Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, the Weeknd win early Grammys

16 February 2016
Kendrick Lamar walked away from the Grammys pre-telecast with four awards, while Alabama Shakes, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd won two awards each.


All four acts are nominated for album of the year. The fifth nominee, Chris Stapleton, won best country solo performance for "Traveller".

The early Grammy wins were a first for Alabama Shakes, Stapleton and Weeknd. It also marked a first for Justin Bieber: He won best dance recording for "Where Are U Now," collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo.

Ed Sheeran and Pitbull also won their first Grammys Tuesday morning.

Lamar's wins included best rap song, rap performance, rap/sung collaboration and music video, which he shared with Swift for "Bad Blood." He walked into the Grammys with the most nominations - 11.

See the full list of winners below. 

This post will be updated as winners are announced.

Best Rap Album

To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar

Best Pop Vocal Album

1989, Taylor Swift

Song of the Year

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

Best Country Album

Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Best Dance Recording

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

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, Skrillex and Diplo

Best Country Solo Performance

“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

Best Country Song

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Birdman, Antonio Sanchez

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“Glory,” Common and John Legend

Best Music Video

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Film


Best Rap Song

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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

Best Rap Performance

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

Best Rock Song

“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes

Best Alternative Music Album

 Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes

Best Rock Album

Drones, Muse

Best R&B Album

Black Messiah, D’Angelo and the Vanguard 

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Best R&B Song

“Really Love,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard

Best R&B Performance

“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker