The 56th Annual Grammy Awards presentation was held on January 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show was broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT and was hosted for the third time by LL Cool J. The show was moved to January to avoid competing with the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, as was the case in 2010.
The eligibility period for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards was October 1, 2012, to September 30, 2013. The nominations were announced on December 6, 2013 during a live televised concert on CBS, The Grammy Nominations Concert Live – Countdown to Music's Biggest Night. Jay Z received the most nominations with nine. Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pharrell Williams each received seven nominations. Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams were nominated twice for both Album of the Year and Record of the Year. Sound engineer Bob Ludwig received the most nominations by a non-performing artist, with five.
Daft Punk won five awards, including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year, with Pharrell Williams, for "Get Lucky". Macklemore & Ryan Lewis won four trophies, including Best New Artist, and led an industry show of support for gay marriage with a performance of their song "Same Love" to accompany a mass wedding of gay and heterosexual couples, which was presided over by Queen Latifah. Lorde's "Royals" received awards for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Carole King was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on January 24, two days prior to the awards ceremony.
On June 4, 2013, the Recording Academy approved a number of changes recommended by its Awards & Nominations Committee, including adding a new category for Best Americana Song to the American Music field. This songwriters' award will encompass all the subgenres in this field such as Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk, and regional roots music. The Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance category was renamed Best Metal Performance and became a stand-alone category. Hard rock performances will now be screened in the Best Rock Performance category. The Music Video field will become the Best Music Video/Film field. Its two categories will be renamed: Best Short Form Music Video will now be known as Best Music Video and Best Long Form Music Video will change into Best Music Film. These changes bring the total number of categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards to 82, up from 81 at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
|56th Annual Grammy Awards|
|Date||January 26, 2014|
5:00–8:30 p.m. PST
|Location||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Hosted by||LL Cool J|
|Most awards||Daft Punk (5)|
|Most nominations||Jay-Z (9)|
|Viewership||28.5 million viewers.|
|"Drunk in Love"|
|"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"|
"Saturday in the Park"
Gary Clark, Jr.
|John Legend||"All of Me"|
|Taylor Swift||"All Too Well"|
"Just Give Me a Reason"
|Kacey Musgraves||"Follow Your Arrow"|
"Okie from Muskogee"
"Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"
"Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"
"Lose Yourself to Dance"
"Around the World"
|Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
"Open Your Heart"
|Billie Joe Armstrong
|Tribute to Phil Everly|
"When Will I Be Loved"
|Nine Inch Nails
Queens of the Stone Age
|"Copy of A"|
"My God Is the Sun"
The winners and nominees per category were:
Performers who are not eligible for an award (such as orchestras, soloists or choirs) are mentioned in parentheses
|Title||Artist||Record Label||Year of Release||Genre||Format|
|After the Gold Rush||Neil Young and Crazy Horse||Reprise||1970||Folk Rock||Album|
|All Things Must Pass||George Harrison||Apple||1970||Rock||Album|
|The Chicago Transit Authority||Chicago||Columbia||1969||Progressive Rock||Album|
|Cosmo's Factory||Creedence Clearwater Revival||Fantasy||1970||Rock||Album|
|Doc Watson||Doc Watson||Vanguard||1964||Folk||Album|
|"Fortunate Son"||Creedence Clearwater Revival||Fantasy||1969||Rock||Single|
|"Georgia on My Mind"||Hoagy Carmichael & his Orchestra (featuring Bix Beiderbecke on Cornet)||Victor||1930||Jazz||Single|
|"Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine"||James Brown||King||1970||Funk||Single|
|"Honky Tonk Women"||The Rolling Stones||London||1969||Hard Rock||Single|
|"Jolene"||Dolly Parton||RCA Nashville||1973||Country Pop||Single|
|The Joshua Tree||U2||Island||1987||Rock||Album|
|"Low Rider"||War||United Artists||1975||Funk||Single|
|Mary Poppins||Cast including Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber and others||Walt Disney||1964||Soundtrack||Album|
|"Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen"||Louis Armstrong||Decca||1938||Negro Spiritual||Single|
|"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"||B. J. Thomas||Scepter||1969||Easy Listening||Single|
|"Rapper's Delight"||The Sugarhill Gang||Sugar Hill||1979||Old-school hip hop||Single|
|Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet||Miles Davis & his Quintet||Prestige||1958||Jazz||Album|
|"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"||Gil Scott-Heron||Flying Dutchman||1971||Funk||Single|
|"Strange Things Happening Every Day"||Sister Rosetta Tharpe||Decca||1944||Negro Spiritual||Single|
|"Sweet Home Chicago"||Robert Johnson||Vocalion||1936||Blues||Single|
|"3 O'Clock Blues"||B.B. King||RPM||1951||R&B||Single|
|"Under the Boardwalk"||The Drifters||Atlantic||1964||Pop||Single|
|"Walk This Way"||Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith||Profile||1986||Rap Rock||Single|
|"(What a) Wonderful World"||Sam Cooke||Keen||1960||R&B||Single|
|Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More||Various Artists including John Sebastian, Joan Baez, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young||Cotillion||1970||Soundtrack||Album|
|"Yardbird Suite"||Charlie Parker & his Septet||Dial||1946||Bebop||Single|
The following artists received multiple nominations:
The following artists received multiple awards:
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards were the first in the show's history to incorporate comprehensive Live-GIF integration through Tumblr. Creative agency Deckhouse Digital was hired to facilitate the integration, producing more than 50 animated GIFs during the live broadcast and publishing them to the official Grammy tumblr page in real time. The images contributed to the more than 5.1 million reblogs and likes that Grammy related posts received on the blogging site, and the record breaking 34 million combined social media interactions related to the live broadcast.
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