2013 Grammy Winners

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
 
Album Of The Year
 
Song Of The Year
 
winner
Royals

Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)

Best New Artist
 
winner
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance
 
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
 
Best Pop Instrumental Album
 
winner
Herb Alpert
Steppin' Out

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

Best Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Bruno Mars
Unorthodox Jukebox

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

Best Dance Recording
 
winner
Clarity

Zedd Featuring Foxes

Zedd, producer; Zedd, mixer

Best Dance/Electronica Album
 
winner
Daft Punk
Random Access Memories

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

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
 
winner
Michael Bublé
To Be Loved

Bob Rock, producer; Eric Helmkamp, Roger Monk & Bob Rock, engineers/mixers

Best Rock Performance
 
Best Metal Performance
 
winner
God Is Dead?
Best Rock Song
 
winner
Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney
Cut Me Some Slack

Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)

Best Alternative Music Album
 
winner
Vampire Weekend
Modern Vampires Of The City

Ariel Rechtshaid, producer; Michael Harris, Ariel Rechtshaid, Nick Rowe & Dave Schiffman, engineers/mixers

Best Traditional R&B Performance
 
winner
Please Come Home

Gary Clark Jr.

Best R&B Song
 
winner
Justin Timberlake
Pusher Love Girl

James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
 
winner
Rihanna
Unapologetic

Kuk Harrell, producer; Kuk Harrell, Manny Marroquin & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers

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

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

Best Rap Performance
 
winner
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Thrift Shop
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
 
winner
Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake
Holy Grail
Best Rap Song
 
winner
Thrift Shop

Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Album
 
winner
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
The Heist

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, engineers/mixers

Best Country Solo Performance
 
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
 
winner
The Civil Wars
From This Valley
Best Country Song
 
winner
Kacey Musgraves
Merry Go 'Round

Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Best Country Album
 
winner
Kacey Musgraves
Same Trailer Different Park

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

Best New Age Album
 
winner
Love's River

Eric Sullivan, producer

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
 
winner
Orbits

Wayne Shorter, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album
 
winner
Liquid Spirit

Brian Bacchus, producer; Jay Newland, engineer/mixer

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
 
winner
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue

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

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
 
winner
Night In Calisia

Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
 
winner
Break Every Chain [Live]
Best Gospel Song
 
winner
Tye Tribbett
If He Did It Before... Same God [Live]

Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
 
winner
Overcomer

David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)

Best Gospel Album
 
winner
Tye Tribbett
Greater Than [Live]

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

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
 
winner
Overcomer

David Garcia & Christopher Stevens, producers; David Garcia & Christopher Stevens, engineers/mixers

Best Latin Pop Album
 
winner
Vida

Draco Rosa, producer; Benny Faccone & Seth Horan Atkins, engineers/mixers

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
 
winner
Treinta Días

Sebastian Krys, producer; Sebastian Krys, engineer/mixer

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
 
Best Tropical Latin Album
 
winner
Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Best American Roots Song
 
winner
Steve Martin
Love Has Come For You

Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)

Best Americana Album
 
winner
Emmylou Harris
Old Yellow Moon

Brian Ahern, producer; Donivan Cowart, engineer/mixer

Best Bluegrass Album
 
winner
The Streets Of Baltimore

David Ferguson, engineer/mixer

Best Folk Album
 
winner
My Favorite Picture Of You

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

Best Regional Roots Music Album
 
winner

George G. Receli, producer; David Farrell & George G. Receli, engineers/mixers

Best Reggae Album
 
winner
Ziggy Marley
Ziggy Marley In Concert

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

Best World Music Album
 
winner
Savor Flamenco

René Ameline & James Farber, engineers/mixers

winner
Live: Singing For Peace Around The World

Mitch Goldstein, producer; Jon Picciano, engineer/mixer

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

Jennifer Gasoi, producer; Pierre Messier, engineer/mixer

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

Don Worsham, engineer/mixer

Best Musical Theater Album
 
winner
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 (Original Broadway Cast With Stark Sands, Billy Porter & Others)

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

Dave Grohl & Various Artists

Butch Vig, compilation producer; James Brown, engineer/mixer

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
 
winner
Skyfall

Thomas Newman, composer; Bill Bernstein & Thomas Newman, producers; Simon Rhodes, engineer/mixer (Thomas Newman)

Best Song Written For Visual Media
 
winner
Adele, GRAMMY winner
Skyfall

Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)

Best Instrumental Composition
 
winner
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra

Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra)

Best Instrumental Arrangement
 
winner
On Green Dolphin Street

Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
 
winner
Swing Low

Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)

Best Recording Package
 
winner
Long Night Moon

Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)

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

Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings)

Best Album Notes
 
winner
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)

Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

Best Historical Album
 
winner
Charlie Is My Darling - Ireland 1965

Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (The Rolling Stones)

winner
The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums

Leo Sacks, compilation producer; Joseph M. Palmaccio, Tom Ruff & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bill Withers)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
 
winner
Random Access Memories

Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Antoine Chabert & Bob Ludwig, mastering engineers (Daft Punk)

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

Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey)

Best Surround Sound Album
 
winner
Al Schmitt
Live Kisses

Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)

Best Engineered Album, Classical
 
winner
David Frost
Winter Morning Walks

David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

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

Osmo Vänskä, conductor; Robert Suff, producer; Jens Braun, engineer (Minnesota Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording
 
winner
Adès: The Tempest

Thomas Adès, conductor; Jay David Saks, producer; Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna & Alan Oke, soloists (The Metropolitan Opera Chorus; The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)

Best Choral Performance
 
winner
Pärt: Adam's Lament

Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor; Manfred Eicher, producer; Peter Laenger & Stephan Schellmann, engineers (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
 
winner
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), ensembles; Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers

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

Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor; Silas Brown & John Corigliano, producers; Silas Brown & John Corigliano, engineers (Albany Symphony)

Best Classical Vocal Solo
 
winner
David Frost
Winter Morning Walks

Dawn Upshaw, soloist; David Frost, producer; David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers (Maria Schneider; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium
 
winner
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor; Dominik Blech & Björn Brigsne, engineers (Christoph Eschenbach)

Best Contemporary Classical Composition
 
winner
Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks

Maria Schneider, composer

Best Music Video
 
winner
Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z
Suit & Tie

David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer

Best Music Film
 
winner
Paul McCartney
Live Kisses

Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers