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Mon January 27, 2014
BPR's 2014 Grammy Awards Post-Mortem
The 56th Grammy Awards went down Sunday as nearly 30 million people looked on. Hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist. Lorde broke through with her song "Royals." And enigmatic French electro group Daft Punk took home serious hardware with wins for both Album and Record of the Year.
Boston Public Radio guest host Edgar B. Herwick III assembled a roundtable to look at all of Sunday night's developments, from great performances to celebrity cameos and obvious Grammy oversights. Edgar's guests were Berklee College's Rob Hochschild, WCRB's Brian McCreath, and Northeastern Professor of Music Emmett Price. All offered favorite 2014 Grammy moments.
For completists, a full rundown of the 2014 Grammys is available here.
- Terri Lyne Carrington, "Switch Blade," from the album "Money Jungle." Winner, Best Instrumental Jazz Album.
- Cécile McLorin Salvant, "I Didn't Know What Time it Was," from the album "Womanchild." Nominated for, but didn't win, Best Jazz Vocal Album.
- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, "Grand Opening," from the album "Brooklyn Album." Nominated for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.
- Minnesota Orchestra with conductor Osmo Vänskä, Sibelius Symphonies 1 & 4. Won for Best Orchestral Performance.
- Roomful of Teeth, "Passacaglia," from the album "Roomful of Teeth." Won for Best Chamber Music / Small Ensemble Performance.
- Evelyn Glennie, Albany Symphony, "Corigliano: Conjurer (Concerto for Percussionist and String Orchestra)." Won the Grammy for Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
- NDR Symphony Orchestra with Christoph Eschenbach, Hindemith Violin Concerto, Symphonic Metamorphosis, and Concert Music for Strings and Brass. Won the Grammy for Best Classical Compendium.
- Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performed "good kid, m.A.A.d. city" and "Radioactive" Sunday night. "Radioactive" won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance.
- Daft Punk, "Get Lucky," from the album "Random Access Memories." "Get Lucky" won Best Record of the Year, and "Random Access Memories" was voted Album of the Year. Daft Punk teamed up with co-writer Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder for a Grammy show rendition of "Get Lucky."
- Snarky Puppy, "Something," from the album "Family Dinner Volume One." Snarky Puppy won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance.
- Lorde, "Royals," from the EP "The Love Club EP." Lorde won for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for "Royals."
- Gregory Porter, "Liquid Spirit," from the album of the same name. Gregory Porter won for Best Jazz Vocal Album.
>> Hear BPR's full 2014 Grammys post-mortem below.