Before 2010 Grammy Awards is kicked off, a pre-telecast event was held and Beyonce Knowles, Taylor Swift and Lady GaGa won several awards. Beyonce took home both Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her single "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)". She also won Best Contemporary R&B Album for "I Am...Sasha Fierce" and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her "At Last" rendition at Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration.
Furthermore, Taylor received Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "White Horse", saying "This my first Grammy, you guys! This is a Grammy ... I live in awe of the people that I was nominated against in this category." She shared the award with co-writer Liz Roze who recalled the writing of the song six years ago. In addition, Taylor also snatched Best Country Song, once again thanks to "White Horse". As GaGa, the dance queen was handed Best Dance Recording for "Poker Face" and Best Electronic/Dance Album for "The Fame".
Other early winners were Black Eyed Peas who walked home with Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals ("I Gotta Feeling"), Best Pop Vocal Album ("The E.N.D.") and Best Short Form Video ("Boom Boom Pow"), and Eminem who won Best Rap Album ("Relapse") and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group ("Crack a Bottle") along with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent.
Beyonce's husband Jay-Z was also victorious. He collected Best Rap Solo Performance ("D.O.A. [Death of Auto-Tune]") and Best Rap Song ("Run This Town") which he shared with his collaborators Kanye West and Rihanna. Kings of Leon won over Bruce Springsteen, U2, Pearl Jam and Green Day for Best Rock Song ("Use Somebody") which also earned the band Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals.
In music for movie categories, soundtrack album made for movie "Slumdog Millionaire" was named Best Compilation Soundtrack Album. Also, its lead single "Jai Ho" was crowned Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. Not only "Slumdog Millionaire" music, theme song of animated film "Up" also won one nod; Best Score Soundtrack Album.
David Guetta picked up an award for Best Remixed Recording ("When Love Takes Over"). "Finally the DJ culture and the dance culture is growing in America," the disc jokey / producer said during the acceptance speech. Steve Martin received Best Bluegrass Album ("The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo").