The 56th Annual Grammy Award Winners

blame it on JES7 January 26, 2014

“I wanna tell Blue that daddy got a gold sippy cup for you.” – JAY Z

The 56th annual GRAMMY Awards went down tonight in Los Angeles. With performances by Beyonce & JAY Z, Lorde, Katy Perry & Juicy J, Robin Thicke, Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons and others, the awards kept flowing.

In the rap categories, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home four our of their seven nominations; including a “Best Rap Album” victory over Kendrick Lamar, Drake, JAY Z and Kanye West. JAY Z won two with “Holy Grail” and the rest were shut out.

Check the complete list of winners (for the categories we care about at least) below.

Best Rap Performance

Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Eminem – “Berzerk”
Jay Z – “Tom Ford”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools (Drank)”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” Winner

Best Rap Song

A$AP Rocky – “F***in’ Problems” f. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
Jay Z – “Holy Grail” f. Justin Timberlake
Kanye West – “New Slaves”
Drake – “Started From the Bottom”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Thrift Shop” Winner

Best Rap Album

Drake – Nothing Was the Same
Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Kanye West – Yeezus
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist Winner

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

J. Cole – “Power Trip” f. Miguel
Jay Z – “Part II (On the Run)” f. Beyonce
Kendrick Lamar – “Now or Never” f. Mary J. Blige
Wiz Khalifa – “Remember You” f. The Weeknd
Jay Z – “Holy Grail” f. Justin Timberlake Winner

Best New Artist

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Winner

Best R&B Performance

Tamar Braxton – “Love & War”
Anthony Hamilton – “Best of Me”
Hiatus Kaiyote – “Nakamarra” f. Q-Tip
Miguel – “How Many Drinks?” f. Kendrick Lamar
Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway – “Something” Winner

Best R&B Song

Anthony Hamilton – “Best of Me”
Tamar Braxton – “Love and War”
PJ Morton – “Only One”
Fantasia – “Without Me” f. Missy Elliot and Kelly Rowland
Justin Timberlake – “Pusher Love Girl” Winner

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Tamar Braxton – Love & War
Fantasia – Side Effects of You
Salaam Remi – One: In the Chamber
Mack Wilds – New York: A Love Story
Rihanna – Unapologetic Winner

Best R&B Album

Faith Evans – R&B Diva
John Legend – Love in the Future
Chrisette Michele – Better
TGT – Three Kings
Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire Winner

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Pink – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Rihanna – “Stay” f. Mikky Ekko
Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” f. T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” f. JAY Z
Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” f. Pharrell Williams Winner

Best Music Video

Capital Cities – “Safe And Sound”
JAY Z – “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Can’t Hold Us”
Justin Timberlake – “Suit & Tie” f. JAY Z Winner
Jack White – “I’m Shakin'”

Song of the Year

Pink – “Just Give Me A Reason”
Bruno Mars – “Locked Out Of Heaven”
Katy Perry – “Roar”
Lorde – “Royals” Winner
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “Same Love” f. Mary Lambert

Album of the Year

Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories Winner
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist
Taylor Swift – Red

Best Recording Package

JAY Z – Magna Carta… Holy Grail
Geneseo – Automatic Music Can Be Fun
Metallica – Metallica Through The Never (Music From The Motion Picture)
David Bowie – The Next Day
Reckless Kelly – Long Night Moon Winner

  • thatrandomguy

    Rihanna’s Unapologetic seemed like it’s been out since 2012 or some shit

    • Jordan

      Because it has (Nov. 19, 2012)

  • wat

    What’s the difference between “Performance” and “Song?”

    • Cobain Cicero Hendrixhoon

      song is the actual songwriting aspect

      • wat

        Thanks bro

  • Mez D

    Damn That’s a shame

  • Guest

    I guess this is the snub Kendrick Lamar award show?

    • Alonzo

      Kendrick should have won Best Rap Album and Best New Artist.

      I feel like Drake should’ve won album of the year cuz that wasn’t even rap to me and it was def better than all those other pop albums.

  • El Presidente Reign

    Why is The Rap section NEVER Broadcasted smh…

    • wikig1itch

      Thats the main reason I haven’t watched this garbage since ’07…if they’re not going to take my favourite music genre seriously then I won’t support it.

      • El Presidente Reign

        I really only watched it for Kendrick. In my opinion I don’t count Macklemore as Rap. He’s like a Male Nicki Minaj

  • biff tannen

    Mack wins everything he’s nominated for. Shocker

  • biff tannen

    If you’re mad that Mack won, you’re either:

    A) A hater
    B) Someone who hasn’t heard the album
    C) A moron
    D) All of the above

    In anycase its hilarous.

    • wat

      Or… Kendrick’s album was clearly better and more regarded and deserved to win. Nothing against Macklemore but that wasn’t his award to win. He even knows and acknowledges that.

      • biff tannen

        Kendricks album was indeed better. But an album like kendricks will NEVER win a grammy over an album like macklemores. They have a comfort zone they like to stay in.

    • backoftheheadslap

      I’ll be so happy when the sun sets on folk who call me a “hater” because I call trash, trash. I listened to dude’s album. Drake, Jay, and Kendrick had far better albums.

      • biff tannen

        What exactly was “trash” about the album?

        The dude brought a fresh new perspective to hip hop. He talked about things that no one else was/is talking about. The beats were on point. He had a diverse array of topics. He has a unique flow and cadence. He has lyrics. Maybe not in a “rap god” type way but he can definitely tell a story, convey emotion, humor, personality through his rhymes and make songs that are actually about something. Not just that rappity rap shit. He is mad corny at times but I think that’s part of his schtick.

        Now I’m not saying his album is better than kendricks because imo it isn’t. But to act like his album is trash is just some hater shit. Aside from kendrick he had the best album out of the nominees. BY FAR. Plus this is the grammys. They aren’t exactly known as a high authority in hip hop.

        …..and i didn’t call you a hater. There are 4 options listed. But of course, the guilty are ALWAYS offended.

        • Sticky

          I’d have rather seen Yeezus win, but its hard to compare the two

          • biff tannen

            I personaly didn’t like Yeezus. Shit sounded like an experiment gone horribly wrong. But that’s just me.

          • marty mcfly

            And your a bitch too btw. Fukboy

          • biff tannen

            you mad again? lol

          • Suspect

            Marty, that’s a lot of energy my friend…

        • marty mcfly

          If your not say Macklemores album was better the Kendricks then you should understand why people think Kendrick should’ve won dumbass. The same qualities you mentioned about Macklemore’s albums are also present on the other albums up for best rap album. They may have been different in subject matters but there is substance on those other albums as well that speak to certain issues. Musicality as well is also present on GKMC, MCHG, NWTS and Yeezus as well. You sound like your defending an album that you really feel is not better then Kendricks.

          • biff tannen

            you cant help showing how big a moron you are, can you??? lol

            Never said I didnt understand why he didnt win. What Im saying is, calling Macks album trash is some hater shit. Especially when its the second best album nominated in the category. With MCHG being the least deserving of that nomination. That spot shouldve went to either Born Sinner or Long.Live.ASAP.

            Get mad Stanley.


          • marty mcfly

            No bitch, you you making an argument for Macklemore because your gay and you want Macklemore to rap at your gay wedding. Your mad cause you know Macklemores album shouldn’t won so your assume everybody else is mad for speak on the obvious. If you dont think Macklemore’s album was better then the other albums then STFU. MCHG >>> Your life as a whole

          • marty mcfly

            assumING… SpeakING…. Your an angry homo troll gay activist and Macklemore speaks for your rights so your calling everybody else the haters. KILL YOURSELF ASAP

          • biff tannen


            Why you mad tho?

          • marty mcfly

            I gotta actually be mad first for your question to apply dumbass. Every time you assume im mad there is never any context in which I could even get mad in the first place, which just makes you even more the idiot. LOL

          • biff tannen

            im not sure you know what the word context means…..ill wait while you look it up.

          • marty mcfly

            Even if I didnt no what it meant or if I used it incorrectly it still owns you. Before you can ask “why you mad tho?” First the person your asking has to be mad shithead. When you assume things, you do more to show what an idiot you are and give more reason as to why you should prolly stfu cause you already losing if you come up with some shit like “why you mad tho?”

          • biff tannen

            yo marty,

            why you mad tho son????? lol

        • backoftheheadslap

          Welp, I rest my case about being called a “hater.” When will the sun set on that bull?

          I don’t care whether the content of his lyrics are different from what can be heard from SOME rappers. His delivery sucked. His rhyme schemes were underwhelming. The album’s production left a lot to be desired, and there were other artists who just did it better. For that matter, the artists he was up against for this grammy had content that was outside of the typical money, cash, hoes line.

          Like I said, I listened to dude’s album, and much like I feel about Chief Keef and a few other artists that people like, Macklemore’s joint was just trash to me.

    • OGBobbyJohnson

      Are you smoking rocks?

  • Guest

    Same Love is the reason why Macklemore is winning. GLAD pulls the strings.

  • James Stanford

    Schoolboy shouldve did some Kayne shit and said “Kendrick had the best album of ALL TIME !!” I have nothing against Macklemore but Kendrick shouldve atleast won ONE award come on now he isnt on the same level as K DOT. I dont believe his album was as well put together as Kendrick’s was smh. Its all good Kendrick still won best album in a lot of people’s minds.

    • El Presidente Reign

      Once I seen Macklemore in every section I knew it was over for Kdot smh. They could’ve let him win RAP Album.


    Makes me sick…smh

  • Ill Ali

    i hate that Kendrick didn’t get nothing , are the gay couple representing hip hop now

  • Luke Foord


  • Pizza Steve

    It’s all politics, we know they want Macklemore to be the new face of hip hop…