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THE 5 MUST-SEE MOMENTS FROM THE GRAMMY AWARDS

January 29, 2018
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Bruno Mars was the big winner at the 2018 Grammys taking home six awards including Best Song, Record, and Album.

And while Mars’ is known for making feel-good pop hits, the show didn’t shy away from politics as many other performers touched on issues like race, immigration, and the #MeToo movement.

Here are the five biggest moments you need to watch.

1. Kendrick Lamar’s Explosive Opening Number

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While Kendrick Lamar took home 5 awards, many were upset he lost Album of the Year to Bruno Mars. Regardless, Lamar kicked off the Grammys in one of the most powerful performances of the night which included cameos from U2 and Dave Chappelle.

2. Bruno Mars & Cardi B Dripping in ’90s Finesse

We give Bruno Mars and Cardi B‘s “Finesse” performance – an homage to ’90s TV show In Living Color – two snaps up!

 

3. Hillary Clinton Reading ‘Fire & Fury’

Host James Corden led a humorous skit that found celebrities like John Legend, Cher and Cardi B reading sections of Michael Wolff’s bestselling White House tell-all Fire and Fury. But it was the current President’s former opponent, Hillary Clinton, that got the biggest reaction.

4. Blue Ivy Steals the Show

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It takes a strong personality to overshadow two music giants like Jay-Z and Beyonce and that’s just what their six-year-old daughter Blue Ivy managed to do.  After Camila Cabello gave a touching speech, the firstborn of the Carter-Knowles brood could be seen motioning to her parents to calm down with all that clapping.  ICON!

5. Kesha Takes Us to Church

Kesha brought the house down with her emotional performance of “Praying” alongside fellow singers Cyndi Lauper, Camilla Cabello, Andra Day, Julia Michaels and Bebe Rexha.

The performance showed support for the #MeToo & Times Up movements and began with a powerful introduction by Janelle Monae.

Sing Kesha, sing!

Here is a partial listing of last night’s Grammy winners.

Album of the year:

  • “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
  • “4:44” — Jay-Z
  • “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “Melodrama” — Lorde
  • WINNER: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Record of the year:

  • “Redbone” — Childish Gambino
  • “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
  • “The Story of O.J.” — Jay-Z
  • “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • WINNER: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars

Song of the year

  • “Despacito” — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
  • “4:44” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
  • “Issues” — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
  • “1-800-273-8255” — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
  • WINNER: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best new artist

  • WINNER: Alessia Cara
  • Khalid
  • Lil Uzi Vert
  • Julia Michaels
  • SZA

Best pop solo performance

  • “Love So Soft” — Kelly Clarkson
  • “Praying” — Kesha
  • “Million Reasons” — Lady Gaga
  • “What About Us” — P!nk
  • WINNER: “Shape of You” — Ed Sheeran

Pop duo/group performance

  • “Something Just Like This” — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
  • “Despacito” — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
  • “Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
  • WINNER: “Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
  • “Stay” — Zedd & Alessia Cara

Traditional pop vocal album

  • “Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)” — Michael Bublé
  • “Triplicate” — Bob Dylan
  • “In Full Swing” — Seth MacFarlane
  • “Wonderland” — Sarah McLachlan
  • WINNER: “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” — (Various Artists)

Pop vocal album

  • “Kaleidoscope EP” — Coldplay
  • “Lust for Life” — Lana Del Rey
  • “Evolve” — Imagine Dragons
  • “Rainbow” — Kesha
  • “Joanne” — Lady Gaga
  • WINNER: “÷ (Divide)” — Ed Sheeran

Dance recording

  • “Bambro Koyo Ganda” — Bonobo featuring Innov Gnawa
  • “Cola” — Camelphat & Elderbrook
  • “Andromeda” — Gorillaz featuring Dram
  • WINNER: “Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem
  • “Line of Sight” — Odesza featuring Wynne & Mansionair

Dance/electronic album

  • “Migration” — Bonobo
  • WINNER: “3-D the Catalogue” — Kraftwerk
  • “Mura Masa” — Mura Masa
  • “A Moment Apart” — Odesza
  • “What Now” — Sylvan Esso

Contemporary instrumental album

  • “What If” — the Jerry Douglas Band
  • “Spirit” — Alex Han
  • “Mount Royal” — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
  • WINNER: “Prototype” — Jeff Lorber Fusion
  • “Bad Hombre” — Antonio Sanchez

Rock performance

  • WINNER: “You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
  • “The Promise” — Chris Cornell
  • “Run” — Foo Fighters
  • “No Good” — Kaleo
  • “Go to War” — Nothing More

Metal performance

  • “Invisible Enemy” — August Burns Red
  • “Black Hoodie” — Body Count
  • “Forever” — Code Orange
  • WINNER: “Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
  • “Clockworks” — Meshuggah

Rock song

  • “Atlas, Rise!” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
  • “Blood in the Cut” — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
  • “Go to War” — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
  • WINNER: “Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
  • “The Stage” — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)

Rock album

  • “Emperor of Sand” — Mastodon
  • “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” — Metallica
  • “The Stories We Tell Ourselves” — Nothing More
  • “Villains” — Queens of the Stone Age
  • WINNER: “A Deeper Understanding” — the War on Drugs

Alternative music album

  • “Everything Now” — Arcade Fire
  • “Humanz” — Gorillaz
  • “American Dream” — LCD Soundsystem
  • “Pure Comedy” — Father John Misty
  • WINNER: “Sleep Well Beast” — The National

R&B performance

  • “Get You” — Daniel Caesar featuring Kali Uchis
  • “Distraction” — Kehlani
  • “High” — Ledisi
  • WINNER: “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars
  • “The Weekend” — SZA

Traditional R&B performance

  • “Laugh and Move On” — the Baylor Project
  • WINNER: “Redbone” — Childish Gambino
  • “What I’m Feelin'” — Anthony Hamilton featuring the Hamiltones
  • “All the Way” — Ledisi
  • “Still” — Mali Music

R&B song

  • “First Began” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
  • “Location” — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
  • “Redbone” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
  • “Supermodel” — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
  • WINNER: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Urban contemporary album

  • “Free 6lack” — 6lack
  • “Awaken, My Love!” — Childish Gambino
  • “American Teen” — Khalid
  • “Ctrl” — SZA
  • WINNER: “Starboy” — the Weeknd

R&B album

  • “Freudian” — Daniel Caesar
  • “Let Love Rule” — Ledisi
  • WINNER: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
  • “Gumbo” — PJ Morton
  • “Feel the Real’ — Musiq Soulchild

Rap performance

  • “Bounce Back” — Big Sean
  • “Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B
  • “4:44” — Jay-Z
  • WINNER: “Humble.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “Bad and Boujee” — Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert

Rap/sung performance

  • “Prblms” — 6lack
  • “Crew” — Goldlink featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
  • “Family Feud” — Jay-Z featuring Beyoncé
  • WINNER: “Loyalty.” — Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna
  • “Love Galore” — SZA featuring Travis Scott

Rap song

  • “Bodak Yellow” — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
  • “Chase Me” — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer, songwriters (Danger Mouse featuring Run the Jewels & Big Boi)
  • WINNER: “Humble.” — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)
  • “Sassy” — E. Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
  • “The Story of O.J.” — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Rap album

  • “4:44” — Jay-Z
  • WINNER: “Damn.” — Kendrick Lamar
  • “Culture” — Migos
  • “Laila’s Wisdom” — Rapsody
  • “Flower Boy” — Tyler, the Creator



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