|58th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||February 15, 2016|
|Location||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Hosted by||LL Cool J|
|Most awards||Kendrick Lamar (5)|
|Most nominations||Kendrick Lamar (11)|
|Website|| http://www.grammy.com/ |
|Viewership||24.9 million viewers|
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which was from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015.The "pre-telecast" ceremony, officially known as the Premiere Ceremony, in which the majority of awards were presented, was held at the nearby Microsoft Theater. It was the sixteenth Grammy ceremony to be held at the Staples Center, tying the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for hosting the most Grammy ceremonies. It also marks the latest date for a Grammy ceremony since 2003, which were held on February 23.
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, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood and the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
The Microsoft Theater is a music and theater venue in downtown Los Angeles, California, at L.A. Live. The theater auditorium seats 7,100 and holds one of the largest indoor stages in the United States.
Unlike previous years, where it was held on a Sunday, the 2016 edition was held on a Monday for the first time to take advantage of the U.S. Presidents' Day long weekend.The ceremony was televised in the United States by CBS; for the first time, CBS affiliates in the West Coast and U.S. territories outside the continental region, including Hawaii and Alaska, had the option of broadcasting the Grammys live from the East coast feed, in addition to an encore in local primetime.
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Nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony were announced on December 7, 2015, returning to the traditional format of an immediate press conference/release reveal of all nominees rather than the "all-day event" unveiling attempted by The Recording Academy and CBS over the previous few years. Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations with 11, and became the rapper with the most nominations in a single night, and second overall behind Michael Jackson (12 nominations in 1984).Taylor Swift and The Weeknd received seven nominations each. Producer Max Martin received the most nominations for a non-performing artist, with six. LL Cool J hosted for the fifth consecutive year. As part of a commercial break on the U.S. broadcast paid for by Target, Gwen Stefani also presented a live music video for her new single "Make Me Like You".
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Kendrick Lamar led the winners with five trophies, including Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly . Taylor Swift won three awards, including Album of the Year for 1989, becoming the first female artist to win Album of the Year twice as main credited artist. Alabama Shakes also won three including Best Alternative Music Album for Sound & Color . Ed Sheeran won two including Song of the Year for "Thinking Out Loud". Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars ' "Uptown Funk" won for Record of the Year and Meghan Trainor won for Best New Artist.
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|Taylor Swift||"Out of the Woods"|
| Carrie Underwood |
|"Take Your Time"|
|The Weeknd||"Can't Feel My Face"|
"In the Night"
| Ellie Goulding |
|"Love Me like You Do"|
| Jaheim Hines |
"Should've Been Us"
|Tribute to Lionel Richie |
"All Night Long (All Night)"
|Little Big Town||"Girl Crush"|
| Stevie Wonder |
|Tribute to Maurice White |
"That's the Way of the World"
| Eagles |
|Tribute to Glenn Frey |
"Take It Easy"
| Tori Kelly |
"Let It Go"
|The cast of Hamilton||"Alexander Hamilton"|
(Live from the Richard Rodgers Theatre)
|Kendrick Lamar||"The Blacker the Berry"|
"untitled 05 | 09.21.2014"
| Miguel |
|Tribute to Michael Jackson |
"She's Out of My Life"
|Adele||"All I Ask"|
| Justin Bieber |
"Where Are Ü Now"
| Lady Gaga |
|Tribute to David Bowie |
| Chris Stapleton |
Gary Clark Jr.
|Tribute to B.B. King |
"The Thrill Is Gone"
|Alabama Shakes||"Don't Wanna Fight"|
|The Hollywood Vampires||Tribute to Lemmy |
"As Bad as I Am"
"Ace of Spades"
|Joey Alexander||Piano solo|
| Pitbull |
| Jaheim Hines |
"Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing"
O'Shea Jackson Sr., known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, writer and actor.
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Note: Winners are listed in bold.
Record of the Year
"Uptown Funk" is a song by British record producer Mark Ronson featuring American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, from Ronson's fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015). The song was released as the album's lead single on 10 November 2014 via digital download in several countries. "Uptown Funk" was written by Ronson, Mars, Philip Lawrence and Jeff Bhasker. Since the track interpolates "All Gold Everything" (2012), songwriting credits were added for a total of six. Produced by Ronson, Mars, and Bhasker, its composition began during a freestyle studio session between the former three by deciding to work on the jam that Mars and his band would play on tour. The song went through several incarnations, worked on for months during stressful sessions, recorded at multiple locations, and at one point it was nearly scrapped. Copyright controversies arose after the song's release, with multiple lawsuits and amendments to its songwriting credits. The latter, due to similarities with "Oops Up Side Your Head" (1979) by The Gap Band, keyboardist Rudolph Taylor, and producer Lonnie Simmons.
Mark Daniel Ronson is a British musician, DJ, songwriter, and record producer. Ronson is best known for his collaborations with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lily Allen, Miley Cyrus, Queens of the Stone Age, and Bruno Mars. He has received seven Grammy Awards, including Producer of the Year for Winehouse's album Back to Black and two for Record of the Year singles "Rehab" and "Uptown Funk". He received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award for co-writing the song "Shallow" for the film A Star is Born (2018).
Peter Gene Hernandez, known professionally as Bruno Mars, is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and dancer. He is known for his stage performances, retro showmanship and for performing in a wide range of musical styles, including R&B, funk, pop, soul, reggae, hip hop, and rock. Mars is accompanied by his band, The Hooligans, who play a variety of instruments, such as electric guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums and horns, and also serve as backup singers and dancers.
Album of the Year
Song of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Dance Recording
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Best Rock Performance
Best Rock Song
Best Rock Album
Best Alternative Music Album
Best R&B Performance
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Best R&B Song
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Best R&B Album
Best Rap Performance
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Best Rap Song
Best Rap Album
Best Country Solo Performance
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Best Country Song
Best Country Album
Best New Age Album
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Best Latin Jazz Album
Best Gospel Performance/Song
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Best Gospel Album
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Best Roots Gospel Album
Best Latin Pop Album
Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Best Tropical Latin Album
Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
Best Americana Album
Best Bluegrass Album
Best Blues Album
Best Folk Album
Best Regional Music Album
Best Reggae Album
Best World Music Album
Best Children's Album
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling)
Best Comedy Album
Best Musical Theater Album
Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Best Song Written for Visual Media
Best Instrumental Composition
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Best Recording Package
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package
Best Album Notes
Best Historical Album
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Producer of the Year, Classical
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Best Surround Sound Album
Performers who are not eligible for an award (such as orchestras, choirs, or soloists) are mentioned in parentheses
Best Orchestral Performance
Best Opera Recording
Best Choral Performance
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Best Classical Compendium
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Best Music Video
Best Music Film
|Title||Artist||Record Label||Year of Release||Genre||Format|
|American Beauty||Grateful Dead||Warner Bros.||1970||Country Rock||Album|
|The Basement Tapes||Bob Dylan and The Band||Columbia||1975||Roots Rock||Album|
|"Boom Boom"||John Lee Hooker||Vee-Jay||1962||Blues||Single|
|"Celebration"||Kool & the Gang||De-Lite||1980||Post-disco||Single|
|"Cold Sweat Part 1"||James Brown & his Orchestra||King||1967||Funk||Single|
|"The Dark End of the Street"||James Carr||Goldwax||1967||Soul||Single|
|"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree (with Anyone Else but Me)"||The Andrews Sisters||Decca||1942||Pop||Single|
|Ella and Louis||Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong||Verve||1956||Vocal Jazz||Album|
|"The Fat Man"||Fats Domino||Imperial||1949||Rock and roll||Single|
|First Take||Roberta Flack||Atlantic||1969||Vocal Jazz||Album|
|Fleetwood Mac||Fleetwood Mac||Reprise||1975||Soft Rock||Album|
|"For the Love of Money"||The O'Jays||Philadelphia International||1973||R&B||Single|
|"Heart of Glass"||Blondie||Chrysalis||1978||Disco||Single|
|"I Love Rock 'n' Roll"||Joan Jett with the Blackhearts||Boardwalk||1981||Hard Rock||Single|
|"The Loco-Motion"||Little Eva||Dimension||1962||Pop||Single|
|Lush Life||John Coltrane||Prestige||1961||Jazz||Album|
|Miles Smiles||Miles Davis Quintet||Columbia||1967||Jazz||Album|
|Pretenders||The Pretenders||Sire||1980||Punk Rock||Album|
|Randy Newman||Randy Newman||Reprise||1968||Baroque Pop||Album|
|"Rock Island Line"||Lead Belly||Asch Records||1937||Blues||Single|
|"She's About a Mover"||Sir Douglas Quintet||Tribe Records||1965||Garage Rock||Single|
|"She's Not There"||The Zombies||Decca||1964||Beat||Single|
|"This Train"||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||Decca||1939||Gospel||Single|
|"(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue"||Louis Armstrong & his Orchestra||Okeh||1929||Jazz||Single|
|"You Are So Beautiful"||Joe Cocker||A&M||1974||Pop||Single|
The following individuals were, in order, included in the ceremony's 'In Memoriam' film
The following artists received multiple nominations:
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