images-1Before the glitz of the all-star telecast began – and the shock of Beck’s “Morning Phase” winning the Album of the Year award – the overwhelming majority of Grammys were presented to artists who created some of the best music of the past year: Toni Braxton & Babyface, Calle 13, Rosanne Cash, Billy Childs, Alexandre Desplat, Kendrick Lamar and St. Vincent, among others.

Braxton and Babyface won the Grammy for Best R&B Album for their “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” while the Puerto Rican group Calle 13 received the Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album Grammy.

Cash won three Grammys: Best Americana Album for her “The River & The Thread”; and Best American Roots Song, which she composed with her husband John Leventhal; and Best American Roots Performance for “A Feather’s Not A Bird,” a track on the award-winning album.

Childs won for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals, for “New York Tendaberry,” a track featuring Renée Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma on his album “Map of to The Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro.” Desplat was honored for his Oscar-nominated score for “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”

Lamar won the Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance Grammys for “I” while St. Vincent won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album for her self-titled album.

In addition to his Album of the Year win, Beck also received the Grammy for Best Rock Album.

“Morning Phase” also received the Grammy in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category.

A full list of Grammy winners is available at