The 2014 Grammy Awards

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The 56th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony were held tonight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 26th January, 2014. The ceremony was once again hosted by LL Cool J. Many trophies were handed out to the outstanding musicians for the previous year. The nominations were announced on December 6th, 2013 during a live televised concert on CBS, The Grammy Nominations Concert Live – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night. Hip-hop mogul Jay Z received the most nominations with nine. Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams all got seven nominations. Pharrell Williams is nominated twice for both Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Sound engineer Bob Ludwig received the most nomination by a non-performing artist, with five.

Here is the full list of nominees and winners (winners are bolded):

Album Of The Year:
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift

Record Of The Year:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song Of The Year:
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)

Best New Artist:
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Dance/Electronica Album:
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights

Best Rock Performance:
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin'” — Jack White

Best Rock Album:
13 — Black Sabbath
The Next Day — David Bowie
Mechanical Bull — Kings Of Leon
Celebration Day — Led Zeppelin
…Like Clockwork — Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill — Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album:
The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You — Neko Case
Trouble Will Find Me — The National
Hesitation Marks — Nine Inch Nails
Lonerism — Tame Impala
Modern Vampires Of The City — Vampire Weekend

Best R&B Performance:
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Love And War — Tamar Braxton
Side Effects Of You — Fantasia
One: In The Chamber — Salaam Remi
Unapologetic — Rihanna
New York: A Love Story — Mack Wilds

Best R&B Album:
R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette Michele
Three Kings — TGT

Best Rap Performance:
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” — Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration:
“Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Album:
Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Yeezus — Kanye West

Best Country Solo Performance:
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

Best Country Album:
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

Best Jazz Instrumental Album:
Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio

Best Tropical Latin Album:
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

Best Americana Album:
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint

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Check out the red carpet gallery below…

 

 Alicia Keys was dressed in Armani Prive dress with plunging neckline. She was accompanied by her husband Swizz Beatz.

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Singer Katy Perry walked the red carpet in Valentino Couture dress from spring 2014 collection, which was debuted just a few days ago in Paris.

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Singer Taylor Swift shined in silver sequined Gucci dress.

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Beyonce walked the red carpet in white sheer Michael Costello dress with floral details and Christian Louboutin shoes.

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The young star of “Modern family” Sarah Hyland looked elegant in Emilio Pucci dress.

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Musician Jennifer Gasoi, winner of Best Children’s Album posed in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards.

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Singer Valisia Lekae.

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Future mommy-to-be, singer Ciara Harris was glowing in Emilio Pucci dress.

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Singer Faith Evans.

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Singer Rita Ora walked the red carpet with boyfriend Calvin Harris. She was dressed in sequined Lanvin dress.

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TV-host Rocsi Diaz.

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Musician James Fauntleroy.

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Singer Fantasia Barrino.

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Tv-host Louise Roe.

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Musician Gary Clark Jr. and girlfriend Nicole Trunfio.

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Singer Tamara Braxton was dressed in red Michael Costello mermaid gown.

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Tv-host Giuliana Rancic.

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Paris Hilton and rapper Birdman.

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Singer and songwriter Colbie Caillat.

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Singer Pink walked the red carpet with husband Carey Hart. She was dressed in strapless red Johanna Johnson gown.

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Kelly Osbourne opted for elegant look in Badgley Mischka black dress with embellished rhinestones.

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Music icon Madonna was accompanied by her son David Banda. She was dressed in Ralph Lauren black suit.

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Robin Thicke and his wife actress Paula Patton were all smiling while walking the red carpet and posing to photographers. He was wearing Giorgio Armani suit while Paula showed off fabulous David Yurman jewels.

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Musician John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen hit the red carpet together. She was dressed in golden shimmering Johanna Johnson dress while John looked elegant in Gucci suit.

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The 23-year-old singer Iggy Azalea hit the red carpet in white Elie Saab dress.

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Actress Julia Roberts hit the stage black lace Elie Saab dress and introduced Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to the stage for Paul‘s performance of “Queenie Eye.”

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One of the highlights of the evening was when Beyonce and Jay Z took the stage and performed their new song “Drunk in Love”. She was wearing Nichole de Carle body suit and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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Video: Youtube/Viner Army

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