2008 Grammys: A look into some of this year’s wins

Record of the year

“Please Read the Letter”

Performed by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Produced by T Bone Burnett

Engineer/Mixer: Mike Piersante

Rounder Records

Album of the year

Raising Sand

By Robert Plant and Alison Krauss

Rounder Records

Song of the year

“Viva la Vida”

Performed by Coldplay

Written by Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin

Capitol Records

Best new artist


XL Recordings/Columbia

Best rap album

Tha Carter III

By Lil Wayne

Cash Money/Universal Motown

Best rock album

Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

By Coldplay

Capitol Records

Best country song


Performed by Sugarland

Written by Jennifer Nettles

Mercury Records

Best R&B; song

“Miss Independent”

Performed by Ne-Yo

Written by Mikkel S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen and S. Smith

Def Jam/Compound

Best comedy album

It’s Bad for Ya

By George Carlin

Eardrum Records