Kendrick Lamar Takes Home Five Grammy Awards
Kendrick Lamar led the field with 11 nominations, including for every Rap category and for Album of the Year with To Pimp a Butterfly.
The Rap categories were announced prior to the national broadcast. Lamar won the awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap song for "Alright" and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat for "These Walls." Besides being nominated for his own music, he was nominated because of his credits on Kanye West's "All Day."
During the broadcast, he won Best Rap Album, beating out J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Drake and Nicki Minaj. He was presented the award by Ice Cube and his son, O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Lamar was also awarded "Best Music Video" for his appearance on Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood."
Swift won Best Album for 1989. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars won Record of the Year for "Uptown Funk."
The event featured performances from Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, Adele and Lamar, who performed "Blacker the Berry" "Alright" and "Untitled."
LL Cool J hosted the event for the fifth time.
Below are the 58th Annual Grammy Awards winners in bold and the nominees:
Record Of The Year
“Really Love” – D’Angelo And The Vanguard “Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran “Blank Space” – Taylor Swift “Can’t Feel My Face” – The Weeknd
Album Of The Year
Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar Traveller – Chris Stapleton 1989 – Taylor Swift Beauty Behind The Madness – The Weeknd
Song Of The Year
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar “Blank Space” – Taylor Swift “Girl Crush” – Little Big Town “See You Again” – Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran
Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett James Bay Sam Hunt Tori Kelly Meghan Trainor
Best Rap Performance
“Apparently” – J. Cole “Back To Back” – Drake “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap “Alright” – Kendrick Lamar “Truffle Butter” – Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne “All Day” – Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“One Man Can Change The World” – Big Sean Featuring Kanye West & John Legend “Glory” - Common & John Legend “Classic Man” - Jidenna Featuring Roman GianArthur “These Walls” - Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat “Only” - Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
Best Rap Song
“All Day” – Kanye West “Alright” - Kendrick Lamar “Energy” – Drake “Glory” – Common & John Legend “Trap Queen” – Fetty Wap
Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole Compton - Dr. Dre If You’re Reading This Its Too Late - Drake To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar The Pinkprint - Nicki Minaj
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Ship To Wreck - Florence & The Machine Sugar - Maroon 5 Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson f. Bruno Mars Bad Blood - Taylor Swift f. Kendrick Lamar See You Again - Wiz Khalifa f. Charlie Puth
Best Dance Recording
Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex and Diplo f. Justin Bieber We're All We Need - Above & Beyond f. Zoe Johnston Go - The Chemical Brothers f. Q-Tip Never Catch Me - Flying Lotus f. Kendrick Lamar Runaway (U&I) - Galantis
Best Music Video
Bad Blood - Taylor Swift f. Kendrick Lamar L$D - A$AP Rocky I Feel Love (Every Million Miles) - The Dead Weather Alright - Kendrick Lamar Freedom - Pharrell