Tuesday 23 October 2018

Grammy winners 2018: Bruno Mars wins 6, Kendrick Lamar lands 5, preventing most nominated Jay Z taking home any

Bruno Mars took all three top honours on the night
Bruno Mars took all three top honours on the night
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Beyonce, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Bono attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Bono and host James Cordon backstage at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist SZA performs onstage the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Childish Gambino attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Bruno Mars attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Emmylou Harris performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artists Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Rihanna attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

By Sam Blewett, Press Association, in New York

Bruno Mars won all six of the Grammy awards he was nominated for including record of the year in a golden night in New York.

Jay-Z who entered the show leading the way with eight nominations walked away empty-handed, being overshadowed by his younger contemporary Kendrick Lamar who won five.

The show was said to be the most diverse in the Grammy’s 60-year history, but only one woman took home an award on her sole merit during the televised show, with Alessia Cara winning best new artist.

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Kendrick Lamar won five, nudging out Jay-Z

The ceremony saw attention on the women’s movement continued with powerful words and white roses.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artists Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artists Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna attend the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Musicians wore the flower in a showing of solidarity with the anti-sexual harassment movement which has been the focus of Hollywood ceremonies, and empowering speeches came from stars including Janelle Monae.

Following Adele’s massive success last year, it was largely a night of disappointment for British nominees but absentee Ed Sheeran did win best pop vocal album with Divide and solo performance with Shape Of You.

Mars won all three top honours, with 24K Magic seizing record and album of the year and That’s What I Like winning song of the year.

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He praised music’s ability to bring diverse groups of people together as he accepted the final award of the night. 

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Beyonce, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: (L-R) Beyonce, Jay-Z and Blue Ivy Carter attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)

Irish fans will get the chance to see him play live when he brings his 24K Magic World Tour to Marlay Park in Dublin on July 12.

Host James Corden said the show had the “most diverse group of nominees” in Grammy history, which rapper and music mogul P Diddy also celebrated online.

Lamar beat Jay-Z to best rap performance and best rap song with HUMBLE. and best rap album with DAMN..

Lamar paid tribute to the veteran for his influence on the genre, and added: “Jay for president.”

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Jay-Z failed to collect any of his eight nominations

Whereas black outfits were the symbol for the Me Too movement at the Golden Globe, stars including Corden, Rita Ora and Cardi B each had a white rose with them at the Madison Square Garden show.

Monae, introducing a performance by Kesha, also called “Time’s Up” on the “abuse of power”, saying the music industry is also affected by sexual harassment.

“It’s not just going out in Hollywood, it’s not just going on in Washington it’s right here in our industry as well,” she said.

“Just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well.”

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But while women featured heavily in sentiment and performances, Alessia Cara was the only female to win an award during the televised show on her own merit, with Rihanna featuring on Lamar’s winning track LOYALTY..

Cara said she was wearing a white rose to show support to women not just in the entertainment industry.

“Things are uneven and unequal and they need to be talked about and they need to be changed,” she said backstage after winning her award.

Lady Gaga, performing all in white, also gave a nod to the celebrity-backed anti-harassment initiative Time’s Up between songs.

Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello called for people to continue fighting for protection for 1.8 million young migrants known as Dreamers whose place in America was threatened by Donald Trump’s proposal to scrap the Obama-era scheme.

“Just like dreams, these kids can’t be forgotten and are worth fighting for,” she said as she introduced U2.

Country singer Maren Morris dedicated a performance to victims of the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena as well as those who were killed in the massacre at the Las Vegas festival where Morris had performed.

Awards were also posthumously given to Leonard Cohen, for best rock performance, and Carrie Fisher, for best spoken word album with her reading of her memoir The Princess Diarist.

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Full list of winners:

Album of the year

"24K Magic," Bruno Mars

 

Record of the year

"24K Magic," Bruno Mars

 

Song of the year

"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars

 

Country album

"From a Room, Vol. 1," Chris Stapleton

 

New artist

Alessia Cara

 

Comedy album

"The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas," Dave Chappelle

 

Rap album

"DAMN.," Kendrick Lamar

 

New artist

Alessia Cara

 

Rap/sung performance

"Loyalty," Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna

 

Pop solo performance

"Shape of You," Ed Sheeran

 

Pop vocal album

"÷," Ed Sheeran

 

Traditional pop vocal album

"Tony Bennett Celebrates 90," various artists

 

Pop duo/group performance

"Feel It Still," Portugal. The Man

 

Country song

"Broken Halos," Chris Stapleton

 

Country solo performance

"Either Way," Chris Stapleton

 

Country duo/group performance

"Better Man," Little Big Town

 

Rap song

"HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar

 

Rap performance (single or track)

"HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar

 

R&B album

"24K Magic," Bruno Mars

 

Urban contemporary album

"Starboy," The Weeknd

 

R&B song

"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars

 

Traditional R&B performance

"Redbone," Childish Gambino

 

R&B performance

"That's What I Like," Bruno Mars

 

Alternative music album

"Sleep Well Beast," The National

 

Rock album

"A Deeper Understanding," The War on Drugs

 

Rock song

"Run," Foo Fighters

 

Metal performance

"Sultan's Curse," Mastodon

 

Rock performance (single or track)

"You Want It Darker," Leonard Cohen

 

American roots song

"If We Were Vampires," Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

 

American roots performance

"Killer Diller Blues," Alabama Shakes

 

Contemporary Christian album

"Chain Breaker," Zach Williams

 

Gospel album

"Let Them Fall in Love," CeCe Winans

 

Jazz instrumental album

"Rebirth," Billy Childs

 

New age album

"Dancing on Water," Peter Kater

 

Song written for visual media

"How Far I'll Go (Moana)," Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

Score soundtrack for visual media

"La La Land"

 

Compilation soundtrack for visual media

"La La Land"

 

Musical theater album

"Dear Evan Hansen"

 

Spoken word album

"The Princess Diarist," Carrie Fisher

 

Latin pop album

"El Dorado," Shakira

 

Music film

"The Defiant Ones," various artists

 

Music video

"HUMBLE.," Kendrick Lamar

 

Contemporary instrumental album

"Prototype," Jeff Lorber Fusion

 

Dance/electronic album

"3-D The Catalogue," Kraftwerk

 

Dance recording

"Tonite," LCD Soundsystem

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