The 56th Annual Grammy Awards went down last night in Los Angeles but not without some controversy. Although many fans expected Kendrick Lamar to win for Best Rap Album, the West Coast sensation left the ceremony empty-handed despite a total of 7 nominations. Macklemore quickly headed to social media to apologize to his friend and opponent for the evening, posting on Instagram that he felt good kid, m.A.A.d city should have won after sending a text message to K.Dot telling him he got robbed. All in all Macklemore and Ryan Lewis cleaned up with four awards in total.
See the list of winners below as well as some photos and video from the event.
56th Annual Grammy Awards Winners:
Album Of The Year: “Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk
Record Of The Year: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Song Of The Year: “Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Royals” — Lorde
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
Best Pop Vocal Album: “Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars
Best Dance/Electronica Album: “Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk
Best Dance Recording: “Clarity” – Zedd Featuring Foxes
Best R&B Performance: “Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Unapologetic” — Rihanna
Best R&B Album: Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Please Come Home” – Gary Clark Jr.
Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award): “Pusher Love Girl” – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
Best Rap Performance: “Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake
Best Rap Album: The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Rap Song: “Thrift Shop” – Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
Best Reggae Album: “Ziggy Marley In Concert” – Ziggy Marley
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Random Access Memories – Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical: Pharrell Williams
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) – Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)
Best Music Video: Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z (David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer)
(See the full list of winners here)
UPDATE: Macklemore just called up Hot97 to discuss his GRAMMY wins, Kendrick Lamar and much more. Watch the interview below.