56th Grammy Awards As It Happened
Showbiz Uganda presents a list of selected winners of the 56th Grammy Awards, hosted by LL Cool J from the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on January 26, 2014. Jay Z dedicated his award to his baby daughter as he said he’s got a ‘gold sippy cup’ for the youngster
Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Lewis picked up four awards – best new artist plus best rap album, song and performance.
Justin Timberlake won three, while New Zealand teenager Lorde took two including song of the year for Royals.
Sir Paul McCartney was among the other double winners and also reunited with his Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr.
The pair teamed up for Sir Paul’s song Queenie Eye during the ceremony, which is known for its heavyweight on-stage collaborations.Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler posed with their award for Best Metal Performance for God Is Dead
The show was opened by Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce, while Madonna joined Macklemore and Lewis during their anti-homophobia anthem Same Love as 33 couples took part in a mass wedding.
Get Lucky, which featured producer and singer Pharrell and disco guitarist and producer Rodgers, was one of the biggest hits of 2013.
As well as scooping album and record of the year, Daft Punk won best pop duo/group performance for Get Lucky and best dance/electronica album and best engineered album, non-classical, for Random Access Memories.
The dance pioneers, real names Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, never appear in public without their trademark robot helmets.17-year-old singer Lorde won an award for her global hit single Royal
So they left the acceptance speeches to their collaborators. “Well, I suppose the robots would like to thank…” joked Pharrell, who also won non-classical producer of the year. “You know honestly, I bet France is really proud of these guys right now.” As well as performing, Sir Paul McCartney picked up the trophies for best music film and best rock song for Cut Me Some Slack, a collaboration with the surviving members of Nirvana.Bruno Mars won Best Pop Vocal Album for his release Unorthodox Jukebox
It beat The Rolling Stones’ Doom And Gloom, from their 50th anniversary album GRRR!, as well as tracks by veteran metal band Black Sabbath, stadium rockers Muse and US singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr. Black Sabbath did scoop best metal performance, while Led Zeppelin won best rock album for their live recording Celebration Day.Jay Z and Beyonce hug as they finish their sexually-charged performance on stage
Rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis, who found fame after self-releasing their album The Heist, won four awards from seven nominations. “We made this album without a record label, we made it independently and we appreciate all the support,” Macklemore told the audience.
Seventeen-year-old Lorde’s debut single Royals earned song of the year and best pop solo performance after catapulting her to the top of the charts around the world last year.Alicia Keys sported an extremely plunging bright blue Armani Privé gown slashed to her navel
Jay-Z started the night with the most nominations, up for nine awards. He won best rap/sung collaboration for Holy Grail, featuring Justin Timberlake. Timberlake, Pharrell and rapper Kendrick Lamar were among the acts who went into the ceremony with seven nominations.
Other winners included Adele for her James Bond theme Skyfall, which won the prize for best song written for visual media, and Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, who won best classical instrumental solo.Amber Rose sported a dramatic pale gold gown which showed off her ample curves, also hiding her tattoos with make-up
Grammy Awards 2014 Winners
Album Of The Year Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Record Of The Year Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – ‘Get Lucky’
Song Of The Year Lorde – ‘Royals’
Best New Artist Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance Lorde – ‘Royals’
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – ‘Get Lucky’
Best Pop Vocal Album Lorde – Pure Heroine Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Michael Bublé – To Be Loved
Best Dance Recording Zedd Featuring Foxes – ‘Clarity’
Best Dance/Electronica Album Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
Best Alternative Music Album Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
Best Rock Performance Imagine Dragons – ‘Radioactive’
Best Metal Performance Black Sabbath – ‘God Is Dead?’
Best Rock Song Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear – ‘Cut Me Some Slack’
Best Rock Album Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
Best R&B Performance Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway – ‘Something’
Best Traditional R&B Performance Gary Clark Jr – ‘Please Come Home’
Best R&B Song Justin Timberlake – ‘Pusher Love Girl’
Best Urban Contemporary Album Rihanna – Unapologetic
Best R&B Album Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire
Best Rap Performance Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – ‘Thrift Shop’
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake – ‘Holy Grail’
Best Rap Song Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz – ‘Thrift Shop’
Best Rap Album Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist Country Field
Best Country Solo Performance Darius Rucker – ‘Wagon Wheel’
Best Country Duo/Group Performance The Civil Wars – ‘From This Valley’
Best Country Song Kacey Musgraves – ‘Merry Go ‘Round’
Best Country Album Kacey Musgraves – Same Trailer Different Park
Best Reggae Album Ziggy Marley – Ziggy Marley In Concert
Best Spoken Word Album Stephen Colbert – America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media Sound City: Real To Reel
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Thomas Newman – Skyfall
Best Song Written For Visual Media Adele – ‘Skyfall’ (from Skyfall)
Producer of the Year (Non Classical) Pharrell Williams
Best Music Video Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z – ‘Suit & Tie’
Best Music Film Paul McCartney – Live Kisses