Tribute performances dominate the 58th annual Grammy Awards while Taylor Swift wins Album of the Year

It was a night of tributes at the 58th Grammy Awards, with some of the biggest names in music paying homage to the likes of David Bowie, B.B King. Lionel Richie (who was named “MusiCares Person of the Year”) and Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. The series of dazzling and heartfelt covers remained the most memorable of the annual ceremony seeing as the music world has lost so many pioneers as of late, but there were also highlights from Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift who both gave performances completely justifying their status as two of the most anticipated names in the commercial music industry today.

Swift picked up Album of The Year for 1989 while Record of the Year went to Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson for ‘Uptown Funk’, both expected victories but still upsets over the strong competition from the likes of Lamar and soul legend D’Angelo.

Performance of the night was a hard pick between Lamar (who also debuted a powerful Untitled track) and Gaga, the latter impressing as she donned her best Bowie costume and sang through nine of the Thin White Duke’s biggest hits, from “Space Oddity” to “Heroes”. On the other side of the spectrum, Pitbull closed out the ceremony with his performance of “El Taxi”, accompanied by Robin Thicke, Travis Barker, and Sofia Vergara.

A full list of winners for the 58th Grammy Awards can be found below:

 Album of the Year
1989, Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge

Record of the Year
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Rap Album
To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar

Best Country Album
Traveler, Chris Stapleton

Best Musical Theater Album

Best Rap Performance
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Song
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes

Best Music Video
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

Best New Artist
Meaghan Trainor

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jeff Bhasker

Best Country Song
“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose (Little Big Town)

Best Country Solo Performance
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

Best Pop Vocal Album
Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

Best Rock Album
Drones, Muse

Best Alternative Album
Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Song
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Metal Performance
“Cirice,” Ghost

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap

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

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
“Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix),” Dave Audé (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Best Comedy Album
Live at Madison Square Garden, Louis C.K.

Best R&B Album
Black Messiah, D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Best R&B Song
“Really Love,” D’Angelo and Kendra Foster

Best R&B Performance
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd

Best Blues Album
Born to Play Guitar, Buddy Guy

Best Folk Album
Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Best Reggae Album
Strictly Roots, Morgan Heritage

Best New Age Album
“Grace,” Paul Avgerinos

Best Surround Sound Album
“Amused to Death,” James Guthrie and Joel Plante (Roger Waters)

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Birdman, Antonio Sanchez

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“Glory,” performed by Common & John Legend

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Best Spoken Word Album
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, Jimmy Carter

Contemporary Instrumental Album
“Sylva,” Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Cherokee,” Christian McBride

Best Jazz Vocal Album
“For One to Love,” Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
“Past Present,” John Scofield

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
“The Thompson Fields,” Maria Schneider Orchestra

Best Engineered Album, Classical
“Ask Your Mama,” Leslie Ann Jones, John Kilgore, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and Justin Merrill, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (George Manahan and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)


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