58th Annual Grammy Awards

58th Annual Grammy Awards

Official poster
Date February 15, 2016
Location Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted by LL Cool J
Most awards Kendrick Lamar (5)
Most nominations Kendrick Lamar (11)
Official website www.grammy.com
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
Viewership 24.9 million viewers[1]

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.[2] 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 sixteenth 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.[3] The ceremony was televised in the United States by CBS; for the first time, CBS affiliates in the western half of the country had the option of broadcasting the Grammys live from the East coast feed, in addition to an encore in local primetime.[4]

Nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony were announced on December 7, 2015. Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations with 11. For the latter, he went on to pass Eminem as the rapper with the most nominations in a single night, and second overall behind Michael Jackson (12 nominations in 1984).[5] Taylor Swift and The Weeknd received seven nominations each. Producer Max Martin received the most nominations for a non-performing artist, with six.[6] LL Cool J hosted for the fifth consecutive year.[7] Gwen Stefani's "Make Me Like You" music video was acted out, filmed and broadcast live during a four-minute Grammys commercial break on CBS.[8][9]

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 only 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.


Artist(s) Song(s)
Taylor Swift "Out of the Woods"
Carrie Underwood
Sam Hunt
"Take Your Time"
The Weeknd "Can't Feel My Face"
"In the Night"
Ellie Goulding
Andra Day
"Love Me like You Do"
"Rise Up"
John Legend
Demi Lovato
Luke Bryan
Meghan Trainor
Tyrese Gibson
Lionel Richie
Tribute to Lionel Richie[10]
"Penny Lover"
"You Are"
"Brick House"
"All Night Long (All Night)"
Little Big Town "Girl Crush"
Stevie Wonder
Tribute to Maurice White
"That's the Way of the World"
Bernie Leadon
Jackson Browne
Tribute to Glenn Frey[11]
"Take It Easy"
Tori Kelly
James Bay
"Let It Go"
The cast of Hamilton "Alexander Hamilton"
(Live from the Richard Rodgers Theatre)
Kendrick Lamar "The Blacker the Berry"
"untitled 05 | 09.21.2014."[12]
Greg Phillinganes
Tribute to Michael Jackson
"She's Out of My Life"
Adele "All I Ask"
Justin Bieber
"Love Yourself"
"Where Are Ü Now"
Lady Gaga
Nile Rodgers
Tribute to David Bowie[13]
"Space Oddity"
"Ziggy Stardust"
"Suffragette City"
"Rebel Rebel"
"Under Pressure"
"Let's Dance"
Chris Stapleton
Gary Clark Jr.
Bonnie Raitt
Tribute to B.B. King[14]
"The Thrill Is Gone"
Alabama Shakes "Don't Wanna Fight"
The Hollywood Vampires Tribute to Lemmy[15]
"As Bad as I Am"
"Ace of Spades"
Joey Alexander Piano solo
Sofía Vergara
Robin Thicke
Travis Barker
Joe Perry
"El Taxi"
"Bad Man"


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

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


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


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
Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Music Video/Film

Best Music Video
Best Music Film

Multiple nominations and awards

The following artists received multiple nominations:

The following artists received multiple awards:[18][19]

In Memoriam

The following individuals were, in order, included in the ceremony's 'In Memoriam' film[20]

See also


  1. O'Connell, Michael (February 16, 2016). "TV Ratings: Grammys Hold Steady With Monday Move, Grab Nearly 25M Viewers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  2. "The Recording Academy, CBS and Staples Center Announce The 58th Annual Grammy Awards® Will Air Live Monday, Feb. 15, 2016". GRAMMY.org. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (May 11, 2015). "CBS Shifts Grammy Awards To Monday For 2016". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. "West Coast CBS stations will air live Grammys". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  5. "Grammy Awards 2016: Kendrick Lamar made history with an unapologetically black album". Los Angeles Times. December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
  6. "Grammy Nominations 2016: See the Full List of Nominees". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 7, 2015.
  7. "LL Cool J to Host the 2016 Grammys". E! Online. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  8. Lynch, Joe (February 10, 2016). "Gwen Stefani to Broadcast TV's First Live Music Video During Grammy Night". Billboard. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  9. "Grammy Awards 2016: performances and winners – as it happened". Guardian. January 15, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  10. "Adele, Kendrick Lamar Among First GRAMMY Performers". GRAMMY.com. January 20, 2016. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  11. "Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich Talks Kendrick Lamar's 'Provocative' Performance, Smacks Down 'All-White Tribute' Criticism". Billboard. February 15, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2016.
  12. Jones, Jaleesa. "Kendrick Lamar brought special guests to the Grammys". USA Today. Retrieved February 17, 2016.
  13. "Lady Gaga Will Perform David Bowie Tribute at the Grammys". Billboard. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  14. "Grammys: Justin Bieber, Chris Stapleton, Pitbull, Alice Cooper Added as Performers". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  15. "Alice Cooper Talks Hollywood Vampires' Grammys Gig, Lemmy Tribute". Rolling Stone. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  16. "Rihanna Cancels 2016 Grammys Performance". Billboard.
  17. "All-Star Lineup of Celebrity Presenters Also Includes Current Nominees Cam and Ed Sheeran and Actors Kaley Cuoco And O'Shea Jackson Jr.". Grammys. February 11, 2016. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  18. "Grammy Award winners – Aerosmith". NARAS (Grammy.com). Retrieved March 25, 2008.
  19. "Grammy - Spring 2016". Nxtbook.com. Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  20. THF Staff. "Grammys 2016: In Memoriam Tribute". The Hollywood Reporter. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 16, 2016.

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