Saturday 18 November 2017

Grammy Awards 2016 full winners list - Best Album winner Taylor Swift dismisses Kanye West claims

Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Taylor Swift arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singers Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Pop star Taylor Swift has become the first woman to win album of the year twice at the Grammy Awards - and appeared to use the stage to respond to rapper Kanye West's claims that he made her famous.

A song on West's new album The Life of Pablo includes lyrics that claim he propelled Swift into the limelight after he upstaged her win at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2009 to claim Beyonce was the rightful winner of her prize.

After her record 1989 was named album of the year at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Swift took to the stage with her many collaborators and said: "As the first woman to win album of the year at the Grammys twice, I want to say to all the young women out there: there are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and don't let those people sidetrack you, some day when you get where you're going you will look around and know it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world."

Swift also won Grammys for best pop vocal album for 1989 and best music video for Bad Blood, her collaboration with rapper Kendrick Lamar.

Jack Antonoff calls Taylor Swift as he accepts their award for pop vocal album at the Grammy Awards (AP)
Jack Antonoff calls Taylor Swift as he accepts their award for pop vocal album at the Grammy Awards (AP)

Swift, who scored seven nominations, opened the ceremony with the first TV performance of Out Of The Woods from 1989.

The singer, 26, sported a new blonde bob while wearing a skintight black beaded body suit with sheer panels down the sides.

Lamar, who led the nominations with 11 nods, won five Grammys, including best rap album for To Pimp A Butterfly.

He scored four awards in the pre-broadcast ceremony, including the best music video Grammy for Bad Blood.

Collecting his gramophone trophy from fellow Compton rapper Ice Cube and his son O'Shea Jackson Jr, Lamar said: "This is for hip hop, Ice Cube, this is for Snoop Dogg, this is for Nas, we will live forever, believe that."

British singer Ed Sheeran won his first Grammy at the ceremony.

Stevie Wonder read from a Braille card as he announced Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud as song of the year.

Sheeran's friend Swift, who was also nominated in the category for her hit Blank Space, leapt to her feet and cheered as his name was announced before he ran over to embrace her.

Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Collecting his trophy, Sheeran thanked his parents, saying: "They have flown over the past four years to come to the Grammys, and every time they go: 'Maybe next year!'"

Before announcing the winner, Wonder opened the card and showed it to the camera, making a jeering sound and saying: "You can't read this because you can't read Braille. I just want to say before saying the winner: we need to make everything accessible to every person with a disability."

Beyonce presented record of the year, the final award of the night, to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson for Uptown Funk.

DJs Skrillex (L) and Diplo arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
DJs Skrillex (L) and Diplo arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Mars seemed to predict his win when he shouted "let's go Beyonce, let's do it," as she paused before announcing the victor.

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
The Weeknd and Bella Hadid arrive at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 15, 2016. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

Collecting the trophy, Ronson paid tribute to funk artists including George Clinton, James Brown, Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire, while Mars said: "We wouldn't be up here if it wasn't for the people dancing to this song."

All About That Bass singer Meghan Trainor burst into tears and embraced her father as she was announced as best new artist by last year's winner Sam Smith.

Accepting the award, she said: "I'm a mess, I have to go cry."

The evening featured a string of tributes to artists who have died since the last ceremony.

Lady Gaga performed an emotional medley of David Bowie's hits in tribute to her hero, who died earlier this year.

She opened the performance dressed as Ziggy Stardust, complete with newly dyed red hair, singing Space Oddity before breaking into Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Rebel Rebel, Fashion, Fame, Let's Dance and Heroes.

Wonder, who has won 25 Grammys over his career, was joined by a cappella group Pentatonix for a tribute to Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, while Eagles musician Glenn Frey, who died last month, was honoured with a special tribute by his bandmates Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B Schmit and Joe Walsh and friend Jackson Browne, who performed Take It Easy at the show.

John Legend was joined on stage by Demi Lovato, Tyrese Gibson, Luke Bryan and Meghan Trainor to perform a medley of Lionel Richie's hits in tribute to the Commodores singer.

Richie clearly enjoyed the performances, singing along, cheering and shouting encouragement before he joined the musicians on stage to perform his hit All Night Long.

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry's band The Hollywood Vampires made their television debut, performing a tribute to Motorhead frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who died in December.

The band were introduced by Foo Fighters star Dave Grohl, who said: "Many of us play rock and roll but a rare few among us are rock and roll. Lemmy Kilmister was rock and roll.

"He was a rebel, an outsider, a one of a kind and a way of life. He was Motorhead. He was a legend and I was proud to call him my friend.

"I have an Ace Of Spades tattoo, but the truth is Lemmy and Motorhead left their mark on me a long time ago, just as they did for everybody who has ever loved rock and roll. As Lemmy taught us in Ace Of Spades, the pleasure is to play."

The Hollywood Vampires performed an original song before segueing into Ace Of Spades in front of a huge picture of Lemmy.

Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr and Bonnie Raitt also honoured BB King, who died last May.

British superstar Adele was accompanied by just a pianist for her highly anticipated performance of All I Ask from her album 25.

Dressed in a floor-length sparkly red dress, the singer was introduced on stage by Bruno Mars, who wrote the song with her.

Her performance was plagued by some sound issues early on, but she remained unfazed and ended it with a tribute to Lamar, shouting: "I love you Kendrick, you're amazing."

Lamar performed a rousing rendition of his song The Blacker The Berry in chains and a prison uniform in front of a huge bonfire and ended it in front of a map of his home town Compton in Los Angeles.

Justin Bieber, who won his first Grammy for best dance recording for Where Are U Now with Skrillex and Diplo, performed an acoustic version of Love Yourself before throwing his guitar to the floor and running to another stage to perform the award-winning hit with his collaborators.

The Grammy Awards were handed out by the Recording Academy at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.

FULL WINNERS LIST:

Record of the Year: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift, 1989

Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor

Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"

Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton

Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, "These Walls"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern

Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones

Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"

Best R&B Album: D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah

Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd, "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)"

Best R&B Song: D'Angelo and The Vanguard, "Really Love"

Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, "Little Ghetto Boy"

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, "Where Are Ü Now"

Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Best Country Song: Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy

Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common & John Legend, "Glory"

Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, "Traveller"

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test

Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin' My Soul

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Pitbull, Dale

Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)

Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden

Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety

Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman

Best Gospel Album: Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)

Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin, "Wanna Be Happy?"

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli, "Holy Spirit"

Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce & Tony - Live From Wigmore Hall

Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Augustin Hadelich, "Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes"

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird, "Filament"

Best Choral Performance: Charles Bruffy, "Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil"

Best Opera Recording: Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children's Chorus, "Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade"

Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman

Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice

Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar

Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings

Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free

Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, "24 Frames"

Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean"

Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Los Tigres Del Norte, Realidades - Deluxe Edition

Best Children's Album: Tim Kubart, Home

Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings

Best Reggae Album: Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots

Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields

Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present

Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love

Best Surround Sound Album: James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)"

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Best Historical Album: Various artists; The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)

Best Album Notes: Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced

Best Recording Package: Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves; Asleep at the Wheel, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Maria Schneider, "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)"

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola; "Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy"

Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, "The Afro Latin Jazz Suite"

MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie

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