Taylor Swift accepts the award for Album of the Year for 1989 at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Taylor Swift accepts the award for Album of the Year for 1989 at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles

Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Taylor Swift rule the Grammys

PUTTING out some of the catchiest songs of last year, it's little surprise Taylor Swift and Mark Ronson have taken out the top two gongs at today's Grammy Awards.

Swift's 1989 was named Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year, adding to the Best Music VIdeo gong Swift won before the awards broadcast for her girl-power clip Bad Blood.

Ronson's Uptown Funk was named Record of the Year and its title track, performed by Bruno Mars also won Best Pop Group/Duo Performance.

Fellow Brit Ed Sheeran won his first Grammy for his hit ballad Thinking Out Loud.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar, who will be in the country next month to headline Byron Bluesfest, was the other big winner of the night taking home four gongs including Best Rap Album.

Unfortuantely all four Australian acts nominated failed to take home a gong. Courtney Barnett was pipped by Meghan Trainor for Best New Artist while Keith Urban lost Best Country Album to Chris Stapleton.

During the lengthy, glittering ceremony Lady Gaga paid tribute to the late David Bowie, while various musicians celebrated the legacy of Person of the Year Lionel Richie.

Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
Lady Gaga performs a tribute to David Bowie at the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Matt Sayles

2016 Grammy winners

Record of the Year - Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson

Album of the Year - 1989, Taylor Swift

Best New Artist - Meghan Trainor

Best Rock Performance - Don't Wanna Fight, Alabama Shakes


Best Musical Theatre Album - Hamilton


Song of the Year - Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran


Best Country Album - Traveller, Chris Stapleton


Best Rap Album - To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar


Person of the Year - Lionel Richie




Best Music Video - Bad Blood, Taylor Swift ft Kendrick Lamar


Best Pop Vocal Album- Taylor Swift, 1989


Best Pop Solo Performance - Thinking Out Loud, Ed Sheeran


Best Pop/Duo Group Performance - Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album - The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, Tony Bennett


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical - Jeff Bhasker


Best Rock Song - Don't Wanna Fight, Alabama Shakes


Best Rock Album - Drones, Muse


Best Alternative Music Album - Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes


Best Rap Performance - Alright, Kendrick Lamar


Best Rap/Sung Collabroation - These Walls, Kendrick Lamar feat Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat


Best Rap Song - Alright, Kendrick Lamar


Best Urban Contemporary Album - Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd


Best R&B Album - Black Messiah, D'Angelo and The Vanguard


Best R&B Song - Really Love, D'Angelo and Kendra Foster


Best R&B Performance - Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey), The Weeknd


Traditional R&B Performance - Little Ghetto Boy, Lalah Hathaway


Best Dance/Electronic Album - Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U


Best Dance Recording - Where Are U Now, Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber


Best Metal Performance - Cirice, Ghost


Best Country Duo/Group Performance - Girl Crush, Little Big Town


Best Country Solo Performance - Traveller, Chris Stapleton


Best Country Song - Girl Crush, Hillary Lindsey


Best Music Film - Amy


Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - Birdman, Antonio Sanchez


Best Song Written for Visual Media - Glory, John Legend, Common and Rhymefest


Best Blues Album - Born to Play Guitar, Buddy Guy


Best Folk Album - Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn


Best Regional Roots Album - Go Go Juice, Jon Cleary


Best Gospel Performance/Song - Wanna Be Happy? Kirk Franklin


Best Gospel Album - Covered: Alive in Asia, Israel & Newbreed


Best Roots Gospel Album - Still Rockin' My Soul, The Fairfield Four


Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - This Is Not A Test, Toby Mac


Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - Holy Spirit, Francesca Music


Best Bluegrass Album - The Muscle Shoals Recordings, Steel Drivers


Best Americana Album - Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell


Best American Roots Song - 24 Frames, Jason Isbell


Best American Roots Performance - See That My Grave is Kept Clean, Mavis Staples


Best Latin Pop Album - A Quien Quiera Escuchar, Ricky Martin


Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album - Hasta La Raiz, Natalia LaFourcade feat Pitbull


Best Regional Mexican Album - Realidades: Deluxe Edition, Los Tigres Del Norte


Best Tropical Latin Album - Son De Panama, Ruben Blades with the Roberto Delgado Orchestra


Producer of the Year, Classical - Judish Sherman


Best Opera Recording - Ravel: L'Enfant Et Les Sortileges


Best Choral Performance - Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil, Phoenix Chorale and Kansas City Chorale


Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance - Filament, Eighth Blackbird


Best Classical Instrumental Solo - Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L'Arbre Des Songes, Ludovic Morlot


Best Contemporary Composition - Paulus: Prayers & Rememberances, Stephen Paulus


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album - Joyce & Tony: Live from Wigmore Hall, Joyce DiDonato and Antonio Pappano


Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media - I'll Be Me, Glen Campbell


Best Instrumental Composition - The Afro Latin Jazz Suite


Best Arrangement Instrumental or A Cappella - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy


Best Arrangement Instruments and Vocals - Maria Schneider, Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)


Best Recording Package - Still the King: Celebrating the music of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys


Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records Vol 2


Best Historical Album - The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol 11


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Sound & Color, Shawn Everett and Bob Ludwig


Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical - Uptown Funk, Dave Aude Remix


Best Surround Sound Album - Amused to Death, James Guthrie and Joel Plante


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - Sylva, Metropole Orkest


Best New Age Album - Grace, Paul Avgerinos


Best Improvsed Jazz Solo - Cheroke, Christian McBride


Best Jazz Vocal Album - For One to Love, Cecile McLorin Salvant


Best Jazz Instrumental Album - Past Present, John Scofield


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album - The Thompson Fields, Maria Schneider Orchestra


Best Latin Jazz Album - Made in Brazil, Elaine Elias


Best Reggae Album - Strictly Roots, Morgan Heritage


Best World Music Album - Sings, Angelique Kidjo


Best Children's Album - Home, Tim Kubart


Best Spoken Word Album - A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, Jimmy Carter


Best Comedy Album - Live at Madison Square Garden, Louis CK

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