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Grammys 2016: Winners and Losers So Far

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It's easy to watch the Grammys and not really care who wins. First, there are 83 awards total, which is too many of most things, especially awards. Second, the nominee calendar, which the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences sets, makes it so artists, singles, and albums released in 2014 may be honored. This Grammy year runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, which explains why Taylor Swift's 1989 is nominated for Album of the Year. When was the last time you thought about 1989?

There will be exciting moments, however, since Kendrick Lamar is nominated for a total of 11 awards. See below, for a selection of the awards, which we're updating live, and check out the red carpet and the best performances from the likes of Adele, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Skrillex all night long.

Record of the Year

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, "Really Love"

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

The Weeknd, "Can't Feel My Face"

Album of the Year

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Taylor Swift, 1989

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Taylor Swift, "Blank Space"

Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud"

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)"

Skrillex and Diplo With Justin Bieber, "Where Are Ü Now"

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

Meghan Trainor

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 Rap Album

J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive

Dr. Dre, Compton

Drake, If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly

Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"

Florence and the Machine, "What Kind of Man"

Foo Fighters, "Something From Nothing"

Elle King, "Ex's & Oh's"

Wolf Alice, "Mona Lisa Smile"

Best Music Video

ASAP Rocky, "LSD"

The Dead Weather, "I Feel Love"

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Pharrell Williams, "Freedom"

Best Country Album

Sam Hunt, Montevallo

Little Big Town, Pain Killer

Ashley Monroe, The Blade

Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material

Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Florence and the Machine, "Ship to Wreck"

Maroon 5, "Sugar"

Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"

Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Bad Blood"

Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Best Rap Performance

J. Cole, "Apparently"

Drake, "Back to Back"

Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"

Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"

Nicki Minaj feat. Drake and Lil Wayne, "Truffle Butter"

Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney, "All Day"

Best Musical Theater Album

An American In Paris

Fun Home

Hamilton

The King and I

Something Rotten!