At the end of the night, Bruno Mars ended up bagging the awards in the major categories. His album 24K Magic won the Album of the Year and Best R&B album while its lead single “24 K Magic” won the Record of the Year.
The second single from his album, “That’s what I like” swept away three awards; namely Song of the Year, Best R&B track and the Best R&B Performance.
Kendrick Lamar dominated in the entire rap category winning all four awards in the category. His fourth studio album DAMN. won the Best Rap Album award. The lead single ‘Humble’ won the Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Music Video.
He also won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration with the song ‘Loyalty’ which featured Rihanna. This brings Lamar’s total Grammy wins tally to a dozen.
Ed Sheeran won two awards; namely Best Pop Solo Performance for the song ‘Shape of You’ and his album ÷ (Divide) won the Best Pop Vocal Album.
At the beginning of the night, Jay-Z was the leading nominee with eight nominations but at the end of the end he ended up walking away with none.
The 60th Grammy awards would be remembered for its gamut of powerful yet diverse performances. Kendrick Lamar gave a power-packed performance of his song “DNA” and his performance featured video screens with a waving American flag behind him and his background dancers dressed as army soldiers.
In the wake of the Time’s Up movement, Kesha’s passionate performance was timely. She sang her Grammy nominated single ‘Praying’ along with Cyndi Lauper, Camilla Cabello, Julia Andrews, Andra Day and Bebe Rexha.