Inside the 2016 Grammy Awards, By Adrienne Papp

By Adrienne Papp

Music fans got a big treat during the broadcast of the 58th Grammy Awards on Monday. It was a night when all of the industry’s biggest performers put on a stellar show and also a display of the breadth of talent and rich diversity in contemporary .

Unlike the movie business, where there has been criticism of the lack of diversity in Oscar-nominated talent, the Recording Academy showcased the wide range – and shades – of talent who have created excitement in recorded during a live broadcast lasting 3 1/2 hours from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Screenshot 2016-02-23 00.30.19

Grammy Awards are awarded by the Recording Academy, which has about 22,000 professional members including musicians, managers, producers, engineers, record company executives and other industry professionals. About 13,000 of those are voting members who determine the outcome of the annual awards. To be eligible for an award in 2016, recordings had to be released between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 30, 2015.

Big winners included Taylor Swift added three more Grammys to her already enviable collection, including album of the year for her blockbuster “1989” album.

When Swift’s name was called as album of the year winner, she rose from her seat, went over to Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, her most serious completion for the award and gave him a hug, then took the stage and addressed the theme of female artists and the extra challenges they often face in a male-dominated industry. Meghan Trainor took the award for best new artist and Ed Sheeran won for best song. As for performers, Adele grappled with some audio deficiencies and ‘Hamilton’ measured up to its huge popularity on Broadway, but Kendrick Lamar’s dynamic performance was the show-stealer and most talked about performance of the night.

In accepting he award for best album, Taylor Swift gave an inspiring speech that seemed a rebuttal to Kanye West and his references to her. “As the first woman to win album of the year twice, I want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to undermine your success or who will try to take credit for your accomplishments or your fame,” Swift said. This not-so-subtle reply to rapper Kanye West, who implies in his lyrics that he made her famous. “But if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you,” she continued, “and someday when you get where you are going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world.”

In other key awards, the big dance hit “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars was named record of the year, and British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran took home the song of the year trophy for his homage to lasting love, “Thinking Out Loud.”

The theme of diversity continued through the night, with host LL Cool J saying “With all that divides us today, our shared love of unites us.” During the program the Grammy show emcee was joined by the host of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” to present a tribute to R&B-pop singer-songwriter Lionel Richie with a medley of his hits by John Legend, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan, Meghan Trainor, Tyrese Gibson and Richie, who hasn’t lost any of his vocal abilities.

Two of the show’s most powerful performances dealt with the repercussions of race, with a remote telecast from the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York, where the cast of the hit hip-hop al “Hamilton” performed the Grammy broadcast opening number live, and Lamar’s own dramatic performance of two songs from his Grammy-nominated “To Pimp a Butterfly” album.

During his performance, Lamar rapped in front of a group of dancers and singers outfitted in prison blues and shackled in chains on a prison cell set. He angrily delivered the lyrics of “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright,” hammering out rhymes about “the hatred for the world to see,” and defiant refrain of “We gon be alright.”

Lamar took home the Grammy for rap album, one of eight of the biggest awards handed out on camera, among the more than 80 total categories for 2016.

Swift, who had seven nominations, collected two early in the show, winning for best   Grammy with her big production performance of “Bad Blood.” Swift also was nominated in three of the four major categories, with nods for best record, album and song. That put her in competition with her friend and occasional collaborator Ed Sheeran, whose latest album “X” put him in the running with her in each of the three major categories.

The broadcast also featured several tributes to musicians who had recently passed, including tributes to David Bowie (by Lady Gaga), Glenn Frey (Jackson Browne and surviving members of the Eagles performing “Take It Easy”), B.B. King (by Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton and Gary Clarke Jr.) and Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister (saluted by newly assembled “super group” Hollywood Vampires comprised of Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and guitarist Joe Perry of Aerosmith).

Veteran singer-guitarist Glen Campbell’s struggles with Alzheimer’s disease has recently generated a lot of public awareness for his plight, and the companion album to the film documenting his battle with Alzheimer’s, “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me,” took the Grammy award for best compilation soundtrack.


List of nominees and winners:


Record of the Year


“Really Love,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard

WINNER: “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face,” the Weeknd


Album of the Year


“Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes

“To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar

“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

WINNER: “1989,” Taylor Swift

“Beauty Behind the Madness,” the Weeknd


Song of the Year
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“Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

“Blank Space,” Max Martin, Shellback and Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

“See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth)

WINNER: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)



New Artist


Courtney Barnett

James Bay

Sam Hunt

Tori Kelly

WINNER: Meghan Trainor


Pop Solo Performance


“Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson

“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding

WINNER: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift

“Can’t Feel My Face,” the Weeknd




Pop Duo/Group Performance


“Ship to Wreck,” Florence + the Machine

“Sugar,” Maroon 5

WINNER: “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars

“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar

“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth


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WINNER: “The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap

“Shadows in the Night,” Bob Dylan

“Stages,” Josh Groban

“No One Ever Tells You,” Seth MacFarlane

“My Dream Duets,” Barry Manilow (and Various Artists)


Pop Vocal Album


“Piece by Piece,” Kelly Clarkson

“How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful,” Florence + the Machine

” Uptown Special,” Mark Ronson

WINNER: “1989,” Taylor Swift

“Before This World,” James Taylor




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“We’re All We Need,” Above & Beyond featuring Zoe Johnston

“Go,” the Chemical Brothers

“Never Catch Me,” Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar

“Runaway (U & I),” Galantis

WINNER: “Where Are U Now,” Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber


Dance/Electronic Album


“Our Love,” Caribou

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“Born in the Echoes,” the Chemical Brothers

“Caracal,” Disclosure

“In Colour,” Jamie XX

WINNER: “Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U,” Skrillex and Diplo





Contemporary Instrumental Album


“Guitar in the Space Age!,” Bill Frisell

“Love Language,” Wouter Kellerman

“Afrodeezia,” Marcus Miller

WINNER: “Sylva,” Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest

“The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter IV,” Kirk Whalum




Rock Performance


WINNER: “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes

“What Kind Of Man,” Florence + the Machine

“Something From Nothing,” Foo Fighters

“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King “Moaning Lisa Smile,” Wolf Alice


Metal Performance


“Identity,” August Burns Red

WINNER: “Cirice,” Ghost

“512,” Lamb Of God

“Thank You,” Sevendust

“Custer,” Slipknot


Rock Song


WINNER: “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes, songwriters (Alabama Shakes)

“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Dave Bassett and Elle King, songwriters (Elle King)

“Hold Back the River,” Iain Archer and James Bay, songwriters (James Bay)

“Lydia,” Richard Meyer, Ryan Meyer and Johnny Stevens, songwriters (Highly Suspect)

“What Kind of Man,” John Hill, Tom Hull and Florence Welch, songwriters (Florence + the Machine)


Rock Album


“Chaos and the Calm,” James Bay

“Kintsugi,” Death Cab for Cutie

“Mister Asylum,” Highly Suspect

WINNER: “Drones,” Muse

” .5: The Gray Chapter,” Slipknot




Alternative Album


WINNER: “Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes

“Vulnicura,” Björk

“The Waterfall,” My Morning Jacket

“Currents,” Tame Impala

“Star Wars,” Wilco




R&B Performance


“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton

“Rise Up,” Andra Day

“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote

“Planes,” Jeremih featuring J. Cole

WINNER: “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” the Weeknd


Traditional R&B Performance


“He Is,” Faith Evans :

WINNER: “Little Ghetto Boy,” Lalah Hathaway

“Let It Burn,” Jazmine Sullivan

“Shame,” Tyrese

“My Favorite Part of You,” Charlie Wilson


R&B Song
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“Coffee,” Brook Davis and Miguel Pimentel, songwriters (Miguel)

“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville and Abel Tesfaye, songwriters (the Weeknd)

“Let It Burn,” Kenny B. Edmonds, Jazmine Sullivan and Dwane M. Weir II, songwriters (Jazmine Sullivan)

WINNER: “Really Love,” D’Angelo and Kendra Foster, songwriters (D’Angelo and the Vanguard)

“Shame,” Warryn Campbell, Tyrese Gibson and DJ Rogers Jr., songwriters (Tyrese)


Urban Contemporary Album


“Ego Death,” the Internet

“You Should Be Here,” Kehlani

“Blood,” Lianne La Havas

“Wildheart,” Miguel

WINNER: “Beauty Behind the Madness,” the Weeknd



R&B Album


“Coming Home,”   Leon Bridges

WINNER: “Black Messiah,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard

“Cheers to the Fall,” Andra Day

“Reality Show,” Jazmine Sullivan

“Forever Charlie,” Charlie Wilson




Rap Performance


“Apparently,” J. Cole”Back to Back,” Drake

“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

WINNER: “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar

“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne

“All Day,” Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney


Rap/Sung Collaboration


“One Man Can Change the World,” Big Sean featuring Kanye West and John Legend

“Glory,” Common and John Legend

“Classic Man,” Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur

WINNER: “These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat

“Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown


Rap Song


“All Day,” Ernest Brown, Tyler Bryant, Sean Combs, Mike Dean, Rennard East, Noah Goldstein, Malik Yusef Jones, Karim Kharbouch, Allan Kyariga, Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, Victor Mensah, Charles Njapa, Che Pope, Patrick Reynolds, Allen Ritter, Kanye West, Mario Winans and Cydel Young (Kanye West featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney)


WINNER: “Alright,” Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears and Pharrell Williams (Kendrick Lamar)


“Energy,” Richard Dorfmeister, A. Graham, Markus Kienzl, M. O’Brien, M. Samuels and Phillip Thomas (Drake)


“Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith and John Stephens (Common and John Legend)


“Trap Queen,” Tony Fadd and Willie J. Maxwell (Fetty Wap)


Rap Album


“2014 Forest Hills Drive,” J. Cole

“Compton,” Dr. Dre

“If Youre Reading This Its Too Late,” Drake

WINNER: “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar

“The Pinkprint,” Nicki Minaj




Country Solo Performance


“Burning House,” Cam

WINNER: “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood

“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban

“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack


Country Duo/Group Performance


“Stay a Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne

“If I Needed You,” Joey+Rory

“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay

WINNER: “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe


Country Song


“Chances Are,” Hayes Carll (Lee Ann Womack)

“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Jonathan Singleton (Tim McGraw)

WINNER: “Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose (Little Big Town)

“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark and Mark Stephen Jones (Brandy Clark)

“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton)


Country Album


“Montevallo,” Sam Hunt

“Pain Killer,” Little Big Town

“The Blade,” Ashley Monroe

“Pageant Material,” Kacey Musgraves

WINNER: “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton




New Age Album


WINNER: “Grace,” Paul Avgerinos

“Bhakti Without Borders,” Madi Das

“Voyager,” Catherine Duc

“Love,” Peter Kater

“Asia Beauty,” Ron Korb




Improvised Jazz Solo


“Giant Steps,” Joey Alexander

WINNER: “Cherokee,” Christian McBride

“Arbiters if Evolution,” Donny McCaslin

“Friend or Foe,” Joshua Redman

“Past Present,” John Scofield


Jazz Vocal Album


“Many a New Day: Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein,” Karrin Allyson

“Find a Heart,” Denise Donatelli

“Flirting With Disaster,” Lorraine Feather

“Jamison,” Jamison Ross

WINNER: “For One to Love,” Cécile McLorin Salvant


Jazz Instrumental Album


“My Favorite Things,” Joey Alexander

“Breathless,” Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective

“Covered: Recorded Live at Capitol Studios,” Robert Glasper and the Robert Glasper Trio

“Beautiful Life,” Jimmy Greene

WINNER: “Past Present,” John Scofield


Large Jazz Ensemble Album


“Lines Of Color,” Gil Evans Project

“Köln,” Marshall Gilkes & WDR Big Band

“Cuba: The Conversation Continues,” Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

WINNER: “The Thompson Fields,” Maria Schneider Orchestra

“Home Suite Home,” Patrick Williams


Latin Jazz Album


WINNER: “Made in Brazil,” Eliane Elias

“Impromptu,” the Rodriguez Brothers

“Suite Caminos,” Gonzalo Rubalcaba

“Intercambio,” Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

“Identities Are Changeable,” Miguel Zenón




Gospel Performance/Song


“Worth [Live],” Anthony Brown and Group Therapy

WINNER: “Wanna Be Happy?,” Kirk Franklin

“Intentional,” Travis Greene

“How Awesome Is Our God [Live],” Israel and Newbreed featuring Yolanda Adams; Neville Diedericks, Israel Houghton and Meleasa Houghton, songwriters

“Worth Fighting For [Live],” Brian Courtney Wilson; Aaron Lindsey and Brian Courtney Wilson, songwriters




Contemporary Christian Performance/Song


WINNER: “Holy Spirit,” Francesca Battistelli


“Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains),” Crowder; Ed Cash, David Crowder and Seth Philpott, songwriters


“Because He Lives (Amen),” Matt Maher


“Soul on Fire,” Third Day featuring All Sons & Daughters; Tai Anderson, Brenton Brown, David Carr, Mark Lee, Matt Maher and Mac Powell, songwriters


“Feel It,” Tobymac featuring Mr. Talkbox; Cary Barlowe, David Arthur Garcia and Toby McKeehan, songwriters


Gospel Album


“Destined to Win [Live],” Karen Clark Sheard

“Living It,” Dorinda Clark-Cole

“One Place Live,” Tasha Cobbs

WINNER: “Covered: Alive in Asia [Live] (Deluxe),” Israel & Newbreed

“Life : Stage Two,” Jonathan McReynolds


Contemporary Christian Album


“Whatever the Road,” Jason Crabb

“How Can It Be,” Lauren Daigle

“Saints and Sinners,” Matt Maher

WINNER: “This Is Not a Test,” Tobymac

“Love Ran Red,” Chris Tomlin


Roots Gospel Album


WINNER: “Still Rockin’ My Soul,” the Fairfield Four

“Pray Now,” Karen Peck and New River

“Directions Home (Songs We Love, Songs You Know),” Point of Grace




Latin Pop Album


“Terral,” Pablo Alborán

“Healer,” Alex Cuba

WINNER: “A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition),” Ricky Martin

“Sirope,” Alejandro Sanz

“Algo Sucede,” Julieta Venegas


Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album


“Amanecer,” Bomba Estereo

“Mondongo,” La Cuneta Son Machín

WINNER (TIE): “Hasta la Raíz,” Natalia Lafourcade

“Caja De Música,” Monsieur Periné

WINNER (TIE):”Dale,” Pitbull


Regional Mexican Album


“Mi Vicio Mas Grande,” Banda el Recodo De Don Cruz Lizarraga

“Ya Dime Adiós,” la Maquinaria Norteña

“Zapateando,” los Cojolites

WINNER: “Realidades, Deluxe Edition,” Los Tigres Del Norte

“Tradición, Arte y Pasión,” Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano


Tropical Latin Album


“Tributo a Los Compadres: No Quiero Llanto,” José Alberto “El Canario” and Septeto Santiaguero

WINNER: “Son De Panamá,” Rubén Blades with Roberto Delgado and Orchestra

“Presente Continuo,” Guaco

“Todo Tiene Su Hora,” Juan Luis Guerra 4.40

“Que Suenen Los Tambores,” Victor Manuelle




American Roots Performance


“And Am I Born to Die,” Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

“Born to Play Guitar,” Buddy Guy

“City of Our Lady,” the Milk Carton Kids

“Julep,” Punch Brothers

WINNER: “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean,” Mavis Staples


American Roots Song


“All Night Long,” Raul Malo (the Mavericks)

“The Cost of Living,” Don Henley and Stan Lynch (Don Henley and Merle Haggard)

“Julep,” Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile and Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers)

“The Traveling Kind,” Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris (Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell)

WINNER: “24 Frames,” Jason Isbell (Jason Isbell)



Americana Album


“The Firewatcher’s Daughter,” Brandi Carlile

“The Traveling Kind,” Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell

WINNER: “Something More Than Free,” Jason Isbell

“Mono,” the Mavericks

“The Phosphorescent Blues,” Punch Brothers


Bluegrass Album


“Pocket Full of Keys,” Dale Ann Bradley

“Before the Sun Goes Down,” Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley

“In Session,” Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver

“Man of Constant Sorrow,” Ralph Stanley and Friends

WINNER: “The Muscle Shoals Recordings,” the Steeldrivers


Blues Album


“Descendants of Hill Country,” Cedric Burnside Project

“Outskirts of Love,” Shemekia Copeland

WINNER: “Born to Play Guitar,” Buddy Guy

“Worthy,” Bettye LaVette

“Muddy Waters 100,” John Primer & Various Artists


Folk Album


“Wood, Wire & Words,” Norman Blake

WINNER: “Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn,” Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

“Tomorrow Is My Turn,” Rhiannon Giddens
“Servant of Love,” Patty Griffin

“Didn’t He Ramble,” Glen Hansard


Regional Roots Album


WINNER: “Go Go Juice,” Jon Cleary

“La La La La,” Natalie Ai Kamauu

“Kawaiokalena,” Keali’i Reichel

“Get Ready,” the Revelers

“Generations,” Windwalker and the MCW




Reggae Album

“Branches of the Same Tree,” Rocky Dawuni

“The Cure,” Jah Cure

“Acousticalevy,” Barrington Levy

“Zion Awake,” Luciano

WINNER: “Strictly Roots,” Morgan Heritage




World Album


“Gilbertos Samba Ao Vivo,” Gilberto Gil

WINNER: “Sings,” Angelique Kidjo

” From Inala,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo with Ella Spira and the Inala Ensemble

“Home,” Anoushka Shankar

“I Have No Everything Here,” Zomba Prison Project




Children’s Album


“¡Come Bien! Eat Right!,” José-Luis Orozco

“Dark Pie Concerns,” Gustafer Yellowgold

WINNER: “Home,” Tim Kubart

“How Great Can This Day Be,” Lori Henriques

“Trees,” Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly




Spoken Word Album


“Blood on Snow (Jo Nesbo),” Patti Smith

“Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, And Assorted Hijinks,” Dick Cavett

WINNER: “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety,” Jimmy Carter

“Patience and Sarah (Isabel Miller),” Janis Ian and Jean Smart

“Yes Please,” Amy Poehler (and Various Artists)




Comedy Album


“Back to the Drawing Board,” Lisa Lampanelli

“Brooklyn,” Wyatt Cenac

“Happy. And A Lot.,” Jay Mohr

“Just Being Honest,” Craig Ferguson

WINNER: “Live at Madison Square Garden,” Louis C.K.




al Theater Album


“An American in Paris”

“Fun Home”

WINNER: “Hamilton”

“The King and I”

“Something Rotten!”




Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media


“Empire: Season 1”

“Fifty Shades Of Grey”

WINNER: “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

“Pitch Perfect 2”



Score Soundtrack for Visual Media


WINNER: “Birdman,” Antonio Sanchez

“The Imitation Game,” Alexandre Desplat

“Interstellar,” Hans Zimmer

“The Theory of Everything,” Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Whiplash,” Justin Hurwitz


Song Written for Visual Media


“Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey),” Ahmad Balshe, Stephan Moccio, Jason Quenneville and Abel Tesfaye (the Weeknd, “Fifty Shades of Grey”)


WINNER: “Glory,” Lonnie Lynn, Che Smith and John Stephens (Common and John Legend, “Selma”)


“Love Me Like You Do,” Savan Kotecha, Max Martin, Tove Nilsson, Ali Payami and Ilya Salmanzadeh (Ellie Goulding, “Fifty Shades Of Grey”)


“See You Again,” Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth and Cameron Thomaz (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth, “Furious 7”)


“Til It Happens to You,” Lady Gaga and Diane Warren (Lady Gaga, “The Hunting Ground”)






“LSD,” ASAP Rocky; Dexter Navy, director; Shin Nishigaki, producer


“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” the Dead Weather; Cooper Roberts and Ian Schwartz, directors; Candice Dragonas and Nathan Scherrer, producers


“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar; the Little Homies & Colin Tilley, directors; Brandon Bonfiglio, Dave Free, Andrew Lerios and Luga Podesta, producers


WINNER: “Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift Featuring Kendrick Lamar; Joseph Kahn, director; Ron Morhoff, producer


“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams; Paul Hunter, director; Candice Dragonas and Nathan Scherrer, producers




“Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” James Brown; Alex Gibney, director; Peter Afterman, Blair Foster, Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman, producers


“Sonic Highways,” Foo Fighters; Dave Grohl, director; John Cutcliffe, John Silva, Gaby Skolnek and Kristen Welsh, producers


“What Happened, Miss Simone?” Nina Simone; Liz Garbus, director; Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Jayson Jackson and Justin Wilkes, producers

“The Wall,” Roger Waters; Sean Evans and Roger Waters, directors; Clare Spencer and Roger Waters, producers


WINNER: “Amy,” Amy Winehouse; Asif Kapadia, director; James Gay-Rees, producer


Adrienne Papp of Atlantic Publicity
Adrienne Papp of Atlantic Publicity

About the Author of This Article:  Adrienne Papp is a recognized journalist, economist and feature writer, who has written for many publications including Savoir; The Westside Today Publications ; such as Beverly Hills 90210; Malibu Beach; Santa Monica Sun; The Beverly Hills Times; Brentwood News; Bel-Air View ; Celebrity Society ; Celeb Staff It Magazine Chic Today LA2DAY West Side Today among many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity company, Atlantic Publicity and publishing house, Atlantic Publisher. Adrienne writes about world trends, Quantum Physics, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns Atlantic United Films that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. Spotlight News Magazine is owned by Atlantic Publicity that just opened a new extension to it : PublicityLosAngelesAdrienne Papp is a member of the International Press Academy.She is the Founder, CEO and President  of Youthful & Ageless ™, Bringing Information to Billions™, An Honorable Cause™ www.OurMediaVenuesAndCompanies.comAdrienne Papp of Atlantic Publicity



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About the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Author </a>of This Article: <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Adrienne Papp</a> is a recognized journalist, economist and feature writer, who has written for many publications including <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Savoir</a>; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Westside Today Publications</a> ; such as <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Beverly Hills 90210</a>; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Malibu Beach</a>; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Santa Monica S</a>u<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">n</a>; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">The Beverly Hills Times</a>; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Brentwood News</a>; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bel-Air View</a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> ; </a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Celebrity Society</a> ; <a href=",+Adrienne+Papp&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Celeb Staff </a>; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">It Magazine</a>;  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Chic Today</a>;  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">LA2DAY</a>;  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">West Side Today</a> among many others. She is the President and CEO of Los Angeles / New York-based publicity company, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publicity</a> and publishing house, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publisher</a>. Adrienne writes about world trends, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Quantum Physics</a>, entertainment and interviews celebrities, world leaders, inventors, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. She also owns <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic United Films</a> that produces and finances true stories made for theatrical release or the silver screen. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spotlight News Magazine</a> is owned by <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publicity</a> that just opened a new extension to it : <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">PublicityLosAngeles</a>. <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Adrienne Papp</a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> is a member of the </a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">International Press Academy</a>.She is the Founder, CEO and President  of <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Youthful & Ageless </a>™, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bringing Information to Billions</a>™, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">An Honorable Cause</a>™  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a>. www.<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publicity Articles</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Latest Ageless,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Events Photo Collection,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Linked In Profile,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Movie Data Base  Profile,</a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Twitter,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Instagram</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Youthful and Ageless Google+,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publicity Google+,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publisher Google+</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Adrienne Papp Google+,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Adrienne Papp Personal Google+</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spotlight News Magazine, </a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publicity Productions</a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Altitude,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Altitude Pacific, </a><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Atlantic Publicity Photography and Filming,</a> <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">About Adrienne Papp </a>  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">What Others Say</a>  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">AtlanticPublicitySEO</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BrilliantMarketing365</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">An Honorable Cause</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Academic Research</a>, <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Knighthood Today, </a>  <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"> Youthful and Ageless</a>™. She was knighted and became a Dame in 2010. Her official name is Lady Adrienne Papp and Dame Adrienne Papp. Voting Member of The International Press Academy and The Oscars: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is the Managing Editorial Director of The Beverly Hills Times Magazine, and Hollywood Weekly. She has a Master of Science in Economics majoring Logistics; an MBA Degree; An International Law, Trade and Finance Postgraduate: Marketing and Advertising Postgraduate from NYU and UCLA. Guest Professor at Oxford University; Director and Producer of TV and Airline On Camera Editorials; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Adrienne Papp Enterprises </a>

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