The Grammy Awards 2016: A not-so-appealing "starry" affair

MUMBAI: Music world’s much awaited award show of the year, The Grammys, created a lot of buzz before its telecast; but unfortunately did not impress viewers. Only few performances, which had the potential to be interesting, grabbed the eye balls. Apart from those, the show, by its usual standards failed to impress the audience due to poor production ideas.

The award night from The Recording Academy had a “starry” line-up of more than 30 artists, including the multiple time Grammy nominee Taylor Swift, who opened the show with a song from her Grammy-nominated album, 1989. The show also faced some audio glitches and concerns with the entertainment quality. While performances by Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift are to be appreciated, Lady Gaga clearly was the showstopper of the big awards show.

The show had a total of 83 categories and 15 performances and tributes. The Recording Academy handed many awards early in the Grammy Awards pre-ceremony. The first big winner of the awards this year went to Swift for Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989. The list of big winners also included Meghan Trainor, who took Best New Artist; and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, who won Record of the Year for “Uptown Funk.”

Lamar led the Grammys 2016 ceremony with 11 nominations, and won five awards. Mentioned below are the winners from the different categories at The Grammy Awards 2016:

Record of the Year: “Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Album of the Year: 1989 — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor

Best Rock Performance: “Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes

Song of the Year: “Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Uptown Funk” — Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Best Pop Solo Performance: “Thinking Out Loud” — Ed Sheeran

Best Rap Song: “Alright” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Pharrell Williams

Best Music Video: “Bad Blood” — Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Performance: “Alright” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Film: Amy

Best Pop Vocal Album: 1989 — Taylor Swift

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

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: “Sue (Or In A Season of Crime) — David Bowie

Best Historical Album: The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol 11 — Bob Dylan And The Band

Best World Music Album: Sings — Angelique Kidjo

Best Spoken World Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling): A Full Life: Reflections At Ninety — Jimmy Carter

Best Dance Recording: “Where Are Ü Now” — Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

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

Best Metal Performance: “Cirice” — Ghost

Best Rock Song: “Don’t Wanna Fight” — Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Album: Drones — Muse

Best R&B Performance: “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Gray)” — The Weeknd

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “These Walls” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat

For the entire list of the winners, click here 

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