The Grammys

The Grammys are tonight, but most of the awards are given out this afternoon. You can watch live here.

The Red Carpet begins at 3pm ET.

The full nominee list is here. Some of the major categories for tonight:[More...]

Album of the Year

  • The Blessed Unrest, Sara Bareilles
  • Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
  • Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar
  • The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Red, Taylor Swift

Record of the Year

  • Get Lucky, Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
  • Radioactive, Imagine Dragons
  • Royals, Lorde
  • Locked Out of Heaven, Bruno Mars
  • Blurred Lines, Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams

Song of the Year

  • Just Give Me A Reason, Pink
  • Locked Out Of Heaven, Bruno Mars
  • Roar, Katy Perry
  • Royals, Lorde
  • Same Love, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Best New Artist

  • James Blake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Ed Sheeran

Best Rock Song

  • Ain't Messin 'Round, Gary Clark Jr.
  • Cut Me Some Slack, Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney,
  • Doom and Gloom, Mick Jagger
  • God Is Dead? Black Sabbath
  • Panic Station, Matthew Bellamy (Muse)

Best Country Album

  • Night Train, Jason Aldean
  • Two Lanes Of Freedom, Tim McGraw
  • Same Trailer, Different Park, Kacey Musgraves
  • Based on a True Story, Blake Shelton
  • Red, Taylor Swift
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    I am much more interested (5.00 / 2) (#1)
    by Peter G on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 05:33:03 PM EST
    in the "minor" categories - folk music, world music, jazz and its subcategories, classical, etc. Looking forward to seeing all the nominess, and who were the winners, in categories like those.

    I thought I'd read the classical music Grammy (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 08:27:08 PM EST
    awards had been phased out. But googling reveals the awards are made b/4 the TV broadcast, not on camera.

    First on next year's memorial list... (5.00 / 1) (#9)
    by unitron on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 03:09:51 AM EST
    ...unfortunately, Pete Seger.

    Bless him ... I'm so glad he was with us (5.00 / 2) (#10)
    by christinep on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:26:56 AM EST
    all those years.  Pete Seeger ... a good person and a wonderful troubadour.

    Downton Abbey is almost on. (none / 0) (#3)
    by desertswine on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 08:55:50 PM EST
    Got my tea going.

    Imagine being able to tell your (none / 0) (#4)
    by Anne on Sun Jan 26, 2014 at 10:16:21 PM EST
    children you were married at the Grammys...that was quite a moment.

    One of the Grammys (none / 0) (#5)
    by lentinel on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 06:07:54 AM EST
    was for entrance into the Grammy Hall of Fame for the great jazz pianist and teacher Lennie Tristano. The album mentioned, "Crosscurrents" on Capitol records present the first examples of a group of musicians performing what became known as "free jazz".

    Lennie Tristano's titles, "Intuition" and "Digression" were recorded in 1949 - and were the first to offer a group of musicians improvising together without a preset melody or sequence of harmonic progression.

    And, most importantly, they are beautiful.

    He had not been given credit for this innovation until recently - kudos and lots of money directed instead to the likes of Ornette Coleman whose (imo) chaotic version of this art form wasn't presented until 10 years later.

    So it is with great art.
    It took 100 years for Bach to come to public awareness.
    It has taken about 60 some odd years to begin to set the record straight concerning the brilliance and beauty of the work of Lennie Tristano.

    There are other selections on this recording as well, and I recommend it highly to anyone interested in beautiful and original music. It is something you would not have heard before.

    Some great performances, (none / 0) (#6)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 01:26:30 PM EST
    and some really, really bad ones.

    Wow, nothing (none / 0) (#7)
    by Mikado Cat on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 03:08:49 PM EST
    I listen to, or want to with few exceptions.

    Last night I was listening to David Alvin, Boz Scaggs, and Toto IV.

    Another Dave Alvin fan! (none / 0) (#8)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 03:11:48 PM EST

    Toto Factoid (none / 0) (#11)
    by ScottW714 on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 09:39:58 AM EST
    They are the back up band on the song "We are the World", which included singers like Michael Jackson(+4 siblings), Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Diana Ross, Cyndi Lauper, Bruce Springsteen, Smokey Robinson, Bob Dylan, and for some insane reason, Dan Aykroyd.

    Factoid error (none / 0) (#12)
    by CoralGables on Tue Jan 28, 2014 at 10:44:25 AM EST
    I believe only one member of Toto (David Paich) was part of the backup band for We Are The World.