2016 Grammy Winners: The Complete List

This is year’s top nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards are Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, megastar Taylor Swift, and Canadian crooner the Weeknd.

58th Grammy Awards  presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences and LL Cool J hosted the event, held at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

The Complete List 2016 Grammy Winners

  • Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
  • Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
  • Best Musical Theater Album: Hamilton
  • Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  • Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat, “These Walls”
  • Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
  • Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
  • Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
  • Best Rock Album: Muse, Drones
  • Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
  • Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes, “Don’t Wanna Fight”
  • Best R&B Album: D’Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah
  • Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
  • Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd, “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
  • Best R&B Song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Really Love”
  • Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway, “Little Ghetto Boy”
  • Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
  • Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”
  • Best Music Video: Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Bad Blood”
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
  • Best Country Song: Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
  • Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse, Amy
  • Best Rap/Song Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”
  • Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift, 1989
  • Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Tobymac, This Is Not a Test
  • Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four, Still Rockin’ My Soul
  • Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album: Pitbull, Dale
  • Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin, A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)
  • Best Comedy Album: Louis C.K., Live at Madison Square Garden
  • Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety
  • Score Soundtrack for Visual Media: Birdman
  • Best Gospel Album: Israel & Newbreed, Covered: Alive Is Asia [Live] (Deluxe)
  • Best Gospel Performance/Song: Kirk Franklin, “Wanna Be Happy?”
  • Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: Francesca Battistelli, “Holy Spirit”
  • Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Stephen Paulus, Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances
  • Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano, Joyce & Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall
  • Best Classical Instrumental Solo: Augustin Hadelich, “Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes”
  • Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Eighth Blackbird, “Filament”
  • Best Choral Performance: Charles Bruffy, “Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil”
  • Best Opera Recording: Saito Kinen Orchestra; SKF Matsumoto Chorus & SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus, “Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade”
  • Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman
  • Best Regional Roots Music Album: Jon Cleary, Go Go Juice
  • Best Folk Album: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
  • Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy, Born to Play Guitar
  • Best Bluegrass Album: The Steeldrivers, The Muscle Shoals Recordings
  • Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
  • Best American Roots Song: Jason Isbell, “24 Frames”
  • Best American Roots Performance: Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
  • Best Tropical Latin Album: Rubén Blades With Roberto Delgado & Orchestra, Son De Panamá
  • Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano): Los Tigres Del Norte,Realidades – Deluxe Edition
  • Best Children’s Album: Tim Kubart, Home
  • Best World Album: Angélique Kidjo, Sings
  • Best Reggae Album: Morgan Heritage, Strictly Roots
  • Best Latin Jazz Album: Eliane Elias, Made in Brazil
  • Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album: Maria Schneider, The Thompson Fields
  • Best Jazz Instrumental Album: John Scofield, Past Present
  • Best Jazz Vocal Album: Cécile McLorin Salvant, For One to Love
  • Best Surround Sound Album: James Guthrie and Joel Plante, Amused To Death
  • Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”
  • Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
  • Best Historical Album: Various artists; The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
  • Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package: Various Artists, The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)
  • Best Album Notes: Joni Mitchell, Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced
  • Best Recording Package: Sarah Dodds, Shauna Dodds & Dick Reeves; Asleep at the Wheel, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
  • Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Maria Schneider, “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)”
  • Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella: Avi Kaplin, Kirstin Taylor, Kevin K.O. Olusola; “Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy”
  • Best Instrumental Composition: Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, “The Afro Latin Jazz Suite”
  • MusiCares Person of the Year: Lionel Richie


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Gab Diaz

Started blogging about music thru Flipclan.com an urban music and lifestyle blog. He is a purebred hip-hop music writer who is open to learning more about other music genres.