#GRAMMYs: Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar Big Win and JAY-Z’s Big Snub

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Jay-Z performs at the grassroots rally in support of President Barack Obama at the Nationwide Arena on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision/AP)

Yesterday, the world’s most glamorous music award show was held in New York.

Winning a Grammy is every musician’s dream and as the award was being handed out yesterday, a rather gloomy picture for hip-hop powerhouse,  JAY-Z took shape.

The 4:44 hitmaker went into the Grammy night as being the most nominated artiste with 8 nominations in total in categories that included Album of the Year.

But as Grammy after Grammy were being handed out with his name being mentioned, it became clear that JAY-Z will be the 2017 VGMA version of Medikal.

Rather, the night’s big win is Bruno Mars who picked the Grammy for Album of the Year, Record of The Year, Song of the Year, R&B album for “24K Magic”, R&B Song, and  R&B performance for”That’s What I Like.”

Kendrick Lamar also did pull his weight by taking home five Grammy’s. He won the Grammy for Rap Album of the Year, Rap/sung Performance of the Year, Rap Song of the Year, Rap performance (single or track) and Music Video of the Year for “Humble”.

Here’s a full list of the 2018 Grammy winners:

Album of the year

“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

 

Record of the year

“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

 

Song of the year

“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

 

Country album

“From a Room, Vol. 1,” Chris Stapleton

 

New artist

Alessia Cara

 

Comedy album

“The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Dave Chappelle

 

Rap album

“DAMN.,” Kendrick Lamar

 

New artist

Alessia Cara

 

Rap/sung performance

“Loyalty,” Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna

 

Pop solo performance

“Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran

 

Pop vocal album

“÷,” Ed Sheeran

 

 

Traditional pop vocal album

“Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” various artists

 

Pop duo/group performance

“Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man

 

Country song

“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton

 

Country solo performance

“Either Way,” Chris Stapleton

 

Country duo/group performance

“Better Man,” Little Big Town

 

Rap song

“HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

 

Rap performance (single or track)

“HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

 

R&B album

“24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

 

 

Urban contemporary album

“Starboy,” The Weeknd

 

R&B song

“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

 

Traditional R&B performance

“Redbone,” Childish Gambino

 

R&B performance

“That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

 

Alternative music album

“Sleep Well Beast,” The National

 

Rock album

“A Deeper Understanding,” The War on Drugs

 

Rock song

“Run,” Foo Fighters

 

Metal performance

“Sultan’s Curse,” Mastodon

 

Rock performance (single or track)

“You Want It Darker,” Leonard Cohen

 

American roots song

“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

 

American roots performance

“Killer Diller Blues,” Alabama Shakes

 

Contemporary Christian album

“Chain Breaker,” Zach Williams

 

Gospel album

“Let Them Fall in Love,” CeCe Winans

 

Jazz instrumental album

“Rebirth,” Billy Childs

 

New age album

“Dancing on Water,” Peter Kater

 

Song written for visual media

“How Far I’ll Go (Moana),” Lin-Manuel Miranda

 

 

Score soundtrack for visual media

“La La Land”

 

Compilation soundtrack for visual media

“La La Land”

 

Musical theater album

“Dear Evan Hansen”

 

Spoken word album

“The Princess Diarist,” Carrie Fisher

 

Latin pop album

“El Dorado,” Shakira

 

Music film

“The Defiant Ones,” various artists

 

Music video

“HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

 

Contemporary instrumental album

“Prototype,” Jeff Lorber Fusion

 

Dance/electronic album

“3-D The Catalogue,” Kraftwerk

 

Dance recording

“Tonite,” LCD Soundsystem

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