Pop singer Bruno Mars is the big winner of the 60th Grammy Awards, last night in Madison Square Garden in New York. Rapper Kendrick Lamar is knocked out in a very creditable second place, while his genregenoot Jay Z the big loser is.
There were Sunday night in New York a whopping prizes were awarded in 84 categories. Looked at the number of nominations, and had Jay Z the great slokop should be – he was, after all, eight times nominated. But ultimately he went with not a single statuette home.
Bruno Mars pulled out in the end though, all of the categories within which he was nominated: album of the year (’24K Magic’), recording of the year (’24K Magic), song of the year (“That’s What I Like’), best R&B performance (’That’s What I Like’), best R&B song (’That’s What I Like’) and best R&B album (’24K Magic’). With six Grammy’s he is the big winner of the evening.
Also Kendrick Lamar should of a successful evening talk: he put up seven nominations in five Grammy’s. He wrote the categories of best rapuitvoering (’Humble’), best rap/sung performance – for a collaboration or duet between a rapper and a singer(es) – (’Loyalty’ with Rihanna), best raplied (’Humble’), best rapalbum (’Damn’), and best music video (’Humble’) to his name.
Other winners in major categories include Alessia Cara as best new artist, Ed Sheeran with the best solo performance (’Shape of You’) and best pop album (’Divide’), The War on Drugs with the best rockalbum (’A Deeper Understanding’), The National with the best alternative album (’Sleep Well Beast’) and Kraftwerk with the best electronic/dance album (’3-D ‘ The Catalogue’).
In addition, there were two Grammy Awards posthumously awarded. The december 2016 death Carrie Fisher, famous for her role as princess Leia from Star Wars got the prize for best album with spoken word for her audiobook ‘The Princess Diarist, ” in which she anecdotes tells us about the popular film series. Leonard Cohen, who in november 2016 died, won best rockuitvoering with his song ‘You want it ‘ Darker’, that three weeks before his death was released.
The award ceremony of the Grammy’s was presented by comedian and talkshowpresentator James Corden. The show was nearly 3.5 hours was graced with performances by, among others, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Elton John, Pink and Rihanna.