Grammy Awards 2014: Highlights and Complete list of winners
Last Night Grammys was like no other – as Madonna said at the red carpet, history was actually made. And Eyes and Voice was live to broadcast the whole event on our twitter page (@EyesandVoice).
Some of the biggest names in the music industry attended the 56th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles last night (or early this morning if you in the UK) Sunday 26th January.
One of the most talked about outfits was Katy Perry’s musical note dress, Daft Punk’s robot helmet (as always) and Pharrell’s hat.
Highlights: Grammy 2014
Beyonce kicked off the night with a steamy and smoky performance of “Drunk In Love”, wearing a revealing black outfit. Jay Z emerged in a fitted suit to rap his verse, and the no.1 power couple held hands, hips and danced together.
Macklemore won Best New Artist which was his 4th award of the night.
Daft Punk and Pharrell ‘Get Lucky’ was announced the winner of Best Pop Duo/Group, Before the main show kicked off Pharrell was announced the winner of Producer of the Year.
Katy Perry then went on stage to perform her single, John Legend also performed his single “All Of Me” which he dedicated to wife.
Next was Taylor Swift performing “All To Well”, that was when twitter went abuzz and ‘Where’s Kanye’ trended worldwide – in a way of viewers asking Kanye West to come get Taylor Swift off the stage because her performance was boring (not my opinion – twitter says).
Jay Z was announced the winner of Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Holy Grail” featuring Justin Timberlake, that’s when Jay Z gave his acceptance speech – which was one of the main highlight of the night.
Next was the Rap and Rock colliding in an incredible performance by Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons which was another big moment of the night and was called the best performance of the night by many fans.
Best Country Album was announced, Kacey Musgraves won with ‘Same Trailer Different Part’, disappointment for Taylor Swift who was favorite to win.
Then the big moment of day came when Mack le More and Ryan Lewis was performing their gay right song ‘Same Love’, Queen Latifah and Madonna also came on stage for “Open Up Your Heart” and at the same time 33 couples was married (mass wedding).
Daft Punk ‘Random Access Memories’ was announced winner of the main award of the night, Album Of The Year.
The night ended with some rock performance by Queen Of Stone Age joins Nine Inch Nails, Dave Grohl & Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac.
Full complete list of winners: Grammys 2014
- Album of the year: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk.
- Record of the year: Get Lucky, Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
- Song of the year: Royals, Lorde.
- New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
- Pop solo performance: Royals, Lorde.
- Pop vocal album: Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars
- Pop/duo group performance: Get Lucky, Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.
- Rap/sung collaboration: Holy Grail, Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.
- Rock song: Cut Me Some Slack, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
- Country album: Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves.
- Traditional pop vocal album: To Be Loved, Michael Buble.
- Rap performance: Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
- Rap song: Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
- Rap album: The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
- R&B performance: Something, Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.
- Traditional R&B performance: Please Come Home, Gary Clark Jr.
- R&B song: Pusher Love Girl, James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.
- R&B album: Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys.
- Urban contemporary album: Unapologetic, Rihanna.
- Rock performance: Radioactive, Imagine Dragons.
- Rock album: Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin.
- Hard rock/metal performance: God is Dead, Black Sabbath.
- Alternative music album: Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend.
- Dance recording: Clarity, Zedd featuring Foxes.
- Dance/electronica album: Random Access Memories, Daft Punk.
- Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams.
- Latin pop album: Vida, Draco Rosa
- Latin rock, urban or alternative album: Treinta Dias, La Santa Cecilia.
- Latin jazz album: Song for Maura, Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente.
- Tropical Latin album: Pacific Mambo Orchestra, Pacific Mambo Orchestra.
- Country solo performance: Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker.
- Country duo/group performance: From This Valley, The Civil Wars.
- Country song: Merry Go ‘Round, Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne.
- Gospel song: If He Did It Before … Same God (Live), Tye Tribbett
- Gospel album: Greater Than (Live), Tye Tribbettlatin
- Blues album: Get Up!, Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite.
- Folk album: My Favorite Picture of You, Guy Clark.
- Americana album: Old Yellow Moon, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.
- Bluegrass album: The Streets of Baltimore, Del McCoury Band.
- Reggae album: Ziggy Marley in Concert, Ziggy Marley.
- World music album: Live: Singing for Peace Around the World, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Savor Flamenco, Gypsy Kings (tie).
- Children’s album: Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well, Jennifer Gasoi.
- Spoken word album: America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t, Stephen Colbert.
- Comedy album: Calm Down Gurrl, Kathy Griffin.
- New age album: Love’s River, Laura Sullivan.
- Jazz vocal album: Liquid Spirit, Gregory Porter.
- Jazz instrumental album: Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, Terri Lyne Carrington.
- Large jazz ensemble album: Night in Calisia, Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic.
- Pop instrumental album: Steppin’ Out, Herb Alpert.
- Compilation soundtrack album: Sound City: Real to Reel, Dave Grohl and various artists, Butch Vig.
- Score soundtrack album: Skyfall, Thomas Newman, composer.
- Song written for visual media: Skyfall, Adele and Paul Epworth.
- Musical theater album: Kinky Boots, Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman.
- Producer of the year, classical: David Frost.
- Instrumental composition: Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orechestra, Clare Fischer.
- Orchestral performance: Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4, Osmo Vanska, conductor.
- Opera recording: Ades: The Tempest, Thomas Ades, Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke, Jay David Saks.
- Choral performance: Part: Adam’s Lament, Tonu Kaljuste, conductor.
- Short-form music video: Suit & Tie, Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, David Fincher, Timory King.
- Long-form music video: Live Kisses, Paul McCartney, Jonas Akerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levin and Scott Rodger.
- Historical album: The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums of Bill Withers, Leo Sacks, Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff and Mark Wilder, and Charlie is My Darling, Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham, Steve Rosenthal and Bob Ludwig.
For people in the UK, the 56th Grammy Awards show will be shown tonight Monday 27th January on 4music at 9pm.
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