SANTA MONICA, FEBRUARY 16, 2016 – Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, today congratulated its family of artists and labels for a strong showing at the 58th Annual Grammys, accounting for 34 awards including Album of the Year for Taylor Swift’s 1989.
Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) won five awards, including Best Rap Album for To Pimp a Butterfly and Best Rap Song for “Alright.” Alabama Shakes (ATO Records/Caroline/Capitol) won Best Rock Song for “Don’t Wanna Fight” and Best Alternative Music Album for Sound and Color.
Taylor Swift (Big Machine Label Group/Republic Records) also won Best Pop Vocal Album for 1989 and Best Music Video for Bad Blood featuring Kendrick Lamar.
Breakthrough artist Chris Stapleton (Mercury Nashville) took home Grammy awards for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album for Traveller. Little Big Town (Capitol Records Nashville) won Grammys for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song for “Girl Crush.”
Amy, the documentary about the life and music career of Amy Winehouse, won the Grammy for Best Music Film. The documentary is a co-production of Universal Music and On The Corner Films.
About Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group is the global music leader, with wholly owned operations in 60 territories. Its businesses also include Universal Music Publishing Group, one of the industry’s premier music publishing operations worldwide.
Universal Music Group’s labels include A&M Records, Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note Records, Capitol Christian Music Group, Capitol Records, Capitol Records Nashville, Caroline, Decca, Def Jam Recordings, Deutsche Grammophon, Disa, Emarcy, EMI Records Nashville, Fonovisa, Geffen Records, Harvest, Interscope Records, Island Records, Machete Music, Manhattan, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Motown Records, Polydor Records, Republic Records, Universal Music Latino, Verve Music Group, Virgin Records, Virgin EMI Records, as well as a multitude of record labels owned or distributed by its record company subsidiaries around the world. The Universal Music Group owns the most extensive catalogue of music in the industry, which includes the last 100 years of the world’s most popular artists and their recordings. UMG’s catalogue is marketed through two distinct divisions, Universal Music Enterprises (in the U.S.) and Universal Strategic Marketing (outside the U.S.). Universal Music Group also includes Global Digital Business, its new media and technologies division and Bravado, its merchandising company.
Universal Music Group is a fully owned subsidiary of Vivendi.
Date: February 16, 2016