should immediately be kicked from the recording academy and Paramore's "The Only Exception" is anything but. The only song deserving of any votes or attention was Sade's "Babyfather," which is soul at its most graceful. 

-- Todd Martens