58th Grammy Awards 2016

With the Golden Globe and Bafta over, now we have the music awards. The Grammy’s this year was about Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Adele and Lady Gaga.

The 58th Grammy Awards were held on 15th February at the Staples Center, Califonia. LL Cool J hosted the show for the 5th consecutive year. It is tough competition this year with Kendrick Lamar leading with 11 nominations and Taylor Swift along with The Weeknd with 7 nominations.

 Bruno Mars get song of the year for 'Uptown Funk'
Bruno Mars gets ‘Record of the year’ for ‘Uptown Funk’

The hit “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars bagged the record of the year, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran got the song of the year for “Thinking Out Loud,” and Taylor Swift bagged the Grammy for “1989” as the Album of the year.

Ed Sheeran receives the award for the Song of the year for 'Thinking Out Loud'
                      Ed Sheeran receives the award for the Song of the year for ‘Thinking Out Loud’

Performing an assortment of Richie’s solo hits and his best-known songs with The Commodores, the six-song medley brought together John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese and Richie himself, who joined the crew at the end for a rousing sing-along to “All Night Long” that got everyone in the crowd clapping.

A group of contemporary singers including John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese, got the crowd asking for more when they sang (best songs of Richie) to pay tribute to Lionel Richie who was honoured with the MusiCares Person Of The Year award recently. Lady Gaga paid a tribute to David Bowieand brought tears in the eyes of the audience. The Eagles also paid a beautiful tribute to the late Glen Frey who died last month.

These awards have always proved that it is only music above all and rightly so at the very beginning host LL Cool J said, “With all that divides us today, our shared love of music unites us.”

Adele performs 'All I Ask' on stage
                                                                         Adele performs ‘All I Ask’ on stage

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 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”
  • 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 Country Song: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
  • Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989
  • Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

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