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 of 2014

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 of 2014

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 of 2014

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 of 2014

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 of 2014

Pusher Love Girl – James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Unapologetic – Rihanna

Best R&B Album of 2014

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 of 2014

Thrift Shop -Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Wanz)

Best Rap Album of 2014

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 of 2014

Merry Go ‘Round – Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

Best Country Album of 2014

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 of 2014

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 of 2014

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