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The 2016 Grammys

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Hit Songs Deconstructed congratulates all of the winners from the 58th annual Grammy Awards!

Here we’ve compiled some of our recent Hit Songs Deconstructed reports showing the what, how, and why behind some of the night’s biggest wins.

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Album of the Year – Taylor Swift

1989 


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The mega-success of 1989 cemented Taylor Swift’s status as the undisputed Princess of Pop. Three of the album’s top cuts – Blank Space, Shake It Off, and Wildest Dreams – are featured Hit Songs Deconstructed Reports. The common denominator that they all share is the core writing team of Taylor Swift, Max Martin, and Shellback.

Shake It Off Deconstructed  >>
Blank Space Deconstructed >>
Wildest Dreams Deconstructed >>

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album – The Weeknd

Beauty Behind the Madness

 

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The success of Beauty Behind the Madness is largely due to its most popular single, Can’t Feel My Face. Written by a team of A-list hitmakers including Taylor Swift’s secret weapon Max Martin, the song has landed in the Top 10 on over 30 charts throughout the world, peaking at #1 on over 10.

Can’t Feel My Face Deconstructed >>

Record Of The Year – Marc Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Uptown Funk

 

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Mark Ronson teamed up with Bruno Mars and an all-star team of hitmakers to craft the lead single from his Uptown Special album. The collaboration resulted in the Record of the Year – Uptown Funk.

Uptown Funk Deconstructed >>

Best New Artist – Meghan Trainor

All About That Bass

 

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Meghan Trainor’s Best New Artist award is largely due to the massive success of All About That Bass. Expertly crafted by Trainor and Kevin Kadish, the clever lyrics, non-typical instrumentation, and infectious hooks catapulted the song to the top of the charts throughout the world.

All About That Bass Deconstructed >>