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UPDATED: Here are the 58th Annual Grammy Award winners who don’t get to be on TV

(Photo: Getty Images)
(Photo: Getty Images)

This year, in the interest of fitting as many David Bowie tributes, Hamilton tutorials, and seemingly confirmed Lauryn Hill comebacks as possible into tonight’s Grammys telecast, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has wisely chosen to give away the majority of its awards during a pre-telecast ceremony this afternoon, leaving less than 10 Grammys to be awarded during the big show itself.


That pre-telecast ceremony is being live streamed from Los Angeles as we speak; so far, most of the awards have been for packaging, archival releases, New Age, jazz, and world music albums, and all the other awards generally given out to musicians not famous enough to appear in Us Weekly. (Louis CK didn’t show up to accept his, we’re assuming because he’s busy filming Horace And Pete. Taylor Swift, who also didn’t show, was presumably busy getting ready for tonight’s show.) A full list of winners is currently taking shape at Variety, and we’ll post the highlights below as they’re awarded, with another update later tonight after the telecast.

Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift— 1989

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package: Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood, and Jack White—The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)


Best Spoken Word Album: Jimmy Carter—A Full Life: Reflections at 90

Best Comedy Album: Louis CK—Live At Madison Square Garden

Best Latin Pop Album: Ricky Martin—A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)

Best Latin Rock, Urban, or Alternative Album: Pitbull—Dale

Best Americana Album: Jason Isbell— Something More Than Free

Best Blues Album: Buddy Guy—Born To Play Guitar

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media: Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media: Antonio Sanchez—Birdman

Best Song Written For Visual Media: Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith, and John Stephens, songwriters (Common & John Legend)— “Glory,” Selma


Best Music Video: Taylor Swift (Dir. Joseph Khan), “Bad Blood”

Best Music Film: Amy Winehouse (Dir. Asif Kapadia), Amy

Best Country Solo Performance: Chris Stapleton—”Traveller”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Little Big Town—“Girl Crush”

Best Country Song: Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose (Little Big Town), “Girl Crush”


Best Dance Recording: Skrillex & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber—“Where Are Ü Now”

Best Dance/Electronic Album: Skrillex & Diplo, Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü

Best R&B Performance: The Weeknd—“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”

Best R&B Song: D’Angelo and Kendra Foster (D’Angelo And The Vanguard)— “Really Love”


Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd—Beauty Behind The Madness

Best R&B Album: D’Angelo And The Vanguard, Black Messiah

Best Metal Performance: Ghost—“Cirice”

Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes—“Don’t Wanna Fight”

Best Rock Album: Muse—Drones

Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes—Sound & Color

Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise, and Thundercat— “These Walls”


Best Rap Song: Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, and Pharrell Williams (Kendrick Lamar)—”Alright”

Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran— “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars—”Uptown Funk”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap—The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern


Producer Of The Year: Jeff Bhasker

Update, 5:41 PM CT: That’s all for the “Premiere Ceremony,” a.k.a. the Proletariat Grammys. Trophies were handed out, many of the winners failed to show up to collect their awards—except for Ghost, which showed up in matching devil masks—the presenters asked those in attendance to move up and fill the empty seats in the front row twice, and now everyone is going across the street to take their seats for the Grammys telecast and gawk at the celebrities. We’ll update you with the rest later tonight.


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