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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”

Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspiration and a key figure in civil rights advancement in the United States and around the world as well. He was born Michael King and his name remained as that until a few years later when his father, also Michael King, changed his own name to Martin Luther King Sr. to honor a great protestant reformer. His son’s name was also changed to Martin Luther King Jr. M.L.K. Jr. was admitted to Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated at the age of 19. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Systematic Theology at the age of 26 at Boston University. In addition to being an American pastor, he was a humanitarian, activist and a prominent leader. Following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, he consistently used nonviolent methods in his lifetime. He married Coretta Scott on June 18, 1953 and settled in Montgomery, Alabama.

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57th Annual Grammy Award Winners - Complete List

Record of the Year 

Sam Smith – “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Song of the Year 

Sam Smith - “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)”

Album of the Year

Beck - Morning Phase

Best New Artist 

Sam Smith

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance 

A Great Big World With Christina Aguilera - “Say Something”

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album 

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Cheek To Cheek

Best Pop Solo Performance 

Pharrell Williams - “Happy”

Best Pop Vocal Album 

Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

Best Rock Performance 

Jack White - “Lazaretto”

Best Rock Album 

Beck - Morning Phase

Best Rock Song 

Paramore - “Ain’t It Fun" 

Best Alternative Rock Album

St. Vincent - St. Vincent

Best Metal Performance 

Tenacious D - "The Last In Line”

Best Rap Performance 

Kendrick Lamar - “I”

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Eminem Featuring Rihanna - “The Monster”

Best Rap Song

Kendrick Lamar - “I”

Best Rap Album 

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2

Best R&B Performance 

Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z – “Drunk In Love”

Best Traditional R&B Performance 

“Jesus Children" 

Best R&B Song 

Beyoncé Featuring Jay Z - "Drunk In Love”

Best Urban Contemporary Album 

Pharrell Williams - Girl

Best R&B Album 

Toni Braxton & Babyface - Love, Marriage & Divorce

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 

Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bass & Mandolin

Best Dance/Electronic Album 

Aphex Twin - Syro

Best Dance Recording

Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne - “Rather Be”

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media 


Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media 

The Grand Budapest Hotel 

Best Song Written for Visual Media 

“Let It Go” from Frozen

Best Country Album 

Miranda Lambert - Platinum

Best Country Solo Performance 

Carrie Underwood - “Something In The Water”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance 

The Band Perry - “Gentle On My Mind”

Best Country Song 

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”

Best Bluegrass Album 

The Earls Of Leicester - The Earls Of Leicester

Best American Roots Performance 

Rosanne Cash - “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best American Roots Song 

Rosanne Cash - “A Feather’s Not A Bird”

Best Americana Album 

Rosanne Cash - The River & The Thread

Best Folk Album 

Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy

Best Music Video 

Pharrell Williams - “Happy”

Best Music Film 

20 Feet From Stardom
Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer & Judith Hill

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical 

Max Martin
“Bang Bang” (Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
“Break Free” (Ariana Grande Featuring Zedd)
“Dark Horse” (Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J)
“Problem” (Ariana Grande Featuring Iggy Azalea)
“Shake It Off” (Taylor Swift)
“Unconditionally” (Katy Perry)

Best Instrumental Composition 

John Williams - “The Book Thief”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella 

Pentatonix - “Daft Punk”

Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals 

Billy Childs - “New York Tendaberry”

Best Recording Package 

Jeff Ament, Don Pendleton, Joe Spix & Jerome Turner, art directors
Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package 

Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood & Jack White, art directors
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)

Best Album Notes

Ashley Kahn
John Coltrane - Offering: Live At Temple University

Best Historical Album

Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer
Hank Williams - The Garden Spot Programs, 1950

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical 

Beck - Morning Phase

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Tijs Michiel Verwest, remixer
John Legend – “All Of Me (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment Remix)”

Best Surround Sound Album 

Beyoncé - Beyoncé

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Jo-El Sonnier - The Legacy

Best Reggae Album

Ziggy Marley - Fly Rasta

Best World Music Album 

Angelique Kidjo - Eve

Best Children’s Album

Neela Vaswani - I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World (Malala Yousafzai)

Best Musical Theatre Album 

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best Blues Album 

Johnny Winter - Step Back

Best Spoken Word Album 

Joan Rivers - Diary Of A Mad Diva

Best Comedy Album 

“Weird Al” Yankovic - Mandatory Fun

Best New Age Album 

Ricky Kej & Wouter Kellerman - Winds Of Samsara

Best Improved Jazz Solo

Chick Corea - “Fingerprints”

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Dianne Reeves - Beautiful Life

Best Jazz Instrumental Album 

Chick Corea Trio - Trilogy

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album 

Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band - Life In The Bubble

Best Latin Jazz Album 

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - The Offense Of The Drum

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