Grammy Awards : 2016

Grammy Awards : 2016

Grammy Awards 2016The 58th Annual Grammy Awards (Grammy Awards 2016) were held on February 15, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The ceremony recognizes the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which was from October 1, 2014, to September 30, 2015. The “pre-telecast” ceremony, officially known as the Premiere Ceremony, in which the majority of awards were presented, was held at the nearby Microsoft Theater. It was the sixteenth Grammy ceremony to be held at the Staples Center, tying the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for hosting the most Grammy ceremonies. It also marks the latest date for a Grammy ceremony since 2003, which were held on February 23.

Nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony were announced on December 7, 2015. Kendrick Lamar received the most nominations with 11. For the latter, he went on to pass Eminem as the rapper with the most nominations in a single night, and second overall behind Michael Jackson (12 nominations in 1984). Taylor Swift and The Weeknd received seven nominations each. Producer Max Martin received the most nominations for a non-performing artist, with six. LL Cool J hosted for the fifth straight year. Gwen Stefani‘s “Make Me Like You” music video was acted out, filmed and broadcast live during a four-minute Grammys commercial break on CBS.

Nominees and Winners in ROCK & METAL category –


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


Best Metal Performance :

“Cirice” – Ghost

“Identity” – August Burns Red

“512” – Lamb of God

“Thank You” – Sevendust

“Custer” – Slipknot


Best Rock Song :

“Don’t Wanna Fight” – Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)

“Ex’s & Oh’s” – Dave Bassett & Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)

“Hold Back the River” – Iain Archer & James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)

“Lydia” – Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer & Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

“What Kind of Man” – John Hill, Tom Hull & Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + The Machine)


Best Rock Album :

Drones – Muse

Chaos and the Calm – James Bay

Kintsugi – Death Cab for Cutie

Mister Asylum – Highly Suspect

.5: The Gray Chapter – Slipknot


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