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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 28, 2016

Haven't met you Rhett.

Haven’t met you Rhett.

DEBUTS
40. Barns Courtney – Fire
39. Mayer Hawthorne – Love Like That | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
31. Taylor Swift – New Romantics (39)
24. The 1975 – The Sound (30)
15. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (25) | BIGGEST MOVER — two weeks

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. Ellie Goulding – Something In The Way You Move (11) | PEAK: #10
09. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (12) | PEAK: #09
08. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (06) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
07. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (08) | PEAK: #07
06. Ben Rector – Brand New (07) | PEAK: #06
05. A Great Big World – Oasis (05) | PEAK: #05
04. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (03) | PEAK: #03
03. Adele – When We Were Young (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks
02. Troye Sivan – Youth (04) | PEAK: #02
01. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (02) | PEAK: #01 for one week | NEW #1

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (3)
2. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (1)
3. X Ambassadors – Unsteady (4)
4. Anderson East – Devil In Me (7)
5. Daughtry – Torches (8)
6. Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids (9)
7. Lucius – Born Again Teen (5)
8. BANNERS – Start A Riot (-)
9. DNCE – Toothbrush (-)
10. New District – Closer (-)

In The Mix:
Addison Scott – I Came Alive (new)
Aurora – Conqueror
Boy & Bear – Where’d You Go
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me
Chef’special – In Your Arms
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Conrad Sewell – Remind Me
David Cook – Broken Windows
Demi Lovato – Stone Cold
Family Of The Year – Carry Me
Finish Ticket – Color
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Jordan Smith – Stand In The Light (new)
Jukebox The Ghost – Hollywood
Julian Taylor Band – Just A Little Bit
Lawson – Money
Matt Nathanson – Giants
Oh Wonder – Lose It
R5 – Dark Side
The Heavy – Since You Been Gone
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Lumineers – Ophelia
The Rubens – Hoops (new)
Transviolet – New Bohemia

Chart Notes:

  • Just under five years ago, “Don’t You Wanna Stay” from Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson had a four-week run on top of my chart, marking the last time my survey and the national Country radio listing shared a #1. That changes this week, as Thomas Rhett finally climbs to #1 (after four weeks at #2) with “Die A Happy Man”. It recently became his fifth #1 at the format, and his new single “T-Shirt” could become his sixth this spring.
  • This week’s Highest Debut is from the 37-year-old Michigan musician who calls himself Mayer Hawthorne. He comes in at #39 with “Love Like That”, the first radio single from his forthcoming Man About Town album. His last album gave him four top 40 singles on my chart, including the #2 hit “Her Favorite Song”. We’ll see if he can make it to the top this time.
  • Just below Hawthorne is the first top 40 hit for Barns Courtney. He debuts at #40 with “Fire”. If you saw the film Burnt sometime last fall, then you’ve known about the song for a few months. It was featured in both a scene and the credits. In a few weeks, it impacts at Triple A radio. Courtney is currently based in London.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 28, 2010

Sophomore year smashes.

Sophomore year smashes.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back six years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 28, 2010…

Debuts:
40. V.V. BROWN, “Shark In The Water”

Biggest Mover(s):
ERIK HASSLE, “Hurtful” (39-29, ten spots)

10. JOSHUA RADIN, “I’d Rather Be With You” (steady, second week)
Album: Simple Times (2008, Mom + Pop Records)
Peak: #10 for two weeks

09. BARENAKED LADIES, “You Run Away” (steady, second week)
Album: All In Good Time (2010, Raisin’/EMI Records)
Peak: #5

08. THE FRAY, “Syndicate” (steady, second week)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #7 for two weeks

07. DAUGHTRY, “Life After You” (down 1)
Album: Leave This Town (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #5 for six weeks

06. JOHN MAYER, “Heartbreak Warfare” (up 1)
Album: Battle Studies (2009, Columbia Records)
Peak: #3 for four weeks

05. LIFEHOUSE, “Halfway Gone” (down 1)
Album: Smoke And Mirrors (2010, Geffen Records)
Peak: #3 for eight weeks

04. THE SCRIPT, “Breakeven” (down 1)
Album: The Script (2008, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for one week

03. ADAM LAMBERT, “Whataya Want From Me” (up 2)
Album: For Your Entertainment (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. ORIANTHI, “According To You” (steady, second week)
Album: Believe (2009, Geffen Records)
Peak: #2 for three weeks

01. LADY ANTEBELLUM, “Need You Now” (steady, seventh week)
Album: Need You Now (2010, Capitol Nashville Records)
Peak: #1 for eleven weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 26, 2016

Time travel never sounded so good.

Time travel never sounded so good.

Whether you like the 1970’s, the 2010’s, or both decades, this week’s New Music Friday has music that’s good for all ages. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • THE 1975 — I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it (iTunes)
    • The most anticipated album this week comes from the British quartet behind “Chocolate”, “Girls” and “Love Me”. Will the American buying public love them? I think so. A top five entry looks likely for the new set, a notable jump from the #28 peak of their self-titled debut. We’ll see if they can blast past the likes of Adele and Justin Bieber to claim their first chart-topping album.
  • MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS — This Unruly Mess I’ve Made (iTunes)
    • Attention, thrift shoppers, your favorite Seattle duo is back with what is truly a Mess of an era so far. In what may be the next case of a sophomore slump, this act’s “Downtown” barely touched the top ten on pop radio. Several of the collaborations released since then have failed to chart. Better luck next time, boys?
  • WALK THE MOON — You Are Not Alone (Live At The Greek) (iTunes)
    • The band’s first full-length live album was recorded at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, and features their latest single “Work This Body”. The set includes a mix of cuts from their self-titled album and Talking Is Hard.
  • More albums out this week: Bonnie Raitt‘s Dig In Deep (iTunes), Brian McKnight‘s Better (iTunes), Chuck Wicks‘s Turning Point (iTunes), From Ashes To New‘s Day One (iTunes), Hands Like Houses‘s Dissonants (iTunes), Hillsong Young & Free‘s Youth Revival (Live) (iTunes), Novelists‘s Souvenirs (iTunes), Phil Collins‘s deluxe editions of Dance Into The Light (iTunes) and Hello, I Must Be Going (iTunes), Run River North‘s Drinking From A Salt Pond (iTunes), Santigold‘s 99 Cents (iTunes), School Of Seven Bells‘s SVIIB (iTunes), The Dunwells‘s Light Up The Sky (iTunes), The Moth & The Flame‘s Young & Unafraid (iTunes), Tweet‘s Charlene (iTunes), Willie Nelson‘s Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin (iTunes), George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: The Downtown Fiction‘s Alligator Tears (iTunes), XYLØ‘s America (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Animals”, Coast Modern (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful”, Jordan Smith (iTunes)
  • “Been To The Moon”, Corinne Bailey Rae (iTunes)
  • “Change My Mind”, Stone Cold Fox (iTunes)
  • “Girls Like”, Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson (iTunes)
  • “Hello Friday”, Flo Rida featuring Jason Derulo (iTunes)
  • “Holla”, MAX (iTunes)
  • “In The Morning”, ZHU (iTunes)
  • “Love Me Like That”, The Knocks featuring Carly Rae Jepsen (iTunes)
  • “Rock Bottom”, Hailee Steinfeld featuring DNCE (iTunes)
  • “Someone Who Can Dance”, Icona Pop (iTunes)
  • “Time”, K. Michelle (iTunes)
  • “Vroom Vroom”, Charli XCX (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Day Wave, Miike Snow, The Struts and more.

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Highlights from Adam’s Top 40: February 21, 2016

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Gimme five (weeks, that is.)

DEBUTS
39. Taylor Swift – New Romantics
38. The Strumbellas – Spirits
37. The Saint Johns – Lost The Feeling | HIGHEST DEBUT

TOP GAINERS
25. Gwen Stefani – Make Me Like You (36) | BIGGEST MOVER
14. Zayn – Pillowtalk (20)
12. Walk The Moon – Work This Body (17)

THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN
10. American Authors – Pride (10) | PEAK: #10
09. Adele – Hello (07) | PEAK: #01 for seven weeks
08. Shawn Hook – Sound Of Your Heart (09) | PEAK: #08
07. Ben Rector – Brand New (11) | PEAK: #07
06. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime (04) | PEAK: #01 for two weeks
05. A Great Big World – Oasis (06) | PEAK: #05
04. Troye Sivan – Youth (05) | PEAK: #04
03. Taylor Swift – Out Of The Woods (03) | PEAK: #03
02. Thomas Rhett – Die A Happy Man (02) | PEAK: #02
01. Adele – When We Were Young (01) | PEAK: #01 for five weeks

Top 10 Next In Line:
1. Rayland Baxter – Mr. Rodriguez (4)
2. Mayer Hawthorne – Love Like That (-)
3. Birdy – Keeping Your Head Up (3)
4. X Ambassadors – Unsteady (8)
5. Lucius – Born Again Teen (6)
6. Grace Mitchell – Nolo (2)
7. Anderson East – Devil In Me (10)
8. Daughtry – Torches (-)
9. Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids (-)
10. Barns Courtney – Fire (-)

In The Mix:
Aurora – Conqueror
BANNERS – Start A Riot
Boy & Bear – Where’d You Go
Bryan Adams – You Belong To Me
Chef’special – In Your Arms
Coldplay – Hymn For The Weekend
Conrad Sewell – Remind Me
David Cook – Broken Windows
Demi Lovato – Stone Cold
DNCE – Toothbrush
Family Of The Year – Carry Me
Finish Ticket – Color
Grace Potter – Nobody’s Born With A Broken Heart
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Jukebox The Ghost – Hollywood
Julian Taylor Band – Just A Little Bit
Lawson – Money (new)
Matt Nathanson – Giants
New District – Closer
Oh Wonder – Lose It
R5 – Dark Side
The Karma Killers – Domino
The Lumineers – Ophelia
Transviolet – New Bohemia

Chart Notes:

  • This week’s Highest Debut comes from two newcomers who call themselves The Saint Johns. From the upcoming album Dead Of Night, “Lost The Feeling” wins a place on the chart at #37. Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith co-wrote the track with JT Daly and Vince Schumerman. We wish them good luck as the song heads to Triple A radio this week.
  • A spot below them is another new act to the top 40. The Toronto band called The Strumbellas is in at #38 with “Spirits”. It’s also in the top ten on the Alternative chart, aided in part by iHeartMedia’s On The Verge artist integration program. An album titled Hope is due in April, their third to date.
  • Finally, at #39, is superstar Taylor Swift‘s latest entry from the album 1989. “New Romantics” is the seventh radio single to be taken from the recent Album Of The Year winner at the GRAMMY Awards. “New” was first featured exclusively on an edition of the album sold at Target stores.

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ADAM’S TOP 40 FLASHBACK: February 22, 2009

Don't "Fear" this chart.

Don’t “Fear” this chart.

It’s the start of another weekend, which means it’s time for another trip back into the archives on Adam’s Top 40 Flashback! Every Saturday, the day before my latest top 40 goes up for the week, I feature the highlights of a past countdown. They’re all here — the hit songs, the songs that flopped, and the songs that may be a little embarrassing to reflect on.

This week, we stroll back seven years and find out what was topping my chart for the week of February 22, 2009…

Debuts:
36. ANNIE LENNOX, “Shining Light”
35. CHRIS ISAAK, “We Let Her Down”
33. PET SHOP BOYS, “Love, Etc.”

Biggest Mover(s):
RYAN STAR, “Last Train Home” (30-20, ten spots)

10. TAKE THAT, “Greatest Day” (down 2)
Album: The Circus (2008, Polydor Records – U.K.)
Peak: #4 for four weeks

09. KAISER CHIEFS, “Good Days Bad Days” (steady, second week)
Album: Off With Their Heads (2008, Universal Motown Records)
Peak: #8

08. DAVID COOK, “Light On” (down 3)
Album: David Cook (2008, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #1 for five weeks

07. BRITNEY SPEARS, “Circus” (steady, third week)
Album: Circus (2008, Jive Records)
Peak: #7 for four weeks

06. LILY ALLEN, “The Fear” (steady, second week)
Album: It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009, Capitol Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

05. KELLY CLARKSON, “My Life Would Suck Without You” (up 5)
Album: All I Ever Wanted (2009, 19/RCA Records)
Peak: #2 for four weeks

04. PINK, “Sober” (steady, second week)
Album: Funhouse (2008, LaFace Records)
Peak: #4 for two weeks

03. NICKELBACK, “Gotta Be Somebody” (down 1)
Album: Dark Horse (2008, Roadrunner/Atlantic Records)
Peak: #1 for two weeks

02. THE FRAY, “You Found Me” (up 1)
Album: The Fray (2009, Epic Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

01. TAYLOR SWIFT, “Love Story” (steady, second week)
Album: Fearless (2008, Big Machine Records)
Peak: #1 for three weeks

Check back next Saturday for another Adam’s Top 40 Flashback and don’t forget to follow the blog by using the tab below or find PGTC on social media by clicking the “Get Social!” tab at the top of the page.

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of February 19, 2016

Fallin' through February.

Fallin’ through February.

Valentine’s Day and the GRAMMY Awards have come and gone, and though this New Music Friday update may not be as sweet as chocolates or win any awards, it’s still a solid one. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • YO GOTTI — The Art Of Hustle (iTunes)
    • He, and some other people, may be “Down In The DM”, but the 34-year-old rapper from Memphis is only headed up when it comes to the charts. In late 2013, his I Am album became his first top ten set on the Billboard 200, and this album could very well become his second. It features collaborations with Future, Lil Wayne and more.
  • JACK GARRATT — Phase (iTunes)
    • Garratt’s released a series of EPs since 2014, but Phase marks his first full-length set. Though he’s not had a huge radio or sales record yet, many of his songs have reacted well online, including “Worry”, which has accumulated a total of 16 million streams (and growing) on Spotify.
  • BJ THE CHICAGO KID — In My Mind (iTunes)
    • For two weeks during the summer of 2014, this Chicago singer was featured on an Urban radio #1 by Schoolboy Q titled “Studio”. Now, he’s on his own for his first major-label album.
  • More albums out this week: Lake Street Dive‘s Side Pony (iTunes), Mavis Staples‘s Livin’ On A High Note (iTunes), Monster Truck‘s Sittin’ Heavy (iTunes), Ra Ra Riot‘s Need Your Light (iTunes), Rick Springfield‘s Rocket Science (iTunes), Simple Plan‘s Taking One For The Team (iTunes), Sister Hazel‘s Lighter In The Dark (iTunes), Wolfmother‘s Victorious (iTunes), Young Dolph‘s King Of Memphis (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: Alex Newell‘s Power (iTunes), Christina Grimmie‘s Side A (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “2AM”, Bear Hands (iTunes)
  • “Beautiful Lies”, Birdy (iTunes)
  • “Good Girls Like”, Akon (iTunes)
  • “I Can’t Go On Without You”, Kaleo (iTunes)
  • “Inside Of Me”, 3 Doors Down (iTunes)
  • “It’s You”, ZAYN (iTunes)
  • “Keep Me Close”, The Boxer Rebellion (iTunes)
  • “L.A. Girlz”, Weezer (iTunes)
  • “Love Like That”, Mayer Hawthorne (iTunes)
  • “Mindful”, K. Michelle (iTunes)
  • “Sally”, Bibi Bourelly (iTunes)
  • “Scars”, Tove Lo (iTunes)
  • “Somebody Else”, The 1975 (iTunes)
  • “Steve McQueen”, Brian Fallon (iTunes)
  • “Stuck”, Day Wave (iTunes)
  • “The Pop Kids”, Pet Shop Boys (iTunes)
  • “Waves”, Kris Allen (iTunes)
  • “When You Love Someone”, James TW (iTunes)
  • “You Are My Sunshine”, Morgane and Chris Stapleton (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Bonnie Raitt, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The 1975 and more.

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2016 GRAMMY Awards: Adam Predicts The Winners

And the winner is...

And the winner is…

It’s almost time for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, airing live on CBS tonight at 8PM Eastern. We’ll witness greatness from a whole lot of acts, superstars and newcomers, all in the hunt for their chance to take home the big prize. Alabama Shakes, Chris StapletonKendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and The Weekend are among the performers for the big show, and rank among the nominees in a number of categories, many of which you’ll see below. From “Blank Space” to “Can’t Feel My Face”, this race is a cool chase. (I’ll leave the rhyming to them next time.)

At the same time that we’ll be celebrating the artists and music of the last year, it’s also been a rough year in terms of losses within the music community. Since December, those acts include names like Lemmy Kilmister, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Glenn Frey and Maurice White. Remember, that’s just in the last seven weeks. Many more musicians have passed since the last award show. It’ll be interesting to see how the committee responds with tribute performances and the In Memoriam section. I imagine it will be an especially sad one.

So, without further ado, here’s what I’m thinking for this year’s potential winners. Note that the choices I’ve predicted are in bold, with a spot marked “WINNER” below each category. Those blank slots will be updated once the actual winners are revealed in the Premiere Ceremony (3:30 – 6:30 Eastern, watch here) or on the CBS telecast. Though I’m not making a prediction for every single category, let’s hope I get some right…

THE BIG FOUR (with commentary)

Record Of The Year
“Really Love”, D’Angelo & The Vanguard
“Uptown Funk”, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space”, Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd

Four out of the five nominees in this category were mass appeal hits that topped both domestic and international charts, while it’s still a surprise to “Really Love” up for the award, even if it did have some success on the Urban AC listing. “Uptown Funk” seemed to cross over seamlessly from format to format, and its U.S. sales total is approaching seven million copies. Needless to say, a few members on the voting panel aren’t going to stop the majority of them from feeling totally funky during this GRAMMY season.

WINNER: “Uptown Funk”, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Album Of The Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

1989 and Beauty Behind The Madness are safe choices to win the award given how many hit singles each set has pumped out thus far. Swift’s effort, in particular, saw its first five singles go to #1 on the pop radio chart, and is currently certified 5x Platinum. It is entirely possible for them to pull off a win, but I’m more interested in the other three sets. I’ve gone back and forth between all of them, but Stapleton’s three wins at the CMA Awards and his momentum (at both radio and retail) since then give him my vote.

WINNER: Taylor Swift, 1989

Song Of The Year
“Alright”, Kendrick Lamar (Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams)
“Blank Space”, Taylor Swift (Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift)
“Girl Crush”, Little Big Town (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose)
“See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz)
“Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran (Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge)

If Record Of The Year has a strong chance of going “Uptown Funk”, this category will likely go to “Thinking Out Loud” (though it’s possible that Sheeran’s song could take home both.) It’s a well-crafted torch song, and one that continues to be bought and played on many different platforms. “Girl Crush” may also be in the running, as it won the same category at the CMA Awards, but it has a much better chance of scooping up a win in the Country field (where I am predicting at least one win for the Alabama quartet.)

WINNER: “Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran (Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge)

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Meghan Trainor
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly

This category is a tough one this year… well, for me, at least. Many people seem to think Trainor is a shoo-in for this category; I’m not one of them. She’s actually been nominated in similar categories on other U.S. shows and hasn’t won at all. If that does change for the GRAMMY Awards, it’ll be a good look for her new single in March and upcoming album later this year. However, I’m going to give this to Kelly. She’s not had the biggest radio airplay or single sales, but she’s liked by many audiences and does well live.

WINNER: Meghan Trainor

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Heartbeat Song”, Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do”, Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space”, Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd

WINNER: “Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Ship To Wreck”, Florence + The Machine
“Sugar”, Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk”, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood”, Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

WINNER: “Uptown Funk”, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Pop Vocal Album
Kelly Clarkson, Piece By Piece
Florence + The Machine, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
Mark Ronson, Uptown Special
Taylor Swift, 1989
James Taylor, Before This World

WINNER: Taylor Swift, 1989

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern
Bob Dylan, Shadows In The Night
Josh Groban, Stages
Seth MacFarlane, No One Ever Tells You
Barry Manilow with various artists, My Dream Duets

WINNER: Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap, The Silver Lining: The Songs Of Jerome Kern

DANCE/ELECTRONIC

Best Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need”, Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go”, The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me”, Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I)”, Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now”, Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

WINNER: “Where Are Ü Now”, Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Dance/Electronic Album
Caribou, Our Love
The Chemical Brothers, Born In The Echoes
Disclosure, Caracal
Jamie xx, In Colour
Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

WINNER: Skrillex and Diplo, Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü

ROCK

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight”, Alabama Shakes
“What Kind Of Man”, Florence + The Machine
“Something From Nothing”, Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s”, Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile”, Wolf Alice

WINNER: “Don’t Wanna Fight”, Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Song
“Don’t Wanna Fight”, Alabama Shakes (Alabama Shakes)
“Ex’s & Oh’s”, Elle King (Dave Bassett and Elle King)
“Hold Back The River”, James Bay (Iain Archer and James Bay)
“Lydia”, Highly Suspect (Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer and Johnny Stevens)
“What Kind Of Man”, Florence + The Machine (John Hill, Tom Hull and Florence Welch)

WINNER: “Don’t Wanna Fight”, Alabama Shakes (Alabama Shakes)

Best Rock Album
James Bay, Chaos And The Calm
Death Cab For Cutie, Kintsugi
Highly Suspect, Mister Asylum
Muse, Drones
Slipknot, .5: The Gray Chapter

WINNER: Muse, Drones

ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Music Album
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Björk, Vulnicura
My Morning Jacket, The Waterfall
Tame Impala, Currents
Wilco, Star Wars

WINNER: Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

R&B

Best R&B Performance
“If I Don’t Have You”, Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up”, Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater”, Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes”, Jeremih featuring J. Cole
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”, The Weeknd

WINNER: “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”, The Weeknd

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“He Is”, Faith Evans
“Little Ghetto Boy”, Lalah Hathaway
“Let It Burn”, Jazmine Sullivan
“Shame”, Tyrese
“My Favorite Part Of You”, Charlie Wilson

WINNER: “Little Ghetto Boy”, Lalah Hathaway

Best R&B Song
“Coffee”, Miguel (Brook Davis & Miguel Pimentel)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)”, The Weeknd (Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye)
“Let It Burn”, Jazmine Sullivan (Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan & Dwane M. Weir II)
“Really Love”, D’Angelo & The Vanguard (D’Angelo & Kendra Foster)
“Shame”, Tyrese (Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson & DJ Rogers Jr.)

WINNER: “Really Love”, D’Angelo & The Vanguard (D’Angelo & Kendra Foster)

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness
Lianne La Havas, Blood
Miguel, Wildheart
Kehlani, You Should Be Here
The Internet, Ego Death

WINNER: The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness

Best R&B Album
Leon Bridges, Coming Home
D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Black Messiah
Andra Day, Cheers To The Fall
Jazmine Sullivan, Reality Show
Charlie Wilson, Forever Charlie

WINNER: D’Angelo & The Vanguard, Black Messiah

RAP

Best Rap Performance
“Apparently”, J. Cole
“Back To Back”, Drake
“Trap Queen”, Fetty Wap
“Alright”, Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter”, Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne
“All Day”, Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

WINNER: “Alright”, Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“One Man Can Change The World”, Big Sean featuring Kanye West & John Legend
“Glory”, Common featuring John Legend
“Classic Man”, Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
“These Walls”, Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only”, Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown

WINNER: “These Walls”, Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat

Best Rap Song
“All Day”, Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney (Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans and Cydel Young)
“Alright”, Kendrick Lamar (Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams)
“Energy”, Drake (Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels and Phillip Thomas)
“Glory”, Common featuring John Legend (Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith and John Stephens)
“Trap Queen”, Fetty Wap (Tony Fadd and Willie J. Maxwell)

WINNER: “Alright”, Kendrick Lamar (Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams)

Best Rap Album
J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Dr. Dre, Compton
Drake, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly
Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

WINNER: Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly

COUNTRY

Best Country Solo Performance
“Burning House”, Cam
“Traveller”, Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns”, Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”, Keith Urban
“Chances Are”, Lee Ann Womack

WINNER: “Traveller”, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Stay A Little Longer”, Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You”, Joey + Rory
“The Driver”, Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
“Girl Crush”, Little Big Town
“Lonely Tonight”, Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe

WINNER: “Girl Crush”, Little Big Town

Best Country Song
“Chances Are”, Lee Ann Womack (Hayes Carll)
“Diamond Rings And Old Barstools”, Tim McGraw featuring Catherine Dunn (Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton)
“Girl Crush”, Little Big Town (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose)
“Hold My Hand”, Brandy Clark (Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones)
“Traveller”, Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton)

WINNER: “Girl Crush”, Little Big Town (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose)

Best Country Album
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Little Big Town, Pain Killer
Ashley Monroe, The Blade
Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
Chris Stapleton, Traveller

WINNER: Chris Stapleton, Traveller

MUSICAL THEATER

Best Musical Theater Album
An American in Paris
Fun Home
Hamilton
The King And I
Something Rotten!

WINNER: Hamilton

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Visual Media
Empire: Season 1
Fifty Shades Of Grey
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Pitch Perfect 2
Selma

WINNER: Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Best Song Written For Visual Media
Fifty Shades Of Grey: “Earned It”, The Weeknd (Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville & Abel Tesfaye)
Selma: “Glory”, Common featuring John Legend (Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens)
Fifty Shades Of Grey: “Love Me Like You Do”, Ellie Goulding (Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Lo, Ali Payami & Ilya Salmanzadeh)
Furious 7: “See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth (Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charlie Puth & Cameron Thomaz)
The Hunting Ground: “Til It Happens To You”, Lady Gaga (Lady Gaga & Diane Warren)

WINNER: Selma: “Glory”, Common featuring John Legend (Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith & John Stephens)

PRODUCER

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Jeff Bhasker
Dave Cobb
Diplo
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

WINNER: Jeff Bhasker

REMIXER

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
“Berlin By Overnight (CFCF Remix)”, Daniel Hope
“Hold On (Fatum Remix)”, JES, Shant & Clint Maximus
“Runaway (U & I) (Kaskade Remix)”, Galantis
“Say My Name (RAC Remix)”, Odesza featuring Zyra
“Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

WINNER: “Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”, Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Music Video
“LSD”, A$AP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)”, The Dead Weather
“Alright”, Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood”, Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom”, Pharrell Williams

WINNER: “Bad Blood”, Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Film
James Brown, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Foo Fighters, Sonic Highways
Nina Simone, What Happened, Miss Simone?
Roger Waters, The Wall
Amy Winehouse, Amy

WINNER: Amy Winehouse, Amy

Once again, the GRAMMY Awards air live at 8PM Eastern (5PM Pacific) on CBS. Enjoy the show and check back for the results!

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