2016 Grammy Awards winners list

Posted on February 16, 2016 04:21 am

It was in the wee hours of local time, was feeling sleepy after spending the previous night watching NBA All stars game but couldn’t afford not to watch the Grammy awards live from staples center in Los Angeles.When A listers stepped out in star-studded style for music’s biggest night of the year, i knew there would be some great entertainment ahead.The 58th annual Grammy Awards red carpet kicked off as award favourites such as Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd among others gracing the red carpet stage.Lady Gaga showed up at the red carpet with flaming orange hair, bright eye make-up and a blue suit-style space-themed dress that would be sure to make David Bowie proud ahead of her tribute performance.Justin Bieber donned sutied up with his cutie-pie of a little half-brother, Jaxon. Beliebers around the world are bound to go bonkers over this photo on Twitter.I also saw Adele arrive with a red carpet wave but the British singer seems to have lost a bit of weight which is encouraging.Canadian singer The Weeknd was accompanied by his girlfriend Bella Hadid and they looked hot.The beau of the night Taylor Swift arrived sporting a banging new bob with a hot tube top and pink high-waisted skirt showing off those famous pins and was with her blud Selena Gomez at the red carpet who wore a plunging, glittery blue gown.

Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammy awards
Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammy awards

Taylor Swift won the Grammy for Album of the Year and used her acceptance speech to make a subtle dig at Kanye West.Swift singled out those “who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame” as she claimed the Grammy for her hit album, 1989.It came after West released a song called Famous which has been widely criticized for its misogynistic lyrics in which he claimed he made Swift famous. Swift also became the first woman to win Album of the Year twice.“I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or you fame,” Swift said on stage at the Grammys.The 2016 Grammy Awards not only awarded musicians with miniature golden gramophones for last year’s projects, but also honored late musicians for their overall cultural contributions.Among those honored were the late legendary Rocker David Bowie who passed away last month.Others were Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White as well as the Eagles’ frontman Glenn Frey and the great blues icon B.B. King.

Lady Gaga at 2016 Grammy Awards where she paid tribute to David Bowie Grammys
Lady Gaga at 2016 Grammy Awards where she paid tribute to David Bowie Grammys

Lady Gaga as seen above remembered David Bowie in what was considered to be one of the longest performances on the Grammy Award stage by performing songs such as “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Suffragette City” and of course “Fashion.” The former Eagles members Don Henley and Joe Walsh along with Jackson Browne remembered Glenn Frey, who passed away last month at the age of 67.They performed “Take It Easy,” a 1972 hit co-written by Frey and Browne. Browne stepped into Frey’s shoes by singing the lead vocals.Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt performed the singer’s 1970 rendition of “The Thrill Is Gone” to honor blues icon B.B. King, who died last May.Stevie Wonder along with Pentatonix performed an a cappella version of the band’s 1975 hit, “That’s the Way of the World” in honor of Maurice White, co-founder of Earth, Wind and Fire, passed away last week.Stevie Wonder began the tribute by saying, “This is for a beautiful friend of mine who brought our world Earth, Wind and Fire.” Earth, Wind and Fire also received a Lifetime Achievement Award Monday night.Here is the full list of 2016 Grammy awards winners.

Record of the Year: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, 1989
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Best R&B Album: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
Best R&B Song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”
Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Best Country Song: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli, “Holy Spirit”
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Augustin Hadelich, “Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes”
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird, “Filament”
Best Choral Performance: Charles Bruffy, “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil”
Best Opera Recording: Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus, “Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade”
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989
Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin’ My Soul
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Pitbull, Dale
Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden
Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice
Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar
Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings
Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, “24 Frames”
Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Los Tigres Del Norte, Realidades – Deluxe Edition
Best Children’s Album: Tim Kubart, Home
Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings
Best Reggae Album: Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots
Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields
Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present
Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love
Best Surround Sound Album: James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Best Historical Album: Various artists: The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)
Best Album Notes: Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
Best Recording Package: Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves; Asleep at the Wheel, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Maria Schneider, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola; “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”
Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite”
MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie
Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman
Best Gospel Album: Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton
Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”

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