The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences’ annual Grammy Awards is more than just an evening of recognition for the music industry’s best and brightest. With red carpets patrolled by fashion police, to headline-making antics by celebrities, the Grammys are an icon in the zeitgeist. Discover Grammy winners and nominees with NPR Music’s groundbreaking coverage of emerging and legendary artists.
|Alabama Shakes: Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song and Best Alternative Music Album winner|
Nominated for six Grammy Awards, Alabama Shakes’ sophomore album, Sound & Color, took home “Best Rock Performance,” “Best Rock Song” and “Best Alternative Music Album.” Alabama Shakes have long been favorites of NPR Music, joining NPR member station KCRW for a First Listen Live session on the eve of their new album’s release. Later, NPR listeners selected Sound & Color as one of the top albums of 2015 in the annual All Songs Considered‘s listener poll. In January 2016, lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Brittany Howard spoke NPR’s Terry Gross on Fresh Air.
|Chris Stapleton: Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance winner|
Before legendary songwriter Chris Stapleton took home Grammys for “Best Country Album” and “Best Country Solo Performance,” he played an intimate set at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. NPR Music featured Stapleton, including his winning song Traveller, in a Tiny Desk Concert in November 2015.
|Hamilton: Best Musical Theatre Album winner|
Hamilton has taken Broadway by storm, winning not only critical acclaim, but also a Grammy for “Best Musical Theatre Album.” Before the highly anticipated cast recording was released, NPR listeners has exclusive access to the album with a First Listen.
|Christian McBride: Best Improvised Jazz Solo winner|
NPR Music fans are well aware that hosts and reporters are passionate about music. But few are as embedded in the music industry as Christian McBride, jazz virtuoso and host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Each episode, Jazz Night in America brings emerging and legendary artists for riveting conversation and memorable performances. Despite his demanding schedule, McBride found time to record “Cherokee,” 2016’s winner for “Best Improvised Jazz Solo,” his fifth Grammy award.
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|The Internet: Best Urban Contemporary Album nominee|
|Kacey Musgraves: Best Country Album nominee|
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