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

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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