Macklemore & Ryan Lewis:
Huge year for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis winning four Grammys and surprisingly sweeping the rap/hiphop awards: Best new artist, Best rap performance:“Thrift Shop,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz, Best rap song: “Thrift Shop” Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, and Best rap album: “The Heist,”.
Up incoming pop star Lorde performed and took home two Grammys: Song of the year: “Royals” and Best pop solo performance: “Royals”.
Another emerging star is Country singer, Kacey Musgraves. She took home two Grammys as well: Best country album: “Same Trailer Different Park” and Best country song: “Merry Go ‘Round,” Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne.
Sir Paul McCartney is still rocking it and brought home two Grammys: Best rock song: “Cut me some slack” Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, and Best music film: “Live Kisses,”.
Other Notable Winners:
Bruno Mars: Best pop vocal album: “Unorthodox Jukebox”
Jay Z: Best rap/sung collaboration: “Holy Grail” Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake: Best music video: “Suit and Tie,” Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z
Pharrell Williams: Producer of the year, non-classical
Alicia Keys: Best R&B album: “Girl On Fire,”
Imagine Dragons: Best rock performance: “Radioactive,”
Black Sabbath: Best metal performance: “God Is Dead?,”
Led Zeppelin: Best rock album: “Celebration Day,”
Vampire Weekend: Best alternative music album: “Modern Vampires Of The City,”
The Civil Wars: Best country duo/group performance: “From This Valley,”
Zedd: Best dance recording: “Clarity,” Zedd featuring Foxes
Rihanna: Best urban contemporary album: “Unapologetic,”