56th Annual Grammy Awards

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56th Annual Grammy Awards
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DateJanuary 26, 2014 (2014-01-26)
5:00–8:30 p.m. PST
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted by LL Cool J
Most awards Daft Punk (5)
Most nominations Jay-Z (9)
Website http://www.grammy.com/nominees   Blue pencil.svg
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS
Viewership28.5 million viewers. [1]

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards presentation was held on January 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. [2] The show was broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT and was hosted for the third time by LL Cool J. The show was moved to January to avoid competing with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, as was the case in 2010.

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

Staples Center multi-purpose arena in Los Angeles, CA

Staples Center, officially stylized as STAPLES Center, is a multi-purpose arena in Downtown Los Angeles. Adjacent to the L.A. Live development, it is located next to the Los Angeles Convention Center complex along Figueroa Street. The arena opened on October 17, 1999, and is one of the major sporting facilities in the Greater Los Angeles Area.

Los Angeles City in California

Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known colloquially by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States, after New York. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. Nicknamed the "City of Angels" partly because of its name's Spanish meaning, Los Angeles is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood, and the entertainment industry, and sprawling metropolis.

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The eligibility period for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards was October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013. [3] The nominations were announced on December 6, 2013 during a live televised concert on CBS, The Grammy Nominations Concert Live – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night. [4] Jay Z received the most nominations with nine. Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams each received seven nominations. Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams were nominated twice for both Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Sound engineer Bob Ludwig received the most nominations by a non-performing artist, with five. [5] [6]

CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles.

Justin Timberlake American singer and actor

Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified (2002), which yielded the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

Kendrick Lamar American rapper, singer and record producer

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his generation.

Daft Punk won five awards, [7] including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year, with Pharrell Williams, for "Get Lucky". [8] [9] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won four trophies, including Best New Artist, and led an industry show of support for gay marriage with a performance of their song "Same Love" to accompany a mass wedding of gay and heterosexual couples, which was presided over by Queen Latifah. [10] [11] Lorde's "Royals" received awards for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. [12] [13] Carole King was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on January 24, two days prior to the awards ceremony. [14]

The Grammy Award for Album of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales, chart position, or critical reception." Album of the Year is the most prestigious award category at the Grammys having been presented since 1959.

<i>Random Access Memories</i> 2013 album by Daft Punk

Random Access Memories is the fourth studio album by French electronic music duo Daft Punk, released on 17 May 2013 by Daft Life and Columbia Records. The album pays tribute to late 1970s and early 1980s American music, particularly from Los Angeles. This theme is reflected in the album's packaging, as well as its promotional campaign, which included billboards, television advertisements, and a web series.

The Grammy Award for Record of the Year is presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to sales or chart position." The Record of the Year award is one of the four most prestigious categories at the awards presented annually since the 1st Grammy Awards in 1959. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide, the award is presented:

for commercially released singles or tracks of new vocal or instrumental recordings. Tracks from a previous year's album may be entered provided the track was not entered the previous year and provided the album did not win a Grammy. Award to the artist(s), producer(s), recording engineer(s) and/or mixer(s) if other than the artist.

On June 4, 2013, the Recording Academy approved a number of changes recommended by its Awards & Nominations Committee, including adding a new category for Best Americana Song to the American Music field. This songwriters' award will encompass all the subgenres in this field such as Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, and regional roots music. The Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category was renamed Best Metal Performance and became a stand-alone category. Hard rock performances will now be screened in the Best Rock Performance category. The Music Video field will become the Best Music Video/Film field. Its two categories will be renamed: Best Short Form Music Video will now be known as Best Music Video and Best Long Form Music Video will change into Best Music Film. These changes bring the total number of categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards to 82, up from 81 at the 2013 Grammy Awards. [15]

The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance was an award presented at the 2012 and 2013 Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it was designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative hard rock or metal recordings and was limited to singles or tracks only.

The Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo, duo/groups or collaborative rock recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only.

The Grammy Award for Best Music Video is an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to performers, directors, and producers of quality short form music videos. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".

Performers

Artist(s)Song(s)
Beyoncé
Jay-Z
"Drunk in Love"
Lorde "Royals"
Hunter Hayes "Invisible"
Katy Perry
Juicy J
"Dark Horse"
Robin Thicke
Chicago
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"
"Beginnings"
"Saturday in the Park"
"Blurred Lines"
Keith Urban
Gary Clark, Jr. [16]
"Cop Car"
John Legend "All of Me"
Taylor Swift [17] "All Too Well"
Pink
Nate Ruess
"Try"
"Just Give Me a Reason"
Ringo Starr "Photograph"
Kendrick Lamar
Imagine Dragons [18]
"m.A.A.d city"
"Radioactive"
Pitbull "Celebrate"
Kacey Musgraves "Follow Your Arrow"
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
"Queenie Eye"
Merle Haggard
Kris Kristofferson
Willie Nelson
Blake Shelton [19]
"Highwayman"
"Okie from Muskogee"
"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
Daft Punk
Nile Rodgers
Stevie Wonder
Pharrell Williams
"Get Lucky"
"Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
"Lose Yourself to Dance"
"Le Freak"
"Another Star"
"Around the World"
Sara Bareilles
Carole King [17]
"Beautiful"
"Brave"
Metallica
Lang Lang [20]
"One"
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis [17]
Mary Lambert
Madonna [21]
Queen Latifah
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
"Same Love"
"Open Your Heart"
Billie Joe Armstrong
Miranda Lambert [16]
Tribute to Phil Everly
"When Will I Be Loved"
Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
Dave Grohl
Lindsey Buckingham [22]
"Copy of A"
"My God Is the Sun"

Presenters

Pharrell Williams American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer

Pharrell Lanscilo Williams is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo comprise the record production duo The Neptunes, producing hip hop and R&B music. He is the lead vocalist of the band N*E*R*D, that he formed with Hugo and childhood friend, Shay Haley. He released his first solo single, "Frontin'", in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album, In My Mind, in 2006. His second album, Girl, was released in March 2014 and included the commercially successful single, "Happy". As part of the Neptunes, Williams has produced numerous singles for various recording artists.

Anna Kendrick American actress and singer

Anna Cooke Kendrick is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress in theater productions. Her first starring role was in the 1998 Broadway musical High Society. She later made her feature film debut in the musical comedy Camp (2003).

Anna Faris American actress, comedian and singer

Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, voice artist, producer, podcaster and author. Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie films (2000–2006). Her other films include The Hot Chick (2002), Lost in Translation (2003), Just Friends (2005), Smiley Face (2007), The House Bunny (2008), What's Your Number? (2011), The Dictator (2012), and Overboard (2018). Faris has also had voice-over roles in the film franchises Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009–2013) and Alvin and the Chipmunks (2009–2015), as well as The Emoji Movie (2017).

Winners and nominees

The winners and nominees per category were: [23]

General

Record of the Year
Get Lucky (Daft Punk song) 2013 song by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

"Get Lucky" is a song by French house music duo Daft Punk, featuring vocals by Pharrell Williams and co-written by the duo, Williams, and Nile Rodgers. It is the lead single from Daft Punk's fourth studio album, Random Access Memories. Before its release as a single, "Get Lucky" was featured in television advertisements broadcast during Saturday Night Live, after which Rodgers and Williams announced their involvement in the track. Small excerpts also appear throughout the promotional video series The Collaborators.

Daft Punk French electronic music duo

Daft Punk are a French electronic music duo formed in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. They achieved popularity in the late 1990s as part of the French house movement, and had success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock, and synthpop. They have worn ornate helmets and gloves to assume robot personas in most public appearances since 1999 and rarely grant interviews or appear on television. The duo were managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter, the head of Ed Banger Records.

Nile Rodgers American musician

Nile Gregory Rodgers Jr. is an American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist. The co-founder of Chic, he has written, produced, and performed on records that have cumulatively sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Known for his "chucking" guitar style, Rolling Stone wrote in 2014 that "the full scope of Nile Rodgers' career is still hard to fathom."

Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist

Pop

Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Best Pop Vocal Album

Dance/Electronica

Best Dance Recording
Best Dance/Electronica Album

Traditional Pop

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Rock

Best Rock Performance
Best Metal Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album

Alternative

Best Alternative Music Album

R&B

Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Album

Rap

Best Rap Performance
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album

Country

Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
Best New Country Artist
Best Country Group
Best Country Duo
Best Female Country Artist
Best Male Country Artist

New Age

Best New Age Album

Jazz

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel/Contemporary Christian

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Best Gospel Song
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Best Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Latin

Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Best Tropical Latin Album

Americana Music

Best Americana Song
Best Americana Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Blues Album
Best Folk Album
Best Regional Roots Music Album

Reggae

Best Reggae Album

World Music

Best World Music Album

Children's

Best Children's Album

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)

Comedy

Best Comedy Album

Musical Show

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Song Written for Visual Media

Composing/Arranging

Best Instrumental Composition
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Crafts

Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Best Album Notes
Best Historical Album

Production

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Production, Surround Sound

Best Surround Sound Album

Production, Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical

Classical

Best Orchestral Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance

Performers who are not eligible for an award (such as orchestras, soloists or choirs) are mentioned in parentheses

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Best Classical Vocal Solo
Best Classical Compendium
Best Classical Contemporary Composition

Music Video

Best Music Video
Best Music Film

Special Merit Awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Trustees Award

Technical Grammy Award

Music Educator Award

Grammy Hall of Fame inductions

TitleArtistRecord LabelYear of ReleaseGenreFormat
After the Gold Rush Neil Young and Crazy Horse Reprise 1970Folk RockAlbum
All Things Must Pass George Harrison Apple 1970RockAlbum
The Chicago Transit Authority Chicago Columbia 1969Progressive RockAlbum
Cosmo's Factory Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy 1970RockAlbum
Doc Watson Doc Watson Vanguard 1964FolkAlbum
"Fortunate Son" Creedence Clearwater Revival Fantasy 1969RockSingle
"Georgia on My Mind" Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra (featuring Bix Beiderbecke on Cornet) Victor 1930JazzSingle
"Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" James Brown King 1970FunkSingle
"Honky Tonk Women" The Rolling Stones London 1969Hard RockSingle
"Jolene" Dolly Parton RCA Nashville 1973Country PopSingle
The Joshua Tree U2 Island 1987RockAlbum
Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson Monument 1970CountryAlbum
"Low Rider" War United Artists 1975FunkSingle
Mary Poppins Cast including Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber and others Walt Disney 1964SoundtrackAlbum
"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" Louis Armstrong Decca 1938Negro SpiritualSingle
"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" B. J. Thomas Scepter 1969Easy ListeningSingle
"Rapper's Delight" The Sugarhill Gang Sugar Hill 1979Old-school hip hopSingle
Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Miles Davis & his Quintet Prestige 1958JazzAlbum
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Gil Scott-Heron Flying Dutchman 1971FunkSingle
"Strange Things Happening Every Day" Sister Rosetta Tharpe Decca 1944Negro SpiritualSingle
"Sweet Home Chicago" Robert Johnson Vocalion 1936BluesSingle
"3 O'Clock Blues" B.B. King RPM 1951R&BSingle
"Under the Boardwalk" The Drifters Atlantic 1964PopSingle
"Walk This Way" Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith Profile 1986Rap RockSingle
"(What a) Wonderful World" Sam Cooke Keen 1960R&BSingle
Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More Various Artists including John Sebastian, Joan Baez, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Cotillion 1970SoundtrackAlbum
"Yardbird Suite" Charlie Parker & his Septet Dial 1946BebopSingle

In Memoriam

The following people appeared in the In Memoriam segment: [25] [26]

Artists with multiple wins and nominations

Live-GIFs

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were the first in the show's history to incorporate comprehensive Live-GIF integration through Tumblr. Creative agency Deckhouse Digital was hired to facilitate the integration, producing more than 50 animated GIFs during the live broadcast and publishing them to the official Grammy tumblr page in real time. [27] The images contributed to the more than 5.1 million reblogs and likes that Grammy related posts received on the blogging site, and the record breaking 34 million combined social media interactions related to the live broadcast. [28]

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