59th GRAMMY Award Winners

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The 59th annual Grammy Awards took place Sunday, with the winners announced in two separate events.

Margaret Cho hosted the Premiere Ceremony during the afternoon where the winners of roughly 70 categories were announced.

Then, Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles,  the main ceremony began which was hosted by James Corden.

It was the evening show that was televised with the top awards handed out, as well as, many performances by the nominees and tribute segments.

The red carpet introduced many of the attendees dressed to the max.

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Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Rhianna & Katy Perry attend the 59th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles

Beyoncé  led her peers with nine nominations while Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West were all tied with eight., but it was Adele who swept the awards by winning the big 3:  Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year.  This was her second time with that coveted sweep.

Host James Corden opened with a rap segment, and memorial tributes to George Michael and Prince followed during the night.

A celebratory tribute took place to the Bee Gees and the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Fever.

Interspersed were performances and political statements, from Beyoncé (pregnant with twins),  Lady Gaga with Metallica, Adele, Anderson .Paak with A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood with Keith Urban, Katy Perry and numerous others.

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Beyoncé during her performance at the 59th GRAMMY Awards

 

During Adele’s acceptance speech for the top prize, Album of the Year, she became emotional and made it a tribute and focus on Beyoncé.

And the Grammy went to….

GENERAL
Album of the Year
Adele, “25”
Record of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Song of the Year
Adele, “Hello”
Best New Artist
Chance the Rapper

POP
Best Pop Solo Performance
Adele, “Hello”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Twenty-One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Willie Nelson, “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin”
Best Pop Vocal Album
Adele, “25”

DANCE/ELECTRONIC
Best Dance Recording
The Chainsmokers feat. Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Flume, “Skin”

CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Snarky Puppy, “Culcha Vulcha”

ROCK
Best Rock Performance
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Best Metal Performance
Megadeth, “Dystopia”
Best Rock Song
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Best Rock Album
Cage the Elephant, “Tell Me I’m Pretty”

ALTERNATIVE
Best Alternative Music Album
David Bowie, “Blackstar”

R&B
Best R&B Performance
Solange, “Cranes In The Sky”
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Lalah Hathaway, “Angel”
Best R&B Song
Maxwell, “Lake By The Ocean”
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beyonce, “Lemonade”
Best R&B Album
Lalah Hathaway, “Lalah Hathaway Live”

RAP
Best Rap Performance
Chance the Rapper, feat. Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, “No Problem”
Best Rap/Sung Performance
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Best Rap Song
Drake, “Hotline Bling”
Best Rap Album
Chance the Rapper, “Coloring Book”

COUNTRY
Best Country Solo Performance
Maren Morris, “My Church”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
Best Country Song
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind”
Best Country Album
Sturgill Simpson, “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth”

NEW AGE
Best New Age Album
White Sun, “White Sun II”

JAZZ
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
John Scofield, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Gregory Porter, “Take Me To The Alley”
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
John Scofield, “Country For Old Men”
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Ted Nash Big Band, “Presidential Suite: Eight Variations On Freedom”
Best Latin Jazz Album
Chucho Valdes, “Tribute To Irakere: Live In Marciac”

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC
Best Gospel Performance/Song
Tamela Mann, “God Provides”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Hillary Scott and the Scott Family, “Thy Will”‘
Best Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin, “Losing My Religion”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Hillary Scott and the Scott Family, “Love Remains”
Best Roots Gospel Album
Joey + Rory, “Hymns That Are Important To Us”

LATIN
Best Latin Pop Album
Jesse and Joy, “Un Besito Mas”
Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album
ile, “Ilevitable”
Best Regional Mexican Music Album
Vicente Fernandez, “Un Azteca En Al Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)”
Best Tropical Latin Album
Jose Lugo and Guasabara Combo, “Donde Estan?”

AMERICAN ROOTS
Best American Roots Performance
Sarah Jarosz, “House Of Mercy”
Best American Roots Song
The Time Jumpers, “Kid Sister”
Best Americana Album
William Bell, “This Is Where I Live”
Best Bluegrass Album
O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor, “Coming Home”
Best Traditional Blues Album
Bobby Rush, “Porcupine Meat”
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Fantastic Negrito, “The Last Days Of Oakland”
Best Folk Album
Sarah Jarosz, “Undercurrent”
Best Regional Music Album
Kalani Pe’a, “E Walea”

REGGAE
Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley, “Ziggy Marley”

WORLD MUSIC
Best World Music Album
Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble, “Sing Me Home”

CHILDREN
Best Children’s Album
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, “Infinity Plus One”

SPOKEN WORD
Best Spoken Word Album
Carol Burnett, “In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox”

COMEDY
Best Comedy Album
Patton Oswalt, “Talking For Clapping”

MUSICAL THEATRE
Best Musical Theater Album
“The Color Purple”

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Miles Ahead”
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
John Williams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
Best Song Written for Visual Media
Justin Timberlake, “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

COMPOSING
Best Instrumental Composition
Ted Nash, “Spoken At Midnight”
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Jacob Collier, “You And I”
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Jacob Collier, “Flintstones”

PACKAGING
Best Recording Package
Jonathan Barnbrook, “Blackstar”
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Gerard Lo Monaco, “Edith Piaf 1915-2015”

NOTES
Best Album Notes
Ken Bloom and Richard Carlin, “Sisal And Blake Sing Shuffle Along”

HISTORICAL
Best Historical Album
Steve Berkowitz and Jeff Rosen, “The Cutting Edge: 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (Collector’s Edition)”

ENGINEERED ALBUM
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
David Bowie, “Blackstar”
Best Engineered Album, Classical
“Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles”

PRODUCER
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Greg Kurstin
Producer of the Year, Classical
David Frost

REMIXER
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Bob Moses, “Tearing Me Up”

SURROUND SOUND
Best Surround Sound Album
Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony, “Dutilleux: Sur Le Meme Accord; Les Citations; Mystery De L’Instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement”

CLASSICAL
Best Orchestral Performance
Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9”
Best Opera Recording
LA Opera Orchestra, “Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles”
Best Choral Performance
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, “Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1”
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Steve Reich
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Nashville Symphony, “Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway”
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
“Schumann & Berg” AND “Shakespeare Songs”
Best Classical Compendium
Nashville Symphony, “Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway”
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Nashville Symphony, “Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway”
MUSIC VIDEO/FILM
Best Music Video
Beyonce, “Formation”
Best Music Film
The Beatles, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years”

 

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Beyonce attends the 59th GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles with husband Jay Z ..and carrying twins.

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