Bruno Mars beats Lorde for Album of the Year Grammy Award

Howard TerryJan 30, 2018

The show started with soldiers marching onstage before an American flag, as Lamar performed a medley of his hits including XXX.

Aside from his killer performance, Lamar swept up an astounding five Grammys including, Best Music Video for "HUMBLE.", Best Rap Performance for "HUMBLE.", Best Rap Song for "HUMBLE.", Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna, and Best Rap Album for DAMN.

"These guys show me the game from close and from afar", he said, before closing off with, "Jay for President".

There was no hip hop hurray Sunday night. In fact comedian Dave Chappelle while presenting the award for Best Rap Album mentioned about the awesome performance by the duet.

HIGH - Bruno Mars surprised many by beating out heavy favorites like Kendrick Lamar and Lorde by taking home the awards for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Records of the Year. He also won Record of the Year Award for title track "24K Magic".

Mars is the 27th male solo act to win Album of the Year, groups and collaborations claimed it 16 years and female soloists a mere 14 times.

Pop star Kesha also gave a powerful, stirring performance of her single Praying, which addresses her own experience of surviving abuse.

The second best accessory of the night? They previously won an album of the year Grammy for Some Girls in 1978.

- Best rock album: 'A Deeper Understanding, ' The War on Drugs.

Rap became the biggest music genre in the United States in 2017, Nielsen Music reported.

No category gets music lovers' dander up like best new artist and this year was no exception. The singer triumphed over the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Foo Fighters. I guess Grammy voters remember young Bruno doing a neat job at his Super Bowl halftime gig back in 2014, or maybe they just liked hearing "24K Magic" at all of those wedding receptions last summer.

Fisher beat Bruce Springsteen's audiobook of his autobiography Born To Runand Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders and Mark Ruffalo.

The early 2018 Grammy ratings are out, and the numbers are down big time. Chapelle would go on to win Best Comedy album after performances by Pink and Cardi B and Bruno Mars. The singers paid homage to the "Me Too" and "Time's Up" movement, as they sang in unison before a chorus of women all dressed in white.

Hosted by James Corden, the 60th annual Grammy Awards were aired live from New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday January 28, 2018.

- Best traditional pop vocal album: "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90", various artists.

Dr. Luke has repeatedly denied Kesha's allegations.

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