Published: Mon, January 29, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Who Dominated 2018 Grammy Awards

Who Dominated 2018 Grammy Awards

The song-and-dance man from Hawaii won all six awards he was nominated for on Sunday night, including the three most prestigious Grammys for song ("That's What I Like"), record ("24K Magic") and album of the year.

Jay-Z, the leading nominee with eight, walked away empty handed.

"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", he said. Earlier this week, key music executives called on artists and employees to wear a white rose at the Grammys in support of Time's Up and #MeToo, the movements against sexual abuse and harassment.

Pop singer Alessia Cara became the first Canadian to win Best New Artist at Grammys, where actress Carrie Fisher and singer Leonard Cohen won a posthumous honour each.

The 60th annual GRAMMY AWARDS returned to NEW YORK CITY for the first time in 15 years, kicking off with KENDRICK LAMAR joined by U2 for a snippet of "American Soul" and DAVE CHAPPELLE for some on-stage encouragement for a rousing opening tonight.

Kendrick's best rap album speech: "I thought it was about the accolades and the cars and the clothes, but it's really about expressing yourself and putting that paint on the canvas for the world to evolve for the next listener, for the next generation".

Lamar was nominated for seven awards this year.

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The losses by Lamar and Jay-Z in the top categories marked another year when pop music won over more socially incisive work. - Best rap song: "HUMBLE.", Kendrick Lamar.

"We come in peace but we mean business". "And to those who would dare try to silence us, we say, 'Time's up.'".

Earlier in the ceremony, country singers Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne performed a moving rendition of Eric Clapton's Grammy winning "Tears in Heaven" as a tribute to the victims of a mass shooting at a music fest in Las Vegas previous year. The performance, with best new artist victor Alessia Cara and Khalid, included a group of suicide attempt and loss survivors selected by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Sting sang a 30-year-old hit and the majority of rock's references were about artists who had died like Chuck Berry, Fats Domino and Tom Petty.

Soon after, he won during the telecast for Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna.

The show, hosted by James Corden, also featured some comedy.

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The National won best alternative album for Sleep Well Beast. He dedicated his win to songwriters who have made history in R&B music, including Babyface, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.

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