Nominees and winners in key races at the 55th Grammy Awards on Sunday night (winners’ names in italics):

The much awaited 55th Grammy Awards came with all the expected glitters and wonderful performances on the night. There were more performances at this year’s Grammy than the previous years, and the organizers say it’s in a bid to ensure more people watch the awards.

Some came, saw, and conquered, while there were others who came, saw, but couldn’t conquer. For some, being a nominee is a s good as winning a Grammy, and so they will be leaving the Staples centre, venue of the Grammys happy, even without winning an award.

Here is the list of nominees and winners of some of the major awards. To see the full list of nominees, <a href=””>click here</a>

Album of the year

El Camino,The Black Keys

Some Nights, fun.

WINNER: Babel, Mumford & Sons

Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Blunderbuss, Jack White


Lonely Boy, The Black Keys

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson

We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

WINNER: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra

Thinkin Bout You, Frank Ocean

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Taylor Swift

Song (goes to writer)

The A Team (performed by Ed Sheeran)

Adorn (Miguel)

Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)

Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)

WINNER: We Are Young (fun.)

Best new artist

Alabama Shakes

WINNER: fun.

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

Pop vocal album

WINNER: Stronger, Kelly Clarkson

Ceremonials, Florence + The Machine

Some Nights, fun.

Overexposed, Maroon 5

The Truth About Love, Pink

Dance/electronica album

Wonderland, Steve Aoki

Don’t Think, The Chemical Brothers

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Fire & Ice, Kaskade

WINNER: Bangarang, Skrillex

Rock album

WINNER: El Camino, The Black Keys

Mylo Xyloto, Coldplay

The 2nd Law, Muse

Wrecking Ball, Bruce Springsteen

Blunderbuss, Jack White

Alternative album

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser …, Fiona Apple

Biophilia, Björk

WINNER: Making Mirrors, Gotye

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83

Bad As Me, Tom Waits

R&B album

WINNER: Black Radio, Robert Glasper Experiment

Back to Love, Anthony Hamilton

Write Me Back, R. Kelly

Beautiful Surprise, Tamia

Open Invitation, Tyrese

Rap album

WINNER: Take Care, Drake

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1, Lupe Fiasco

Life Is Good, Nas

Undun, The Roots

God Forgives, I Don’t, Rick Ross

Based On A T.r.u. Story, 2 Chainz

Country album

WINNER: Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes

Living for A Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, Jamey Johnson

Four the Record, Miranda Lambert

The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Americana album

The Carpenter, The Avett Brothers

From the Ground Up, John Fullbright

The Lumineers, The Lumineers

Babel, Mumford & Sons

WINNER: Slipstream, Bonnie Raitt

Pop solo performance

WINNER: Set Fire to the Rain (Live), Adele

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You), Kelly Clarkson

Call Me Maybe, Carly Rae Jepsen

Wide Awake, Katy Perry

Where Have You Been, Rihanna

Pop duo/group performance

Shake It Out, Florence & The Machine

We Are Young, fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

WINNER: Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye featuring Kimbra

Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

Payphone, Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

Dance recording

Let’s Go, Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo

WINNER: Bangarang, Skrillex featuring Sirah

Don’t You Worry Child, Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin

I Can’t Live Without You, Al Walser

Traditional pop vocal album

Christmas, Michael Bublé

A Holiday Carole, Carole King

WINNER: Kisses on the Bottom, Paul McCartney

Rock performance

Hold On, Alabama Shakes

WINNER: Lonely Boy, The Black Keys

Charlie Brown, Coldplay

I Will Wait, Mumford & Sons

We Take Care of Our Own, Bruce Springsteen

Hard rock/metal performance

I’m Alive, Anthrax

WINNER: Love Bites (So Do I), Halestorm

Blood Brothers, Iron Maiden

Ghost Walking, Lamb of God

No Reflection, Marilyn Manson

Whose Life (Is It Anyways?), Megadeth

Rock song (goes to writer)

Freedom at 21 (performed by Jack White)

I Will Wait (performed by Mumford & Sons)

WINNER: Lonely Boy (performed by the Black Keys)

Madness (performed by Muse)

We Take Care of Our Own (performed by Bruce Springsteen)

R&B song (goes to writer)

WINNER: Adorn (performed by Miguel)

Beautiful Surprise (performed by Tamia)

Heart Attack (performed by Trey Songz)

Pray for Me (performed by Anthony Hamilton)

Refill (performed by Elle Varner)

Traditional R&B performance

Lately, Anita Baker

WINNER: Love on Top, Beyoncé

Wrong Side of a Love Song, Melanie Fiona

Real Good Hands, Gregory Porter

If Only You Knew, SWV

R&B performance

Thank You, Estelle

Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.), Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi

I Want You, Luke James

Adorn, Miguel

WINNER: Climax, Usher

Urban contemporary album

Fortune, Chris Brown

Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel

WINNER: Channel Orange, Frank Ocean

Rap performance

HYFR, Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne

WINNER: N—– In Paris, Jay-Z and Kanye West

Daughters, Nas

Mercy, Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz

I Do, Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z and André 3000

Rap/sung collaboration

Wild Ones, Flo Rida featuring Sia

WINNER: No Church in the Wild, Jay-Z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean and The-Dream

Tonight (Best You Ever Had), John Legend featuring Ludacris

Cherry Wine, Nas featuring Amy Winehouse

Talk That Talk, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

Rap song (goes to writer)

Daughters (performed by Nas)

Lotus Flower Bomb (performed by Wale featuring Miguel)

Mercy (performed by Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz)

The Motto (performed by Drake featuring Lil’ Wayne)

WINNER: N—– In Paris (performed by Jay-Z and Kanye West)

Young, Wild & Free (performed by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars)

Country solo performance

Home, Dierks Bentley

Springsteen, Eric Church

Cost of Livin’, Ronnie Dunn

Wanted, Hunter Hayes

Over, Blake Shelton

WINNER: Blown Away, Carrie Underwood

Country duo/group performance

Even If It Breaks Your Heart, Eli Young Band

WINNER: Pontoon, Little Big Town

Safe & Sound, Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars

On the Outskirts of Town, The Time Jumpers

I Just Come Here for the Music, Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

Country song (goes to writer)

WINNER: Blown Away (performed Carrie Underwood)

Cost Of Livin’ (performed by Ronnie Dunn)

Even If It Breaks Your Heart (performed by Eli Young Band)

So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore (performed by Alan Jackson)

Springsteen (performed by Eric Church)


Producer (non-classical)

WINNER: Dan Auerbach

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