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Grammys 2016: Elite Daily's Live Blog From The Media Center


The 58th Annual Grammy Awards premiered live on Monday, February 15 at 5 pm PST / 8 pm ET. In the hours leading up to the national telecast, 75 winners were awarded gramophones to kick off Music's Biggest Night.

Taylor Swift took home the first award, Best Pop Vocal Album, and second-to-last last award, Album Of The Year, for 1989.

During the live show, eight winners were named among a number of performances including Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Miguel, Alabama Shakes, Justin Bieber, Diplo, Skrillex, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Travis Barker, Rihanna, Adele, The Weeknd, the cast of “Hamilton” on Broadway, Sam Hunt, Tori Kelly, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, James Bay and Andra Day.

Below is the live blog from the media center on February 15.

UPDATE: President/CEO of The Recording Academy Ken Portnow said Lauryn Hill was invited by The Weeknd to sing a duet on "In The Night," and after rehearsing the performance several times, Hill ultimately did not show up.

UPDATE: President/CEO of The Recording Academy Ken Portnow addressed that glitch during Adele's highly-anticipated performance:

UPDATE: Alabama Shakes lead singer Brittany Howard on the topic of pay-to-listen versus free music streaming:

UPDATE: Chris Stapleton said it took him 15 years to complete the track list for his breakout album, Traveller, which won Best Country Album, as well as Best Country Solo Performance for "Traveller."

UPDATE: Meghan Trainor on winning Best New Artist:

UPDATE: Upon winning the award for Best Album of The Year for 1989, Taylor Swift took the stage to make a strong statement eluding to the recent controversy with Kanye West. She said,

UPDATE: Lady Gaga pays tribute to David Bowie, an ethereal musical experience made possible by Intel technologies. The press release reads,

UPDATE: A press release from Rihanna's representation reads,

UPDATE: Kendrick Lamar takes the stage to deliver a powerful performance and important message, "We gon' be alright."

UPDATE: Stevie Wonder teases co-presenters of Song Of The Year,

He continued on a more serious note before announcing Ed Sheeran and the songwriters of "Thinking Out Loud" as the winner,

UPDATE: Rihanna cancels 2016 Grammys performance of "Kiss It Better" due to illness.

UPDATE: Chris Stapleton wins Best Country Album for Traveller, and starts his speech,

UPDATE: Producer Ron Mohrhoff on shooting Best Music Video winner "Bad Blood" by Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar:


Best New Age Album winner Paul Avgerinos defines what "new age" music means to him:

Get the full list of Grammys 2016 winners here.