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GRAMMYs 2016: The Winners

Last night Taylor Swift made GRAMMY history, as the first woman to win the award for Album of the Year twice, and made sure to reference her argument with Kanye West earlier in the week (we cannot believe he went there again) in her rousing acceptance speech: “I want to say to all the young women out there – there are going to be people along the way who are going to try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.” This comes after Kanye released a song called ‘Famous’ in which he spouts the line ‘I made that bitch famous’. Nice. Elsewhere it was a big night for Kendrick Lamara who took home five awards in total: best rap song, best rap performance, best rap/sung collaboration, best music video and best rap album.

In other GRAMMY related happenings, Rihanna’s much anticipated performance was cancelled at the very last minute after the star fell ill with bronchitis while Adele struggled through her performance with technical difficulties that made her sound somewhat off key. Of course this was not her fault at all, and she’s obviously flawless so if anyone was to give her a hard time about it, we’d be first in line for a Twitter row. Also, how well did she handle it?

Below is a video of the night’s highlights, while underneath that you’ll find a selection of the most prominent awards and winners. For the full list of winners (it’s a looooong list) head to grammy.com. Stay tuned for our best Instagram action of the night and head over yonder for the highs and lows on the GRAMMYs red carpet. 

Best rap album
“2014 Forest Hills Drive”: J. Cole

“Compton”: Dr. Dre

“If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”: Drake

“To Pimp A Butterfly”: Kendrick Lamar *

“The Pinkprint”: Nicki Minaj

Best country album
“Montevallo”: Sam Hunt

“Pain Killer”: Little Big Town

“The Blade”: Ashley Monroe

“Pageant Material”: Kacey Musgraves

“Traveller”: Chris Stapleton *

Song of the year
“Alright”: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

“Blank Space”: Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

“Girl Crush”: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

“See You Again”: Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)

“Thinking Out Loud”: Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran) *

Best new artist
Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor *

Album of the year
“Sound & Color” by Alabama Shakes

“To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar

“Traveller” by Chris Stapleton

“1989” by Taylor Swift*

“Beauty Behind the Madness” by The Weeknd

Record of the year
“Really Love” by D’Angelo and the Vanguard

“Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars*

“Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space” by Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd

Best dance recording
“We’re All We Need”: Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston

“Go”: The Chemical Brothers

“Never Catch Me”: Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Runaway (U & I)”: Gallants

“Where Are Ü Now”: Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber *

Best pop duo/group performance
“Ship To Wreck”: Florence + The Machine

“Sugar”: Maroon 5

“Uptown Funk”: Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars *

“Bad Blood”: Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again”: Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Pluth

Best urban contemporary album
“Ego Death”: The Internet

“You Should Be Here”: Kehlani

“Blood”: Lianne La Havas

“Wildheart”: Miguel

“Beauty Behind the Madness”: The Weeknd *

Best alternative music album
“Sound & Color”: Alabama Shakes *

“Vulnicura”: Björk

“The Waterfall”: My Morning Jacket

“Currents”: Tame Impala

“Star Wars”: Wilco

Best rock performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight” : Alabama Shakes *

“What Kind of Man”: Florence + The Machine

“Something From Nothing”: Foo Fighters

“Ex’s & Oh’s”: Elle King

“Moaning Lisa Smile”: Wolf Alice

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