Who Won BIG At The 58th Annual Grammy Awards?

See the winners list in our 58th Annual Grammy Awards recap. Who won big this year? Lady Gaga rocked David Bowie like a boss, but what happened to Adele?

One of the most anticipated awards shows of the year for music and we have The 58th Annual Grammy Awards recap! This year’s show was held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. It was hosted by LL Cool J. and had both some shining moments and some surprising technical hiccups. Rihanna was scheduled to perform but seems that she has vocal issues so was advised by her doctor to cancel her performance and get some vocal rest. Too bad as I was looking forward to her performance. Also, not many of the 58th Annual Grammy awards were handed out tonight during the show, most were given before the show The show was mainly performances this year, which made for an amazing night of music. At the end of the winners  and performance highlights, I listed all the nominees and winners below for the full 58th Annual Grammy Awards recap. Ready? Let’s see the Grammys!

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards recap: The Music

The show opened with Taylor Swift singing her hit song Are We Out of the Woods? I”m not a huge fan, but she’s so big right now that having her open The 58th Annual Grammy Awards makes sense. She’s up for quite a few awards this year. Not sure if I like the new hair, I really liked Taylor’s curls much better.

Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson Jr. present the 1st award of the night for Best Rap Album to Kendrick Lamar for his album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Well deserved, but I was hoping Compton by Dr. Dre would win.

Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt performed his song Take Your Time and her song Heartbeat. It was an amazing performance, with cool colorful background. Carrie looked beautiful as always and she sang so amazing. Sam Hunt sounded awesome, as always. But, I don’t think they do well as a duet though.

The Weeknd performs his songs Can’t Feel My Face, followed by in The Night. He received a standing ovation, although I am not sure why. I just thought his performance was sleepy, dull and boring.  I expected a little more from them. I like their song, but this is the 58th Annual Grammy Awards! Come on give me something more to write about you in the recap that’s more interesting!

Andra Day and Ellie Goulding took the stage to sing Day’s song Rise Up and Goulding’s song Love Me Like You Do. I like Ellie but Andra is a newcomer to the music industry so this is the first time I have heard her. She kinda reminds me of Rihanna.

Gary Sinise and Cam presented the award for Best Country Album to Chris Stapleton for his album, Traveller. Chris Stapleton came out of nowhere this year in the country world by taking home quite a few awards at the Country Music Awards. He seems to be continuing his sweep at the Grammys this year and is up for quite a few country music awards at the ACM’s. He is a great performer from what I’ve seen, and he’s truly stormed the coutnry world this year.

Lionel Richie Tribute time, he is Person of the Year. Well deserved, as he was one of my favorites back in the 80’s. John Legend sings Easy, Demi Lovato sings Hello, Luke Bryan takes on Penny Lover, Meghan Trainor takes on You are the Sun, You are the Rain and Tyrese takes on Brickhouse. So, let me say that I didn’t like any of these except for Lovato. She totally nailed Hello. I love Luke Bryan, but he needs to stick with country music. Lionel Richie joins them all on stage to sing All Night Long.

Little Big Town takes the stage to sing their controversial hit song, Girl Crush. I love them and love this song. If folks would just take the time to listen to the lyrics, there would be no controversy IMHO.

Well, this is a weird combination, but onstage are Stevie Wonder and Pentatonix. They perform a tribute to the Earth, Wind and Fire founder Maurice White singing That’s the Way of the World. I am impressed at how well they all sing together.

Next, they present the Song of the Year award to Ed Sheeran for Thinking Out Loud. I am surprised that Taylor Swift didn’t win this for Blank Space, but did you see Taylor absolutely lose her mind for Ed Sheeran’s win? Even more squad goals for all of us right there, especially since both Tay and Ed are competing against each other in this category.

Next tribute is to Glenn Frey. Frey was one of the lead singers of the group The Eagles, until their breakup in 1980, in which Frey embarked on a solo career. He died at the age of 67 on January 18, 2016 from complications resulting from pneumonia, acute ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. In the tribute, Jackson Browne and The Eagles sang Take It Easy, in his memory.

Anna Kendrick is onstage to announce the next performance: Tori Kelly and James Bay. Love Tori Kelly, who sings Hollow but not sure who James Bay is exactly, who sings Let It Go. As a duet, she definitely outsang him by a long shot.

We go live to New York City with Stephen Colbert, who introduces the cast of the Broadway hit show, Hamilton. This is pretty cool Broadway show. The story is told in the form of hip hop rhymes. I would definitely pay to see this hit show.

Kendrick Lamar does a performance of his song The Blacker the Berry. This was so cool! There were people, along with Kendrick, dressed in prison outfits. Then, a black light made some cool African patterns on their outfits. There was tribal dancing and a huge bonfire. It was awesome.

Seth MacFarlane presents the award for Best Musical Theater Album for Hamilton. Oh, how cool! Well deserved!

Bruno Mars introduces the uber-talented Adele. OMG! I love her! She sings All I Ask. There were a few seconds of audio issues. Seriously! Audio issues, during Adele’s performance! Get it together Grammy’s! She has the most beautiful voice on the planet.


Adele responded in a way that lets us all know that hey, shit happens. It doesn’t make any of us feel better that we missed this amazing performance, and Adele was obviously upset when she took to Twitter. #allofus



Kaley Cuoco introduces the next performance: Justin Bieber, Diplo and Skillrex, singing Love Yourself and Where Are You Now. So, yeah, to me this was a performance mess. Well at least on the Beibs part. Who is he trying to be? His vocals are weak, and he needs work on his dancing skills.

Sam Smith takes the stage to present the award for Best New Artist to Meghan Trainor. WHAT? She isn’t new! How do they define the word new here? She has been around a couple of years now. The other nominees, except for Sam Hunt, are new: James Bay, Tori Kelly and Courtney Barnett. They are new, not Trainor! Trainor did have quite the tearful exchange on stage. I think she hiccuped out that speech that she directed mostly to her dad.


Lady Gaga pays tribute to musician David Bowie, who died at the age of 69 on January 10, 2016, from liver cancer. WOW, she did one of the best tributes ever. She sang a compilation of his songs and dressed in some of his more popular looks, complete with the flame red hair and 70’s jumpsuit. This was my absolute fav performance at The 58th Annual Grammy Awards, and you should watch the reecap video again and again. Lady Gaga is on quite a streak of memorable performances, as she was also epic performing at the Superbowl this year.


Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr. take the stage for a BB King Tribute. It was good, but I have seen much better tributes.

Next up onstage is Alabama Shakes, singing their hit Don’t Wanna Fight. I am not sure how these people won any award, but apparently they won a Grammy or two tonight. I think she is supposed to be a blues singer, but it’s a whole lot of screaming if you ask me. I was disappointed Elle King’s  Ex’s and Oh’s didn’t take this award.


Did you all know that Johnny Depp can play guitar and sing? Yep, he can. He and the rest of the band known as Hollywood Vampires, with Joe Perry and Alice Cooper. They performed Ace of Spades as a tribute to Lemmy Kilmister, lead singer of Motorhead, who died at the age of 70 on December 28, 2015, from cancer. Wow…. these guys are amazing. Depp can wail on that guitar.

The Grammy’s showcased their In Memoriam of all those we lost recently.

Earth Wind and Fire receive a Lifetime Achievement Award, then present the award to Album of the Year to Taylor Swift for 1989. She gave a very classy speech that also seems to be throwing shade at Kanye West indirectly. Kanye has said some pretty nasty things about Taylor recently online including that he made her into a star, and her acceptance speech while acknowledging those who helped her is also standing up for herself. Yea, woohoo, let’s move on now.


Beyonce takes the stage to present the award for Record of the Year to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk. Beyoncé looked beautiful as always, though the real buzz is still her Superbowl performance. This is a well-deserved award though I thought this song was a bit overplayed.

The final performance of the night features Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Travis Barker and Joe Perry, to sing El Taxi and Bad Man. I love Pitbull. He is such an entertainer. This was a good performance to close out the show though they got cut off by the rolling final credits. Phew, that’s the end of our 58th Annual Grammy Awards recap. Need to see who won everything? Check out the full list below!

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards recap: The Winners List

Record of the Year:
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, ‘Really Love’
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’- WINNER
Ed Sheeran, ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
The Weeknd, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

Album of the Year:
Alabama Shakes, ‘Sound & Color’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’
Taylor Swift, ‘1989’- WINNER
The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’

Song of the Year:
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’
Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
Little Big Town, ‘Girl Crush’
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, ‘See You Again’
Ed Sheeran, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – WINNER

Best New Artist:
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor – WINNER

Best Pop Solo Performance:
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Heartbeat Song’
Ellie Goulding, ‘Love Me Like You Do’
Ed Sheeran, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ – WINNER
Taylor Swift, ‘Blank Space’
The Weeknd, ‘Can’t Feel My Face’

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
Florence & The Machine, ‘Ship to Wreck’
Maroon 5, ‘Sugar’
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, ‘Uptown Funk’ – WINNER
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Blood’
Wiz Kalifa feat. Charlie Puth, ‘See You Again’

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:
Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, ‘The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern’ – WINNER
Bob Dylan, ‘Shadows in the Night’
Josh Groban, ‘Stages’
Seth MacFarlane, ‘No One Ever Tells You’
Barry Manilow (and Various Artists), ‘My Dream Duets’

Best Pop Vocal Album:
Taylor Swift, ‘1989’ – WINNER
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Piece by Piece’
Florence and the Machine, ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’
Mark Ronson, ‘Uptown Special’
James Taylor, ‘Before This World’

Best Dance Recording:
Above & Beyond feat. Zoë Johnston, ‘We’re All We Need’
The Chemical Brothers feat. Q-Tip, ‘Go’
Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Never Catch Me’
Galantis, ‘Runaway (U & I)’
Jack Ü feat. Justin Bieber, ‘Where Are Ü Now’ – WINNER

Best Dance/Electronic Album:
Caribou, ‘Our Love’
The Chemical Brothers, ‘Born in the Echoes’
Disclosure, ‘Caracal’
Jamie xx, ‘In Colour’
Jack Ü, ‘Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü’ – WINNER

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:
Bill Frisell, ‘Guitar in the Space Age!’
Wouter Kellerman, ‘Love Language’
Marcus Miller, ‘Afrodeezia’
Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest, ‘Sylva’ – WINNER
Kirk Whalum, ‘The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV’

Best Rock Performance:
Alabama Shakes, ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ – WINNER
Florence & the Machine, ‘What Kind of Man’
Foo Fighters, ‘Something From Nothing’
Elle King, ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’
Wolf Alice, ‘Moaning Lisa Smile’

Best Metal Performance:
August Burns Red, ‘Identity’
Ghost, ‘Cirice’ – WINNER
Lamb of God, ‘512’
Sevendust, ‘Thank You’
Slipknot, ‘Custer’

Best Rock Song:
Alabama Shakes, ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’ – WINNER
Elle King, ‘Ex’s & Oh’s’
James Bay, ‘Hold Back the River’
Highly Suspect, ‘Lydia’
Florence & the Machine, ‘What Kind of Man’

Best Rock Album:
James Bay, ‘Chaos and the Calm’
Death Cab for Cutie, ‘Kintsugi’
Highly Suspect, ‘Mister Asylum’
Muse, ‘Drones’ – WINNER
Slipknot, ‘The Gray Chapter’

Best Alternative Music Album:
Alabama Shakes, ‘Sound & Color’ – WINNER
Björk, ‘Vulnicura’
My Morning Jacket, ‘The Waterfall’
Tame Impala, ‘Currents’
Wilco, ‘Star Wars’

Best R&B Performance:
Tamar Braxton, ‘If I Don’t Have You’
Andra Day, ‘Rise Up’
Hiatus Kaiyote, ‘Breathing Underwater’
Jeremih feat. J. Cole, ‘Planes’
The Weeknd, ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)’ – WINNER

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
Faith Evans, ‘He Is’
Allah Hathaway, ‘Little Ghetto Boy’ – WINNER
Jazmine Sullivan, ‘Let It Burn’
Tyrese, ‘Shame’
Charlie Wilson, ‘My Favorite Part of You’

Best R&B Song:
Miguel, ‘Coffee’
The Weeknd, ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)’
Jazmine Sullivan, ‘Let It Burn’
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, ‘Really Love’ – WINNER
Tyrese, ‘Shame’

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
The Internet, ‘Ego Death’
Kehlani, ‘You Should Be Here’
Lianne La Havas, ‘Blood’
Miguel, ‘Wildheart’
The Weeknd, ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’ – WINNER

Best R&B Album:
Leon Bridges, ‘Coming Home’
D’Angelo and the Vanguard, ‘Black Messiah’ – WINNER
Andra Day, ‘Cheers to the Fall’
Jazmine Sullivan, ‘Reality Show’
Charlie Wilson, ‘Forever Charlie’

Best Rap Performance:
J. Cole, ‘Apparently’
Drake, ‘Back to Back’
Fetty Wap, ‘Trap Queen’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’ – WINNER
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne, ‘Truffle Butter’
Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney, ‘All Day’

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
Big Sean feat. Kanye West and John Legend, ‘One Man Can Change the World’
Common and John Legend, ‘Glory’
Jidenna feat. Roman GianArthur, ‘Classic Man’
Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thudercat, ‘These Walls’ – WINNER
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, Lil Wayne, and Chris Brown, ‘Only’

Best Rap Song:
Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney, ‘All Day’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’ – WINNER
Drake, ‘Energy’
Common and John Legend, ‘Glory’
Fetty Wap, ‘Trap Queen’

Best Rap Album:
J. Cole, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’
Dr. Dre, ‘Compton’
Drake, ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ – WINNER
Nicki Minaj, ‘The Pinkprint’

Best Country Solo Performance:
Cam, ‘Burning House’
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’ – WINNER
Carrie Underwood, ‘Little Toy Guns’
Keith Urban, ‘John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16’
Lee Ann Womack, ‘Chances Are’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
Brothers Osborne, ‘Stay a Little Longer’
Joey+Rory, ‘If I Needed You’
Charles Kelley feat. Dierks Bentley and Eric Palsy, ‘The Driver’
Little Big Town, ‘Girl Crush’ – WINNER
Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe, ‘Lonely Tonight’

Best Country Song:
Lee Ann Womack, ‘Chances Are’
Tim McGraw, ‘Diamond Rings and Old Barstools’
Little Big Town, ‘Girl Crush’ – WINNER
Brandy Clark, ‘Hold My Hand’
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’

Best Country Album:
Sam Hunt, ‘Montevallo’
Little Big Town, ‘Pain Killer’
Ashley Monroe, ‘The Blade’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Pageant Material’
Chris Stapleton, ‘Traveller’ – WINNER

Best New Age Album:
Paul Avgerinos, ‘Grace’ – WINNER
Madi Das, ‘Bhakti Without Borders’
Catherine Duc, ‘Voyager’
Pater Kater, ‘Love’
Ron Korb, ‘Asia Beauty’

Best Improvised Jazz Solo:
Joey Alexander, ‘Giant Steps’
Christian McBride, ‘Cherokee’ – WINNER
Donny McCaslin, ‘Arbiters of Evolution’
Joshua Redman, ‘Friend or Foe’
John Scofield, ‘Past Present’

Best Jazz Vocal Album:
Karrin Allyson, ‘Many A New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein’
Denise Donatelli, ‘Find a Heart’
Lorraine Feather, ‘Flirting With Disaster’
Jamison Ross, ‘Jamison’
Cécile McLorin Salvant, ‘For One To Love’ – WINNER

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Joey Alexander, ‘My Favorite Things’
Terence Blanchard feat. the E-Collective, ‘Breathless’
Robert Glasper & the Robert Glasper Trio, ‘Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios’
Jimmy Greene, ‘Beautiful Life’
John Scofield, ‘Past Present’ – WINNER

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Gil Evans Project, ‘Lines of Color’
Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band, ‘Köln’
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, ‘Cuba: The Conversation Continues’
Maria Schneider Orchestra, ‘The Thompson Fields’ – WINNER
Patrick Williams, ‘Home Suite Home’

Best Latin Jazz Album:
Eliane Elias, ‘Made in Brazil’ – WINNER
The Rodriguez Brothers, ‘Impromptu’
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, ‘Suite Caminos’
Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet, ‘Intercambio’
Miguel Zenón, ‘Identities Are Changeable’

Best Gospel Performance/Song:
Anthony Brown & Group Therapy, ‘Worth [Live]’
Kirk Franklin, ‘Wanna Be Happy?’ – WINNER
Travis Greene, ‘Intentional’
Israel & NewBreed feat. Yolanda Adams, ‘How Awesome Is Our God [Live]’
Brian Courtney Wilson, ‘Worth Fighting For [Live]’

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
Francesca Battistelli, ‘Holy Spirit’ – WINNER
Crowder, ‘Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)’
Matt Maher, ‘Because He Lives (Amen)’
Third Day feat. All Sons & Daughters, ‘Soul On Fire’
Tobymac feat. Mr. Talkbox, ‘Feel It’

Best Gospel Album:
Karen Clark Sheard, ‘Destined To Win [Live]’
Dorinda Clark-Cole, ‘Living It’
Tasha Cobbs, ‘One Place Live’
Israel & NewBreed, ‘Covered: Alive In Asia [Live]’ – WINNER
Jonathan McReynolds, ‘Life Music: Stage Two’

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Jason Crabb, ‘Whatever the Road’
Lauren Daigle, ‘How Can It Be’
Matt Maher, ‘Saints and Sinners’
Tobymac, ‘This Is Not A Test’ – WINNER
Chris Tomlin, ‘Love Ran Red’

Best Roots Gospel Album:
The Fairfield Four, ‘Still Rockin’ My Soul’ – WINNER
Karen Peck & New River, ‘Pray Now’
Point of Grace, ‘Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know)’

Best Latin Pop Album:
Pablo Alborán, ‘Terral’
Alex Cuba, ‘Healer’
Ricky Martin, ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar’ (Deluxe Edition) – WINNER
Alejandro Sanz, ‘Sirope’
Julieta Venegas, ‘Algo Sucede’

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:
Bomba Estereo, ‘Amanecer’
La Cuneta Son Machín, ‘Mondongo’
Natalia Lafourcade, ‘Hasta La Raíz’ – WINNER (TIE)
Monsieur Periné, ‘Caja De Música’
Pitbull, ‘Dale’ – WINNER (TIE)

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):
Banda El Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga, ‘Mi Vicio Mas Grande’
La Maquinaria Norteña, ‘Ya Dime Adiós’
Los Cojolites, ‘Zapateando’
Los Tigres Del Norte, ‘Realidades’ – Deluxe Edition – WINNER
Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano, ‘Tradición, Arte Y Pasión’

Best Tropical Latin Album:
José Alberto “El Canario” & Septeto Santiaguero, ‘Tributo A Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto’
Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, ‘Son De Panama’ – WINNER
Guaco, ‘Presente Continuo’
Juan Luis Guerra 4.40, ‘Todo Tiene Su Hora’
Victor Manuelle, ‘Que Suenen Los Tambores’

Best American Roots Performance:
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, ‘And Am I Born To Die’
Buddy Guy, ‘Born To Play Guitar’
The Milk Carton Kids, ‘City Of Our Lady’
Punch Brothers, ‘Julep’
Mavis Staples, ‘See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’ – WINNER

Best American Roots Song:
The Mavericks, ‘All Night Long’
Don Henley & Merle Haggard, ‘The Cost of Living’
Punch Brothers, ‘Julep’
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, ‘The Traveling Kind’
Jason Isbell, ’24 Frames’ – WINNER

Best Americana Album:
Brandi Carlile, ‘The Firewatcher’s Daughter’
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, ‘The Traveling Kind’
Jason Isbell, ‘Something More Than Free’ – WINNER
The Mavericks, ‘Mono’
Punch Brothers, ‘The Phosphorescent Blues’

Best Bluegrass Album:
Dale Ann Bradley, ‘Pocket Full of Keys’
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, ‘Before the Sun Goes Down’
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, ‘In Session’
Ralph Stanley & Friends, ‘Man of Constant Sorrow’
The Steeldrivers, ‘The Muscle Shoals Recordings’ – WINNER

Best Blues Album:
Cedric Burnside Project, ‘Descendants of Hill Country’
Shemekia Copeland, ‘Outskirts of Love’
Buddy Guy, ‘Born to Play Guitar’ – WINNER
Bettye LaVette, ‘Worthy’
John Primer & Various Artists, ‘Muddy Waters 100’

Best Folk Album:
Norman Blake, ‘Wood, Wire & Words’
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, ‘Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn’ – WINNER
Rhiannon Giddens, ‘Tomorrow Is My Turn’
Patty Griffin, ‘Servant of Love’
Glen Hansard, ‘Didn’t He Ramble’

Best Regional Roots Music Album:
Jon Cleary, ‘Go Juice’ – WINNER
Natalie Ai Kamauu, ‘La La La La’
Keali’i Reichel, ‘Kawaiokalena’
The Revelers, ‘Get Ready’
Windwalker and the MCW, ‘Generations’

Best Reggae Album:
Rocky Dawuni, ‘Branches of the Same Tree’
Jah Cure, ‘The Cure’
Barrington Levy, ‘Acousticalevy’
Luciano, ‘Zion Awake’
Morgan Heritage, ‘Strictly Roots’ – WINNER

Best World Music Album:
Gilberto Gil, ‘Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo’
Angelique Kidjo, ‘Sings’ – WINNER
Ladysmith Black Mambas with Ella Spira & the Inala Ensemble, ‘Music From Inala’
Anoushka Shankar, ‘Home’
Zumba Prison Project, ‘I Have No Everything Here’

Best Children’s Album:
José-Luis Orozco, ‘¡Come Bien! Eat Right!’
Gustafer Yellowgold, ‘Dark Pie Concerns’
Tim Kubart, Home – WINNER
Lori Henriques, ‘How Great Can This Day Be’
Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly, ‘Trees’

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books, and Storytelling):
Patti Smith, ‘Blood On Snow’ (Jo Nesbø)
Dick Cavett, ‘Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks’
Jimmy Carter, ‘A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety’ – WINNER
Janis Ian & Jean Smart, ‘Patience And Sarah’ (Isabel Miller)
Amy Poehler (& Various Artists), ‘Yes Please’

Best Comedy Album:
Lisa Lampanelli, ‘Back to the Drawing Board’
Wyatt Cenac, ‘Brooklyn’
Jay Mohr, ‘Happy. And A Lot.’
Craig Ferguson, ‘Just Being Honest’
Louis C.K., ‘Live at Madison Square Garden’ – WINNER

Best Musical Theater Album:
Leanne Cope, Max von Essen, Robert Fairchild, Jill Paice and Brandon Uranowitz, principal soloists; Rob Fisher and Scott Lehrer, producers (George Gershwin, composer; Ira Gershwin, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast), ‘An American in Paris’
Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Beth Malone and Emily Skeggs, principal soloists; Philip Chaffin and Tommy Krasker, producers (Jeanine Tesori, composer; Lisa Kron, lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast), Fun Home
Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Phillipa Soo, principal soloists; Alex Lacamoire, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bill Sherman, Ahmir Thompson and Tarik Trotter, producers; Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and lyricist (Original Broadway Cast), ‘Hamilton’ – WINNER
Ruthie Ann Miles, Kelli O’Hara, Ashley Park, Conrad Ricamora and Ken Watanabe, principal soloists; David Caddick, David Lai and Ted Sperling, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2015 Broadway Cast), ‘The King and I’
Heidi Blickenstaff, Christian Borle, John Cariani, Brian d’Arcy James, Brad Oscar and Kate Reinders, principal soloists; Kurt Deutsch, Karey Kirkpatrick, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Lawrence Manchester, Kevin McCollum and Phil Reno, producers; Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick, composers/lyricists (Originial Broadway Cast), ‘Something Rotten!’

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:
Various Artists, Empire: Season 1
Various Artists, Fifty Shades of Grey
Various Artists, Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – WINNER
Various Artists, Pitch Perfect 2
Various Artists, Selma

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman – WINNER
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
Justin Hurwitz, Whiplash

Best Song Written for Visual Media:
The Weeknd, ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)’
Common & John Legend, ‘Glory’ – WINNER
Ellie Goulding, ‘Love Me Like You Do’
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, ‘See You Again’
Lady Gaga, ‘Til It Happens to You’

Best Instrumental Composition:
Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra feat. Rudresh Mahanthappa), ‘The Afro Latin Jazz Suite’ – WINNER
Bob Mintzer, composer (Bob Mintzer Big Band), ‘Civil War’
David Balakrishnan, composer (Turtle Island Quartet), ‘Confetti Man’
Rich DeRosa, composer (University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band), ‘Neil’
Marshall Gilkes, composer (Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band), ‘Vesper’

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella:
Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kirstin Maldonado & Kevin Olusola, arrangers (Pentatonix), ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’ – WINNER
Paul Allen, Troy Hayes, Dwight Streets Levens, Evin Martin & J Moss, arrangers (Vocally Challenged), ‘Bruno Mars’
Armand Hutton, arranger (Committed), ‘Do You Hear What I Hear?’
Bob James, arranger (Bob James & Nathan East), ‘Ghost of a Chance’
John Fedchock, arranger (John Fedchock New York Big Band), ‘You and the Night and the Music’

Best Arrangement, Instruments, and Vocals:
Maria Schneider, arranger (David Bowie), ‘Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)’ – WINNER
Shelly Berg, arranger (Lorraine Feather), ‘Be My Muse’
Patrick Williams, arranger (Patrick Williams feat. Patti Austin), ’52nd & Broadway’
Otmaro Ruiz, arranger (Catina DeLuna feat. Otmaro Ruiz), ‘Garota De Ipanema’
Jimmy Greene, arranger (Jimmy Greene with Javier Colon), ‘When I Come Home’

Best Recording Package:
Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves, art directors (Asleep At The Wheel), ‘Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys’ – WINNER
Alex Trochut, art director (Alagoas), ‘Alagoas’
Anita Marisa Boriboon and Phi Hollinger, art directors (Snoop Dogg), ‘Bush’
Brian Roettinger, art director (Florence & the Machine), ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ (Deluxe Edition)
Nathanio Strimpopulos and Jack White, art directors (Elvis Presley), ‘My Happiness’

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:
Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood and Jack White, art directors (Various Artists), ‘The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)’ – WINNER
Leif Podhajsky, art director (Of Monsters And Men), ‘Beneath the Skin’ (Deluxe Box Set)
Sasha Barr & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty), ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ (Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl)
Stephen Kennedy & James Tilley, art directors (The Rolling Stones), ‘Sticky Fingers’ (Deluxe Edition)
Doran Tyson & Steve Vance, art directors (Grateful Dead), ’30 Trips Around the Sun’
Carson Ellis, Jeri Heiden & Glen Nakasako, art directors (The Decemberists), ‘What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World’ (Deluxe Box Set)

Best Album Notes:
Joni Mitchell, ‘Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced’ – WINNER
James P. Leary, ‘Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946’
Jeff Place, ‘Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection’
Ted Olson, ‘Portrait of an American Singer’
Ryan Barna, ‘Songs of the Night: Dance Recordings, 1916-1925’

Best Historical Album:
Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust, and Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore and Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bob Dylan and the Band), ‘The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11’ – WINNER
Geri Allen, Jocelyn Arem, and Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Jamie Howarth and Jessica Thompson, mastering engineers (Erroll Garner), ‘The Complete Concert By the Sea’
Kevin Howes, compilation producer; Greg Mindorff, mastering engineer (Various Artists), ‘Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966–1985’
Steven Lance Ledbetter and Nathan Salsburg, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists), ‘Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947–1959’
Mark Puryear, compilation producer; Pete Reiniger, mastering engineer (Fannie Lou Hamer), ‘Songs My Mother Taught Me’

Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical):
Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Alabama Shakes), ‘Sound & Color’ – WINNER
Dave O’Donnell, engineer; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (James Taylor), ‘Before This World’
Maxime Le Guil, engineer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Melody Gardot), ‘Currency of Man’
Greg Kurstin and Alex Pasco, engineers; Emily Lazar, mastering engineer (The Bird and The Bee), ‘Recreational Love’
Steve Price, Jochem van der Saag, and Jorge Vivo, engineers; Paul Blakemore, mastering engineer (Diana Krall), ‘Wallflower’

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:
Jeff Bhaskar – WINNER
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical:
Dave Audé, remixer (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars), ‘Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)’ – WINNER
CFCF, remixer (Daniel Hope), ‘Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix)’
Bill Hamel and Chad Newbold, remixers (JES, Shant, and Clint Maximus), ‘Hold On (Fatum Remix)’
Ryan Raddon, remixer (Galantis), ‘Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)’
André Allen Anjos, remixer (Odesza Featuring Zyra), ‘Say My Name (RAC Remix)’

Best Surround Sound Album:
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra), Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop
James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie & Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters), ‘Amused To Death’ – WINNER
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & Trondheimsolistene), ‘Magnificat’
Erdo Groot, surround mix engineer; Erdo Groot, surround mastering engineer; Philip Traugott, surround producer (Paavo Järvi & Russian National Orchestra), ‘Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7’
Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus), ‘Spes’

Best Engineered Album, Classical:
Leslie Ann Jones, John Kilgore, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and Justin Merrill, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (George Manahan & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra), ‘Ask Your Mama’ – WINNER
Dmitriy Lipay, engineer; Alexander Lipay, mastering engineer (Ludovic Morlot, Augustin Hadelich & Seattle Symphony), Dutilleux: Métaboles; ‘L’Arbre Des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double”
Robert Friedrich, engineer; Michael Bishop, mastering engineer (Martin Pearlman, Jennifer Rivera, Fernando Guimarães & Boston Baroque), ‘Monteverdi: Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria’
Byeong Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Mark Donahue, mastering engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale & Kansas City Chorale), ‘Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil’
Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers; Keith O. Johnson, mastering engineer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony), ‘Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3, ‘Organ”

Producer of the Year, Classical:
Blanton Alspaugh
Manfred Eicher
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
Dan Merceruio
Judith Sherman – WINNER

Best Orchestral Performance:
Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra), Bruckner: ‘Symphony No. 4’
Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony), ‘Dutilleux: ‘Métaboles; L’Arbre des Songes; Symphony No. 2, ‘Le Double”
Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra), Shostakovich: ‘Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphony No. 10’- WINNER
Carlos Kalmar, conductor (The Oregon Symphony), ‘Spirit of the American Range’
Darrell Ang, conductor (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), Zhou Long & Chen Yi: ‘Symphony ‘Humen 1839’

Best Opera Recording:
Donald Runnicles, conductor; Will Hartmann, Michaela Kaune and Jennifer Larmore; Magdalena Herbst, producer (Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin; Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin), Janáček: ‘Jenůfa’
Martin Pearlman, conductor; Fernando Guimarães and Jennifer Rivera; Thomas C. Moore, producer (Boston Baroque), Monteverdi: ‘Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria’
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Diana Damrau, Paul Schweinester and Rolando Villazón; Sid McLauchlan, producer (Chamber Orchestra Of Europe), Mozart: ‘Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail’
Seiji Ozawa, conductor; Isabel Leonard; Dominic Fyfe, producer (Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus), Ravel: ‘L’Enfant et les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade’ – WINNER
Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, conductors; Karina Gauvin and Philippe Jaroussky; Renate Wolter-Seevers, producer (Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra), Steffani: ‘Niobe, Regina Di Tebe’

Best Choral Performance:
Bernard Haitink, conductor; Peter Dijkstra, chorus master (Anton Barachovsky, Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Hanno Müller-Brachmann and Mark Padmore; Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Chor Des Bayerischen Rundfunks), Beethoven: ‘Missa Solemnis’
Harry Christophers, conductor (Jeremy Budd, Grace Davidson, Ben Davies, Mark Dobell, Eamonn Dougan and Charlotte Mobbs; The Sixteen), Monteverdi: ‘Vespers of 1610’
Craig Hella Johnson, conductor (James K. Bass, Laura Mercado-Wright, Eric Neuville and Lauren Snouffer; Faith DeBow and Stephen Redfield; Conspirare), Pablo Neruda – ‘The Poet Sings’
Eric Holtan, conductor (Sara Fraker, Matthew Goinz, Thea Lobo, Owen McIntosh, Kathryn Mueller and Christine Vivona; True Concord Orchestra; True Concord Voices), Paulus: ‘Far In The Heavens’
Charles Bruffy, conductor (Paul Davidson, Frank Fleschner, Toby Vaughn Kidd, Bryan Pinkall, Julia Scozzafava, Bryan Taylor and Joseph Warner; Kansas City Chorale & Phoenix Chorale), Rachmaninoff: ‘All-Night Vigil’ – WINNER

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance:
Tanja Tetzlaff, Christian Tetzlaff & Lars Vogt, Brahms: ‘The Piano Trios’
Eighth Blackbird, ‘Filament’ – WINNER
Nadia Shpachenko & Genevieve Feiwen Lee, ‘Flaherty: Airdancing For Toy Piano, Piano & Electronics’
Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth, ‘Render’
Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin, Shostakovich: ‘Piano Quintet & String Quartet No. 2’

Best Classical Instrumental Solo:
Augustin Hadelich; Ludovic Morlot, conductor (Seattle Symphony), Dutilleux: ‘Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes’ – WINNER
Joseph Moog; Nicholas Milton, conductor (Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern), ‘Grieg & Moszkowski: Piano Concertos’
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Mozart: ‘Keyboard Music, Vol. 7’
Daniil Trifonov (The Philadelphia Orchestra), ‘Rachmaninov Variations’
Ursula Oppens (Jerome Lowenthal), Rzewski: ‘The People United Will Never Be Defeated!’

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album:
Mark Padmore; Kristian Bezuidenhout, accompanist, Beethoven: ‘An Die Ferne Geliebte’; Haydn: ‘English Songs’; Mozart: ‘Masonic Cantata’
Joyce DiDonato; Antonio Pappano, accompanist, ‘Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall’ – WINNER
Jonas Kaufmann; Antonio Pappano, conductor (Kristīne Opolais, Antonio Pirozzi & Massimo Simeoli; Coro Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia; Orchestra Dell’Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecilia), ‘Nessun Dorma – The Puccini Album’
Talise Trevigne; David Alan Miller, conductor (Orion Weiss; Albany Symphony), Rouse: ‘Seeing; Kabir Padavali’
Cecilia Bartoli; Diego Fasolis, conductor (I Barocchisti), ‘St. Petersburg’

Best Classical Compendium:
New Budapest Orpheum Society; Jim Ginsburg, producer, ‘As Dreams Fall Apart – The Golden Age Of Jewish Stage And Film Music (1925-1955)’
George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman, producer, ‘Ask Your Mama’
Paul McCreesh, conductor; Nicholas Parker, producer, ‘Handel: L’Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740’
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer, Paulus: ‘Three Places Of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto’- WINNER
Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers, ‘Woman at the New Piano’

Best Contemporary Classical Composition:
Gerald Barry, composer (Thomas Adès, Barbara Hannigan, Katalin Károlyi, Hilary Summers, Peter Tantsits & Birmingham Contemporary Music Group), Barry: ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’
Andrew Norman, composer (Gil Rose & Boston Modern Orchestra Project), Norman: ‘Play’
Stephen Paulus, composer (Eric Holtan, True Concord Voices & Orchestra), Paulus: ‘Prayers & Remembrances’ – WINNER
Joan Tower, composer (Giancarlo Guerrero, Cho-Liang Lin & Nashville Symphony), Tower: ‘Stroke’
Julia Wolfe, composer (Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street & Bang On A Can All-Stars), Wolfe: ‘Anthracite Fields’

Best Music Video:
A$AP Rocky, ‘LSD’
The Dead Weather, ‘I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘Alright’
Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, ‘Bad Blood’ – WINNER
Pharrell Williams, ‘Freedom’

Best Music Film:
Alex Gibney, video director; Peter Afterman, Blair Foster, Mick Jagger & Victoria Pearman, video producers, (James Brown), Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Dave Grohl, video director; John Cutcliffe, Dave Grohl, John Ramsay, James A. Rota, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek & Kristen Welsh, video producers (Foo Fighters), Sonic Highways
Liz Garbus, video director; Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson & Justin Wilkes, video producers (Nina Simone), What Happened, Miss Simone?
Sean Evans & Roger Waters, video directors; Clare Spencer & Roger Waters, video producers (Roger Waters), The Wall
Asif Kapadia, video director; James Gay-Rees, video producer (Amy Winehouse), Amy – WINNER

So what did you think of the The 58th Annual Grammy Awards recap? Who was your fav performance at the show? Tell us in the comments!

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13 thoughts on “Who Won BIG At The 58th Annual Grammy Awards?

  1. I did not watch the grammy’s, but all I have been hearing about is the Taylor vs Kayne battle. It sounds like it was an awesome show though.

  2. This was such a fun show to watch! I loved the carrie/sam combo. Such an amazing rendition of those two songs.

  3. It was an awesome night all together. I’m really proud of Taylor Swift and the line-up of the winners was great too.

  4. Happy to see the recap. I always like to see who wins. I agree Carrie Underwood always looks good and sounds great.

  5. Lady Gaga was great. I don’t think she has a particularly great voice but she’s such a performer and she did David Bowie justice with her wonderful performance at the Grammys. Thanks for a great recap!

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