Remember when we declared Arcade Fire the band of 2004 in CMJ New Music Monthly? The band had just put out a little album, integral in changing the face of millennial indie rock, called Funeral and played Central Park with David Bowie during CMJ Music Marathon. It just so happens that that crazy institution for recorded music and benefactor of those elusive golden Gramophone Awards, the National Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences, finally recognized as well: Arcade Fire’s 2010 album The Suburbs was named Album Of The Year, beating out front-runners Eminem, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga (who did, mind you, play the Highline Ballroom at CMJ 2008) and Lady Antebellum (whose “Need You Now” won both Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year). (Although some folks still aren’t on board with the win.)

Young American jazz composer (and the holder of CMJ’s No. 1 Jazz album of 2010) Esperanza Spalding beat out Brits Mumford And Sons and Florence And The Machine, as well as heavy favorites from the Great White North Justin Bieber and former Degrassi star Drake for the title of Best New Artist. In fact, her win incurred the wrath of tweenage Bieber armies that hacked Ms. Spalding’s Wikipedia entry after her win.

There was not shortage of CMJ notables that took home the gilded gramophone at the 2010 Grammys, including CMJ’s No. 1 album of the year, the Black Key’s Brothers. Many more from our long-running family of artists got the Grammy nod; the list of winners is below while the whole absurdly lengthy list of nominees can be found here.

2010 Grammy Winners Of The CMJ Persuasion:
Arcade Fires (Album Of The Year)
Esperanza Spalding (Best New Artist)
Lady Gaga (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance)
La Roux (Best Electronic/Dance Album)
Black Keys (Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Alternative Music Album)
Jeff Beck (Best Rock Instrumental Performance)
Muse (Best Rock Album)
John Legend And The Roots (Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album)
Cee Lo Green (Best Urban/Alternative Performance)
Eminem (Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Album)
Zac Brown Band And Alan Jackson (Best Country Collaboration With Vocals)
Herbie Hancock (Best Improvised Jazz Solo)
Chucho Valdés And The Afro-Cuban Messengers (Best Latin Jazz Album)
Grupo Fantasma (Best Latin Rock, Alternative Or Urban Album)
Spanish Harlem Orchestra (Best Tropical Latin Album)
Mavis Staples (Best Americana Album)
Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs (Best Contemporary Folk Album)
Buju Banton (Best Reggae Album)
Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté (Best Traditional World Music Album)
American Idiot Featuring Green Day (Best Musical Show Album)
White Stripes (Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package)
Dangermouse (Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical)