Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Grammys

UPDATE: Check out GIFs and performance videos from the Grammys here and our wrap-up essay here.

Here we go! The festivities are underway and the hardware is being handed out, and in this space we’ll keep track of your 2014 Grammy award winners as they are announced. Of course, a crushing-majority percentage of those winners were announced earlier today in an untelevised ceremony. (There are 82 categories total, and only 10 of those will actually be announced during the televised Grammys’ three-and-a-half-hour running time. In this way, the Grammys both diminishes its ostensible purpose and demeans the majority of its nominees, but also offers some mercy to its viewing audience, for whom the actual handing-out-and-accepting-of-awards is the worst part of the whole night.) So we’ll start here with a list of the winners whose names were called before the cameras started rolling, and update this space as the envelopes are opened in real time.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest
Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Heist
Taylor Swift, Red

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers), “Get Lucky”
Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive”
Lorde, “Royals”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams), “Blurred Lines”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Lorde, “Royals”
Pink (feat. Nate Ruess), “Just Give Me A Reason”
Bruno Mars, “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Mary Lambert, “Same Love”

BEST NEW ARTIST
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Bruno Mars, Unorthodox Jukebox
Lana Del Rey, Paradise
Lorde, Pure Heroine
Robin Thicke, Blurred Lines
Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
Jay Z (feat. Justin Timberlake), “Holy Grail”
J. Cole (feat. Miguel), “Power Trip”
Jay Z (feat. Beyoncé), “Part II (On The Run)”
Kendrick Lamar (feat. Mary J. Blige), “Now Or Never”
Wiz Khalifa (feat. The Weeknd), “Remember You”

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE
Lorde, “Royals”
Sara Bareilles, “Brave”
Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man”
Katy Perry, “Roar”
Justin Timberlake, “Mirrors”

BEST ROCK SONG
Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear, “Cut Me Some Slack”
Gary Clark Jr., “Ain’t Messin ’Round”
The Rolling Stones, “Doom And Gloom”
Black Sabbath, “God Is Dead?”
Muse, “Panic Station”

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers), “Get Lucky”
Pink (feat. Nate Ruess), “Just Give Me A Reason”
Rihanna (feat. Mikky Ekko), “Stay”
Robin Thicke (feat. T.I. & Pharrell Williams), “Blurred Lines”
Justin Timberlake & Jay Z, “Suit & Tie”

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park
Jason Aldean, Night Train
Tim McGraw, Two Lanes Of Freedom
Blake Shelton, Based On A True Story
Taylor Swift, Red

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin
13, Black Sabbath
The Next Day, David Bowie
Mechanical Bull, Kings Of Leon
…Like Clockwork, Queens Of The Stone Age
Psychedelic Pill, Neil Young With Crazy Horse

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
God Is Dead?, Black Sabbath
T.N.T., Anthrax
The Enemy Inside, Dream Theater
In Due Time, Killswitch Engage
Room 24, Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Pharrell
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Modern Vampires Of The City, Vampire Weekend
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

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE
Radioactive, Imagine Dragons
Always Alright, Alabama Shakes
The Stars (Are Out Tonight), David Bowie
Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
My God Is The Sun, Queens Of The Stone Age
I’m Shakin’, Jack White

BEST COUNTRY SONG
Merry Go ’Round, Kacey Musgraves
Begin Again, Taylor Swift
I Drive Your Truck, Lee Brice
Mama’s Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert
Mine Would Be You, Blake Shelton

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Wagon Wheel, Darius Rucker
I Drive Your Truck, Lee Brice
I Want Crazy, Hunter Hayes
Mama’s Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert
Mine Would Be You, Blake Shelton

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
From This Valley, The Civil Wars
Don’t Rush, Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
Your Side Of The Bed, Little Big Town
Highway Don’t Care, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
You Can’t Make Old Friends, Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Suit & Tie, Justin Timberlke Ft. Jay Z
Safe And Sound, Capital Cities
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film, Jay Z
Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton
I’m Shakin’, Jack White

BEST RAP SONG
Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
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

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE
Thrift Shop, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Started From The Bottom, Drake
Berzerk, Eminem
Tom Ford, Jay Z
Swimming Pools (Drank), Kendrick Lamar

BEST RAP ALBUM
The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Nothing Was The Same, Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail, Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar
Yeezus, Kanye West

BEST DANCE ELECTRONICA ALBUM
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
Settle, Disclosure
18 Months, Calvin Harris
Atmosphere, Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun, Pretty Lights

BEST DANCE RECORDING
Clarity, Zedd Featuring Foxes
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

Those are the categories we’re mostly interested in. Check out all the winners at grammy.com.

Comments (24)
  1. Grampire Weekend

  2. The Heist over Good Kid Mad city for best rap album? What the…oh yeah, it’s the grammys.

  3. The Macklemore sweep of the rap categories is just another sickening reminder of just how out of touch the Grammy voters are. And “Celebration Day” winning best Rock album? It just keeps coming…

  4. Led Zeppelin- with another re-hash- beats QOTSA’s …Like Clockwork. Bollocks!
    NO WAY is “Radioactive” better than Kashmir, either.

  5. I have nothing against Imagine Dragons but whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat……I mean, like……whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

  6. I’m still not sure if I like Modern Vampires of the City better than Lonerism… I get it though, the voters now know who Vampire Weekend is and have no fucking clue who Tame Impala is.

    • Auto  |   Posted on Jan 27th +1

      Well I like both, but MVotC takes my vote. Total respect for Tame Impala, but it seems to me that those in the middle of ‘Lonerism and MVoTC’ venn diagram would generally tip towards MVotC.

  7. Darius Rucker lol

  8. The Grammy’s: The (popular) music industry jerking off each other for one night of collective hedonism and narcissistic indulgence.

  9. replace “best” with “most recognizable” and all the winners suddenly make sense

  10. NO BLURRED LINES WIN WOOHOOOOOO

  11. Daft Punk the real winners tho.

  12. Even Rolling Stone magazine is more in touch with today’s music than the Grammy’s.

  13. Could there be anything less validating than the Grammys? For casual music fans and teenagers…

  14. Everybody keeps blaming Macklemore’s sweep of the rap categories on out of touch voters, but I fear that it’s the opposite. Maybe it’s just because I’m in Washington and he’s inescapable, but it feels to me like actual people, the ones listening to the radio and buying music, love him. My Facebook wall is covered with people (and not all of them are Washingtonians) calling him “unique” and “talented” and “a gamechanger.”

    Should we be calling this the gentrification of rap? This happened at the VMAs too. The show was “hip-hop inspired,” but no black rappers actually won any awards. When you start giving out all the awards in musical categories that are historically black to white guys, but still get black artists to perform, the whole thing starts feeling a little minstrely and appropriated.

    Not to mention the kids growing up now that don’t understand the history and cultural importance of rap music. I work with young adults, and to hear them go on and on about how Macklemore is using rap music to fight social injustice. Sure, “Same Love” might fall in that category, but preaching about how expensive clothes are and how he went from being an unsuccessful white male to a successful white male (in Seattle, no less) doesn’t exactly put him in the same category as Public Enemy or Grandmaster Flash. They also love “trap music,” by which they mean the EDM trap-rave, and have no earthly idea what the term “trap” even refers to.

    I realize there is some irony in me, a white male that loves rap music, getting up in arms about this. That said, I think we need to stop hiding in the SG comment section whining about how “out-of-touch” the Grammy’s are, and realize that WE DON’T REPRESENT THE MAJORITY OF MUSIC LISTENERS. For my part, whenever someone tells me that their favorite rapper is Macklemore or Wiz Khalifa or someone, I try to introduce them to what’s going on with Black Hippy or Chance the Rapper or any of the other hundreds of extremely talented but mostly unknown artists out there with something to say.

    • The problem is that most popular rappers in the mainstream (or at least among people at my school, who have the epitome of white middle class music taste) have even less to say than Macklemore. Think Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Eminem, Drake (who actually says some interesting things that are generally lost on people).

  15. Auto  |   Posted on Jan 27th +1

    So today I learnt that people in real life seem to think the Grammy winners matter. ARRHHHGHHFF! T’was a day of frustration. At least my favourite robotic froggies won.

  16. I didn’t really expect much, but, man! Does it piss anyone else off that the rock categories were cramped with dinosaurs?? Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Dream Theater up for Best Metal Performance in the year of kickass entries from Lumbar, Deafheaven, Bell Witch, Russian Circles, Neurosis… It’s infuriating! Did The Rolling Stones reeeally deserve a nomination over say… Foxygen or Dr. Dog? Father John Misty? I don’t know a single person who even talked about the McCartneyvana song, except to bewilder over the novelty of it.

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