As Awards Season continues to roll on, we find ourselves at the Grammy Awards which took place in Los Angeles on Sunday the 28th of January. What is undoubtedly the most lively event on the entertainment calendar, the 60th edition of the show was a spectacle like no other.
Words: Tshiamo Seape
The 60th edition of music’s biggest prize, The Grammys, took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday night. It was the first time since 2003 that the ceremony had been held outside of Los Angeles bringing an extra special buzz to an already electric night. Diving straight in, let’s get to the big winners of the night. Bruno Mars was the star of the show putting on an unforgettable performance of “Finesse” featuring Cardi B. With Super Bowl Half Time Shows and yet another memorable Grammy performance under his belt the entertainer keeps proving why he is one of music’s most dynamic figures.
Performances aside Mr Mars also won the night, scooping up six awards including the trifectas of Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, beating out the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Donald Glover.
Check our full list of winners and see if one of your favourite artists managed to pick up an award.
Record of the Year: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Album of the Year: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Song of the Year: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best New Artist: Alessia Cara
Best Pop Solo Performance: “Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: “Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” — Various Artists; Dae Bennett, producer
Best Pop Vocal Album: “÷” — Ed Sheeran
Best Dance Recording: “Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem
Best Dance/Electronic Album: “3-D The Catalogue” — Kraftwerk
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album: “Prototype” — Jeff Lorber Fusion
Best Rock Performance: “You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
Best Metal Performance: “Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
Best Rock Song: “Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters
Best Rock Album: “A Deeper Understanding” — The War on Drugs
Best Alternative Music Album: “Sleep Well Beast” — The National
Best R&B Performance: “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
Best Traditional R&B Performance: “Redbone” — Childish Gambino
Best R&B Song: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best Urban Contemporary Album: “Starboy” — The Weeknd
Best R&B Album: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Best Rap Performance: “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap/Sung Performance: “LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
Best Rap Song: “HUMBLE.” — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan and M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
Best Rap Album: “DAMN.” — Kendrick Lamar
Special congratulations have to go out to homegrown talents Ladysmith Black Mambazo who took home the award for Best World Music Album for Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration.
One can’t mention the Grammys without shouting out the red carpet looks. 2018 was no exception, and the stars pulled out all the stops and showed New York how to throw down in the fashion department.
Take a look at the gallery of some of our favourite looks from the show and tell us which ones caught your eye.
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