The 2014 Grammy Winners Are…

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Another year, another Grammy nod for Taylor Swift. Yes, hi, and welcome to the 56th annual Grammy Awards, "music's biggest night." This evening, we've been promised a Bey and Jay performance, a Lorde, and many a ring getting put on it. It's the one night where red-carpet-look predictions are anything goes and star-sightings can be, erm, egg-cellent. There will undoubtedly be some controversy, some shock, and pop-diva fandom battles over the Internet. "Your fave could never?" We'll see about that, y'all. We. Will. See.
Anyway, keep it locked here, and your finger (the one on the hand that's not live-tweeting) on the refresh button because we'll be updating this list as the night goes on and thank-you speeches roll in. Oh, and while we're on the topic of live-tweeting, we'll be doing the same over here. We're (not) sorry in advance for the obscene number of "Yaaaas" Tweets.
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Song of the Year

"Just Give Me a Reason," Pink

"Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars

"Roar," Katy Perry

"Royals," Lorde (Winner)

"Same Love," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Record of the Year

"Locked Out of Heaven," Bruno Mars

"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons

"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke

"Get Lucky," Daft Punk (Winner)

"Royals," Lorde

Album of the Year

The Blessed Unrest, Sara Bareilles

Random Access Memories, Daft Punk (Winner)

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar

The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Red, Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

James Blake

Kendrick Lamar

Kacey Musgraves

Ed Sheeran

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Winner)

Best Pop/Duo Group Performance

"Get Lucky," Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams (Winner)

"Just Give Me a Reason," Pink featuring Nate Ruess

"Stay," Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko

"Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell

"Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake & Jay Z

Best Pop Solo Performance

"Brave," Sara Bareilles

"Royals," Lorde (Winner)


"When I Was Your Man," Bruno Mars

"Roar," Katy Perry

"Mirrors," Justin Timberlake

Best Pop Vocal Album

Paradise, Lana Del Rey

Pure Heroine, Lorde

Unorthodox Jukebox, Bruno Mars (Winner)

Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke

The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

Best Dance Recording


"Need U (100%)," Duke Dumont featuring A*M*E & MNEK

"Sweet Nothing," Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch

"Atmosphere," Kaskade

"This Is What It Feels Like," Armin van Buuren featuring Trevor Guthrie

"Clarity," Zedd featuring Foxes (Winner)

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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Viva Duets, Tony Bennett & various artists

To Be Loved, Michael Bublé (Winner)

The Standards, Gloria Estefan

Cee Lo's Magic Moment, Cee Lo Green

Now, Dionne Warwick

Best Rock Performance

"Always Alright," Alabama Shakes

"The Stars (Are Out Tonight)," David Bowie

"Radioactive," Imagine Dragons (Winner)

"Kashmir," Led Zeppelin

"My God Is the Sun," Queens of the Stone Age

"I'm Shakin'," Jack White

Best Rock Song

"Ain't Messin 'Round," Gary Clark Jr.

"Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic, & Pat Smear (Winner)

"Doom and Gloom," The Rolling Stones

"God Is Dead?," Black Sabbath

"Panic Station," Muse

Best Rock Album

13, Black Sabbath

The Next Day, David Bowie

Mechanical Bull, Kings of Leon

Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin (Winner)

...Like Clockwork, Queens of the Stone Age

Psychedelic Pill, Neil Young With Crazy Horse

Best Alternative Music Album

The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, Neko Case

Trouble Will Find Me, The National

Hesitation Marks, Nine Inch Nails

Lonerism, Tame Impala

Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend (Winner)

Best R&B Performance

"Love and War," Tamar Braxton

"Best of Me," Anthony Hamilton

"Nakamarra," Hiatus Kaiyote featuring Q-Tip

"How Many Drinks?," Miguel featuring Kendrick Lamar

"Something," Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway (Winner)

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Best Rap Performance

"Started From the Bottom," Drake

"Berzerk," Eminem

"Tom Ford," Jay Z

"Swimming Pools (Drank)," Kendrick Lamar

"Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz (Winner)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

"Power Trip," J. Cole featuring Miguel

"Part II (On the Run)," Jay Z featuring Beyoncé

"Holy Grail," Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake (Winner)


"Now or Never," Kendrick Lamar featuring Mary J. Blige

"Remember You," Wiz Khalifa featuring The Weeknd

Best Rap Song

"F***in' Problems," ASAP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz, & Kendrick Lamar

"Holy Grail," Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake

"New Slaves," Kanye West

"Started From the Bottom," Drake

"Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz (Winner)

Best Rap Album

Nothing Was the Same, Drake

Magna Carta...Holy Grail, Jay Z

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar

The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Winner)

Yeezus, Kanye West

Best Country Performance


"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice

"I Want Crazy," Hunter Hayes

"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert

"Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker (Winner)

"Mine Would Be You," Blake Shelton

Best Country Song

"Begin Again," Taylor Swift

"I Drive Your Truck," Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart," Miranda Lambert

"Merry Go 'Round," Kacey Musgraves (Winner)

"Mine Would Be You," Blake Shelton

Best Country Album

Night Train, Jason Aldean

Two Lanes of Freedom, Tim McGraw

Same Trailer Different Park, Kacey Musgraves (Winner)

Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton

Red, Taylor Swift

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