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The 2014 Grammy Awards Recap

I do get that im a little late with this but im gonna post it anyway tho cause this years Grammy Awards was a memorable one for many MANY reasons!!!!
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were held on January 26, 2014, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show was broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT and was hosted for the third time by LL Cool J. The show was moved to January to avoid competing against the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The eligibility period for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards was October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013. The nominations were announced on December 6, 2013 during a live televised concert on CBS, The Grammy Nominations Concert Live – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night. Jay-Z received the most nominations with nine. Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams each received seven nominations. Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams were nominated twice for both Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Sound engineer Bob Ludwig received the most nominations by a non-performing artist, with five.
Daft Punk won four awards including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year, with Pharrell Williams, for "Get Lucky". Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won four trophies, including Best New Artist, and led an industry show of support for gay marriage with a performance of their song "Same Love" to accompany a mass wedding of gay and heterosexual couples, which was presided over by Queen Latifah. Lorde's "Royals" received awards for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Carole King was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on January 24, two days prior to the awards ceremony.

On June 4, 2013, the Recording Academy approved a number of changes recommended by its Awards & Nominations Committee: a new category for Best American Song has been added to the American Music field. It is a songwriter's award, which will encompass all the subgenres in this field such as Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk and regional roots music. The Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category was renamed Best Metal Performance and became a stand-alone category. Hard rock performances will now be screened in the Best Rock Performance category. The Music Video field will become the Best Music Video/Film field. Its two categories will be renamed: Best Short Form Music Video will now be known as Best Music Video and Best Long Form Music Video will change into Best Music Film. These changes bring the total number of categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards to 82, up from 81 at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

See the winners in full here

     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.

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