And the winner is…

Tonight is the 58th annual Grammy Awards — well, awards have been given out since 1PM PST when the ceremony started in Los Angeles. FACT will be live-updating the winners of the televised presentation, where we’ll watch Taylor Swift (who has already won Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989) duke it out with Kendrick Lamar for Album of the Year.

Lamar has been nominated for eleven awards, including Best Dance Recording for his cameo on Flying Lotus’ ‘Never Catch Me’. Other odd noms of note: Paul McCartney’s contribution to Kanye West’s ‘All Day’ for Best Rap Performance. Yes, a Beatle could an award for a rap track. What a time to be alive, indeed.


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

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

Best Dance Recording
Above & Beyond Feat. Zoë Johnston – ‘We’re All We Need’
The Chemical Brothers – ‘Go’
Flying Lotus Feat. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Never Catch Me’
Galantis – ‘Runaway (U & I)’
Jack Ü Feat. Justin Bieber – ‘Where Are Ü Now’

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

Best R&B Song
Miguel – ‘Coffee’
The Weeknd – ‘Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)’
Jazmine Sullivan – ‘Let It Burn’
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – ‘Really Love’
Tyrese – ‘Shame’

Best Urban Contemporary Album
The Internet – Ego Death
Kehlani – You Should Be Here
Lianne La Havas – Blood
Miguel – Wildheart
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

Best Metal Performance
August Burns Red – ‘Identity’
Ghost – ‘Cirice’
Lamb Of God – ‘512’
Sevendust – ‘Thank You’
Slipknot – ‘Custer’

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

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

Best Rap Performance
J. Cole – ‘Apparently’
Drake – ‘Back To Back’
Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Nicki Minaj Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne – ‘Truffle Butter’
Kanye West Feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney – ‘All Day’

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

Best Rap Song
Drake – ‘Energy’
Fetty Wap – ‘Trap Queen’
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Common & John Legend — ‘Glory’
Kanye West Feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, & Paul McCartney – ‘All Day’

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

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

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

Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’
Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’
Little Big Town – ‘Girl Crush’
Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth – ‘See You Again’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

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

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

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes – Sound & Colour
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Taylor Swift – 1989
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness

Record of the Year
D’Angelo & The Vanguard ‘Really Love’
Mark Ronson Feat. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’
Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Taylor Swift – ‘Blank Space’
The Weeknd – ‘Can’t Feel My Face’



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