Bruno Mars beats Lorde for Album of the Year Grammy Award

29 January, 2018, 11:06 | Author: Angelina Schmidt
  • Bruno Mars beats Lorde for Album of the Year Grammy Award

Bruno Mars' song "That's What I Like" has also grabbed the Song of the Year award at the Grammy Awards, the song performed by Bruno Mars has won Song of the Year and Best R&B Performance.

Other headscratchers: what were Hailee Steinfeld and Donnie Wahlberg doing handing out a best country album award, or Tony Bennett and John Legend announcing the best rap/sung performance victor?

The Kiwi artist won the best contemporary Christian music performance award. But Gaffigan wins for the best self-flagellating zinger: "I don't know who I am either".

Pop sensation Shakira took home the Best Latin Pop Album award for "El Dorado" at the 60th Grammy Awards.

The symbolic move was proposed earlier this week by music executives to support the movements that followed the revelations starting with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's downfall. Inspired by the black dress initiative at this year's Golden Globes, Eve, Rita Ora, Cyndi Lauper and Lana Del Ray were among the many women who chose to accessorise their dresses with the rose.

Singer Bruno Mars poses in the press room with his Grammy trophies during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in NY. The singers paid homage to the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movement, as they sang in unison before a chorus of women all dressed in white.

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Lamar and Mars walked into Grammy Awards with multiple wins, putting them as favorites for top awards like album and record of the year.

But for the awards, the feel-good Mars carried the night. Actress Carrie Fisher and sound engineer Tom Coyne were other posthumous winners. - Best R&B song: "That's What I Like", Bruno Mars. It's not that people didn't think victor Alessia Cara was deserving; they just thought she deserved to win in 2016. Dave Chappelle won for Best Comedy Album and Lisa Loeb was also a first time Grammy victor for Best Children's Album - her "Feel What U Feel" was funded and released by Amazon. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, both Oscar and Tony winners, won best musical theater album for "Dear Evan Hansen", shared with Tony victor Ben Platt.

The National won best alternative album for Sleep Well Beast.

Puppies were passed to the losers of best comedy album, including Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan.

The race was closely watched as it marked one of the few times in the 60-year history of the Grammys there were no white males nominated in the category.

- Best rap song: 'HUMBLE.,' Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar opened the show with a powerful piece of political art.

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- Best R&B album: '24K Magic, ' Bruno Mars.

"I realize like, man, art is super subjective and everybody is doing their best and the Academy, they are human like we are", he told the gala, joined by his wife Beyonce.

Best Dance Recording went to LCD Soundsytem for the track "Tonite", while the Best Dance/Electronic Album prize went to the Kraftwerk collection "3-D The Catalogue".

Chris Stapleton won three Grammys in country categories.

- Best jazz vocal album: "Dreams And Daggers", Cecile McLorin Salvant.

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