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56th Annual Grammy Award Winners

posted by Oscar January 26, 2014


The 56th annual Grammy Awards were held tonight, January 26 and here are the winners. Broadcast on CBS, the live show featured performances by Beyoncé feat. Jay Z, Daft Punk feat. Pharrell, Stevie Wonder and Nile Rodgers, Metallica feat. Lang Lang, Imagine Dragons X Kendrick Lamar plus more.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won all the Rap category awards and Best New Artist while Lorde won Song Of The Year for “Royals” and Daft Punk won the biggest prizes of the night by winning Record Of The Year (“Get Lucky”) and Album Of The Year for Random Access Memories.

See the winners (in bold) below.

Album of the Year:

Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
Taylor Swift, Red

Record of the Year:

Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers), “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Lorde, “Royals”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams), “Blurred Lines”

Song of the Year:

Pink (feat. Nate Ruess), “Just Give Me A Reason”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Lorde, “Royals”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert, “Same Love”


Best New Artist:

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran


Best Pop Vocal Album:

Lana Del Rey, Paradise
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox
Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
Lorde, “Royals”
Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers), “Get Lucky”
Pink (feat. Nate Ruess), “Just Give Me A Reason”
Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko), “Stay”
Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams), “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake & Jay Z, “Suit & Tie”

Best Rock Performance:

Alabama Shakes, “Always Alright”
David Bowie, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Led Zeppelin, “Kashmir”
Queens Of The Stone Age, “My God Is The Sun”
Jack White, “I’m Shakin'”

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance:

Anthrax, “T.N.T.”
Black Sabbath, “God Is Dead?”
Dream Theater, “The Enemy Inside”
Killswitch Engage, “In Due Time”
Volbeat (feat. King Diamond), “Room 24”

Best Rock Album:

Black Sabbath, 13
David Bowie, The Next Day
Kings Of Leon, Mechanical Bull
Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day (winner)
Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork
Neil Young With Crazy Horse, Psychedelic Pill

Best Rock Song:

Gary Clark Jr., “Ain’t Messin ‘Round”
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, “Cut Me Some Slack”
The Rolling Stones, “Doom And Gloom”
Black Sabbath, “God Is Dead?”
Muse, “Panic Station”

Best Alternative Music Album:

Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
The National, Trouble Will Find Me
Nine Inch Nails, Hesitation Marks
Tame Impala, Lonerism
Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City (winner)

Best Dance/Electronica Album:

Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (winner)
Disclosure, Settle
Calvin Harris, 18 Months
Kaskade, Atmosphere
Pretty Lights, A Color Map Of The Sun

Best R&B Performance:

Tamar Braxton, “Love And War”
Anthony Hamilton, “Best Of Me”
Hiatus Kaiyote (feat. Q-Tip), “Nakamarra”
Miguel (feat. Kendrick Lamar), “How Many Drinks?”
Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway, “Something” (winner)

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

Gary Clark Jr., “Please Come Home” (winner)
Fantasia, “Get It Right”
Maysa, “Quiet Fire”
Gregory Porter, “Hey Laura”
Ryan Shaw, “Yesterday”

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Tamar Braxton, Love And War
Fantasia, Side Effects Of You
Salaam Remi, One: In The Chamber
Rihanna, Unapologetic (winner)
Mack Wilds, New York: A Love Story

Best R&B Album:

Faith Evans, R&B Divas
Alicia Keys, Girl On Fire (winner)
John Legend, Love In The Future
Chrisette Michele, Better
TGT, Three Kings

Best R&B Song:

Anthony Hamilton, “Best Of Me”
Tamar Braxton, “Love And War”
PJ Morton (feat. Stevie Wonder), “Only One”
Justin Timberlake, “Pusher Love Girl” (winner)
Fantasia (feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott), “Without Me”


Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:

J. Cole (feat. Miguel), “Power Trip”
Jay Z (feat. Beyoncé), “Part II (On The Run)”
Jay Z (feat. Justin Timberlake), “Holy Grail”
Kendrick Lamar (feat. Mary J. Blige), “Now Or Never”
Wiz Khalifa (feat. The Weeknd), “Remember You”

Best Rap Performance:

Drake, “Started From The Bottom”
Eminem, “Berzerk”
Jay Z, “Tom Ford”
Kendrick Lamar, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz), “Thrift Shop”

Best Rap Album:

Drake, Nothing Was The Same
Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar, good kid, m.A.A.d city
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
Kanye West, Yeezus

Best Rap Song:

A$AP Rocky (feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar), “Fuckin’ Problems”
Jay Z (feat. Justin Timberlake), “Holy Grail”
Kanye West, “New Slaves”
Drake, “Started From The Bottom”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz), “Thrift Shop”

Best Spoken Word Album:

Stephen Colbert, America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t
Carol Burnett, Carrie And Me
David Sedaris, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
Billy Crystal, Still Foolin’ ‘Em
Pete Seeger, The Storm King

Best Comedy Album:

Kathy Griffin, Calm Down Gurrl (winner)
Craig Ferguson, I’m Here To Help
Ron White, A Little Unprofessional
Tig Notaro, Live
Bob Saget, That’s What I’m Talkin’ About

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

Coldplay, “Atlas”
Jessie J, “Silver Lining”
Adele, “Skyfall” (winner)
Colbie Caillat (feat. Gavin DeGraw), “We Both Know”
Lana Del Rey, “Young And Beautiful”
Regina Spektor, “You’ve Got Time”

Best Recording Package:

Geneseo, Automatic Music Can Be Fun
Reckless Kelly, Long Night Moon (winner)
Jay Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
Metallica, Metallica: Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)
David Bowie, The Next Day

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package:

The Rolling Stones, The Brussels Affair
Mayer Hawthorne, How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set)
Mumford & Sons, The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition)
Various Artists, The Smith Tapes
Paul McCartney And Wings, Wings Over America (winner)

Best Historical Album:

New York Art Quartet, Call It Art 1964-1965
The Rolling Stones, Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 (winner — tie)
Bill Withers, The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums (winner — tie)
Various Artists, Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980
Sir Georg Solti, Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

Pistol Annies, Annie Up
Madeleine Peyroux, The Blue Room
Alice In Chains, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Queens Of The Stone Age, …Like Clockwork
Andrew Duhon, The Moorings
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories (winner)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical:

Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams (winner)


Best Surround Sound Album:

Paul McCartney, Live Kisses (winner)
Primus, Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition)
Various Artists, Signature Sound Opus One
Jane Ira Bloom, Sixteen Sunsets
Richard Scerbo & Inscape, Sprung Rhythm

Best Music Video:

Capital Cities, “Safe And Sound”
Jay Z, “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton), “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake (feat. Jay Z), “Suit & Tie” (winner)
Jack White, “I’m Shakin'”

Best Music Film:

Coldplay, Live 2012
Green Day, ¡Cuatro!
Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite, I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up!
Paul McCartney, Live Kisses (winner)
Mumford & Sons, The Road To Red Rocks

This list covers all the main awards and those given to artists we cover; for the full list of winners and nominees, go to




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