David Bowie’s ‘★’ wins all five nominated GRAMMYs

A host of Sony Music artists were recognised for their outstanding achievements at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles, with David Bowie’s ★ celebrating a clean sweep.

David Bowie was posthumously honoured with all five awards for which he was nominated: Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance and Best Alternative Music Album, plus Best Recording Package and Best Engineered Album Non-Classical.

Beyoncé won Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Music Video, while newcomer Maren Morris took home Best Country Performance.

Other honoured artists included Cage The Elephant, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Kirk Franklin, Maxwell, Pentatonix & Dolly PartonSolangeJustin Timberlake and The Chainsmokers featuring Daya.

Many Sony Music artists took the stage for live performances, including a number of unique collaborations. The Weeknd and Daft Punk teamed up for a medley of I Feel It Coming/Starboy followed by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood performing The Fighter. Beyoncé gave a breathtaking performance of Love Drought and Sandcastles that ended with a standing ovation. Maren Morris and Alicia Keys teamed up for Morris’ Once, which likewise brought the audience to its feet. Adele took to the stage for a touching tribute to the late George Michael, performing Fastlove. A Tribe Called Quest tapped Anderson .Paak to perform an electric medley of Award Tour, Movin’ Backwards and We The People. Pentatonix performed a rendition of Michael Jackson’s ABC. Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin and Tamela Mann performed a show-stopping medley of All We Got and How Great. And John Legend sang the touching God Only Knows with The Color Purple’s Cynthia Erivo to set up the In Memoriam segment.

Congratulations to all our winners! The full Grammy Awards ceremony makes its UK television debut tonight – tune into 4Music at 8pm.

Best Dance Recording:

Don’t Let Me Down — The Chainsmokers featuring Daya

Best Rock Performance:

★ — David Bowie

Best Rock Song:

Blackstar — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)

Best Rock Album:

Tell Me I’m Pretty — Cage The Elephant

Best Alternative Music Album:

★ — David Bowie

Best R&B Performance:

Cranes in the Sky — Solange

Best R&B Song:

Lake By the Ocean — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell)

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Lemonade — Beyoncé

Best Country Solo Performance:

My Church — Maren Morris

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

Jolene — Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton

Best Gospel Performance/Song:

God Provides — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter

Best Gospel Album:

Losing My Religion — Kirk Franklin

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media:

Miles Ahead — Miles Davis & Various Artists)

Best Song Written For Visual Media:

Can’t Stop The Feeling! — Max Martin, Shellback & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Zooey Deschanel, Walt Dohrn, Ron Funches, Caroline Hjelt, Aino Jawo, Christopher Mintz-Plasse & Kunal Nayyar), Track from: Trolls

Best Recording Package:

★ — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)

Best Historical Album:

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 (Collector’s Edition) — Steve Berkowitz & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Mark Wilder, mastering engineer (Bob Dylan)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical:

★ — David Bowie, Tom Elmhirst, Kevin Killen & Tony Visconti, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (David Bowie)

Best Music Video:

Formation — Beyoncé

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