Los Angeles, February 16: Pop start Taylor Swift rocked the red carpet and dazzled the stage after being first woman to win the top Grammy twice for her blockbuster album 1989. She also won two early awards Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for her song Bad Blood, an award that also went to rapper Kendrick Lamar, who appeared in the action-themed clip. Swift got the show off to a rousing start with an energetic opening performance earlier.
Lamar, whose song Alright has become an unofficial anthem for protesters against police abuse, notably earned the prize for Best Rap Album for his experimental opus, To Pimp a Butterfly. “This is for hip-hop,” Lamar said as he accepted the prize on the music industry’s biggest night from gangsta rap legend Ice Cube.
Uptown Funk, the retro party anthem by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars that is among the most successful singles ever on the charts, won the Grammy for the Record of the Year. Uptown Funk beat out other chart-topping tracks including Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud and Taylor Swift’s Blank Space to win the award, one of the most prestigious Grammys which recognizes songs including their performers.
Bringing up the winners was pop singer Meghan Trainor, whose tongue-in-cheek play on weight issues All About That Bass became an Internet sensation, on Monday won the prestigious Grammy for Best New Artist.
The 22-year-old Trainor broke down in tears as she accepted the award, the culmination of years of growing recognition for her musical ability.Earlier, British singer Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud won the first major Grammy at the music awards on Monday, locking rapper Kendrick Lamar out of a potentially historic win.
Sheeran’s win meant Compton, California rapper Lamar would not make history for the first rap single to win song of the year. However Lamar, who went into the awards with 11 nominations, won five early in the evening, including best rap album Grammy for his critically acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly.
Justin Bieber started “Love Yourself” on guitar in good form, but ended with a vocal struggle. Little Big Town and Demi Lovato, however, had shining moments during their performances, hitting impressive and smooth high notes.
#Grammy2016:- The complete winners’ list
Record of the year: Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.
Best album of the year: 1989, Taylor Swift
Best pop solo performance: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran.
Best pop vocal album: 1989, Taylor Swift.
Best rock song: Alabama Shakes’ Don’t Wanna Fight.
Best rock album: Drones, Muse.
Best new artist: Meghan Trainor.
Best rap performance: Alright, Kendrick Lamar.
Best rap/sung collaboration: These Walls, Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat.
Best rap album: To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar.
Best rap song: Kendrick Lamar’s Alright.
Song of the year (songwriter’s award): Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.
Best pop duo/group performance: Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.
Best traditional pop vocal album: The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap.
Best dance recording: Where Are U Now, Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber.
Best dance/electronic album: Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack U, Skrillex and Diplo.
Best rock performance: Don’t Wanna Fight, Alabama Shakes.
Best metal performance: Cirice, Ghost.
Best alternative music album: Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes.
Best urban contemporary album: Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd.
Best R&B song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard’s Really Love.
Best R&B performance: Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey), The Weekend.
Best R&B album: Black Messiah, D’Angelo and The Vanguard.
Best country album: Traveller, Chris Stapleton.
Best country solo: Traveller, Chris Stapleton.
Best country duo/group performance: Girl Crush, Little Big Town.
Best country song: Little Big Town’s Girl Crush.
Best musical theater album: Hamilton.