2016 Grammy Winners: Full List of Winners and Recap of the Awards Show

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It was an all-star gathering for Monday night's 58th Grammy Awards, which was hosted by LL Cool J. The ceremony was an evening of stunning performances and tributes, and as always, had its fair share of criticism from fans.

"Between honoring our musical legacy and recognizing music's power to reflect and impact our cultural legacy, fans truly had a chance to witness greatness on this year's Grammys," a press release following the event said

Taylor Swift, whose performance of "Out of the Woods" kicked off the ceremony, took home the coveted album of the year award for her 1989 — her second album of the year Grammy. Swift dedicated her speech to "young women out there." Still, some on the internet felt the Grammy hould have gone to Kendrick Lamar and his album To Pimp a Butterfly. (The two won the best music video award together for their angry anthem "Bad Blood.")

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Still, Lamar won five out of his 11 Grammy nominations, including best rap album, best rap performance and best rap song for "Alright." This was one of the two songs Lamar performed in the evening, and through it, delivered a powerful message about today's prevalent racial inequality.

Best new artist went to "All About That Bass" singer Meghan Trainor, who beat out Tori Kelly, Sam Hunt, Courtney Barnett and James Bay.

Ed Sheeran won song of the year for "Thinking Out Loud," to which he said "Wow." The song also won best pop solo performance.

Other multiple winners were Alabama Shakes, Diplo, the Weeknd and Chris Stapleton. Below is a complete list of the winners for each category.

Record of the year 

"Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars 

Album of the year 

1989, Taylor Swift

Best new artist

Meghan Trainor

Best rock performance

"Don't Wanna Fight," Alabama Shakes

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Best musical theater album


Song of the year

"Thinking Out Loud," Ed Sheeran

Best country album

Traveller, Chris Stapleton 

Best rap album

To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar

Best pop duo/group performance 

"Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars 

Best rap/sung collaboration

"These Walls," Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat

Best traditional pop vocal album

The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap 

Best pop solo performance 

"Thinking Out Loud," Ed Sheeran

Best rap song

"Alright," Kendrick Lamar

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Best alternative music album

Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

Best rock album

Drones, Muse

Best rap performance

"Alright," Kendrick Lamar

Best rock song

"Don't Wanna Fight," Alabama Shakes

Best R&B album

Black Messiah, D'Angelo and the Vanguard

Best urban contemporary album

Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Best R&B performance

"Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)," the Weeknd 

Best R&B song

"Really Love," D'Angelo and the Vanguard

Best traditional R&B performance

"Little Ghetto Boy," Lalah Hathaway 

Best dance/electronic album

Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, Skrillex and Diplo

Best dance recording

"Where Are Ü Now," Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber

Best music video

"Bad Blood," Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar

Best country duo/group performance

"Girl Crush," Little Big Town

Best country song

"Girl Crush," Little Big Town

Best music film

Amy, Amy Winehouse

Best rap/song collaboration

"Glory," Common and John Legend

Best pop vocal album

1989, Taylor Swift

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Best country solo performance

"Traveller," Chris Stapleton

Best contemporary christian music album

This Is Not a Test, Tobymac

Best roots gospel album

Still Rockin' My Soul, the Fairfield Four 

Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album

Dale, Pitbull

Best Latin pop album

A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition), Ricky Martin

Best comedy album

Live at Madison Square Garden, Louis C.K.

Best spoken word album

A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, Jimmy Carter

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Best gospel album

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

Best gospel performance/song

"Wanna Be Happy?" Kirk Franklin

Best contemporary Christian music performance/song

"Holy Spirit," Francesca Battistelli

Best contemporary classical composition

Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances, Stephen Paulus

Best classical solo vocal album

Joyce & Tony - Live From Wigmore Hall, Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano

Best classical instrumental solo

"Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes," Augustin Hadelich

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

"Filament," Eighth Blackbird

Best Choral Performance

"Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil," Charles Bruffy

Best opera recording

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

Producer of the year, classical

Judith Sherman

Best New Age album

Grace, Paul Avgerinos

Best surround sound album

Amused to Death, Roger Waters 

Best orchestral performance

"Shostakovich: Under Stalin's Shadow - Symphony No. 10, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Best classical compendium

Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto, Giancarlo Guerrero

Best regional roots music album

Go Go Juice, Jon Cleary

Best folk album

Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Best blues album

Born to Play Guitar, Buddy Guy

Best bluegrass album

The Muscle Shoals Recordings, The Steeldrivers

Best Americana album

Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell

Best American roots song

"24 Frames," Jason Isbell

Best American roots performance

"See That My Grave Is Kept Clean," Mavis Staples

Best tropical Latin album

Son De Panamá, Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra

Best regional Mexican music album (including Tejano)

Realidades - Deluxe Edition, Los Tigres Del Norte

Best children's album

Home, Tim Kubart

Best world Album

Sings, Angélique Kidjo

Best reggae album

Strictly Roots, Morgan Heritage

Best Latin jazz album

Made in Brazil, Eliane Elias

Best large jazz ensemble album

The Thompson Fields, Maria Schneider

Best jazz instrumental album

Past Present, John Scofield

Best jazz vocal album

For One to Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best surround sound album

Amused to Death, James Guthrie and Joel Plante

Best remixed recording, nonclassical

"Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars

Best engineered album, nonclassical

Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

Best historical album

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, Various Artists, 

Best boxed or special limited edition package

The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32), Various Artists

Best album notes

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced, Joni Mitchell 

Best recording package

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

Best arrangement, instruments and vocals

"Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)," Maria Schneider

Best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella

"Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy," Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola

Best instrumental composition

"The Afro Latin Jazz Suite," Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

MusiCares person of the year

Lionel Richie