Grammy AwardI caught enough of the Grammys the other night to see Paul Williams speak on behalf of Daft Punk and to watch the credits awkwardly roll in the middle of a Queens of the Stone Age song as the crowd thinned out.

But I was very excited to see the complete list of winners yesterday. Why? Well, contrary to the Pop Culture spectacle you see on TV, independently-distributed acts are actually WINNING Grammys, including a number of artists that sell their music worldwide through CD Baby.

Many congratulations to:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Pacific Mambo Orchestra

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Snarky Puppy w/ Lalah Hathaway

Gary Clark Jr.

Laura Sullivan

Randy Brecker

Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente

Del McCoury Band

Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

Jennifer Gasoi

The Clare Fischer Orchestra

For a complete list of Grammy winners and nominees in each category, click HERE.

What was your favorite album from the last year (either Grammy-nominated or not)? Let us know in the comments section below.

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