The Grammy Awards Winners…Kendrick,Swift, & Bieber

by Rafeal Crawford
Kendrick Lamar

The Grammy Awards aired yesterday and is anything short of spectacular with surprise winners, amazing performances, and unforgettable speeches. Kendrick Lamar who led all nominees with 11 Grammy nods, K.Dot won for Best Rap Album and he gave arousing performance of “Alright” off his sophomore album “To Pimp A Butterfly.”

Taylor Swift won Album of the Year for “1989” on winning the award she took time to address Kanye West on him referencing her on his T.L.O.P album, but she didn’t mention him by name but it was clearly directed at him.

“There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your fame,” the singer told the awards show audience, “but if you just focus on the work, and you don’t let those people sidetrack you someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there.”

Here is the list of the rest of the nominees and winners as they come in for the 58th annual Grammy Awards:

Best New Artist

    • Courtney Barnett
    • James Bay
    • Sam Hunt
    • Tori Kelly

 

  • Meghan Trainor – WINNER

 

Record of the Year

    • Really Love – D’Angelo and The Vanguard

 

  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – WINNER

 

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Blank Space – Taylor Swift
  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Song of the Year

    • Alright – Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams (Kendrick Lamar)
    • Blank Space – Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift
    • Girl Crush – Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose (Little Big Town)
    • See You Again – Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz (Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth)

 

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge – WINNER

 

Album of the Year

    • Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
    • To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
    • Traveller – Chris Stapleton

 

  • 1989 – Taylor Swift – WINNER

 

  • Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd

Best Pop Solo Performance

    • Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
    • Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

 

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheehan – WINNER

 

  • Blank Space – Taylor Swift
  • Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

    • Ship to Wreck – Florence + The Machine
    • Sugar – Maroon 5

 

  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – WINNER

 

  • Bad Blood – Taylor Swift
  • See you Again – Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best Pop Vocal Album

    • Piece By Piece – Kelly Clarkson
    • How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful – Florence + The Machine
    • Uptown Special – Mark Ronson

 

  • 1989 – Taylor Swift – WINNER

 

  • Before This World – James Taylor

Best Dance Recording

    • We’re All We Need – Above & Beyond Featuring Zoë Johnston
    • Go – The Chemical Brothers
    • Never Catch Me – Flying Lotus Featuring Kendrick Lamar
    • Runaway (U & I) – Galantis

 

  • Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber – WINNER

 

Best Rock Performance

 

  • “Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes – WINNER

 

  • “What Kind Of Man” — Florence + The Machine
  • “Something From Nothing” — Foo Fighters
  • “Ex’s & Oh’s” — Elle King
  • “Moaning Lisa Smile” — Wolf Alice

Best Alternative Music Album

 

  • Sound & Color — Alabama Shakes – WINNER

 

  • Vulnicura — Björk
  • The Waterfall — My Morning Jacket
  • Currents — Tame Impala
  • Star Wars — Wilco

Best Urban Contemporary Album

    • Ego Death — The Internet
    • You Should Be Here — Kehlani
    • Blood — Lianne La Havas
    • Wildheart — Miguel

 

  • Beauty Behind The Madness — The Weekend – WINNER

 

Best Rap Album

    • 2014 Forest Hills Drive — J. Cole
    • Compton — Dr. Dre
    • If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late — Drake

 

  • To Pimp A Butterfly — Kendrick Lamar – WINNER

 

  • The Pinkprint — Nicki Minaj

Best Country Album

    • Montevallo — Sam Hunt
    • Pain Killer — Little Big Town
    • The Blade — Ashley Monroe
    • Pageant Material — Kacey Musgraves

 

  • Traveller — Chris Stapleton – WINNER

 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

    • My Favorite Things — Joey Alexander
    • Breathless — Terence Blanchard Featuring The E-Collective
    • Covered: Recorded Live At Capitol Studios — Robert Glasper & The Robert Glasper Trio
    • Beautiful Life — Jimmy Greene

 

  • Past Present — John Scofield – WINNER