Kendrick Lamar And Bruno Mars Won Big At The Grammys This Year

Many people were expecting Kendrick Lamar to clean up at the 2018 Grammy Awards – and for good reason, because that's exactly what happened.

The Compton rapper and Bruno Mars took home a bunch of awards this weekend – perhaps too many.

We’re not going to lie, it was amazing to watch the Kendrick walk off with five awards, but the fact that he was pipped to the post for Best Album by 24K Magic (which is very well produced, but still...) leaves us with a bitter aftertaste.

A bit like when "Redbone" by Childish Gambino lost in the Best R&B Record category to Bruno Mars and his hit "That’s What I Like". And in the same way, Starboy by The Weekend stole the award from Awaken, My Love! by Childish.

We could carry on ranting about the victory of Kraftwerk and their live disc which stopped Bonobo from winning the prize he so greatly deserved, or about the excellent Four Tet remix getting overlooked in favour of The xx. OR SZA being completely shut out!!

Album of the Year:

Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love! 
Jay Z - 4:44 
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
Lorde - Melodrama 
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Record of the Year:

Childish Gambino - "Redbone"
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee f/ Justin Bieber - "Despacito"
Jay Z - "The Story of O.J."
Kendrick Lamar - "Humble"
Bruno Mars - "24K Magic"

Song of the Year:

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee f/ Justin Bieber - "Despacito"
Jay Z - "4:44"
Julia Michaels - "Issues"
Logic f/ Alessia Cara and Khalid - "1-800-273-8255"
Bruno Mars - "That’s What I Like"

Best New Artist:

Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Rap Performance:

Big Sean - "Bounce Back"
Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
Jay Z - "4:44"
Kendrick Lamar - "Humble"
Migos f/ Lil Uzi Vert - "Bad and Boujee"

Best Rap/Sung Performance:

6LACK - "Prblms"
Goldlink f/ Brent Faiyaz, Shy Glizzy - "Crew"
Jay Z f/ Beyoncé - "Family Feud"
Kendrick Lamar f/ Rihanna - "Loyalty"
SZA f/ Travis Scott - "Love Galore"

Best Rap Song:

Cardi B - "Bodak Yellow"
Danger Mouse f/ Run the Jewels and Big Boi - "Chase Me"
Kendrick Lamar - "Humble"
Rapsody - "Sassy"
Jay Z - "The Story of O.J."

Best Rap Album:

Jay Z - 4:44
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
Migos - Culture
Rapsody - Laila’s Wisdom
Tyler, the Creator - Scum Fuck Flower Boy

Best R&B Performance:

Daniel Caesar f/ Kali Uchis - "Get You"
Kehlani - "Distraction"
Ledisi - "High"
Bruno Mars - "That’s What I Like"
SZA - "The Weekend"

Best Traditional R&B Performance:

The Baylor Project - "Laugh and Move On"
Childish Gambino - "Redbone"
Anthony Hamilton f/ The Hamiltones - "What I’m Feelin’"
Ledisi - "All the Way"
Mali Music - "Still"

Best R&B Song:

PJ Morton - "First Began"
Khalid - "Location"
Childish Gambino - "Redbone"
SZA - "Supermodel"
Bruno Mars - "That’s What I Like"

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

6LACK - Free 6LACK
Childish Gambino - Awaken, My Love!
Khalid - American Teen
SZA - Ctrl
The Weeknd - Starboy

Best R&B Album:

Daniel Caesar - Freudian
Ledisi - Let Love Rule
Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
PJ Morton - Gumbo
Musiq Soulchild - Feel the Real

Best Pop Solo Performance:

Kelly Clarkson - "Love So Soft"
Kesha - "Praying"
Lady Gaga - "Million Reasons"
P!nk - "What About Us"
Ed Sheeran - "Shape Of You"

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - "Something Just Like This"
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee f/ Justin Bieber - "Despacito"
Imagine Dragons - "Thunder"
Portugal. The Man - "Feel It Still"
Zedd & Alessia Cara - "Stay"

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album:

Michael Bublé - Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version)
Bob Dylan - Triplicate
Seth MacFarlane - In Full Swing
Sarah McLachlan - Wonderland
(Various Artists) -Tony Bennett Celebrates 90

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Coldplay - Kaleidoscope EP
Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life
Imagine Dragons - Evolve
Kesha - Rainbow
Lady Gaga - Joanne
Ed Sheeran - ÷ (Divide)

Best Dance Recording:

Bonobo f/ Innov Gnawa - "Bambro Koyo Ganda"
Camelphat & Elderbrook - "Cola"
Gorillaz f/ DRAM - "Andromeda"
LCD Soundsystem - "Tonite"
Odesza f/ WYNNE & Mansionair - "Line of Sight"

Best Dance/Electronic Album:

Bonobo - Migration
Kraftwerk - 3-D The Catalogue
Mura Masa - Mura Masa
Odesza - A Moment Apart
Sylvan Esso - What Now

Best Rock Performance:

Leonard Cohen - "You Want It Darker"
Chris Cornell - "The Promise"
Foo Fighters - "Run"
Kaleo - "No Good"
Nothing More - "Go To War"

Best Metal Performance:

August Burns Red - "Invisible Enemy"
Body Count - "Black Hoodie"
Code Orange - "Forever"
Mastodon - "Sultan’s Curse"
Meshuggah - "Clockworks"

Best Rock Song:

Metallica - "Atlas, Rise!"
K.Flay - "Blood In The Cut"
Nothing More - "Go To War"
Foo Fighters - "Run"
Avenged Sevenfold - "The Stage"

Best Rock Album:

Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand
Metallica - Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Nothing More - The Stories We Tell Ourselves
Queens Of The Stone Age - Villains
The War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

Best Alternative Music Album:

Arcade Fire - Everything Now
Gorillaz - Humanz
LCD Soundsystem American Dream
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
The National - Sleep Well Beast

Best Remix:

"Can’t Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix)" - Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
"Funk O' De Funk (SMLE Remix)" - SMLE, remixers (Bobby Rush)
"Undercover (Adventure Club Remix)" - Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (Kehlani)
"A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix)" - Four Tet, remixer (The xx)
"You Move (Latroit Remix)" - Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode)

Producer of the Year, non-classical:

Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Music Video:

"Up All Night" — Beck
"Makeba" — Jain
"The Story Of O.J." — Jay-Z
"Humble." — Kendrick Lamar
"1-800-273-8255" — Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

Best Music Film:

The Defiant Ones
One More Time With Feeling
Long Strange Trip
Soundbreaking
Two Trains Runnin'

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