The 56th Annual Grammy Award Winners 2014

The 56th Annual Grammy Award winners were announced at their ceremony in Los Angeles on January 26th, 2014. The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States first presented awards in 1959 to honor musical accomplishments by prominent oerformers and artists in the music industry. NARAS revamped its categories in 2011 to accommodate a wider range of categories and accomplishments.

Music’s biggest night was held at the Los Angeles Staples Center in Hollywood, Calif. on Sunday, January 26the and featured performances by stars indluding Madonna, Lorde, Katy Perry, BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z.

Highlights from the 56th Grammy Awards winners list:

 

Best Country Album
Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves

Song of the Year
“Royals,” Lorde

Record of the Year
“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams

Album of the Year
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Best Pop Vocal Album
Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars

Best New Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky,” Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and Nyle Rodgers

Best Rock Song
“Cut Me Some Slack,” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Royals,” Lorde

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Holy Grail,” Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Stepping Out, Herb Albert

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
To Be Loved, Michael Buble

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley In Concert, Ziggy Marley

Best Spoken Word Album
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t, Stephen Colbert

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Summertime Sadness, Cedric Gervais, Remixer (Lana Del Rey)

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
“Break Every Chain [Live]”, Tasha Cobbs

Best Gospel Song
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]”, Tye Tribbett

Best Gospel Album
Greater Than [Live], Tye Tribbet

Best Latin Pop Album
Vida, Draco Rosa

Best Song Written For Visual Media
“Skyfall,” Thomas Newman

 

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