Taylor Swift accepts the award for Album of the Year for 1989 at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for Album of the Year for 1989 at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles

Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Taylor Swift rule the Grammys

PUTTING out some of the catchiest songs of last year, it's little surprise Taylor Swift and Mark Ronson have taken out the top two gongs at today's Grammy Awards.

Swift's 1989 was named Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year, adding to the Best Music VIdeo gong Swift won before the awards broadcast for her girl-power clip Bad Blood.

Ronson's Uptown Funk was named Record of the Year and its title track, performed by Bruno Mars also won Best Pop Group/Duo Performance.

Fellow Brit Ed Sheeran won his first Grammy for his hit ballad Thinking Out Loud.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who will be in the country next month to headline Byron Bluesfest, was the other big winner of the night taking home four gongs including Best Rap Album.

Unfortuantely all four Australian acts nominated failed to take home a gong. Courtney Barnett was pipped by Meghan Trainor for Best New Artist while Keith Urban lost Best Country Album to Chris Stapleton.

During the lengthy, glittering ceremony Lady Gaga paid tribute to the late David Bowie, while various musicians celebrated the legacy of Person of the Year Lionel Richie.

Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles


2016 Grammy winners

Record of the Year - Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson
 

Album of the Year - 1989, Taylor Swift
 

Best New Artist - Meghan Trainor
 

Best Rock Performance - Don't Wanna Fight, Alabama Shakes

 

Best Musical Theatre Album - Hamilton

 

Song of the Year - Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran

 

Best Country Album - Traveller, Chris Stapleton

 

Best Rap Album - To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar

 

Person of the Year - Lionel Richie

 

PRE-BROADCAST AWARDS

 

Best Music Video - Bad Blood, Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Pop Vocal Album- Taylor Swift, 1989

 

Best Pop Solo Performance - Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran

 

Best Pop/Duo Group Performance - Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett

 

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Jeff Bhasker

 

Best Rock Song - Don't Wanna Fight, Alabama Shakes

 

Best Rock Album - Drones, Muse

 

Best Alternative Music Album - Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

 

Best Rap Performance - Alright, Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Rap/Sung Collabroation - These Walls, Kendrick Lamar feat Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat

 

Best Rap Song - Alright, Kendrick Lamar

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album - Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

 

Best R&B Album - Black Messiah, D'Angelo and The Vanguard

 

Best R&B Song - Really Love, D'Angelo and Kendra Foster

 

Best R&B Performance - Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey), The Weeknd

 

Traditional R&B Performance - Little Ghetto Boy, Lalah Hathaway

 

Best Dance/Electronic Album - Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U

 

Best Dance Recording - Where Are U Now, Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

 

Best Metal Performance - Cirice, Ghost

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance - Girl Crush, Little Big Town

 

Best Country Solo Performance - Traveller, Chris Stapleton

 

Best Country Song - Girl Crush, Hillary Lindsey

 

Best Music Film - Amy

 

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - Birdman, Antonio Sanchez

 

Best Song Written for Visual Media - Glory, John Legend, Common and Rhymefest

 

Best Blues Album - Born to Play Guitar, Buddy Guy

 

Best Folk Album - Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn

 

Best Regional Roots Album - Go Go Juice, Jon Cleary

 

Best Gospel Performance/Song - Wanna Be Happy? Kirk Franklin

 

Best Gospel Album - Covered: Alive in Asia, Israel & Newbreed

 

Best Roots Gospel Album - Still Rockin' My Soul, The Fairfield Four

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - This Is Not A Test, Toby Mac

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - Holy Spirit, Francesca Music

 

Best Bluegrass Album - The Muscle Shoals Recordings, Steel Drivers

 

Best Americana Album - Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell

 

Best American Roots Song - 24 Frames, Jason Isbell

 

Best American Roots Performance - See That My Grave is Kept Clean, Mavis Staples

 

Best Latin Pop Album - A Quien Quiera Escuchar, Ricky Martin

 

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album - Hasta La Raiz, Natalia LaFourcade feat Pitbull

 

Best Regional Mexican Album - Realidades: Deluxe Edition, Los Tigres Del Norte

 

Best Tropical Latin Album - Son De Panama, Ruben Blades with the Roberto Delgado Orchestra

 

Producer of the Year, Classical - Judish Sherman

 

Best Opera Recording - Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges

 

Best Choral Performance - Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil, Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale

 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance - Filament, Eighth Blackbird

 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo - Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes, Ludovic Morlot

 

Best Contemporary Composition - Paulus: Prayers & Rememberances, Stephen Paulus

 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album - Joyce & Tony: Live from Wigmore Hall, Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media - I'll Be Me, Glen Campbell

 

Best Instrumental Composition - The Afro Latin Jazz Suite

 

Best Arrangement Instrumental or A Cappella - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

 

Best Arrangement Instruments and Vocals - Maria Schneider, Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)

 

Best Recording Package - Still the King: Celebrating the music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys

 

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records Vol 2

 

Best Historical Album - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol 11

 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Sound & Color, Shawn Everett and Bob Ludwig

 

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical - Uptown Funk, Dave Aude Remix

 

Best Surround Sound Album - Amused to Death, James Guthrie and Joel Plante

 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - Sylva, Metropole Orkest

 

Best New Age Album - Grace, Paul Avgerinos

 

Best Improvsed Jazz Solo - Cheroke, Christian McBride

 

Best Jazz Vocal Album - For One to Love, Cecile McLorin Salvant

 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Past Present, John Scofield

 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album - The Thompson Fields, Maria Schneider Orchestra

 

Best Latin Jazz Album - Made in Brazil, Elaine Elias

 

Best Reggae Album - Strictly Roots, Morgan Heritage

 

Best World Music Album - Sings, Angelique Kidjo

 

Best Children's Album - Home, Tim Kubart

 

Best Spoken Word Album - A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, Jimmy Carter

 

Best Comedy Album - Live at Madison Square Garden, Louis CK



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