56th Grammy® Awards Coverage

Welcome to DigitalHit.com's coverage of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards which were handed out on January 26th, 2014. The nominations for the awards were announced at a star-studded concert on December 6th, 2013.

8:01 PM

The show opens with Beyonce singing "Drunk in Love", joined by her husband, Jay-Z.

8:07 PM

Tonight's host, LL Cool J, welcomes us to tonight's ceremony.

8:11 PM

Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams are tonight's first presenters, doing the envelope chores for Best New Artist. And the Grammy goes to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

8:15 PM

LL Cool J intros a performance by Lorde of "Royals."

8:25 PM

Hunter Hayes performs "Invisible", which touches on being different and being bullied.

8:28 PM

Latin performer Juanes and actress Anna Faris present Pop Duo/Group Performance. And the Grammy goes to Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams for "Get Lucky."

8:32 PM

Steve Coogan is out next and says the Grammys had a tough joice. Reunite two of The Beatles or all of the Jonas Brothers. He then introduces Katy Perry singing "Dark Horse" with Juicy J.

8:43 PM

Chicago is joined by Robin Thicke on "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?", "Saturday in the Park", and Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Egads, Robin Thicke really is the Alan Thicke of music.

8:48 PM

Keith Urban takes to the stage with Gary Clark, Jr., who has been described as the future of Texas blues.

8:59 PM

I've almost forgotten this is an awards show as we head straight into another performance...John Legend singing "All of Me."

9:01 PM

Kevin Hart and Charlie Wilson from The Gap Band are out next. They're presenting Best Rock Song. And the Grammy goes to Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear for "Cut Me Some Slack."

9:05 PM

LL Cool J presents Taylor Swift's "All Too Well." What a surprise. It's a song about a breakup.

9:16 PM

Bruno Mars introduces P!nk and Nate Ruess. She's suspended above the audience singing "Try" then Nate joins her on "Give Me a Reason."

9:23 PM

Arianna Grande and Miguel present Pop Solo Performance. And the Grammy goes to Lorde's "Royals."

9:30 PM

Black Sabbath, featuring an even more indecipherable Ozzy Osbourne, introduce Ringo Starr singing "Photograph". He gets an ovation.

9:35 PM

Jamie Foxx fails miserably at a British accent then presents Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. And the Grammy goes to Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake for "Holy Grail."

9:44 PM

LL Cool J pays tribute to the 30th anniversary of Def Jam Records before presenting Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons who mashup "Radioactive" with "M.A.A.D City."

9:51 PM

Kacey Musgraves sings "Follow Your Arrow."

10:00 PM

Julia Roberts talks about the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show before introducing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

10:06 PM

Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony present Pop Vocal Album. And the Grammy goes to Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox.

10:15 PM

Jeremy Renner introduces a performance by Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson who are joined by Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton.

10:21 PM

Martina McBride and Zac Brown pay tribute to the late George Jones and Ray Price before presenting Country Album. And the Grammy goes to a surprised Kacey Musgraves for Same Trailer Different Park.

10:24 PM

LL Cool J introduces Neil Patrick Harris who, in turn, introduces Daft Punk with Stevie Wonder, Pharrel Williams and Nile Rodgers with "Get Lucky."

10:37 PM

Cyndi Lauper introduces Sara Bareilles and her musical hero Carole King mashup "Beautiful" and "Brave." The pair then present Song of the Year. And the Grammy goes to "Royals" written by Joel Little and Ella Yelich O'Connor a.k.a. Lorde.

10:49 PM

Jared Leto pays tribute to the late great Lou Reed before introducing a performance by Metallica with pianist Lang Lang of "One."

10:57 PM

Steven Tyler serenades Smokey Robinson with "You've Relly Got a Hold On Me" before the pair present Record of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams' "Get Lucky."

11:06 PM

Queen Latifah introduces "Same Love" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Mary Lambert. During the song Queen Latifah officiates over 33 weddings. Madonna comes out to sing "Open Your Heart."

11:20 PM

Ryan Seacrest and John Legend join NARAS president Neil Portnow to present the first Music Educator Award to Kent Knappenberger. Heraing his accomplishments, you have to take your hat off to him and those teachers who enrich students with music. Portnow then introduces Lang Lang to pay tribute to the late pianist, Van Cliburn. This segus into the In Memoriam segment.

11:26 PM

Miranda Lambert and Billy Joe Armstrong pay tribute to the late Phil Everly.

11:35 PM

Alicia Keys is joined onstage by Olivia Harrison and Yoko Ono to present Album of the Year. And the Grammy goes to Random Access Memories by Daft Punk. Songwriter Paul Williams accepted for them.

11:39 PM

Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham take to the stage next to jam together.

Ok, good night folks! Here's the full list of the winners in the 80+ categories.

Record Of The Year

  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
    Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, producers; Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    Track from: Random Access Memories
    Label: Columbia Records

Album Of The Year

  • Random Access Memories
    Daft Punk
    Julian Casablancas, DJ Falcon, Todd Edwards, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams & Pharrell Williams, featured artists; Thomas Bangalter, Julian Casablancas, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, DJ Falcon & Todd Edwards, producers; Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Guillaume Le Braz & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
    Label: Columbia Records

Song Of The Year

  • Royals
    Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
    Track from: Pure Heroine
    Label: Universal Music; Publishers: Copyright Control/Sony ATV

Best New Artist

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Royals
    Track from: Pure Heroine
    Label: Universal Republic

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Get Lucky
    Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
    Track from: Random Access Memories
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Pop Instrumental Album

  • Steppin' Out
    Herb Alpert
    Label: Shout! Factory

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Unorthodox Jukebox
    Bruno Mars
    Label: Atlantic

Best Dance Recording

  • Clarity
    Zedd Featuring Foxes
    Zedd, producer; Zedd, mixer
    Track from: Clarity
    Label: Interscope Records

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • Random Access Memories
    Daft Punk
    Label: Columbia Records

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • To Be Loved
    Michael Bublé
    Label: 143/Reprise

Best Rock Performance

  • Radioactive
    Imagine Dragons
    Track from: Night Visions
    Label: Kidinakorner/ Interscope

Best Metal Performance

  • God Is Dead?
    Black Sabbath
    Track from: 13
    Label: Vertigo/Republic

Best Rock Song

  • Cut Me Some Slack
    Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
    Track from: Sound City - Real To Reel
    Label: RCA Records / Roswell Records; Publishers: MPL Communications, Inc./M.J.-Twelve Music/Murky Slough Music/Kobalt Music/Ruthensmear Music/Bug Music

Best Rock Album

  • Celebration Day
    Led Zeppelin
    Label: Swan Song/Atlantic

Best Alternative Music Album

  • Modern Vampires Of The City
    Vampire Weekend
    Label: Xl Recordings

Best R&B Performance

  • Something
    Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
    Track from: Family Dinner Volume One
    Label: Ropeadope Records

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Please Come Home
    Gary Clark Jr.
    Track from: Blak And Blu
    Label: Warner Bros Records

Best R&B Song

  • Pusher Love Girl
    James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
    Track from: The 20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience
    Label: RCA Records; Publishers: Tennman Tunes/Universal Music- Z - Tunes/Virginia Beach Music/WB Music Corp./Jerome Harmon Publishing/Warner-Chappell Music, Inc./James Fauntleroy Music/Almo Music

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Unapologetic
    Label: Def Jam Records

Best R&B Album

  • Girl On Fire
    Alicia Keys
    Label: RCA Records

Best Rap Performance

  • Thrift Shop
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
    Track from: The Heist
    Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Holy Grail
    Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
    Track from: Magna Carta...Holy Grail
    Label: Roc Nation

Best Rap Song

  • Thrift Shop
    Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
    Track from: The Heist
    Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC; Publishers: Macklemore Publishing/Ryan Lewis Publishing

Best Rap Album

  • The Heist
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Label: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis LLC

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Wagon Wheel
    Darius Rucker
    Track from: True Believers
    Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • From This Valley
    The Civil Wars
    Track from: The Civil Wars
    Label: Sensibility Recordings / Columbia Records

Best Country Song

  • Merry Go 'Round
    Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
    Track from: Same Trailer Different Park
    Label: Mercury Records

Best Country Album

  • Same Trailer Different Park
    Kacey Musgraves
    Label: Mercury Records

Best New Age Album

  • Love's River
    Laura Sullivan
    Label: Sentient Spirit Records

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

  • Orbits
    Wayne Shorter, soloist
    Track from: Without A Net (The Wayne Shorter Quartet)
    Label: Blue Note Records

Best Jazz Vocal Album

  • Liquid Spirit
    Gregory Porter
    Label: Blue Note Records

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

  • Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue
    Terri Lyne Carrington
    Label: Concord Jazz

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

  • Night In Calisia
    Randy Brecker, W_odek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
    Label: Summit Records

Best Latin Jazz Album

  • Song For Maura
    Paquito D'Rivera And Trio Corrente
    Label: Sunnyside Records/Paquito Records

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

  • Break Every Chain [Live]
    Tasha Cobbs
    Track from: Grace [Live]
    Label: EMI Gospel/ Motown Gospel

Best Gospel Song

  • If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]
    Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)
    Track from: Greater Than [Live]
    Label: Motown Gospel; Publisher: Everything Fresh Entertainment LLC

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

  • Overcomer
    David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
    Track from: Overcomer
    Label: Sparrow Records; Publishers: Ariose Music/9T One Songs/Meaux Mercy/LarryDavid Music/Capitol CMG Publishing/Universal Music - Brentwood Benson Publishing/D Soul Music

Best Gospel Album

  • Greater Than [Live]
    Tye Tribbett
    Label: Motown Gospel

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

  • Overcomer
    Label: Sparrow Records

Best Latin Pop Album

  • Vida
    Draco Rosa
    Label: Sony Music Latin

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

  • Treinta Días
    La Santa Cecilia
    Label: Universal Music Latino Y Arju Productions, Inc.

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

  • A Mi Manera
    Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
    Label: East Side Records/Shea Records

Best Tropical Latin Album

  • Pacific Mambo Orchestra
    Pacific Mambo Orchestra
    Label: Tumalanmusic / Stefrecords

Best American Roots Song

  • Love Has Come For You
    Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
    Track from: Love Has Come For You
    Label: Rounder; Publishers: LA Films Music/Brick Elephant Music

Best Americana Album

  • Old Yellow Moon
    Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
    Label: Nonesuch Records

Best Bluegrass Album

  • The Streets Of Baltimore
    Del McCoury Band
    Label: McCoury Music

Best Blues Album

  • Get Up!
    Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
    Label: Stax

Best Folk Album

  • My Favorite Picture Of You
    Guy Clark
    Label: Dualtone

Best Regional Roots Music Album

  • Dockside Sessions
    Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
    Label: Musicmatters Records

Best Reggae Album

  • Ziggy Marley In Concert
    Ziggy Marley
    Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide

Best World Music Album

  • Savor Flamenco
    Gipsy Kings
    Label: Knitting Factory Records
  • Live: Singing For Peace Around The World
    Ladysmith Black Mambazo
    Label: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Children's Album

  • Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well
    Jennifer Gasoi
    Label: Sparkling Productions

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

  • America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't
    Stephen Colbert
    Label: Hachette Audio

Best Comedy Album

  • Calm Down Gurrl
    Kathy Griffin
    Label: Back Lot Music

Best Musical Theater Album

  • Kinky Boots
    Billy Porter & Stark Sands, principal soloists; Sammy James Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers; Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast With Stark Sands, Billy Porter & Others)
    Label: Masterworks Broadway

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Sound City: Real To Reel
    Dave Grohl & Various Artists
    Label: RCA Records/Roswell Records

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

  • Skyfall
    Thomas Newman, composer
    Label: Sony Classical

Best Song Written For Visual Media

  • Skyfall
    Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
    Track from: Skyfall
    Label: Columbia Records/ XL Recordings; Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

Best Instrumental Composition

  • Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra
    Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)
    Label: Clavo Records

Best Instrumental Arrangement

  • On Green Dolphin Street
    Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
    Track from: NA
    Label: Telarc International

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

  • Swing Low
    Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
    Label: Masterworks

Best Recording Package

  • Long Night Moon
    Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
    Label: No Big Deal Records

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

  • Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)
    Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)
    Label: Hear Music

Best Album Notes

  • Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)
    Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
    Label: Pablo/Concord Music Group

Best Historical Album

  • Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965
    Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (The Rolling Stones)
    Label: ABKCO
  • The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums
    Leo Sacks, compilation producer; Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bill Withers)
    Label: Columbia/Legacy Recordings

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

  • Random Access Memories
    Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)
    Label: Columbia Records

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

  • Pharrell Williams
    • BBC (Jay Z) (T)
    • Blurred Lines (Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell) (S)
    • Happy (Pharrell Williams) (T)
    • I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel) (Jennifer Hudson Featuring T.I.) (S)
    • Nuclear (Destiny's Child) (T)
    • Oceans (Jay Z Featuring Frank Ocean) (T)
    • Reach Out Richard (Mayer Hawthorne) (T)
    • The Stars Are Ours (Mayer Hawthorne) (T)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

  • Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
    Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)
    Label: Interscope/Polydor UK

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Live Kisses
    Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)
    Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Best Engineered Album, Classical

  • Winter Morning Walks
    David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
    Label: ArtistShare

Producer Of The Year, Classical

  • David Frost
    • Andres: Home Stretch (Timo Andres, Andrew Cyr & Metropolis Ensemble)
    • Angel Heart, A Music Storybook (Matt Haimovitz & Uccello)
    • Beethoven: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Jonathan Biss)
    • Ben-Haim: Chamber Works (ARC Ensemble)
    • Celebrating The American Spirit (Judith Clurman & Essential Voices USA)
    • Elgar: Enigma Variations; Vaughan Williams: The Wasps; Greensleeves (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
    • Guilty Pleasures (Renée Fleming, Sebastian Lang-Lessing & Philharmonia Orchestra)
    • Verdi: Otello (Riccardo Muti, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Krassimira Stoyanova, Carlo Guelfi, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
    • Winter Morning Walks (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Best Orchestral Performance

  • Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
    Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
    Label: BIS Records

Best Opera Recording

  • Adès: The Tempest
    Thomas Adès, conductor; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke; Luisa Bricetti & Victoria Warivonchick, producers (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Best Choral Performance

  • Pärt: Adam's Lament
    Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
    Label: ECM New Series

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

  • Roomful Of Teeth
    Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth
    Label: New Amsterdam Records

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

  • Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra
    Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony)
    Track from: Corigliano: Conjurer; Vocalise
    Label: Naxos

Best Classical Vocal Solo

  • Winter Morning Walks
    Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)
    Label: ArtistShare

Best Classical Compendium

  • Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik
    Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
    Label: Ondine

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

  • Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks
    Maria Schneider, composer (Dawn Upshaw, Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough, Scott Robinson & Australian Chamber Orchestra)
    Track from: Winter Morning Walks
    Label: ArtistShare

Best Music Video

  • Suit & Tie
    Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
    David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
    Label: RCA Records

Best Music Film

  • Live Kisses
    Paul McCartney
    Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers
    Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment