56TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARD WINNERS

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grammys-2014-winnersOn the night of January 26th 2014, the 56th annual Grammy Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre and Staples Centre in Los Angeles, California.  As expected, the Red Carpet event was graced by an array of celebrities, ranging from the super famous to, well, not so well known. It was music’s biggest night as Beyoncé and Jay Z opened this year’s music spectacle by giving viewers a sensual performance of their collaboration “Drunk In Love.”

The winners selected in the various categories were:

Album of the year: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.

Record of the year: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers.

Song of the year: “Royals,” Lorde.

New artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Pop solo performance: “Royals,” Lorde.

Pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars

Pop/duo group performance: “Get Lucky,” Daft Punk with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers.

Rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail,” Jay Z with Justin Timberlake.

Rock song: “Cut Me Some Slack,” Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear.

Country album: “Same Trailer Different Park,” Kacey Musgraves.

Traditional pop vocal album: “To Be Loved,” Michael Buble.

Rap performance: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap song: “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz.

Rap album: “The Heist,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

R&B performance: “Something,” Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.

Traditional R&B performance: “Please Come Home,” Gary Clark Jr.

R&B song: “Pusher Love Girl,” James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley and Justin Timberlake.

R&B album: “Girl on Fire,” Alicia Keys.

Urban contemporary album: “Unapologetic,” Rihanna.

Rock performance: “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons.

Rock album: “Celebration Day,” Led Zeppelin.

Hard rock/metal performance: “God is Dead,” Black Sabbath.

Alternative music album: “Modern Vampires of the City,” Vampire Weekend.

Dance recording: “Clarity,” Zedd featuring Foxes.

Dance/electronica album: “Random Access Memories,” Daft Punk.

Producer of the year, non-classical: Pharrell Williams.

Latin pop album: “Vida,” Draco Rosa

Latin rock, urban or alternative album: “Treinta Dias,” La Santa Cecilia.

Latin jazz album: “Song for Maura,” Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente.

Tropical Latin album: “Pacific Mambo Orchestra,” Pacific Mambo Orchestra.

Country solo performance: “Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker.

Country duo/group performance: “From This Valley,” The Civil Wars.

Country song: “Merry Go ‘Round,” Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne.

Gospel song: “If He Did It Before … Same God (Live),” Tye Tribbett

Gospel album: “Greater Than (Live),” Tye Tribbett.

Blues album: “Get Up!” Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite.

Folk album: “My Favorite Picture of You,” Guy Clark.

Americana album: “Old Yellow Moon,” Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell.

Bluegrass album: “The Streets of Baltimore,” Del McCoury Band.

Reggae album: “Ziggy Marley in Concert,” Ziggy Marley.

World music album: “Live: Singing for Peace Around the World,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and “Savor Flamenco,” Gypsy Kings (tie).

Children’s album: “Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well,” Jennifer Gasoi.

Spoken word album: “America Again: Re-Becoming the Greatness We Never Weren’t,” Stephen Colbert.

Comedy album: “Calm Down Gurrl,” Kathy Griffin.

New age album: “Love’s River,” Laura Sullivan.

Jazz vocal album: “Liquid Spirit,” Gregory Porter.

Jazz instrumental album: “Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue,” Terri Lyne Carrington.

Large jazz ensemble album: “Night in Calisia,” Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio and Kalisz Philharmonic.

Pop instrumental album: “Steppin’ Out,” Herb Alpert.

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Josephine Otieno