Bruno Mars wins Grammy for top album, best song

Bruno Mars wins Grammy for top album, best song

Bruno Mars wins Grammy for top album, best song

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar were the big winners Sunday night at the 60th Grammy Awards in New York City.

"This is special man".

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Kendrick Lamar's GRAMMY performance can be summed up by his album title: DAMN.

The album has been nominated for a Teens Choice award, a UK Music Video award and a BBC Music award.

A partial list of winners in the top categories at the Grammy Awards, announced Sunday by The Recording Academy.

Bruno Mars owned the Grammys with his R&B-inspired album "24K Magic", winning all six awards he was nominated for at a show where hip-hop was expected to have a historical night. Posthumous Grammys were also handed out to actress Carrie Fisher, singer Leonard Cohen and engineer Tom Coyne, who worked on Mars' "24K Magic" album. Double winners included Jason Isbell, Justin Hurwitz and CeCe Winans.

"This is unbelievable", Stapleton said onstage. The award was won by Sheeran, for his hit "Shape Of You". Gambino was joined by young singer-actor, JD McCrary, who matched his vocals and sings on the original track. Soon after, he won during the telecast for Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna.

The Weeknd, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Reba McEntire, LCD Soundsystem, Portugal the Man and Shakira also won early awards.

- Best traditional pop vocal album: 'Tony Bennett Celebrates 90, ' various artists.

Lamar beat out Jay-Z for the five awards he won. Either artist could make history and become the first rapper to win record of the year and the third to win album of the year.

The Grammys opened the show with a mix of rap, rock and comedy featuring Kendrick Lamar, U2 and Dave Chappelle.

But for the awards, the feel-good Mars carried the night. They previously won an album of the year Grammy for Some Girls in 1978.

- Best pop vocal album: 'Divide, ' Ed Sheeran. Less expected was a win for Philadelphia band The War On Drugs for "A Deeper Understanding", released in August 2017. That speech capped a night when Mars managed a rare sweep of the major awards, a feat also accomplished a year ago, when Adele beat Jay Z's wife, Beyoncé, in each of the major categories. "We come in peace, but we mean business". "And that's how we want it to be".

Much of the upset seemed to be centered on the fact that Lamar has yet to win album of the year, despite his numerous critically acclaimed projects.

"This song is about me finding peace in the fact that I can't control everything - because trying to control everyone was killing me", she wrote previous year.

Country singer Reba McEntire, songwriter Diane Warren and Americana music band The Mavericks were among those wearing white roses as a symbol of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, as the Time's Up movement spreads from Hollywood to the music industry.

"It's hard to have a balanced show and have everybody involved", producer Ken Ehrlich said backstage.

Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne performed "Tears in Heaven", a moving tribute to the music fans who lost their lives during the attacks at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in October and the Arianna Grande concert in Manchester, England last May.

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