Grammy Awards: 2016

Grammy Awards: 2016

This year’s Grammys were fraught with performances, mess ups, and Pitbull attempting to close a show.  Along with a somewhat lacklustre show, even Adele had some problems, after the piano in her performance sounded out of tune.

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Gaga also performed for us, in a mash-up tribute to David Bowie which many have dubbed a little over-enthusiastic. Even Bowie’s own son.

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Kendrick Lamar bagged the most trophies for his efforts in the last year, scoring a massive 11 nominations, beating Eminem’s record for most nominations in one night, and almost beating MJ for the most nominations ever.

Here are the categories that grabbed our attention and their winners:

Album of the year 
1989 – Taylor Swift 

Song of the year
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Best new artist
Meghan Trainor

Best pop solo performance
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Best pop duo/group performance
Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best pop vocal album
1989 – Taylor Swift

Best dance recording
Where Are Ü Now – Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best dance/electronic album
Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü – Skrillex and Diplo

Best R&B performance
Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey) – the Weeknd

Best R&B song
Really Love – D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Best rap performance
Alright – Kendrick Lamar

Best rap/sung collaboration
These Walls – Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat

Best rap song
Alright – Kendrick Lamar

Best rap album
To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar

Best music film
Amy – Amy Winehouse

Best music video
Bad Blood – Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

 

So that’s a wrap for this year’s Grammys!