Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018|7:57 p.m.
New York City– Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” is giving the singer a solid gold night at the Grammys: He’s won five of the six awards he’s nominated for, and is still up for album of the year.
Mars won two of three greatest awards Sunday– record of the year for “24K Magic” and tune of the year for “That’s What I Like”– on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
” My dad, if you’re enjoying this, I enjoy you,” stated Mars. “This is for the fans.”
Kendrick Lamar also got 5 awards, including finest rap album for “DAMN.” and finest rap/sung efficiency for “Commitment,” with Rihanna.
” This is special guy. I got a great deal of people in this structure that I still admire today,” stated Lamar, naming Jay-Z, Nas and Diddy as motivations.
At the end, Lamar closed with: “Jay for president.”
In the pre-telecast, Lamar won best rap tune, finest rap efficiency and finest music video for “SIMPLE.”
Lamar, chosen for seven awards, started the Grammys with a powerful and poignant efficiency featuring video screens displaying a waving American flag behind him, as background dancers dressed as army soldiers marched and moved behind. He was joined Sunday by U2’s Bono and The Edge, as well as Dave Chappelle– who informed jokes in between Lamar’s performance.
At one point, Lamar’s background dancers, worn red, were shot down as he rapped lyrics, later coming back to life as fire burst to end the six-minute efficiency.
Kesha gave a passionate performance at the Grammy Awards with the aid of powerful females behind her, consisting of the Resistance Revival Chorus.
She was joined by Cyndi Lauper, Camila Cabello, Julia Michaels, Andra Day and Bebe Rexha for her Grammy-nominated song, “Hoping.” Dressed in white, they won over the audience and hugged at the song’s end as some audience members sobbed, consisting of Hailee Steinfeld.
Kesha, who made her first pair of Grammy nominations this year, has remained in a legal war with former producer and coach Dr. Luke. Janelle Monae introduced the efficiency with strong words.
” We come in peace however we imply company. To those who would attempt try to silence us, we provide two words: Time’s Up,” Monae stated. “It’s not just going on in Hollywood. It’s not just going on in Washington. It’s here in our industry, too.”
Before the efficiency, Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne carried out a psychological performance of Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven”– composed after his kid passed away– in honor of the 58 individuals who passed away at the Route 91 Harvest Celebration in Las Vegas in 2015. The names of the victims were displayed behind them as they performed.
The efficiencies were 2 of the program’s severe moments. Dozens of artists and music industry players also sported white roses in assistance of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements versus sexual abuse and harassment.
Sting’s efficiency was somewhat political as he sang his 1987 song, “Englishman in New York City,” which includes the lyrics, “Oh, I’m an alien, I’m a legal alien, I’m an Englishman in New York City.”
Mars provided an energetic and colorful performance of “Finesse” with breakthrough rapper Cardi B; Pink was a singing powerhouse while she sang “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Damaged”; and Rihanna, DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller collaborated for a dynamic efficiency of “Wild Thoughts.”
A shaking Alessia Cara won best brand-new artist, winning over SZA, Julia Michaels, Khalid and Lil Uzi Vert.
” Thank you to my moms and dads and my brother for thinking in me,” she stated, also prompting the crowd to “support genuine music and genuine artists due to the fact that everybody is worthy of the very same shot.”
Chris Stapleton won 3 awards, including finest nation album, finest nation tune and finest country solo efficiency.
” We constantly try to make excellent records … and I guess this is a testimony to that,” Stapleton stated.
The Rolling Stones picked up their 3rd profession Grammy– for best standard blues album for “Blue & & Lonesome,” while Ed Sheeran won best pop vocal album. Emmy and Golden Globe winner Childish Gambino, who got finest standard R&B efficiency, gave a smooth and sultry efficiency of “Terrified” in all-white featuring screeching high notes. Gambino was signed up with by young singer-actor, JD McCrary, who matched his vocals and sings on the original track.
Little Big Town, who sang their Taylor Swift-penned No. 1 hit “Better Man,” likewise won finest country duo/group efficiency with the tune. Girl Gaga won over the audience with a rousing efficiency of the tunes “Joanne” and “Million Reasons,” while Sam Smith provided an effective efficiency of the song “Pray
The Weeknd, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Reba McEntire, LCD Soundsystem, Portugal the Male and Shakira also won early awards. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, both Oscar and Tony winners, won finest musical theater album for “Dear Evan Hansen,” shared with Tony winner Ben Platt.
Chappelle won finest funny album throughout the telecasted show.
” I am honored to win an award, finally, and I wanted to thank everybody at Netflix, at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ at ‘The Chappelle Program,'” he stated.
Pups were passed to the losers of finest funny album, consisting of Jerry Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman and Jim Gaffigan.
Posthumous Grammys were likewise handed out to starlet Carrie Fisher, vocalist Leonard Cohen and engineer Tom Coyne, who worked on Mars’ “24K Magic” album. Double winners consisted of Jason Isbell, Justin Hurwitz and CeCe Winans.