56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)

Reuniting legends, creating unparalleled GRAMMY Moments and giving new artists a global platform are all part of what makes the GRAMMYs a truly unique celebration of music. But this year the GRAMMY stage served as an opportunity to display music's power to unleash "whoever we are and whoever we dream about being," as host LL Cool J said in his opening remarks.

Following a steamy performance of "Drunk In Love" by power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis made their first appearance on the GRAMMY stage to accept the first award of the night for Best New Artist. After catching their collective breath, Macklemore thanked their fans, "the people that got us on this stage," while acknowledging their independent roots.

"We made this album without a record label," said Macklemore. "And we appreciate all the support."

The Seattle rap duo ended their GRAMMY debut on top, garnering a total of four trophies. The duo were later joined by singer/songwriter Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty for a performance of their GRAMMY-nominated anthem of equality, "Same Love." The performance marked a historic moment for the GRAMMY Awards as Queen Latifah took the stage mid-set to officiate a live marriage ceremony for 33 diverse couples, which was capped with an appearance by Madonna. Madge gave new meaning to the chorus to her "Open Your Heart," proving that while music unleashes independence, it also promotes harmony.

"When we say music has the power to bring people together at the GRAMMYs, we mean it," said Latifah.

Fellow GRAMMY newcomer Lorde performed her hit "Royals," which took Song Of The Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter was clearly shocked: "This is the one thing that I did not expect the most about tonight," she said while accepting the latter award.

Further demonstrating music's power to unleash individuality, Hunter Hayes debuted his new single "Invisible." The inspirational piano-driven ballad was colored with several onscreen quotes, including one by John Lennon: "You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are."

Country singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves nabbed the first two GRAMMYs of her career for Best Country Song for "Merry Go 'Round" with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, and Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park. Musgraves made her individual mark on the GRAMMYs when she brightened the stage for a performance of "Follow Your Arrow," a song about doing "whatever you want."

One of the most talked about — and tweeted — performances of the night was the teaming of Imagine Dragons, who won their first GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance for "Radioactive," with rising rapper Kendrick Lamar. On a smoke-filled stage, the collective delivered a colorful mashup of "Radioactive" and Lamar's "m.A.A.d city" — an appropriate welcome to a new generation of GRAMMY performers.

But being in with the new does not mean out with the old — or in this case, legendary. Newly minted Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard were accompanied by Blake Shelton for a medley of classics such as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys" that had everyone from Musgraves to Jay Z and Beyoncé swaying in the audience. Daft Punk  and Pharrell Williams — both of whom also topped the winners list with four each, including Album Of The Year for Random Access Memories and a Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical win for Williams — teamed with Nile Rodgers and Stevie Wonder for a mashup of the Chic classic "Le Freak" and "Get Lucky." The latter earned Rodgers two of his first three career GRAMMYs for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record Of The Year.

Additionally, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "Holy Grail," which Jay Z accepted on their behalf and dedicated to his daughter Blue Ivy. Bruno Mars took home Best Pop Vocal Album honors for Unorthodox Jukebox, which he dedicated to his late mother Bernadette, who died in June 2013.

On a satellite stage, 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Carole King and Sara Bareilles went head-to-head on piano for a performance of Bareilles' "Brave" and King's "Beautiful." More all-star collaborations ensued. Robin Thicke joined Chicago to perform the latter's "Beginnings," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "Saturday In The Park" and his "Blurred Lines," which earned Thicke his first nominations as an artist. GRAMMY winner Keith Urban and first-time winner Gary Clark Jr. joined for a performance of Urban's "Cop Car" that showed off each individual's guitar prowess. Pink made sure no one forgot her high-flying acrobatic skills as she took to the air to perform "Try" before Fun.'s Nate Ruess joined to deliver their GRAMMY-nominated hit "Just Give Me A Reason."

The spotlight was on John Legend as he took a seat behind the piano for a soulful performance of his romantic ballad "All Of Me," which appeared to be dedicated to his new bride, Chrissy Teigen. Taylor Swift went for a no-frills performance, looking glamorous at the piano for her "All Too Well." Meanwhile, fellow singer/songwriter Katy Perry proved she has a dark side, opening encased in a crystal ball for an enchanting performance of her hit single about playing with magic, "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J.

Though the evening was highlighted by new artists taking home their first GRAMMY gold, as Dave Grohl remarked while accepting the award for Best Rock Song for "Cut Me Some Slack" with Paul McCartney and former Nirvana bandmates Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear, "If it wasn't for the Beatles, we wouldn't be here." Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their U.S. debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show" this year, remaining Beatles McCartney and Ringo Starr took the stage, likely reminding some of the younger artists in the audience why they chose their individual paths. After a solo performance by Starr of his chestnut "Photograph," the drummer joined McCartney for the latter's new "Queenie Eye." (Two weeks later, the pair would team again for the successful tribute "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America — A GRAMMY Salute," which celebrated their historic performance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago.)

From one surprise teaming to another, Metallica took the stage with the GRAMMY Cultural Ambassador to China, pianist Lang Lang. Following an introduction from Oscar winner Jared Leto, who cited Metallica as a "great rock band who have stayed true to themselves," the group delivered a unique performance of their past GRAMMY winner "One" that had frontman James Hetfield going guitar-to-piano with Lang Lang. The pianist returned shortly after to pay tribute to the late Van Cliburn during the In Memoriam segment, which also featured Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong teaming for a tribute to the late Phil Everly with the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved."

The 56th telecast took its final bow with one last memorable GRAMMY Moment that literally rocked. Fleetwood Mac guitar master Lindsey Buckingham and Grohl joined Nine Inch Nails and Queens Of The Stone Age for NIN's "Copy Of A" and QOTSA's "My God Is The Sun."

Record Of The Year
, Pharrell Williams, GRAMMY winner
Get Lucky

Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), Nile Rodgers & Pharrell Williams, artists. Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, producers. Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers. Antoine Chabert & Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers.

Album Of The Year
, Pharrell Williams, GRAMMY winner
Random Access Memories

Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), artists. Julian Casablancas, DJ Falcon, Todd Edwards, Chilly Gonzales, Giorgio Moroder, Panda Bear, Nile Rodgers, Paul Williams & Pharrell Williams, featured artists. Thomas Bangalter, Julian Casablancas, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, DJ Falcon & Todd Edwards, producers. Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Guillaume Le Braz & Daniel Lerner, engineers/mixers. Antoine Chabert & Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers.

Song Of The Year

Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters.

Best New Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance

Lorde, artist.

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, GRAMMY winner
Get Lucky

Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), Nile Rodgers & Pharrell Williams, artists.

Best Pop Instrumental Album
Steppin' Out

Herb Alpert, artist. Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, producers. Mick Guzauski, Hussain Jiffry & Alan Myerson, engineers/mixers.

Best Pop Vocal Album
Bruno Mars, GRAMMY winner
Unorthodox Jukebox

Bruno Mars, artist. Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, producers. Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers.

Best Dance Recording

Foxes & Zedd, artists. Zedd, producer. Zedd, mixer.

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Daft Punk
Random Access Memories

Daft Punk (Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), artists. Daft Punk, producers. Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski & Florian Lagatta, engineers/mixers.

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Michael Bublé
To Be Loved

Michael Bublé, artist. Bob Rock, producer. Eric Helmkamp, Roger Monk & Bob Rock, engineers/mixers.

Best Rock Performance
Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons (Ben McKee, Daniel Platzman, Dan Reynolds & Wayne Sermon), artists.

Best Metal Performance
God Is Dead?

Black Sabbath (Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne), artists.

Best Rock Song
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, GRAMMY winner
Cut Me Some Slack

Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters.

Best Rock Album
Celebration Day

Led Zeppelin (Jason Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant), artists. Dick Curruthers & Jim Parsons, producers. John Catlin, Alan Moulder & Tim Summerhayes, engineers/mixers.

Best Alternative Music Album
Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires Of The City

Vampire Weekend (Chris Baio, Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig & Chris Tomson), artists. Ariel Rechtshaid, producer. Michael Harris, Ariel Rechtshaid, Nick Rowe & Dave Schiffman, engineers/mixers.

Best R&B Performance

Lalah Hathaway & Snarky Puppy (Michael League), artists.

Best Traditional R&B Performance
Gary Clark Jr.
Please Come Home

Gary Clark Jr., artist.

Best R&B Song
Justin Timberlake
Pusher Love Girl

James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters.

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Rihanna, artist. Kuk Harrell, producer. Kuk Harrell & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers.

Best R&B Album
Alicia Keys, GRAMMY winner
Girl On Fire

Alicia Keys, artist. Alicia Keys, producer. Manny Marroquin & Ann Mincieli, engineers/mixers.

Best Rap Performance
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Thrift Shop

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Ryan Lewis & Macklemore) & Wanz, artists.

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Jay Z, Justin Timberlake
Holy Grail

Jay Z & Justin Timberlake, artists.

Best Rap Song
Thrift Shop

Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters.

Best Rap Album
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Heist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Ryan Lewis & Macklemore), artists. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, engineers/mixers.

Best Country Solo Performance
Darius Rucker
Wagon Wheel

Darius Rucker, artist.

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Civil Wars
From This Valley

The Civil Wars (John Paul White & Joy Williams), artists.

Best Country Song
Kacey Musgraves
Merry Go 'Round

Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters.

Best Country Album
Kacey Musgraves
Same Trailer Different Park

Kacey Musgraves, artist. Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, producers. Charlie Brocco & Ryan Gore, engineers/mixers.

Best New Age Album
Love's River

Laura Sullivan, artist. Eric Sullivan, producer.

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Wayne Shorter, soloist.

Best Jazz Vocal Album
Liquid Spirit

Gregory Porter, artist. Brian Bacchus, producer. Jay Newland, engineer/mixer.

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue

Terri Lyne Carrington, artist. Terri Lyne Carrington, producer. Jeremy Loucas & Mike Marciano, engineers/mixers.

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Night In Calisia

Randy Brecker, Kalisz Philharmonic (Adam Klocek, Cezary Konrad, Pawel Panta & Wlodek Pawlik) & Wlodek Pawlik Trio (Adam Klocek, Cezary Konrad, Pawel Panta & Wlodek Pawlik), artists. Jacek Gawlowski, Leszek Kaminski & Jaroslaw Regulski, engineers/mixers.

Best Latin Jazz Album
Song For Maura

Paquito D'Rivera & Trio Corrente (Paulo Paulelli, Edu Ribeiro & Fabio Torres), artists. Brenda Feliciano & Jacques Figueras, producers. Carlos Akamine & Daniel Freiberg, engineers/mixers.

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Break Every Chain [Live]

Tasha Cobbs, artist.

Best Gospel Song
Tye Tribbett
If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]

Tye Tribbett, songwriter.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters.

Best Gospel Album
Tye Tribbett
Greater Than [Live]

Tye Tribbett, artist. Brandon Jones & Tye Tribbett, producers. John Jaszcz, Ryan Moys & Brian Thomason, engineers/mixers.

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Mandisa, artist. David Garcia & Christopher Stevens, producers. David Garcia & Christopher Stevens, engineers/mixers.

Best Latin Pop Album

Draco Rosa, artist. Draco Rosa, producer. Seth Horan Atkins , Benny Faccone & Sadaharu Yagi, engineers/mixers.

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Treinta Días

La Santa Cecilia (Alex Bendana, Jose "Pepe" Carlos, La Marisoul & Miguel "Oso" Ramirez), artists. Sebastian Krys, producer. Sebastian Krys, engineer/mixer.

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
A Mi Manera

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea (Angel Garcia, Alberto Jimenez Maeda, Stephanie Martinez, Ariana Mejia, Rosalie Rodriguez, Melinda Salcido, Cindy Shea, Susan Winsberg & Karina Zurita), artists. Salvador "Chava" Sandoval, engineer/mixer.

Best Tropical Latin Album
Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Pacific Mambo Orchestra (Steffen Kuehn & Christian Tumalan), artists.

Best American Roots Song
Steve Martin
Love Has Come For You

Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters.

Best Americana Album
Emmylou Harris
Old Yellow Moon

Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, artists. Brian Ahern, producer. Donivan Cowart, engineer/mixer.

Best Bluegrass Album
The Streets Of Baltimore

Del McCoury Band (Alan Bartram, Jason Carter, Del McCoury, Rob McCoury & Ronnie McCoury), artists. David Ferguson, engineer/mixer.

Best Blues Album
Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite
Get Up!

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, artists. Chris Goldsmith, Sheldon Gomberg, Ben Harper, Jesse Ingalls, Jason Mozersky & Jordan Richardson, producers. Sheldon Gomberg, Jason Gossman, Bill Mims & Erich Talaba, engineers/mixers.

Best Folk Album
My Favorite Picture Of You

Guy Clark, artist. Shawn Camp, Guy Clark & Chris Latham, producers. Chris Latham, engineer/mixer.

Best Regional Roots Music Album
Dockside Sessions

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience (Jose Alvarez, Stan Chambers, Terrance Simien, Keith Sonnier & Danny Williams), artists. George G. Receli, producer. David Farrell & George G. Receli, engineers/mixers.

Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley In Concert

Ziggy Marley, artist. Ziggy Marley, producer. Errol Brown & Fabian Cooke, engineers/mixers.

Best World Music Album
Savor Flamenco

Gipsy Kings (Diego Baliardo, Paco Baliardo, Tonnino Baliardo, Andre Reyes, Canut Reyes, Nicolas Reyes, Patchai Reyes & Paul Reyes), artists. René Ameline & James Farber, engineers/mixers.

Live: Singing For Peace Around The World

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Mfanafuthi Dlamini, Abednego Mazibuko, Albert Mazibuko, Russel Mthembu, Joseph Shabalala, Msizi Shabalala, Sibongiseni Shabalala, Thamsanqa Shabalala & Thulani Shabalala), artists. Mitch Goldstein, producer. Jon Picciano, engineer/mixer.

Best Children's Album
Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well

Jennifer Gasoi, artist. Jennifer Gasoi, producer. Pierre Messier, engineer/mixer.

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't

Stephen Colbert, artist. Aaron Cohen & Michele McGonigle, producers. Christine M. Farrell & Todd Kilponen, engineers/mixers.

Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl

Kathy Griffin, artist. Don Worsham, engineer/mixer.

Best Musical Theater Album
Kinky Boots

Billy Porter & Stark Sands, principal soloists. Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist. Sammy James, Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers. Derik Lee & William Wittman, engineers/mixers.

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Dave Grohl
Sound City: Real To Reel

Dave Grohl, artist. Butch Vig, compilation producer. James Brown, engineer/mixer.

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Thomas Newman, composer. Bill Bernstein & Thomas Newman, producers. Simon Rhodes, engineer/mixer.

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Adele, GRAMMY winner

Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters.

Best Instrumental Composition
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra

Clare Fischer, composer.

Best Instrumental Arrangement
On Green Dolphin Street

Gordon Goodwin, arranger.

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Swing Low

Gil Goldstein, arranger.

Best Recording Package
Long Night Moon

Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors.

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition)

Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors.

Best Album Notes
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)

Neil Tesser, album notes writer.

Best Historical Album
Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965

Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers. Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer.

The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums

Leo Sacks, compilation producer. Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers.

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Random Access Memories

Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers. Antoine Chabert & Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers.

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Pharrell Williams, GRAMMY winner
Pharrell Williams
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)

Cedric Gervais, remixer.

Best Surround Sound Album
Al Schmitt
Live Kisses

Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer. Tommy LiPuma, surround producer.

Best Engineered Album, Classical
David Frost
Winter Morning Walks

David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers. Tim Martyn, mastering engineer.

Producer Of The Year, Classical
David Frost
David Frost
Best Orchestral Performance
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

Osmo Vänskä, conductor. Robert Suff, producer. Jens Braun, engineer.

Best Opera Recording
Adès: The Tempest

Thomas Adès, conductor. Jay David Saks, producer. Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke, soloists.

Best Choral Performance
Pärt: Adam's Lament

Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor. Manfred Eicher, producer. Peter Laenger & Stephan Schellmann, engineers.

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Roomful Of Teeth

Jesse Lewis, producer. Brad Wells, conductor. Roomful Of Teeth (Cameron Beauchamp, Dashon Burton, Martha Cluver, Eric Dudley, Estelí Gomez, Avery Griffin, Caroline Shaw & Virginia Warnken), ensemble. Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers.

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Corigliano: Conjurer - Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra

Evelyn Glennie, soloist. David Alan Miller, conductor. Silas Brown & John Corigliano, producers. Silas Brown & John Corigliano, engineers.

Best Classical Vocal Solo
Winter Morning Walks

Dawn Upshaw, soloist. David Frost, producer. David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers.

Best Classical Compendium
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor. Dominik Blech & Björn Brigsne, engineers.

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks

Maria Schneider, composer.

Best Music Video
Jay Z, Justin Timberlake
Suit & Tie

Jay Z & Justin Timberlake, artists. David Fincher, video director. Timory King, video producer.

Best Music Film
Paul McCartney, GRAMMY winner
Live Kisses

Paul McCartney, artist. Jonas Åkerlund, video director. Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers.