The Grammy Winners You Care About
Album of the Year: "Random Access Memories", Daft Punk
Record of the Year: "Get Lucky", Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Song of the Year: "Royals", Lorde
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Album: "Unorthodox Jukebox", Bruno Mars
Best Traditional Pop Album: "To Be Loved", Michael Bublé
Best Pop Solo Performance: "Royals", Lorde
Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group: "Get Lucky", Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Best Dance Recording: "Clarity", Zedd featuring Foxes
Best Dance / Electronica Album: "Random Access Memories", Daft Punk
Best Rock Song: "Cut Me Some Slack", Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear
Best Rock Album: "Celebration Day", Led Zeppelin
Best Rock Performance: "Radioactive", Imagine Dragons
Best Metal Performance: "God Is Dead?", Black Sabbath
Best Alternative Music Album: "Modern Vampires of the City", Vampire Weekend
Best R&B Song: "Pusher Love Girl", Justin Timberlake
Best R&B Album: "Girl on Fire", Alicia Keys
Best R&B Performance: "Something", Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway
Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: "Please Come Home", Gary Clark Jr.
Best Rap Song: "Thrift Shop", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Best Rap Album: "The Heist", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Rap Performance: "Thrift Shop", Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Holy Grail", Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Best Urban Contemporary Album: "Unapologetic", Rihanna
Best Country Song: "Merry Go 'Round", Kacey Musgraves
Best Country Album: "Same Trailer Different Park", Kacey Musgraves
Best Country Solo Performance: "Wagon Wheel", Darius Rucker
Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group: "From This Valley", The Civil Wars
And here are a few other random winners:
Best Americana Album: "Old Yellow Moon", Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Best Comedy Album: "Calm Down Gurrl", Kathy Griffin
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: "Overcomer", former "American Idol" star Mandisa . . . The title track also won Best Contemporary Christian Music Song.
Best Score: "Skyfall", Thomas Newman
Best Song Written for Visual Media: Adele's "Skyfall" theme
Best Music Video: "Suit & Tie", Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z
Best Spoken Word Album: "America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't", Stephen Colbert
Best Music Film: "Live Kisses", Paul McCartney
(You can sort through the winners in ALL 82 CATEGORIES at Grammy.com.)
The Grammy Performances
BEYONCÉ opened the show with her ass hanging out. She even twerked a little. She sang "Drunk In Love" and was joined onstage by JAY Z, as expected. It was a pretty unremarkable performance.
Later, when Jay won Best Rap / Sung Collaboration for "Holy Grail", he held up his Grammy and said, quote, "And I want to tell Blue, 'Look! Daddy's got a gold sippy cup for you.'"
LORDE has said she thinks she looks like Gollum from "Lord of the Rings" when she performs . . . and she kind of proved it last night. But her version of "Royals" was still pretty stirring and raw . . . in a GOOD way.
CHICAGO dusted off their horns to perform with ROBIN THICKE. First, they did a medley of their hits, followed by Robin's "Blurred Lines".
In other performances . . .
Scott Eastwood can officially stand down. Last night PINK proved once and for all that she's the sexiest human being on the planet right now, male or female.
First she sang "Try" while doing one of her acrobatic routines above the audience. Then she hit the stage for "Just Give Me a Reason" with Nate Ruess from Fun . . . a guy it looks like she could probably break over her knee.
Despite having METALLICA and NINE INCH NAILS among the performers, the most ROCK AND ROLL moment had to be when IMAGINE DRAGONS teamed up with KENDRICK LAMAR for "Radioactive". They totally rocked the house.
Metallica performed "One" with a pianist named LANG LANG (Pronounced LONG LONG), and it was okay, but not mind-blowing.
As for the much-hyped final performance featuring Nine Inch Nails, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, DAVE GROHL and LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM . . . well, it got CUT OFF, because the show ran THREE HOURS AND 45 MINUTES.
Seriously . . . they started thanking sponsors and rolling credits, then just turned it over to local programming.
Just before that, they did the "In Memoriam" segment, and it seemed to go a little faster than usual. They probably sped it up because the show ran SO long.
SARA BAREILLES got to sing "Brave" with one of her heroes, the legendary CAROLE KING . . . and Carole was AMAZING. After all these years, her voice is still impeccable.
WILLIE NELSON, MERLE HAGGARD, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON and BLAKE SHELTON probably could have sounded better, but it was still a kick to see them all up there doing their thing together.
THE BEATLES were well-represented this year. In addition to getting a Lifetime Achievement Grammy, RINGO STARR performed his old song "Photograph", and he played drums for PAUL MCCARTNEY'S new song "Queenie Eye".
Plus, OLIVIA HARRISON and YOKO ONO took the stage with ALICIA KEYS to present the award for Album of the Year. Alicia accidentally called JOHN LENNON John LEGEND during the intro.
The performance that everybody's going to be talking about, however, was obviously MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS.
They did "Same Love", with MARY LAMBERT . . . the candy-coated, tattooed minx who sings on the track. And in the middle of the song, QUEEN LATIFAH came out and "married" 33 couples, many of whom were SAME-SEX.
And yes, these people WERE supposedly LEGITIMATELY married right there during the song.
Then MADONNA came out and they mashed up "Same Love" with "Open Your Heart".
And last but not least, here's a fun GIF
of TAYLOR SWIFT thinking she won Album of the Year when she didn't.