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Grammys 2018 Highlights: List of winners

Grammys 2018 Highlights: List of winners

The Recording Academy announced several winners ahead of the 60th Grammy Awards show, hosted by James Corden, on Sunday.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards held last night, Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar turn out to be the biggest winners of the night winning six (6) and five (5) Grammys respectively– and they each also performed.

Country star Chris Stapleton, who also performed, picked up two Grammys.

JAY-Z entered the night as the top nominee including nominations for ‘album of the year’ alongside Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar, but was shut out on all nominated categories.

Even Ed Sheeran that was snubbed out of major categories picked up the awards for pop vocal album and pop solo performance.

Bruno Mars cleaned up the major categories, Kendrick Lamar swept the rap field, JAY-Z and SZA were totally off the radar and Kesha’s performance rose above the rest for its power and resilience at the 60th annual Grammy Awards Sunday night.

The three top honors — album, record and song of the year — were all won by Bruno Mars for his album 24K Magic, its title track and the single “That’s What I Like,” respectively, while Alessia Cara took home best new artist in one of the category’s most hotly-contested fields in years, with SZA, Khalid, Julia Michaels and Lil Uzi Vert all worthy nominees.

“I’ve been pretend-winning Grammys since I was a kid, so you’d think I’d have this speech thing down,” Cara said while accepting her honor early in the evening.

“You guys are the reason I don’t have to win Grammys in my shower anymore.”

The show kicked off with a bang led by Lamar for the second year in a row, as the Compton MC stood among a stage full of soldiers flanked by U2’s Bono and The Edge for their collaboration “XXX.,” which cut into an explosive rendition of “DNA.”

That ended with a cut to darkness that came up with a spotlight on none other than Dave Chappelle, who quipped, “I just want to remind the audience, that the only thing more frightening than watching a black man be honest in America, is being an honest black man in America. Sorry for the interruption.”

Chappelle once more cut in as Kendrick was in blistering form — “RUMBLE, YOUNG MAN, RUMBLE,” Chappelle said — before Kendrick cut his rendition of Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead” short with a series of staccato gunfire-like bursts, each one punctuated with a hoodie-wearing backup dancer falling to the ground.

Kendrick’s performance set the tone, and set him up to once again sweep the rap field at the Grammys, taking home best rap album (DAMN.), best rap song (“HUMBLE.”), best rap performance (“HUMBLE.”) and best rap/sung performance (“LOYALTY.” feat. Rihanna). Along with a win for best music video (“HUMBLE.”), that gave him five victories on the night, behind only Bruno Mars’ six as the top artist of the evening.

Grammys 2018 highlights

Here’s a 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

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” — 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.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Rap Album

“DAMN.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Country Solo Performance

“Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Better Man” — Little Big Town

Best Country Song

“Broken Halos” —  Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album

“From a Room: Volume 1” — Chris Stapleton

Best New Age Album

“Dancing on Water” — Peter Kater

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

“Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“Dreams and Daggers” — Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

“Rebirth” — Billy Childs

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

“Bringin’ It” — Christian McBride Big Band

Best Latin Jazz Album

“Jazz Tango” — Pablo Ziegler Trio

Best Gospel Performance/Song

“Never Have to Be Alone” — CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

“What a Beautiful Name” — Hillsong Worship

Best Gospel Album

“Let Them Fall in Love” — CeCe Winans

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

“Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams

Best Roots Gospel Album

“Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope” — Reba McEntire

Best Latin Pop Album

“El Dorado” — Shakira

Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album

“Residente” — Residente

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)

“Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas” — Aida Cuevas

Best Tropical Latin Album

“Salsa Big Band” — Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado y Orquesta

Best American Roots Performance

“Killer Diller Blues” — Alabama Shakes

Best American Roots Song

“If We Were Vampires” — Jason Isbell, and the 400 Unit

Best Americana Album

“The Nashville Sound” — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Best Bluegrass Album:- tie

“Laws of Gravity” — The Infamous Stringdusters and “All the Rage — In Concert Volume One” — Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Best Traditional Blues Album

“Blue & Lonesome” — The Rolling Stones

Best Contemporary Blues Album

“TajMo” — Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’

Best Folk Album

“Mental Illness” — Aimee Mann

Best Regional Roots Music Album

“Kalenda” — Lost Bayou Ramblers

Best Reggae Album

“Stony Hill” — Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley

Best World Music Album

“Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best Children’s Album

“Feel What U Feel” — Lisa Loeb

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling)

“The Princess Diarist” — Carrie Fisher

Best Comedy Album

“The Age of Spin/Deep in the Heart of Texas” — Dave Chappelle

Best Musical Theater Album: “Dear Evan Hansen” — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (original Broadway cast recording)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

“La La Land” — Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

“La La Land” — Justin Hurwitz, composer

Best Song Written for Visual Media

“How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho)

Best Instrumental Composition

“Three Revolutions” — Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill and Chucho Valdés)

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra From ‘Catch Me If You Can’” — John Williams, arranger (John Williams)

Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

“Putin” — Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman)

Best Recording Package:- tie

“Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition)” — Sasha Barr, Ed Steed and Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty) and “El Orisha de la Rosa” — Claudio Roncoli and Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz)

Best Boxed or Special Limited-Edition Package: “The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition” — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly and David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists)

Best Album Notes: “Live at the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings” — Lynell George, writer (Otis Redding)

Best Historical Album

“Leonard Bernstein — The Composer” — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner and Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

“24K Magic” — Serban Ghenea, John Hanes and Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars)

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical

Greg Kurstin

Best Remixed Recording

“You Move (Latroit Remix)” — Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)

Best Surround Sound Album

“Early Americans” — Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson and Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)

Best Engineered Album, Classical

“Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio” — Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Producer of the Year, Classical

David Frost

Best Orchestral Performance

“Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio” — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

“Berg: Wozzeck” — Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms and Roman Trekel; Hans Graf and Brad Sayles, producers (Houston Symphony; Chorus of Students and Alumni, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University and Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

“Bryars: The Fifth Century” — Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet and The Crossing)

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: “Death & the Maiden” — Patricia Kopatchinskaja and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

“Transcendental” — Daniil Trifonov

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

“Crazy Girl Crazy” — Barbara Hannigan (Ludwig Orchestra)

Best Classical Compendium

“Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto” — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

“Viola Concerto” — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero and Nashville Symphony)

Best Music Video

“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Music Film

“The Defiant Ones” — Various Artists

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