This year was the 58th annual Grammy awards where the National Academy of Arts and Sciences celebrates the greatest in music. Taylor Swift grabbed the biggest prize at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, winning album of the year Monday during the ceremony at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The pop diva appeared surprised as she picked up the award for her album “1989,” her third Grammy of the day. Other notables were Kendrick Lamar who took home 5 Grammy’s after being nominated for 11.
The biggest glitch it seems was audio problems during Adele’s performance of the song “All I Ask”. Web complaints were because of her patchiness and what sounded like a guitar string ‘clang’ towards the middle of the song., She later tweeted: “The piano mics fell on to the piano strings, that’s what the guitar sound was. It made it sound out of tune. S&% happens. ”
The show took a turn for the serious when Kendrick Lamar took the stage with chains around his hands and a bruise on his eye. He went on to fuse rap, jazz, reggae and African sounds for a commanding performance as he rapped “The Blacker the Berry” and the Grammy-nominated “Alright” passionately, receiving a standing ovation. Lamar took home the first award presented on the live CBS telecast, winning best rap album for “To Pimp A Butterfly.”
The ceremony also included tributes to three music legends who passed away earlier this year. Lady Gaga performed in David Bowie-inspired makeup and gear as she ran through 10 of the icon’s hits, including “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Fame,” “Let’s Dance” and “Heroes.” Stevie Wonder, joined by Grammy-winning a capella group Pentatonix, sang “That’s the Way of the World” in honor of Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, while members of the Eagles and Jackson Browne sang “Take It Easy” for Glenn Frey.
Bonnie Raitt came out to honor R&B pioneer Ruth Brown and introduced a tribute to the late B.B. King, with Stapleton performing a rendition of the blues legend’s hit “The Thrill Is Gone.” He was then joined by Gary Clark Jr. and Raitt herself.
As for the winners, here are a few:
Album of the year: 1989, Taylor Swift
Record of the year: Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Song of the year: Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran
Best new artist: Meghan Trainor
For a complete list go to: www.grammy.com