58th Annual Grammy Awards

The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which was from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015. The "pre-telecast" ceremony, officially known as the Premiere Ceremony, in which the majority of awards were presented, was held at the nearby Microsoft Theater. It was the 16th Grammy ceremony to be held at the Staples Center, tying the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for hosting the most Grammy ceremonies. It also marks the latest date for a Grammy ceremony since 2003, which were held on February 23.

Unlike previous years, where it was held on a Sunday, the 2016 edition was held on a Monday for the first time to take advantage of the U.S. Presidents' Day long weekend. The ceremony was televised in the United States by CBS; for the first time, CBS affiliates in the West Coast and U.S. territories outside the continental region, including Hawaii and Alaska, had the option of broadcasting the Grammys live from the East coast feed, in addition to an encore in local primetime.

Nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony were announced on December 7, 2015, returning to the traditional format of an immediate press conference/release reveal of all nominees rather than the "all-day event" unveiling attempted by The Recording Academy and CBS over the previous few years. Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations with 11, and became the rapper with the most nominations in a single night, and second overall behind Michael Jackson (12 nominations in 1984). Taylor Swift and The Weeknd received seven nominations each. Producer Max Martin received the most nominations for a non-performing artist, with six. LL Cool J hosted for the fifth consecutive year. As part of a commercial break on the U.S. broadcast paid for by Target, Gwen Stefani also presented a live music video for her new single "Make Me Like You".

Kendrick Lamar led the winners with five trophies, including Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly. Taylor Swift won three awards, including Album of the Year for 1989, becoming the first female artist to win Album of the Year twice as main credited artist. Alabama Shakes also won three including Best Alternative Music Album for Sound & Color. Ed Sheeran won two including Song of the Year for "Thinking Out Loud". Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" won for Record of the Year and Meghan Trainor won for Best New Artist.



Nominees and winners

Note: Winners are listed in bold.


Record of the Year

Album of the Year

Song of the Year

Best New Artist


Best Pop Solo Performance
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Best Pop Vocal Album


Best Dance Recording

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Contemporary Instrumental

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album


Best Rock Performance

Best Metal Performance

Best Rock Song

Best Rock Album


Best Alternative Music Album


Best R&B Performance

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Best R&B Song

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Best R&B Album


Best Rap Performance

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Best Rap Song

Best Rap Album


Best Country Solo Performance

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Best Country Song

Best Country Album

New Age

Best New Age Album


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Best Latin Jazz Album

Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music

Best Gospel Performance/Song

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Best Gospel Album

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Best Roots Gospel Album


Best Latin Pop Album

Best Latin Rock Urban or Alternative Album

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

Best Tropical Latin Album

American Roots

Best American Roots Performance

Best American Roots Song

Best Americana Album

Best Bluegrass Album

Best Blues Album

Best Folk Album

Best Regional Music Album


Best Reggae Album

World Music

Best World Music Album


Best Children's Album

  • Home – Tim Kubart
  • ¡Come Bien! Eat Right!José-Luis Orozco
  • Dark Pie ConcernsGustafer Yellowgold
  • How Great Can This Day Be – Lori Henriques
  • Trees – Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly

Spoken Word

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling)


Best Comedy Album

Musical Theatre

Best Musical Theater Album

Music for Visual Media

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Best Song Written for Visual Media


Best Instrumental Composition


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals


Best Recording Package

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package


Best Album Notes

  • Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced
  • Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937–1946
  • Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection
  • Portrait of an American Singer
  • Songs of the Night: Dance Recordings, 1916–1925
    • Ryan Barna, album notes writer (Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra)


Best Historical Album

Engineered Album

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Classical


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Producer of the Year, Classical


Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Surround Sound

Best Surround Sound Album

  • Amused to Death
    • James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie & Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters)
  • Amdahl: Astrognosia & Aesop
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Ingar Heine Bergby & Norwegian Radio Orchestra)
  • Magnificat
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Øyvind Gimse, Anita Brevik, Nidarosdomens Jentekor & TrondheimSolistene)
  • Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7
  • Spes
    • Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Tove Ramlo-Ystad & Cantus)


Performers who are not eligible for an award (such as orchestras, choirs, or soloists) are mentioned in parentheses

Best Orchestral Performance

Best Opera Recording

Best Choral Performance

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Best Classical Compendium

  • Paulus: Three Places of Enlightenment; Veil of Tears & Grand Concerto
  • As Dreams Fall Apart – The Golden Age of Jewish Stage and Film Music (1925–1955)
  • Ask Your Mama
    • George Manahan, conductor; Judith Sherman, producer
  • Handel: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso Ed Il Moderato, 1740
  • Woman at the New Piano
    • Nadia Shpachenko; Marina A. Ledin & Victor Ledin, producers

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video

Best Music Film

Special Merit Awards

MusiCares Person of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Trustees Award

Technical Grammy Award

Music Educator Award

Grammy Hall of Fame inductions

In Memoriam

The following individuals were, in order, included in the ceremony's 'In Memoriam' film

Multiple nominations and awards

See also

External links

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