Lady Gaga, Rihanna win early Grammys

Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:43pm EST
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By Dean Goodman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Lady Gaga won a Grammy during a ceremony preceding the main telecast on Sunday, while recordings by the Beatles and the Doors were also honored.

The flamboyant pop singer took home the best short-form video statuette for "Bad Romance," beating awards front-runner Eminem. But she lost the dance recording prize to R&B singer Rihanna's "Only Girl (in the World)."

Lady Gaga, who was not on hand to accept the award, will compete in two other categories toward the end of the early ceremony, and in another two that will be unveiled after the telecast begins at 5 p.m. (0100 GMT Monday).

Her career total stands at three, including a pair of wins at last year's ceremony.

Eminem, riding high with a comeback album recounting his near-fatal addiction to prescription medication, was a contender in the video category with "Love the Way You Lie," on which Rihanna is a featured vocalist.

He leads the field with 10 nominations in nine categories. He will compete in four additional categories toward the end of the early ceremony, and in another four during the telecast.

All but 10 of the 108 categories were being announced during a fast-paced early ceremony that is being streamed online. The main event revolves around performances from most of the nominees, as well as veterans such as Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan.


<p>Entertainer Lady Gaga introduces her Grey Label product line during the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Steve Marcus</p>