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Sunday 12th day of February 2017 was a great day in the music industry globally, as the 59th Annual Grammy Awards was held at the Staple Center, Los Angelis, United State of America. The Grammy Awards recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists; and the award night is usually preceded by nominations for various categories of the award.

Adele won the highest number of awards at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for the period between October 1, 2015 to 30 September, 2016. Beyonce was one of the

leading winners on the night of the awards.


The categories of awards and names of the awardees are listed below:



Album Of The Year

Won by Adele, 25


Song Of The Year

Won by Adele, “Hello”


Best Rap Album

Won by Chance The Rapper, Coloring Book


Best Urban Contemporary Album

Won by Beyoncé, Lemonade


Best Country Solo Performance

Won by Maren Morris, “My Church”


Best Rock Song

Won by David Bowie, “Blackstar”


Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Won by Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”


Best New Artist

Won by Chance The Rapper


Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Won by Greg Kurstin


Best Pop Vocal Album

Won by Adele, 25


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Won by Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin


Best Pop Solo Performance

Won by Adele, “Hello”


Best Musical Theater Album

Won by The Color Purple


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Won by Miles Ahead (Miles Davis and various artists)


Best Metal Performance

Won by Megadeth, “Dystopia”


Best Rap Song

Won by Drake, “Hotline Bling”


Best Rap/Sung Performance

Won by Drake, “Hotline Bling”


Best Rap Performance

Won by Chance the Rapper, “No Problem” [featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz]


Best R&B Album

​ Won by Lalah Hathaway – Lalah Hathaway Live


Best Comedy Album

Won by Patton Oswalt, Talking for Clapping


Best Reggae Album

Won by Ziggy Marley, Ziggy Marley


Best Regional Roots Music Album

Won by Kalani Pe’a, E Walea


Best Folk Album

Won by Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent


Best Contemporary Blues Album

Won by Fantastic Negrito, The Last Days of Oakland


Best Traditional Blues Album

Won by Bobby Rush, Porcupine Meat


Best Bluegrass Album

Won by O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor, Coming Home


Best Americana Album

Won by William Bell, This Is Where I Live


Best American Roots Song

​ Won by Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers), “Kid Sister”


Best American Roots Performance

Won by Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy”


Best Tropical Latin Album

Won by Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo, Donde Están?


Best Regional Mexican Music Album

Won by  Vicente Fernández – Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)


Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

Won by iLe, iLevitable


Best Latin Pop Album

Won by Jesse & Joy, Un Besito Mas


Best Country Album

​ Won by Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth


Best Country Song

Won by Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw) – “Humble and Kind”


Best Country Duo/Group Performance

​ Won by Pentatonix – “Jolene” [featuring Dolly Parton]


Best Roots Gospel Album

Won by Joey+Rory – Hymns


Best Latin Jazz Album

Won by Chucho Valdés, Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac


Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Won by Ted Nash Big Band, Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom


Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Won by John Scofield, Country for Old Men


Best Jazz Vocal Album

Won by Gregory Porter, Take Me to the Alley


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Won by John Scofield, soloist,  “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”


Contemporary Instrumental

Won by Snarky Puppy, Culcha Vulcha


Best Dance Recording

Won by The Chainsmokers, “Don’t Let Me Down” [ft. Daya]


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Won by Dorothea Röschmann; Mitsuko Uchida, accompanist – Schmann & Berg (tie)

Ian Bostridge; Antonio Pappano, accompanist (Michael Collins, Elizabeth Kenny, Lawrence Power & Adam Walker), Shakespeare Songs (tie)


Best Classical Compendium

Won by Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer – Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway; American Gothic; Once Upon A Castle


Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Won by Zuill Bailey; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor (Nashville Symphony) – Daugherty: Tales Of Hemingway


Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Won by Steve Reich


Best Choral Performance

​ Won by Krzysztof Penderecki, conductor; Henryk Wojnarowski, choir director (Nikolay Didenko, Agnieszka Rehlis & Johanna Rusanen; Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Warsaw Philharmonic Choir) – Penderecki Conducts Penderecki, Volume 1


Best Opera Recording

Won by James Conlon, conductor; Joshua Guerrero, Christopher Maltman, Lucas Meachem, Patricia Racette, Lucy Schaufer & Guanqun Yu; Blanton Alspaugh, producer (LA Opera Orchestra; LA Opera Chorus) – Corigliano: The Ghosts Of Versailles


Best Orchestra Performance

Won by Andris Nelsons, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra) – Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow – Symphonies Nos. 5, 8 & 9


Producer of the Year, Classical

Won by David Frost


Best Engineered Album, Classical

Won by Mark Donahue and Fred Vogler, Corigliano: The Ghosts of Versailles


Best Music Film

Won by The Beatles, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week the Touring Years


Best Spoken Word Album

Won by Carol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Fun in the Sandbox


Best Children’s Album

Won by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Infinity Plus One


Best World Music Album

Won by Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble, Sing Me Home


Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Won by Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Love Remains


Best Gospel Album

Won by Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion


Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Won by Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters – “Thy Will”


Best Gospel Performance/Song

​ Won by Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter – “God Provides”


Best New Age Album

Won by White Sun – White Sun II


Best Surround Sound Album

​ Won by Ludovic Morlot & Seattle Symphony, Dutilleux: Sur Le Même Accord; Les Citations; Mystère De L’instant & Timbres, Espace, Mouvement


Best Remixed Recording

Won by André Allen Anjos, remixer (Bob Moses), “Tearing Me Up (RAC Remix)”


Best Historical Album

Won by Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan) – The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (Collector’s Edition)


Best Album Notes

Won by Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle) – Sissle and Blake Sing Shuffle Alon


Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package

Won by Gérard Lo Monaco, art director (Edith Piaf) – Edith Piaf 1915-2015


Best Recording Package

Won by Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie), Blackstar


Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Won by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier), “Flintstones”


Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

Won by Jacob Collier, arranger (Jacob Collier), “You and I”


Best Instrumental Composition

Won by Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band), ”Spoken at Midnight”


Best Song Written for Visual Media

Won by Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”


Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Won by John Williams, composer, Star Wars: the Force Awakens



Best Recording Package

Won by David Bowie, Blackstar


Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Won by David Bowie, Blackstar


Best Gospel Performance/Song

​ Won by Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin, “God Provides”


Best Music Video

​ Won by Beyoncé, “Formation”


Best Dance/Electronic Album

Won by Flume, Skin


Best Country Album

​Won by Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth


Best R&B Performance

​ Won by Solange, “Cranes In The Sky”


Best R&B Song

Won by Maxwell, “Lake By The Ocean”