Last night saw the biggest stars in music coming together in celebration of the year that was in the industry. Opening up the 56th Grammy awards, held in LA’s Staples Centre, was the First Family of Music, husband and wife duo Beyonce and Jay Z, with a performance that was hard to top. Smoking on stage, Bey belted out her new single, Drunk In Love, from her new, self-titled, surprise release, which features Jay Z. Other than guest appearing in his wife track, rapper, Jay Z was in line for a few statues last night for his Holy Grail album.
The Grammy’s also saw a legendary collaboration when “Material Girl”, Madonna shared the stage with rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to belt out the equality anthem, Same Love. During the performance Queen Latifah officiated 34 weddings live; featuring a wide range of couples, from all walks of life. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were nominated for seven Grammys, including Best New Artist.
Other legendary performances at this year’s Grammys included Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and Daft Punk, who were joined by a very special guest: Stevie Wonder. The 63-year-old musician joined the group on stage to give a memorable performance of Daft Punk’s hit “Get Lucky.” Where else but on the Grammy stage? The Beatles were reunited on the Grammy’s stage when Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney to play drums during his song “Queenie Eye.” South African musical outfit, Lady Smith Black Mambazo also won their fourth Grammy last night for best World Music album, shared with Gypsy Kings.
From new comer New Zealand-born, Lorde’s Song of the Year victory to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ Best New Artist notch up, take a look at the complete list of 2014 Grammy Awards winners below.
– Album of the year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.
– Record of the year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.
– Song of the year: “Royals,” Lorde.
– New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
– Pop solo performance: “Royals,” Lorde.
– Pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars
– Pop/duo group performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.
– Rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.
– Rock song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.
– Country album: “Same Trailer Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves.
– Traditional pop vocal album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble.
– Rap performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
– Rap song: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.
– Rap album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
– R&B performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.
– Traditional R&B performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.
– R&B song: “Pusher Love Girl,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.
– R&B album: “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys.
– Urban contemporary album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna.
– Rock performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons.
– Rock album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin.
– Hard rock/metal performance: “God is Dead,” Black Sabbath.
– Alternative music album: “Modern Vampires of the City,” Vampire Weekend.
– Dance recording: “Clarity,” Zedd featuring Foxes.
– Dance/electronica album: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.
– Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams.
– Latin pop album: “Vida,” Draco Rosa
– Latin rock, urban or alternative album: “Treinta Dias,” La Santa Cecilia.
– Latin jazz album: “Song for Maura,” Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente.
– Tropical Latin album: “Pacific Mambo Orchestra,” Pacific Mambo Orchestra.
– Country solo performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker.
– Country duo/group performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars.
– Country song: “Merry Go ‘Round,” Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne.
– Gospel song: “If He Did It Before … Same God (Live),” Tye Tribbett
– Gospel album: “Greater Than (Live),” Tye Tribbettlatin
– Blues album: “Get Up!,” Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite.
– Folk album: “My Favorite Picture of You,” Guy Clark.
– Americana album: “Old Yellow Moon,” Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.
– Bluegrass album: “The Streets of Baltimore,” Del McCoury Band.
– Reggae album: “Ziggy Marley in Concert,” Ziggy Marley.
– World music album: “Live: Singing for Peace Around the World,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and “Savor Flamenco,” Gypsy Kings (tie).
– Children’s album: “Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well,” Jennifer Gasoi.
– Spoken word album: “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t,” Stephen Colbert.
– Comedy album: “Calm Down Gurrl,” Kathy Griffin.
– New age album: “Love’s River,” Laura Sullivan.
– Jazz vocal album: “Liquid Spirit,” Gregory Porter.
– Jazz instrumental album: “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,” Terri Lyne Carrington.
– Large jazz ensemble album: “Night in Calisia,” Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic.
– Pop instrumental album: “Steppin’ Out,” Herb Alpert.
– Compilation soundtrack album: “Sound City: Real to Reel,” Dave Grohl and various artists, Butch Vig.
– Score soundtrack album: “Skyfall,” Thomas Newman, composer.
– Song written for visual media: “Skyfall,” Adele and Paul Epworth.
– Musical theater album: “Kinky Boots,” Cyndi Lauper, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Sammy James Jr., Stephen Oremus and William Wittman.
– Producer of the year, classical: David Frost.
– Instrumental composition: “Pensamientos for Solo Alto Saxophone and Chamber Orechestra,” Clare Fischer.
– Orchestral performance: “Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4,” Osmo Vanska, conductor.
– Opera recording: “Ades: The Tempest,” Thomas Ades, Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke, Jay David Saks.
– Choral performance: “Part: Adam’s Lament,” Tonu Kaljuste, conductor.
– Short-form music video: “Suit & Tie,” Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z, David Fincher, Timory King.
– Long-form music video: “Live Kisses,” Paul McCartney, Jonas Akerlund, Violaine Etienne, Aron Levin and Scott Rodger.
– Historical album: “The Complete Sussex and Columbia Albums” of Bill Withers, Leo Sacks, Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff and Mark Wilder, and “Charlie is My Darling,” Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham, Steve Rosenthal and Bob Ludwig.