The 58th GRAMMY Awards

The 58th GRAMMY Awards were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 15, 2016. The GRAMMYs are an award ceremony that happen yearly. Hundreds of artists, movie stars, and other celebrities go every year to figure out who won “best rap album,” “best album,” “best record,” and many other awards.

There are over 80 awards handed out every year, so here is a highlight of the best and most popular awards.

Record of the Year:

Record of the year was won by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars with their song “Uptown Funk.” The nominees were “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, “Really Love” by D’Angelo and The Vanguard, “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, and “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd.

Album of the Year:

Taylor Swift won “Album of the Year” for her album “1989.” The nominees were “1989” by Taylor Swift, “Sound and Color” by the Alabama Shakes, “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar, “Traveller” by Chris Stapleton, and “Beauty Behind The Madness” by The Weeknd.

Song of the Year:

Ed Sheeran won “Song of the Year” for his hit “Thinking Out Loud.” The nominees were “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Alright: by Kendrick Lamar, “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift, “Girl Crush” by Little Big Town, and “See You Again” by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth.

Best Rap Album:

This year the winner of “best rap album” was Kendrick Lamar and his album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” Kendrick Lamar was nominated in 2013 for his album “good kid m.A.A.d city.” The nominees were “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar, “2014 Forest Hills Drive” by J.Cole, “Compton” by Dr. Dre, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” by Drake, and “The Pinkprint” by Nicki Minaj.

Best Rap Song:

Kendrick Lamar won with the song “Alright” from his album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” The nominees were “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar, “All Day” by Kanye West,  “Energy” by Drake, “Glory” by Common and John Legend, and “Trap Queen” by Fetty Wap.

Best New Artist:

The “Best New Artist” award went to Meghan Trainor this year. The nominees were Meghan Trainor, Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, and Tori Kelly.

Best Solo Pop Performance:

The “Best Solo Pop Performance” award went to Ed Sheeran and his song “Thinking Out Loud.” The nominees were “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran, “Heartbeat Song” by Kelly Clarkson, “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding, “Blank Space by Taylor Swift, and “Can’t Feel My Face” by The Weeknd.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

The “Best Pop Duo” award went to “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson. The nominees were “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, “Ship to Wreck” by Florence and The Machine, “Sugar” by Maroon 5, “Bad Blood” by Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift, and “See You Again” by Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa.