The Grammy’s Winners

January 29, 2018 - 6:00am

The biggest night in music, the Grammy Awards, celebrated its 60th anniversary last night (January 28th) live from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Hosted by James Corden, the evening consisted of laughs, warmth, performances, awards and many more. A big winner of the night was Bruno Mars, who walked away with, Record of the Year for “24K Magic,” Album of the Year and Best R&B Album for 24K Magic, and Song of the Year and Best R&B Performance for "That's What I Like."

Kendrick Lamar did a bit of a sweep himself, taking home Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for "HUMBLE." Kungfu Kenny also snagged Best Rap/Sung Performance for "LOYALTY." featuring Rihanna and Best Rap Album for DAMN.

  • Chris Stapleton won Best Country Solo Performance for "Either Way," Best Country Song for "Broken Halos" and Best Country Album for From a Room: Volume 1. And although Ed Sheeran was absent last night, the awards for Best Pop Vocal Album for and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Shape of You" were accepted on his behalf.
  • Newcomer Alessia Cara walked away with Best New Artist.

WINNERS LIST

  • 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 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
  • 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, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
  • Best Country Album: From a Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton
  • Best Comedy Album: The Age of Spin/Deep in the Heart of Texas - Dave Chappelle
  • Best Music Video: "HUMBLE." - Kendrick Lamar
  • Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones - Various Artists

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There were several highlights last night, which include Janelle Monae's powerful speech about the Time's Up movement, Alessia Cara saluting talented artists who aren't in the spotlight and a tribute by Marren Morris, Brothers Osborne and Eric Church to honor the lives lost at the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting in Las Vegas.
  • Janelle Monae introduced Kesha, who performed "Praying," alongside Cyndi Lauer, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and Bebe Rexha. In Monae's introduction she said, "We come in peace, but we mean business. It's not just going on in Hollywood, or in Washington, it's right here in our industry as well. And just as we have the just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well. So, let's work together, women and men, as a united music industry committed to creating more safe work environments, equal pay, and access for all women."
  • Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste paid tribute to Domino Fats and Chuck Berry.
  • Logic closed out the performance of his anti-suicide record, "1-800-273-8255" with Alessia Cara and Khalid, and gave an incredible moving speech, where he said, "Black is beautiful, hate is ugly. Women are as precious as they are stronger than any man I've ever met. And unto them, I say stand tall and crush all predators under the weight of your heart that is full of the love they will never take away from you. Be not scared to use your voice! Especially in instances like these when you have the opportunity! Stand and fight for those who are not weak, but have yet to discover the strength that the evil of this world has done its best to conceal." He added, "To all the beautiful countries filled with culture, diversity and thousands of years of history. You are not a sh*thole. You are beautiful. And lastly, on behalf of those who fight for equality in a world that is not equal, not just and not ready for the change we are here to bring. I say unto you bring us your tired, your poor, and any immigrant who seeks refuge. For together we can build not just a better country, but a world that is destined to be united."
  • There was also a humorous skit thanks to James Corden, John Legend, Cher, Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, DJ Khaled and Hillary Clinton. Corden auditioned the celebs to read the spoken word version of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury, which is about Donald Trump.
  • Kendrick Lamar also endorsed JAY-Z for president.

PERFORMANCES

  • Kendrick Lamar opened the show sending a powerful message about racism with help from U2s Bono and The Edge, and Dave Chappelle. Kendrick kicked off his performance standing among masked dancers, who were dressed in army fatigue as American flags waves. He rapped a verse from "XXX." as the beat of "LUST." played in the background. Kendrick was then joined by Bono and The Edge. And shortly after, Chappelle hit the stage, saying, "I just wanted 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." K-Dot then performed his verse on Rich The Kid's "New Freezer" and "King's Den" from the Black Panther soundtrack. The rapper exited the stage to a standing ovation.
  • Laga Gaga performed "Joanne" with help from Mark Ronson, as he strummed the guitar. She started the performance by saying, "This is for love and compassion, even when you can't understand." Gaga then performed "Million Reasons."
  • Sam Smith performed his hit "Pray."
  • Little Big Town hit the stage and sang, "Better Man."
  • Gary Clark Jr. and John Batiste performed a tribute to Fats Domino and Chuck Berry, performing Domino's, "Ain't That a Shame" and Berry's "Maybeline."
  • Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee hit the stage and performed "Despacito."
  • In a debonaire, all-white suit, Childish Gambino performed "Terrified" from his Grammy-nominated album Awaken My Love. He was joined by rising star, J.D. McCrary - who is featured on the track, and the duo gave the audience powerful vocals as they harmonized at the end of the record.
  • Pink gave an emotional performance of her ballad, "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken." The signer was also joined by a sign language interpreter.
  • Bruno Mars and Cardi B brought In Living Color to the Grammys with their '90s-inspired performance of "Finesse."
  • Sting performed his '80s hit "Englishman In New York." He was then joined by Shaggy to perform their new single "Don't Make Me Wait."
  • DJ Khaled brought together Rihanna and Bryson Tiller for a killer performance of "Wild Thoughts." And at the beginning of the performance, of course Khaled said, "They said I would never perform at the Grammys. They played themselves."
  • Marren Morris, Brothers Osborne and Chris Stapleton performed Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven" as a tribute to victims of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.
  • With help from Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and Bebe Rexha, Kesha performed "Praying," which was a statement for the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.
  • U2 gave an outdoors performance of their record, "Get Out of Your Own Way."
  • Elton John and Miley Cyrus performed a duet of "Tiny Dancer."
  • Ben Platt and Patti Lupone performed Broadway tributes. Platt performed Barbara Streisand's "Somewhere," which was composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Lupone sang Julie Covington's "Don’t Cry for Me Argentina," which was written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
  • SZA made her Grammys-debut and performed "Broken Clocks."
  • Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris performed "Wild Flowers" for the Grammys "In Memoriam" tribute.
  • Logic closed the show and it was an ending to remember. The rapper gave a powerful performance of his hit "1-800-273-8255" with Alessia Cara and Khalid, as they were joined on stage by suicide survivors and family members of suicide victims, according to Rolling Stone. They wore shirts that read "You Are Not Alone" and "1-800-273-8255."

RED CARPET

YES!

  • Cardi B has been slaying non-stop and the Grammys were no different. She 100-percent gave us Cinderella in her white, uniquely shaped Ashi Studio dress.
  • Ashanti looked angelic in her gold Elie Madi, teacup length dress. Makeup, flawless. You nailed this one!
  • Eve's look was effortless, chic, fly, you name it! She rocked a sequined pantsuit by Naeem Khan.
  • SZA left us breathless in her Atelier Versace couture gown. There was NOTHING wrong with this look!
  • Lady Gaga did anything, but disappoint. She wore an Armani Priv gown, which had lace bodice and a long train.

UMM..

  • There's something about Andra Day's pink and red tuxedo dress by Victoria Hayes that has us saying, "hmm" and scratching our chin.
  • Absolutely love Rita Ora's Ralph and Russo black velvet gown with the high thigh slit, but the hair fell flat. Literally.
  • Again, another hair fail! Janelle Monae rocked a floral embroidered Dolce and Gabbana pantsuit like only she can, but her hair! We’ll pass!

NOPE!

  • Pink...We can't call it, but we won't even attempt to try. She wore a long feather Armani Prive dress that certainly missed the mark.
  • Hailee Steinfield's white Alexandre Vauthier was actually quite cute, but the thigh-high purple boots gave us trying too hard to be differed. Ruined it for us.
  • Not too sure what Coco Austin was trying to do with this black, overly cut out dress, but the Grammys wasn't the place for it.
  • Kesha, no ma'am.
  • Sam Smith would've been so close had he wore a white button up shirt with that green suit, but nope.