Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Grammy Awards 2016 wrapped at LA: Taylor Swift bagged “album of the year”

Narada Desk | February 16, 2016 10:59 am Print

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LA: The 58th Grammy Awards presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences — have wrapped up in Los Angeles. The award ceremony saw Taylor Swift take home her second best album honor and ‘Uptown Funk’ the award for best record.

The award for the best new artist was bagged by Meghan Trainor and the best song was bagged by Ed Sheeran.

Adele performed at the event, along with ‘Hamilton’ and Kendrik Lamar.

The top winners for 2016 along with Taylor Swift were Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, producer-performer Mark Ronson and Canadian crooner the Weeknd.

The record for the year was “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

The album for the year was bagged by Taylor Swift for her “1989”.

The song of the year for this year is “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

The awards for new artist were presented to Meghan Trainor while the award for the Pop Solo performance was given to “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran.

The awards for other categories are as follows:


  1. Pop Duo/Group Performance : “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
  2. Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap
  3. Pop Vocal Album: “1989,” Taylor Swift
  4. DANCE/ELECTRONIC MUSIC: “Where Are U Now,” Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber
  5. Dance/Electronic Album: “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U,” Skrillex and Diplo


  1. Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Sylva,” Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest


  1. Rock Performance: “Don’t Wanna Fight,”  Alabama Shakes
  2. Metal Performance:  “Cirice,”  Ghost
  3. Rock Song: “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)
  4. Rock Album “Drones,”  Muse


Alternative Music Album: “Sound & Color,”  Alabama Shakes


R&B Performance: “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” the Weeknd

  1. Traditional R&B Performance: “Little Ghetto Boy,” Lalah Hathaway
  2. R&B Song: “Really Love,”  D’Angelo and Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo and the Vanguard)
  3. Urban Contemporary Album: “Beauty Behind the Madness,” the Weeknd
  4. R&B Album: “Black Messiah,”  D’Angelo and the Vanguard


  1. Rap Performance: “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
  2. Rap/Sung Collaboration: These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat
  3. Rap Song: “Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams (Kendrick Lamar)
  4. Rap Album: “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar


  1. Country Solo Performance: “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
  2. Country Duo/Group Performance: “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
  3. Country Song: “Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose (Little Big Town)
  4. Country Album: “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton


New Age Album:  “Grace,” Paul Avgerinos 


  1. Improvised Jazz Solo: “Cherokee,” Christian McBride
  2. Jazz Vocal Album: “For One to Love,” Cécile McLorin Salvant
  3. Jazz Instrumental Album: Past Present,” John Scofield
  4. Large Jazz Ensemble Album: “The Thompson Fields,” Maria Schneider Orchestra
  5. Latin Jazz Album: “Made in Brazil,” Eliane Elias


  1. Gospel Performance/Song: “Wanna Be Happy?,” Kirk Franklin
  2. Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Holy Spirit,” Francesca Battistelli
  3. Gospel Album : “Covered: Alive in Asia
  4. Contemporary Christian Music Album: “This Is Not a Test,” Tobymac
  5. Roots Gospel Album: “Still Rockin’ My Soul,” the Fairfield Four


  1. Latin Pop Album: “A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition),” Ricky Martin
  2. Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: “Hasta la Raíz,” Natalia Lafourcade
  3. Regional Mexican Music Album: “Realidades, Deluxe Edition,” Los Tigres Del Norte
  4. Tropical Latin Album: “Son De Panamá,” Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado and Orchestra

Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

            “Birdman,” Antonio Sanchez

Song Written for Visual Media

           “Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith and John Stephens     (Common and John Legend, “Selma”)

Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

          “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado and Kevin Olusola (Pentatonix)


  1. Music Video: “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar; Joseph Kahn, video director; Ron Morhoff, video producer

 Music Film

  1. “Amy,” Amy Winehouse; Asif Kapadia, video director; James Gay-Rees, video producer