The 2016 Grammys: Find Out Who Some of the Big Winners Were!
The Grammy Awards is no doubt the biggest night for the entire music industry. It’s a time to recognize and give credit to all the talented artists who continuously transform the entertainment scene into an art form.
It’s a big honor to win a Grammy, and so it’s always exciting to watch the awards show because some of our favorite singers might win one! The 58th Annual Grammy Awards got an exciting start, and the momentum just picked up from there. Now if you’re dying to find out who the winners are for the different categories including pop, rock, rap, and country, then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at some of the individuals who took home the big awards during the 2016 Grammys. We will begin this list with the award-winning albums of the year.
Nominated for best rap album were “2014 Forest Hills Drive” by J. Cole, “Compton” by Dr. Dre, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” by Drake, “The Pinkprint” by Nicki Minaj, and “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar. The Grammy went to Lamar.
Meanwhile, Chris Stapleton won the award for Best Country Album for “Traveller”. Among the nominees were Sam Hunt’s “Montevallo”, Little Big Town’s “Pain Killer”, Ashley Monroe’s “The Blade”, and Kacey Musgraves’ “Pageant Material”.
For Best Urban Contemporary Album, the winner was The Weeknd for his “Beauty Behind the Madness”. The nominees were “Ego Death” by The Internet, “You Should Be Here” by Kehlani, “Blood” by Lianne La Havas, and “Wildheart” by Miguel.
“Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, while the nominees for that category included “Vulnicura” by Bjork, “The Waterfall” by My Morning Jacket, “Currents” by Tame Impala, and “Star Wars” by Wilco.
As for the most-awaited Album of the Year Award, the nominees were “Sound and Color” by Alabama Shakes, “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar, “1989” by Taylor Swift, “Traveller” by Chris Stapleton, and “Beauty Behind the Madness” by The Weeknd. In the end, Taylor Swift’s album was the winner, officially marking her move to the pop scene a success (as she had initially been successful for her country albums).
Swift’s 1989 also won the award for Best Pop Vocal Album, in which the other nominees were “Piece by Piece” by Kelly Clarkson, “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” by Florence and the Machine, “Uptown Special” by Mark Ronson, and Before This World by “James Taylor”.
The Grammy Award for Song of the Year went to “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, which also bagged the Best Pop Solo Performance for the English performer.
Record of the Year went to the popular “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson which featured the vocals of Bruno Mars. The nominees were “Really Love” by D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, and “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd.
Meghan Trainor was proclaimed Best New Artist, in a list of nominees that included Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, and Tori Kelly.