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Grammy Awards 2018: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, And Other Big Winners Of The Night

January 30, 2018 13:09

The 2018 Grammy Awards was held on Sunday, January 28, 2018. It was broadcasted live from Madison Square Garden in New York, making it the first time it was organized outside Los Angeles since 2003.

The big winners

The award is aimed at recognizing and celebrating those whose work in the past year has been significant and monumental. While the winners are especially applauded, the nominees were no less recognized.

These are artists, songwriters, singers, producers, and performers that have worked together to create really good music.

For the 2018 edition, we have to give it up for Bruno Mars! The talented singer and songwriter took home six big wins, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best R&B Performance.

For the Album of the Year award, Mars beat out fellow nominees Childish Gambino (Awaken, My Love!), Jay- Z (4:44), Kendrick Lamar (DAMN), and Lorde (Melodrama). For 'Record Of The Year,' he edged out Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (ft Justin Bieber) who sang the hit song 'Despacito'.

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Mars' song That's What I Like took home the Song of the Year, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Performance awards. In addition, his record '24K Magic' received the Best R&B Album award.

Best New Artist went to Alessia Cara, while Ed Sheeran's ″÷” (Divide) was Best Pop Vocal Album.

Foo Fighters got Best Rock Song for their music, Run, but the recipient for Best Rock Album was The War On Drugs for A Deeper Understanding.

Childish Gambino triumphed over other Best Traditional R&B Performance nominees, namely The Baylor Project, Anthony Hamilton, Ledisi, and Mali Music to take home the win.

The Weeknd snagged the Best Urban Contemporary Album for 'Starboy', while Kendrick Lamar (featuring Rihanna) got the Best Rap/Sung Performance for the song, 'LOYALTY.'

Lamar was also the winner of Best Rap Performance award for 'HUMBLE', a song which also earned itself the Best Rap Song and Best Music Video awards.

The rapper beat out Jay-Z, Migos, Rapsody and Tyler, and The Creator to take home the Best Rap Album award for 'DAMN'.

Other winners include:

  • Chris Stapleton (Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song);
  • Peter Kater (Best New Age Album);
  • Cécile McLorin Salvant (Best Jazz Vocal Album);
  • CeCe Winans (Best Gospel Performance / Song);
  • Hillsong Worship (Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song).

The red-carpet looks

All eyes were not just on the nominees and performers at the Grammys. Fashion enthusiasts were also quite curious to see what the brightest stars wore on the red carpet.

Access shared this video below that showed some of the outfits that stood out at the award ceremony.

Congratulations to all the big winners and the nominees. We look forward to being entertained, inspired, and enlightened by more of their big hits this year.

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