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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Double Plays Dominate Grammy Awards

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Feb 16th 2016, 07:18, by radioinfo
2016 Grammy AwardsDouble Plays Dominate Grammy Awards. Multiple winners were certainly prevalent at Monday night's (2/15) LL Cool J-hosted Grammy award ceremonies. For example, "Uptown Funk" (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars) wins "Record of the Year," as well as being recognized as "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance." Taylor Swift ("1989") scores "Album of the Year" and "Best Pop Vocal Album." Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" is "Song of the Year," as well as "Best Pop Solo Performance." Not only does Alabama Shakes win "Best Rock Performance" and "Best Rock Song" for "Don't Wanna Fight," the group also has "Best Alternative Music Album" for "Sound & Color"; Muse ("Drones") is the winner of "Best Rock Album." Meghan Trainor – who was part of a multi-star tribute to Lionel Richie – takes home "Best New Artist" honors. In country, Little Big Town scores "Best Country Song" and "Best Country Duo/Group Performance" for "Girl Crush," while Chris Stapleton wins "Best Country Solo Performance" and "Best Country Album" with "Traveler." The Weeknd is victorious in both the "Best R&B Performance" category for "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" and "Best Urban Contemporary Album" ("Beauty Behind The Madness"). D'Angelo and The Vanguard have "Best R&B Song" for "Really Love" and "Best R&B Album" for "Black Messiah." Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber's "Where Are Ü Now" is named "Best Dance Recording." Meanwhile, Tony Bennett & Bill Charlap are recognized for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album" for "The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern"; former President Jimmy Carter's "A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety" is honored as "Best Spoken Word Album"; and Louis C.K. boasts "Best Comedy Album" with "Live At Madison Square Garden." Off-camera announcer on the CBS-TV broadcast from Los Angeles' Staples Center was iHeartMedia Los Angeles adult contemporary KOST morning personality Ellen K. 
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