2016 Production Grammy Winners Named


Los Angeles, CA (February 16, 2016)—The Recording Academy named the winners of the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, including production, engineering and mastering acknowledgements, at its annual broadcast presentation from Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Overall, Kendrick Lamar was the big winner, sweeping up five awards in the rap and hip-hop categories, with Alabama Shakes close behind, taking home four awards. Taylor Swift won the big one—album of the year, for 1989—while record of the year went to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” Ed Sheeran won song of the year for “Thinking Out Loud.”

For the first time, the awards telecast—in HDTV with 5.1 surround sound—was made optionally available live to CBS affiliates and owned stations in the Pacific and Mountain time zones.

Record of the Year
“Uptown Funk”
Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars
Jeff Bhasker, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Track from: Uptown Special

Album of the Year

Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Best Historical Album

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust & Jeff Rosen, compilation producers; Peter J. Moore & Mark Wilder, mastering engineers (Bob Dylan and the Band)

Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Sound & Color
Shawn Everett, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Alabama Shakes)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker (Elle King, Mikky Ekko, Cam, Nate Ruess, Woodkid featuring Lykke Li, Mark Ronson)

Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

“Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)”
Dave Audé (Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars)

Surround Sound Album

Amused to Death
James Guthrie, surround mix engineer; James Guthrie and Joel Plante, surround mastering engineers; James Guthrie, surround producer (Roger Waters)

Engineered Album, Classical

Ask Your Mama
Leslie Ann Jones, John Kilgore, Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum and Justin Merrill, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (George Manahan and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

The Recording Academy

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