Bruno Mars shines brightest at 60th Grammy Awards in New York City

Bruno Mars shines brightest at the 60th Grammy Awards Bruno Mars.

Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for best rap album for “Damn”.

Rachel Bay Jones.

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars, center, and his musical collaborators.

Chris Stapleton

Michael Park, from left, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Rachel Bay Jones and Kristolyn Lloyd

Jennifer Laura Thompson

Michael Park.

Kendrick Lamar.

Kristolyn Lloyd.

Jonathan Yip, left, Ray Romulus, Jeremy Reeves and Ray Charles McCullough II, of The Stereotypes.

The Lost Bayou Ramblers.

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Dave Chappelle.

A Ladysmith Black Mambazo member.

Justin Hurwitz

Danny Bennett, left, Tony Bennett and Das Bennett.

Greg Kurstin accepts the producer of the year, non-classical award.

Jamie Rabineau poses in the press room with the best music video award for Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble”.

Troy Sanders, from left, Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor of Mastodon pose in the press room with the best metal performance award for “Sultan’s Curse”

James Fauntleroy, poses with the best R&B song award for ‘That’s What I Like’

Alessia Cara.

Zoe Manville, from back left, John Gourley, Jason Wade Sechrist, Zachary Scott Carothers, Kyle O’Quin, front left, and Eric Howk of Portugal

Ben Platt.

TweetFacebookScroll down for all the winnersBruno Mars’ star is burning brighter than most as the souland funk maestrocelebratesa truly golden night at the annual Grammy Awards. Mars wonthecoveted album of the year, presented by U2’s Bono and the Edge, forhis24K Magicalbum and enjoyeda clean sweep at the music industry’s night of nightsin New York.

Held at Madison Square Garden, the 60th Grammy Awards weredominated by Mars and his chart-topping third album.

The 32-year-old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producerwent in to the annual awards ceremonywith six nominations and strutted away with the top honour as well as record of the year and R&B album of the yearfor24K Magic,plus song of the year, R&B song of the year and best R&B performance forThat’s What I Like.

Music industry heavyweight Jay-Z, who has won 21 Grammys throughout his career (from 74 nominations), was nominated in eight categories butwent home empty-handed.

Bruno Mars accepts the award for album of the year for 24K Magic at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. Photo: AP

Fellow multiple-nominee Kendrick Lamar’senormous purple patch continued with five Grammy wins,including best rap album forDAMN, music video, rap song and rap performance for his songHumbleand the rap/sung award forLoyalty,featuringRihanna.

Jay-Z’s4:44, Lamar’sDAMN, Childish Gambino’sAwaken, My Love!and Lorde’sMelodramawere also nominated for best album.

READ MOREShaggy ditches Hunter winery show for Grammys gig with StingGrammys 2018: The arrivalsLorde,who in 2014 won song of the year and best pop solo performance forRoyals, wasup against the biggest names in pop and rapfor this year’s coveted album of the year award.The 21-year-old New Zealander watched on from the audience as Mars finished the night with all the applause.

The sole n winner wasHillsongWorship, winning the Grammy for best contemporary christian music performance/songforWhat A Beautiful Name.The group, which formed out of Sydney’sHillsongchurch, has enjoyed enormous success with their Christian-inspired music and concerts.

Kendrick Lamar (right) opens the 60th Grammy Awards. Photo: AP

“This is an absolutely incredible honour,” said Hillsong Worship’s BrookeLigertwood, who accepted the award with fellow member Ben Fielding.The award is given to artists and songwriters of new contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop or Christian rock singles or tracks.

Sydney trioMansionair, who collaboratedwith electronic duoOdesza on the songLine Of Sight, were nominatedfor best dance recording. The award was won by LCD SoundsystemforTonite.

n artists Sia(best song written for visual media)and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds(best music film) were also edged out by Lin-Manuel Miranda for the songHow Far I’ll Go(from the filmMoana) and theThe Defiant Onesrespectively. Sia was nominated for the songNever Give Upfrom the 2016 filmLion, and Cave’s group forOne More Time With Feeling. It was Sia’seighth Grammy nomination since 2013.

Before introducing Kesha’s live performance, singer and actress Janelle Monaedelivereda passionate message, addressing the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements.”We have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well,” Monae said.

Bruno Mars (left) and Cardi B perform “Finesse” at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden. Photo: AP

“Let’s work together, women and men, as a united music industry committed to creating safe working environments, equal pay and access for all women.We are also daughters, wives,mothers, sisters and human beings.We come in peace but we meanbusiness. And to those who would dare try tosilence us, we offer you two words –Time’s Up.”

U2 –winners of 23Grammy awards from 46 nominations –amped up the huge spectacle, performinglive on a bargeoutside the venue with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Back at Madison Square Garden for the first time in 15 years, the awards opened with avisually stunning performance by 30-year-old Lamar.

Lady Gagadedicated herperformance ofJoanneandMillion Reasons(withMarkRonsonon guitar) to her father’s late sister, while Sting sang1987’sEnglishmen in New Yorkaccompanied by Shaggy). Texan guitaristGary Clark jnrand theLate Show’s Jon Batiste delivered a heartfelt tribute to late music legendsChuck Berry and Fats Domino, playingDomino’s 1955 hitAin’t That a ShameandBerry’sMaybelline.

Pink, Sam Smith, Elton John performingTiny Danceraccompanied by Miley Cyrus,SZA and ChildishGambino a.k.a Donald Glover (who earlier won the award for traditional R&B performance for his songRedbone)all performed live at thetypically star-studded event, which was hosted byThe Late Late Show’s James Corden.

Leonard Cohen, who died in November, 2016, won the rock performance award forYou Want It Darker. Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who died last May, was nominated in the same category for his songThe Promise.Glen Campbell was also posthumouslynominated forArkansasFarmboyin the American roots performance category, won by Alabama Shakes forKiller Diller Blues.

Chris Stapleton was a popular winner inthe country album categoryforFrom A Room: Volume 1. Stapleton and EmmylouHarris also performed a tribute to the late Tom Petty, a multiple Grammy nominee and three-time winner, who died on October 2.

Other winners includedEd Sheeran for his chart-toppingalbum÷(pop vocal album) and the songShape of You(solo performance). Canadian singer and songwriterAlessia Cara took out best new artist.

The National won the alternative music album category withSleep Well Beast;Foo Fighters, currently touring , won the rock song category withRunand Mastadon won best metal performance withSultan’s Curse. The War OnDrugs’A Deeper Understandingwon the rock album award.

Kali Uchis attends the Universal Music Group’s 2018 After Party for the Grammy Awards. Photo: Photo by John Salangsang/Invision for UMG/AP Images

The2018 Grammy winnersAlbum of the Year:“24K Magic” — Bruno MarsRecord of the Year:“24K Magic” — Bruno MarsSong 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 CaraBest Pop Solo Performance:“Shape of You” — Ed SheeranBest Pop Duo/Group Performance:“Feel It Still” — Portugal. The ManBest Traditional Pop Vocal Album:“Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” — Various Artists; Dae Bennett, producerBest Pop Vocal Album:“÷” — Ed SheeranBest Dance Recording:“Tonite” — LCD SoundsystemBest Dance/Electronic Album:“3-D The Catalogue” — KraftwerkBest Contemporary Instrumental Album:“Prototype” — Jeff Lorber FusionBest Rock Performance:“You Want It Darker” — Leonard CohenBest Metal Performance:“Sultan’s Curse” — MastodonBest Rock Song:“Run” — Foo Fighters, songwritersBest Rock Album:“A Deeper Understanding” — The War on DrugsBest Alternative Music Album:“Sleep Well Beast” — The NationalBest R&B Performance:“That’s What I Like” — Bruno MarsBest Traditional R&B Performance:“Redbone” — Childish GambinoBest 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 WeekndBest R&B Album:“24K Magic” — Bruno MarsBest Rap Performance:“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick LamarBest Rap/Sung Performance:“LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar featuring RihannaBest Rap Song:“HUMBLE.” — K. Duckworth, Asheton Hogan and M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)Best Rap Album:“DAMN.” — Kendrick LamarBest Country Solo Performance:“Either Way” — Chris StapletonBest Country Duo/Group Performance:“Better Man” — Little Big TownBest Country Song:“Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)Best Country Album:“From A Room: Volume 1” — Chris StapletonBest New Age Album:“Dancing on Water” — Peter KaterBest Improvised Jazz Solo:“Miles Beyond” — John McLaughlin, soloistBest Jazz Vocal Album:“Dreams and Daggers” — Cécile McLorin SalvantBest Jazz Instrumental Album:“Rebirth” — Billy ChildsBest Large Jazz Ensemble Album:“Bringin’ It” — Christian McBride Big BandBest Latin Jazz Album:“Jazz Tango” — Pablo Ziegler TrioBest Gospel Performance/Song:“Never Have to Be Alone” — CeCe Winans; Dwan Hill & Alvin Love III, songwritersBest Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:“What a Beautiful Name” — Hillsong Worship; Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood, songwritersBest Gospel Album:“Let Them Fall in Love” — CeCe WinansBest Contemporary Christian Music Album:“Chain Breaker” — Zach WilliamsBest Roots Gospel Album:“Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope” — Reba McEntireBest Latin Pop Album:“El Dorado” — ShakiraBest Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album:“Residente” — ResidenteBest Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano):“Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas” — Aida CuevasBest Tropical Latin Album:“Salsa Big Band” — Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado y OrquestaBest American Roots Performance:“Killer Diller Blues” — Alabama ShakesBest 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 UnitBest Bluegrass Album: tie,“Laws of Gravity” — The Infamous Stringdusters and “All the Rage — In Concert Volume One” — Rhonda Vincent and the RageBest Traditional Blues Album:“Blue & Lonesome” — The Rolling StonesBest Contemporary Blues Album:“TajMo” — Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’Best Folk Album:“Mental Illness” — Aimee MannBest Regional Roots Music Album:“Kalenda” — Lost Bayou RamblersBest Reggae Album:“Stony Hill” — Damian “Jr. Gong” MarleyBest World Music Album:“Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration” — Ladysmith Black MambazoBest Children’s Album:“Feel What U Feel” — Lisa LoebBest Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books and Storytelling):“The Princess Diarist” — Carrie FisherBest Comedy Album:“The Age of Spin/Deep in the Heart of Texas” — Dave ChappelleBest 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 ArtistsBest Score Soundtrack for Visual Media:“La La Land” — Justin Hurwitz, composerBest 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 KurstinBest 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 FrostBest 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 OrchestraBest Classical Instrumental Solo:“Transcendental” — Daniil TrifonovBest 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, producerBest Contemporary Classical Composition:“Viola Concerto” — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero and Nashville Symphony)Best Music Video:“HUMBLE.” — Kendrick LamarBest Music Film:“The Defiant Ones” — Various Artists

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