The GRAMMYs Are Tonight
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:31:48
The 58th GRAMMYs air tonight on CBS at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. With performances promised by many of the biggest stars on the planet, this year’s golden gramophone giveaway may actually prove to be “music’s biggest night.” Miguel, The Weeknd, Adele, Taylor Swift, and a slew of others are all set to take the stage, and we’re waiting with bated breath to see Lady Gaga’s David Bowie tribute.
LL Cool J will be hosting the event for the fifth straight year, which will take place in downtown Los Angeles at the Staples Center. It is the sixteenth time the Staples Center has played host to the awards, tying it with the Shrine Auditorium as the two locations who have hosted the most GRAMMY Awards.
ARTISTdirect has caught up with a variety of the nominees, including Stephan Moccio, Dave Bassett, and Lamb of God, each providing insight into the award show as well as their creative process. Check out all our GRAMMY-related interviews.
This year’s top prizes remain difficult to predict, and we’re sure it’ll be a night full of surprises. Check out the nominees for the four biggest categories below:
Record of the Year
- "Really Love" - D'Angelo and the Vanguard
- D'Angelo & Brent Fischer, producers; Russell Elevado, Ben Kane & Rafa Sardina, engineers/mixers; Dave Collins, mastering engineer
- "Uptown Funk" – Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
- Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Riccardo Damian, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
- "Thinking Out Loud" – Ed Sheeran
- Jake Gosling, producer; Jake Gosling, Mark 'Spike' Stent & Geoff Swan, engineers/mixers; Stuart Hawkes, mastering engineer
- "Blank Space" – Taylor Swift
- Max Martin & Shellback, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Sam Holland & Michael Ilbert, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
- "Can't Feel My Face" – The Weeknd
- Max Martin & Ali Payami, producers; Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Sam Holland, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Album of the Year
- Sound & Color – Alabama Shakes
- Alabama Shakes & Blake Mills, producers; Shawn Everett, engineer/mixer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
- To Pimp a Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
- Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat & Anna Wise, featured artists; Taz Arnold, Boi-1Da, Ronald Colson, Larrance Dopson, Flying Lotus, Fredrik "Tommy Black" Halldin, Knxwledge, Koz, Lovedragon, Terrace Martin, Rahki, Sounwave, Tae Beast, Thundercat, Whoarei & Pharrell Williams, producers; Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali, Thomas Burns, Andrew Coleman, Hart Gunther, James "The White Black Man" Hunt, Mike Larson, 9th Wonder& Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
- Traveller – Chris Stapleton
- Dave Cobb & Chris Stapleton, producers; Vance Powell, engineer/mixer; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
- 1989 – Taylor Swift
- Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
- Beauty Behind the Madness – The Weeknd
- Lana Del Rey, Labrinth & Ed Sheeran, featured artists; DannyBoyStyles, Mike Dean, Ben Diehl, Labrinth, Mano, Max Martin, Stephan Moccio, Carlo Montagnese, Ali Payami, The Pope, Jason Quenneville, Peter Svensson, Abel Tesfaye & Kanye West, producers; Jay Paul Bicknell, Mattias Bylund, Serban Ghenea, Noah Goldstein, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jean Marie Horvat, Carlo Montagnese, Jason Quenneville & Dave Reitzas, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Dave Kutch, mastering engineers
Song of the Year
- Kendrick Duckworth, Kawan Prather, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
- "Blank Space"
- Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
- "Girl Crush"
- Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)
- "See You Again"
- Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charlie Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)
- "Thinking Out Loud"
- Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)
Best New Artist
- Courtney Barnett
- James Bay
- Sam Hunt
- Tori Kelly
- Meghan Trainor
To cap things off, Gwen Stefani will be filming her own music video live at the event.
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