The 2016 Grammy Awards took place on Monday, February 15, and as expected, the biggest names in music were in attendance.
Going into the show, Kendrick Lamar led all nominees with 11 nominations, followed by Taylor Swift and the Weeknd who had seven nominations each.
Unlike the 2014 Grammys in which Lamar lost the best new artist and best rap album awards to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Kendrick Lamar was one of the big winners of the night, and took home five Grammys including best rap album for his sophomore record “To Pimp a Butterfly.”
In addition to winning the most Grammys on Monday night, Lamar also stole the show with his performance of two songs from his album.
While Lamar got most of the attention on Monday, Taylor Swift made some history of her own when she won the Album of the Year Award for the second time, which was a first for a female artist. During her acceptance speech, she took a dig at Kanye West, who recently claimed to have made her famous.
Other noteworthy performances at the 58th Grammy Awards include Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie as well as Chris Stapleton and Bonnie Raitt’s tribute to B.B. King.
Album of the Year: Taylor Swift “1989.” Record of the Year: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars “Uptown Funk.”
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor.
Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes “Don’t Wanna Fight.”
Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton. Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran “Thinking Out Loud.”
Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton “Traveller.”
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp a Butterfly.”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright” Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Best R&B Album: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
Best R&B Song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”
Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are U Now”
Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Best Country Song: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy
Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989
Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin’ My Soul
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Pitbull, Dale
Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden
Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman Best Gospel Album: Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli, “Holy Spirit”
Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall
Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Augustin Hadelich, “Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes” Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird, “Filament”
Best Choral Performance: Charles Bruffy, “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil”
Best Opera Recording: Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus, “Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade”
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
Best New Age Album: Paul Avgerinos, Grace
Best Surround Sound Album: Roger Waters, Amused to Death Best Orchestral Performance: Boston Symphony Orchestra, “Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphony No. 10” Best Classical Compendium: Giancarlo Guerrero, Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, “24 Frames” Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Los Tigres Del Norte, Realidades – Deluxe Edition Best Children’s Album: Tim Kubart, Home Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings Best Reggae Album: Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love Best Surround Sound Album: James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)” Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color Best Historical Album: Various artists; The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11 Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32) Best Album Notes: Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced Best Recording Package: Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves; Asleep at the Wheel, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Maria Schneider, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)” Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola; “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy” Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite” MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie.