Bruno Mars ended hip hop Grammy dreams

Posted January 29, 2018

And kicking off the 60th awards on Sunday, Kendrick Lamar gave a historic performance.

The 21-year-old from suburban Toronto told the music industry's gala: "I've been pretend-winning Grammys since I was a kid in my shower". The names of the victims were displayed behind them as they performed.

Dave Chappelle, who was part of Lamar's opening performance, won best comedy album during the televised show.

Janelle Monae may have provided one of the most memorable speeches as she took time to call out the Time's Up and #MeToo movements (which are working to end sexual harassment, sexual abuse and inequality in the workplace) during her introduction for Kesha's emotional performance of "Praying."

The performances were two of the show's serious moments. "Wow", Mars said. "I'd like to dedicate this award to (songwriters like Babyface, Teddy Riley Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis)".

Kesha, a best pop vocal album nominee who has been battling her former record producer Dr. Luke for years in US courts over allegations of emotional and sexual abuse, is expected to perform her emotional single Praying with Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and a full choir.

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"Black is attractive, hate is ugly", rapper Logic said onstage after performing the suicide prevention anthem ". - Best rap album: "DAMN.", Kendrick Lamar.

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.

"I just want to say there are some incredible artists out there making music that deserve to be acknowledged that don't always get acknowledged because of popularity contests or numbers games and that's kind of unfortunate", she said.

McEntire won an early Grammy for best roots gospel album for, "Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope".

Kesha, a best pop vocal album nominee who has been battling her former record producer Dr. Luke for years in U.S. courts over allegations of emotional and sexual abuse, is expected to perform her emotional single Praying with Cyndi Lauper, Julia Michaels and a full choir.

Childish Gambino, the alter ego of actor Donald Glover, won his first ever Grammy for "Redbone" which was named best traditional R&B performance.

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Host James Corden said the show had the "most diverse group of nominees" in Grammy history, which rapper and music mogul P Diddy also celebrated online.

Lamar's 2012 debut album, "Good Kid, M.A.A.D".

- Best urban contemporary album: "Starboy", The Weeknd.

Bruno Mars, 32, and Cardi B, 25, turned up the volume at the 2018 Grammy Awards on January 28 in New York City!

Double winners included Jason Isbell, Justin Hurwitz, CeCe Winans and Chris Stapleton.

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