Memphis at the Grammy Awards

TSD Newsroom | 2/16/2016, 1:03 p.m.
“Uptown Funk” puts Memphis in the House.

The “Record of the Year” – as dubbed by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) of the United States – is “Uptown Funk,” which put Memphis on center stage during the 58th Annual Grammy Awards show on Monday night.

Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, his wife Tanya Mitchell (white dress), and his sister, Royal Studios co-owner Oona Mitchell as they left their hotel on the way to
Monday night’s Grammy Awards ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

Lawrence "Boo" Mitchell, his wife Tanya Mitchell (white dress), and his sister, Royal Studios co-owner Oona Mitchell as they left their hotel on the way to Monday night’s Grammy Awards ceremony. (Courtesy photo)

Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars was cut in the city at one of the oldest recording studios in the world – Royal Studios. Founded by the late Willie Mitchell, Royal is owned by record producer Lawrence ‘Boo” Mitchell and his sister, Oona Mitchell.

Superstar Bruno Mars is backed up by The Hooligans, and that includes Memphis’ own Kameron Whalum. Moments after the announcement, Whalum tweeted this:

RECORD OF THE YEAR! Congrats my bros @brunomars and the rest of us Hooligans for making the song…

And the winner of Best pop duo/group performance? That’s right, “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

Select winners at the 58th annual Grammy Awards:

— Record of the year: “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

— Album of the year: “1989,” Taylor Swift.

— Best new artist: Meghan Trainor.

— Song of the year (songwriter’s award): “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge.

— Best pop solo performance: “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran.

— Best pop duo/group performance: “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars.

— Best traditional pop vocal album: “The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern,” Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap.

— Best pop vocal album: “1989,” Taylor Swift.

— Best dance recording: “Where Are U Now,” Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber.

— Best dance/electronic album: “Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack U,” Skrillex and Diplo.

— Best rock performance: “Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes.

— Best rock song: Alabama Shakes’ “Don’t Wanna Fight.”

— Best rock album: “Drones,” Muse.

— Best metal performance: “Cirice,” Ghost.

— Best alternative music album: “Sound & Color,” Alabama Shakes.

— Best urban contemporary album: “Beauty Behind the Madness,” The Weeknd.

— Best R&B song: D’Angelo and The Vanguard’s “Really Love.”

— Best R&B performance: “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weekend.

— Best R&B album: “Black Messiah,” D’Angelo and The Vanguard.

— Best rap performance: “Alright,” Kendrick Lamar.

— Best rap/sung collaboration: “These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar Featuring Bilal, Anna Wise and Thundercat.

— Best rap album: “To Pimp a Butterfly,” Kendrick Lamar.

— Best rap song: Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright.”

— Best country album: “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton.

— Best country solo: “Traveller,” Chris Stapleton.

— Best country duo/group performance: “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town.

— Best country song: Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.”

— Best musical theater album: “Hamilton.”