February 14, 2011 / 4:11 AM / 7 years ago

Lady Antebellum wins record of the year Grammy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country trio Lady Antebellum won the Grammy for record of the year on Sunday, bringing their total to five.

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott (L) and Dave Haywood accept the award for Song Of The Year for "Need You Now", as Charles Kelley hugs songwriter Josh Kear (R), at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2011. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The group was honored for “Need You Now,” a tune that earlier was named song of the year. Record of the year honors the artist, while song of the year is a songwriter’s award.

The other contenders were “Nothin’ on You,” by B.o.B, featuring Bruno Mars; “Love the Way You Lie,” by Eminem, featuring Rihanna; “F*** You!,” by Cee Lo; and “Empire State of Mind,” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys;

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were presented in Los Angeles.

Reporting by Dean Goodman; editing by Mohammad Zargham

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