The 2018 Grammy Awards: Winners and performances
See who scooped up the most awards at this year's ceremony...
Earlier this morning, we witnessed a stunning red carpet at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York City. Once the carpet was finished, the ceremony saw some highly anticipated performances by several of the industry's top names including Lady Gaga, Pink, Luis Fonsi, Childish Gambino and Bruno Mars.
Highlights of the evening included Sam Smith's emotional performance of his ballad Pray, Miley Cyrus and Elton John (who earlier this week announced that his upcoming world tour would be his last) performing a rendition of Tiny Dancer, and DJ Khaled making his Grammy's stage debut as he performed alongside Rihanna for Wild Thoughts.
To support the Time's Up movement and the music industry's own initiative, called Voices in Entertainment, some stars were spotted wearing white roses on the red carpet. However, it was Kesha's moving performance that completely embodied the #MeToo movement.
The pop singer wore an all-white ensemble for an emotional performance of her single Praying and was joined on stage by Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Andra Day, Julia Michaels, Bebe Rexha and the Resistance Revival Chorus, who were also dressed in all-white looks.
Take a look at some of the top moments here...
On the winners front, Bruno Mars was on top as he won all seven awards that he was nominated for: Album and Record of the Year, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) and Best R&B Album for 24K Magic and Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for That’s What I Like. The second runner-up was Kendrick Lamar who scooped a total of five awards at this year's ceremony.
There were also a few surprises at last night's ceremony. Jay-Z, who was 2018’s most nominated artists (with eight in total), walked away empty-handed. Also, female artists were not strongly recognised as there was only one female award recipient — Alessia Cara took home the Best New Artist award — during the three-and-a-half hour broadcast.
See the full list of winners here...
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, 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
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, Mike Henderson and 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, soloist
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 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, songwriter (Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit)
Best Americana Album: The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Best Bluegrass Album: 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 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
Producer of the Year, Classical: David Frost
Best Music Video: HUMBLE., Kendrick Lamar
Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones, Various Artists
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