Grammy Awards 2016: Best Performances/Award Winners & More





The 58th Annual Grammy Awards were shown Monday night, February 15th.  Here are some of the highlight performances of the night. Including the hip hop MC above Kendrick Lamar, who did a riveting performance of “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright”. Check out more stand-out performances from the night:




[Maurice White/Earth, Wind, & Fire Tribute] Stevie Wonder & Pentatonix – “That’s The Way of the World”


Tori Kelly and James Bay perform “Hollow” and “Let It Go”


Joey Alexander, 12 year old jazz prodigy performs jazz solo


[B.B. King Tribute] Chris Stapleton/Gary Clark Jr./Bonnie Raitt perform “Thrill Is Gone”


[David Bowie Tribute] Lady Gaga, Nile Rodgers (guitarist), Raphael Saadiq (bassist)


LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Brittany Howard of of Alabama Shakes onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS)

Alabama Shakes perform “Don’t Wanna Fight”

Definitely debates going on who was deserving of performance time for the tributes of late singers. For instance, a longer performance time for the Maurice White tribute. As well as, no performance for the late icon Natalie Cole; or just the lack of black artists’ tribute. Definitely a reasonable argument, the artists that did pay tribute to legends during the show did a marvelous job and deserve recognition for great performances. Here are some of the soul artists/musicians who won in some pivotal categories Grammy night:


Best R&B Song

D’Angelo – Really Love

Best R&B Album

D’Angelo – Black Messiah

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Lalah Hathaway – Little Ghetto Boy

Song of the Year

Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud

Best Alternative Music Album

Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

John Scofield – Past Present

Best Blues Album

Buddy Guy – Born to Play Guitar

Best Rock Song

Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

Best Rap Album

Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration 

Kendrick Lamar feat. Thundercat, Anna Wise, Bilal – These Walls

Lifetime Achievement Award 

Ruth Brown

Celia Cruz

Earth, Wind, & Fire

Herbie Hancock

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