Grammys 2016 : Kendrick Lamar & Taylor Swift are the big winners

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards took place on February, 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This year, the biggest night of the music industry rewarded pop star Taylor Swift (3 Grammys) and rap god Kendrick Lamar (5 Grammys).

After being snubbed at the 2014 Grammys, Kendrick Lamar finally got his revenge this year with 11 nominations and 5 wins. The rapper made a clean sweep of the rap awards (Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration) and shared a win with Taylor Swift for Music Video of The Year for their collaboration on “Bad Blood”.

The 22-year-old pop star made history as she is the first feminine artist to win the Album of The Year award twice ! Taylor Swift also went home with  Best Pop Vocal Album. D’Angelo and The Weeknd shared the R&B awards.

Check out some of the biggest winners below :

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

Record of the Year
Really Love – D’An­gelo and The Vanguard
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson et 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
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa et Char­lie Puth
Thin­king Out Loud – Ed Shee­ran – WINNER


Best rap performance
“Apparently,” J. Cole
“Back to Back,” Drake
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne
“All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

Best rap/sung collaboration
“One Man Can Change the World,” Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Classic Man,” Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat
“Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown

Best rap song

“All Day,” Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans and  Cydel Young (Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney)

“Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams (Kendrick Lamar)

“Energy,” Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels and Phillip Thomas (Drake)

“Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith and John Stephens (Common and John Legend)

“Trap Queen,” Tony Fadd and Willie J. Maxwell (Fetty Wap)

Best rap album
“2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole
“Compton,” Dr. Dre
“If Youre Reading This Its Too Late,” Drake
“To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar
“The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj

Best R&B performance
If I Don’t Have You – Tamar Braxton
Rise Up – Andra Day
Breathing Underwater – Hiatus Kaiyote
Planes – Jeremiah featuring J Cole
Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) – The Weeknd – WINNER

Best R&B song
Coffee – Miguel
Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey) – the Weeknd
Let It Burn – Jazmine Sullivan
Really Love – D’Angelo and the Vanguard – WINNER
Shame – Tyrese

Best urban contemporary album
Ego Death – the Internet
You Should Be Here – Kehlani
Blood – Lianne La Havas
Wildheart – Miguel
Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd – WINNER

Best R&B album
Coming Home – Leon Bridges
Black Messiah – D’Angelo and the Vanguard – WINNER
Cheers to the Fall – Andra Day
Reality Show – Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie – Charlie Wilson

Best duo/group performance
Ship To Wreck – Florence + The Machine
Sugar – Maroon 5
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson et Bruno Mars – WINNER
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift et Kendrick Lamar
See You Again – Wiz Khalifa et Char­lie Puth

Best pop solo performance
Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran – WINNER
Blank Space – Taylor Swift
Can’t Feel My Face – the Weeknd

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


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