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Bruno Mars pulled off a clean sweep of album, record and song of the year categories at the 2018 Grammy Awards on Sunday night, upsetting odds-favourites Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z to take home the evening’s three most prestigious awards. The 24K Magic singer won all six awards he was nominated for, while Lamar went home with five and Jay-Z, who had the most nominations of any performer with eight, was left empty-handed.

The industry seized on its annual gala to rally on behalf of the growing women’s movement against sexual harassment, with pop singer Kesha delivering a fierce performance about her own abuse story.

 

Mars won all of the awards for which he was in the running on what was expected to be a major night for hip-hop, which for the first time dominated nominations for the major categories.

 

But the industry either preferred Mars, or the vote for rappers split. Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, who had led with eight nominations, ended the night empty-handed.

 

Kendrick Lamar for the second time swept all rap categories but failed to win the general prizes. His five awards included Best Rap Album for “DAMN.,” a turn to a classic hip-hop sound.

 

Lamar opened the televised gala with a frenetic show, spitting out his verses as he was joined by U2 frontman Bono amid a sea of kung fu dancers who later fell to the ground as if struck by bullets.

 

The complete list of winners from the 60th Grammy Awards:

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

Best new artist - Alessia Cara

Best rap album - “DAMN.,” Kendrick Lamar

Best rap performance - “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

Best rap song - “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

Best rap/sung performance - “LOYALTY.,” Kendrick Lamar featuring Rihanna

Best R&B album - “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

Best R&B song - “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

Best R&B performance - “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars

Best urban contemporary album - “Starboy,” the Weeknd

Best pop vocal album  - “÷ (Divide),” Ed Sheeran

Best pop solo performance - “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran

Best pop duo/group performance - “Feel It Still,” Portugal. The Man

Best traditional pop vocal album - “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” various artists

Best rock album - “A Deeper Understanding,” the War on Drugs

Best rock song - “Run,” Foo Fighters

Best rock performance - “You Want It Darker,” Leonard Cohen

Best alternative music album - “Sleep Well Beast,” the National

Best country album - “From A Room: Volume 1,” Chris Stapleton

Best country song  - “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton

Best country solo performance - “Either Way,” Chris Stapleton

Best country duo/group performance  - “Better Man,” Little Big Town

Best dance/electronic album - “3-D the Catalogue,” Kraftwerk

Best dance recording  - “Tonite,” LCD Soundsystem

Best comedy album  - “The Age of Spin & Deep in the Heart of Texas,” Dave Chappelle

Best music video  - “HUMBLE.,” Kendrick Lamar

Best contemporary instrumental album - “Prototype,” Jeff Lorber Fusion

Best metal performance - “Sultan’s Curse,” Mastodon

Best traditional R&B performance - “Redbone,” Childish Gambino

Best new age album - “Dancing on Water,” Peter Kater

Best jazz vocal album  - “Dreams and Daggers,” Cécile McLorin Salvant

Best improvised jazz solo - “Miles Beyond,” John McLaughlin

Best jazz instrumental album  - “Rebirth,” Billy Childs

Best large jazz ensemble album  - “Bringin’ It,” Christian McBride Big Band

Best Latin jazz album  - “Jazz Tango,” Pablo Ziegler Trio

Best gospel performance/song - “Never Have to be Alone,” CeCe Winans

Best contemporary Christian music performance/song - “What A Beautiful Name,” Hillsong Worship

Best gospel album - “Let Them Fall in Love,” CeCe Winans

Best contemporary Christian music album - “Chain Breaker,” Zach Williams

Best roots gospel album - “Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope,” Reba McEntire

Best Latin pop album - “El Dorado,” Shakira

Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album - “Residente,” Residente

Best regional Mexican music album (including Tejano) - “Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas,” Aida Cuevas

Best tropical Latin album - “Salsa Big Band,” Rubén Blades con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta

Best American roots performance  - “Killer Diller Blues,” Alabama Shakes

Best American roots song  - “If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Best Americana album -  “The Nashville Sound,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

Best bluegrass album - “Laws of Gravity,” the Infamous Stringdusters

“All the Rage — In Concert Volume One (Live),” Rhonda Vincent and the Rage

Best traditional blues album - “Blue & Lonesome,” the Rolling Stones

Best contemporary blues album -“TajMo,” Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’

Best folk album - “Mental Illness,” Aimee Mann

Best regional roots music album - “Kalenda,” Lost Bayou Ramblers

Best reggae album  - “Stony Hill,” Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley

Best world music album  - “Shaka Zulu Revisited: 30th Anniversary Celebration,” Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Best children’s album  - “Feel What U Feel,” Lisa Loeb

Best spoken word album (includes poetry, audio books & storytelling)  - “The Princess Diarist,” Carrie Fisher

Best musical theatre album - “Dear Evan Hansen,” original Broadway cast recording

Best compilation soundtrack for visual media  - “La La Land,” various artists

Best score soundtrack for visual media  - “La La Land,” Justin Hurwitz

Best song written for visual media  - “How Far I’ll Go,” Auli’i Cravalho

Best instrumental composition  - “Three Revolutions,” Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés

Best arrangement, instrumental or a cappella  - “Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (from ‘Catch Me If You Can’),” John Williams

Best arrangement, instruments and vocals  - “Putin,” Randy Newman

Best recording package - “Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition),” Father John Misty, El Orisha de la Rosa,” Magín Díaz

Best boxed or special limited edition package  - “The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition,” various artists

Best album notes - “Live At the Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings,” Otis Redding

Best historical album - “Leonard Bernstein — The Composer,” Leonard Bernstein

Best engineered album, non-classical - “24K Magic,” Bruno Mars

Producer of the year, non-classical - Greg Kurstin

Best remixed recording  - “You Move (Latroit Remix),” Depeche Mode

Best surround sound album - “Early Americans,” Jane Ira Bloom

Best engineered album, classical - “Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio,” Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Producer of the year, classical - David Frost

Best orchestral performance - “Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5; Barber: Adagio,” Manfred Honeck

Best opera recording  - “Berg: Wozzeck,” Hans Graf, Roman Trekel & Anne Schwanewilms

Best choral performance - Bryars: The Fifth Century,” Donald Nally

Best classical instrumental solo  - “Transcendental,” Daniil Trifonov

Best chamber music/small ensemble performance - “Death & the Maiden,” Patricia Kopatchinskaja & the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Best classical solo vocal album -  “Crazy Girl Crazy,” Barbara Hannigan

Best classical compendium -  “Higdon: All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto,” Giancarlo Guerrero

Best contemporary classical composition -  “Viola Concerto,” Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony

Best music film  - “The Defiant Ones,” various artists

 

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