2014 Grammy Award Winners

2014 Grammy Award Winners

  • Announced on January 26, 2014
  • Staples Center was the venue of choice in Los Angeles
  • LL Cool J hosted, adding to his Grammy hosting repertoire
  • The eligibility period spanned from October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013
  • Noteworthy Moments: Daft Punk won Record of the Year for “Get Lucky” and Album of the Year for Random Access Memories; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis took home four awards, including Best New Artist; Lorde won Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Royals”
  • Trivia:
    1. Daft Punk’s performance with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers, and Stevie Wonder became a standout medley of the night
    2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis sent a political message by featuring a mass wedding during their performance of “Same Love”
    3. The night was dubbed “the year of the rookies” as Lorde and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, both newcomers, stole the show
    4. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, two of The Beatles, reunited for a performance, receiving a standing ovation
    5. Taylor Swift headbanged during her performance of “All Too Well,” creating a memorable moment and a wealth of internet memes

2014 Grammy Winners

Record Of The Year
Get Lucky – Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Album Of The Year
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Song Of The Year
Royals – Ella Yelich O’Connor, Joel Little, songwriters (Lorde)
Best New Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Pop Solo Performance
Royals – Lorde
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Get Lucky – Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Best Pop Instrumental Album
Steppin’ Out – Herb Alpert
Best Pop Vocal Album
Unorthodox Jukebox – Bruno Mars
Best Dance Recording
Clarity – Zedd & Foxes
Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories – Daft Punk
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
To Be Loved – Michael Bublé
Best Rock Performance
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Best Metal Performance
God Is Dead? – Black Sabbath
Best Rock Song
Cut Me Some Slack – Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear
Best Rock Album
Celebration Day – Led Zeppelin
Best Alternative Music Album
Modern Vampires of the City – Vampire Weekend
Best R&B Performance
Something – Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Please Come Home – Gary Clark, Jr.
Best R&B Song
Pusher Love Girl – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Unapologetic – Rihanna
Best R&B Album
Girl on Fire – Alicia Key
Best Rap Performance
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Holy Grail – Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake
Best Rap Song
Thrift Shop -Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz)
Best Rap Album
The Heist – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Country Solo Performance
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
From This Valley – The Civil Wars
Best Country Song
Merry Go ‘Round
Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Best Country Album
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Best New Age Album
Love’s River – Laura Sullivan
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Orbits – Wayne Shorter, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album
Liquid Spirit – Gregory Porter
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue – Terri Lyne Carrington
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Night in Calisia – Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic
Best Latin Jazz Album
Song for Maura – Paquito D’Rivera and Trio Corrente
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Break Every Chain (Live) – Tasha Cobbs
Best Gospel Song
If He Did It Before… Same God (Live) – Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Overcomer – David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa)
Best Gospel Album
Greater Than (Live) – Tye Tribbett
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Overcomer – Mandisa
Best Latin Pop Album
Vida – Draco Rosa
Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album
Treinta Días – La Santa Cecilia
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)
A Mi Manera – Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea
Best Tropical Latin Album
Pacific Mambo Orchestra – Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Best American Roots Song
Love Has Come For You – Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell)
Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell
Best Bluegrass Album
The Streets of Baltimore — Del McCoury Band
Best Blues Album
Get Up! — Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite
Best Folk Album
My Favorite Picture of You — Guy Clark
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Dockside Sessions — Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience
Best Reggae Album
Ziggy Marley In Concert – Ziggy Marley
Best World Music Album
Savor Flamenco – Gipsy Kings
Best Children’s Album
Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well – Jennifer Gasoi
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t – Stephen Colbert
Best Comedy Album
Calm Down Gurrl – Kathy Griffin
Musical Theater Album
Kinky Boots – Billy Porter & Stark Sands, principal soloists; Sammy James, Jr., Cyndi Lauper, Stephen Oremus & William Wittman, producers; Cyndi Lauper, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Sound City: Real to Reel – Dave Grohl & Various Artists
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Skyfall – Thomas Newman, composer
Best Song Written For Visual Media
Skyfall (from Skyfall) – Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Best Instrumental Composition
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra
Best Instrumental Arrangement
On Green Dolphin Street – Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Swing Low – Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding)
Best Recording Package
Long Night Moon – Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) – Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney and Wings)
Best Album Notes
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) – Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)
Best Historical Album (tie)
Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965
Teri Landi, Andrew Loog Oldham & Steve Rosenthal, compilation producers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (The Rolling Stones)

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
Random Access Memories – Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk)
Producer Of The Year, Non-classical
Pharrell Williams
Best Remixed Recording, Non-classical
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix)
Best Surround Sound Album
Live Kisses -Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Winter Morning Walks -David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra)
Producer Of The Year, Classical
David Frost – Andres: Home Stretch (Timo Andres, Andrew Cyr & Metropolis Ensemble)
Best Orchestral Performance
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 – Osmo Vänskä (conductor), Minnesota Orchestra
Best Opera Recording
Adès: The Tempest – Thomas Adès (conductor); Simon Keenlyside, Isabel Leonard, Audrey Luna, Alan Oke (soloists); Luisa Bricetti and Victoria Warivonchick (producers)
Best Choral Performance
Pärt: Adam’s Lament, Tõnu Kaljuste (conductor) (with Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Roomful of Teeth – Brad Wells & Roomful of Teeth
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto for Percussionist & String Orchestra – Evelyn Glennie (soloist), David Alan Miller (conductor)
Best Classical Vocal Solo
Winter Morning Walks- Dawn Upshaw
Best Classical Compendium
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic; Konzertmusik, Christoph Eschenbach (conductor)
Best Classical Contemporary Composition
Winter Morning Walks- Maria Schneider
Best Music Video
Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z, David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer
Best Music Film
Live Kisses – Paul McCartney, Jonas Åkerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers