Publicado: Mar, Enero 30, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Grammys: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar among winners

Grammys: Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar among winners

Kendrick also took part in the show's politically-charged opening, in which he performed his song "XXX." with some help from U2's Bono and the Edge and a huge crowd of soldiers in fatigues, backed by images of the American flag. A somewhat less clear prize, when in that category were Million reasons, of Lady Gaga, or What about us, of Pink. Dozens of artists and music industry players also sported white roses in support of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements against sexual abuse and harassment. The song Humble took best rap performance, best song and best video.

HIGH - The positivity, enthusiasm and energy brought forth by award victor Bruno Mars was contagious.

"To those who would dare try to silence us, we offer two words: Time's Up. Women and men as a united music industry, committed to creating safe work environments, equal pay and access for all women".

The night's other pivotal moment was a tribute to the music-loving victims of the tragedies in Manchester and Las Vegas. Emmy and Golden Globe victor Childish Gambino, who picked up best traditional R&B performance, gave a smooth and sultry performance of "Terrified" in all-white featuring screeching high notes.

At the 2016 ceremony, Lamar had dished out an equally memorable performance - with extras cast as members of a chain gang and his band members performing from jail cells. Morris, 27, told the audience, "We all performed in Las Vegas that tragic weekend, and we wanted to come together and honor the memory of the lovely, music-loving souls so cruelly taken from us".

"My father, if you're watching this, I love you", said Mars.

Taking on the braggadocious style of a rapper in the song, Mars addresses "playas", "hustlas" and "gangstas" as he describes arriving at a party where the sight of hot women is "waking up the rocket" in his trousers.

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Jay Z declined, but the other three artists are expected to perform solo at the ceremony on Monday afternoon (NZ time). Mars won best R&B album, best R&B performance and best R&B song in the pre-telecast Sunday in New York City.

Album of the Year: Lots of people confuse this category with Record of the Year, because we like to use the words "record" and "album" interchangeably.

"That's What I Like" was written by Mars, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip. "Hopefully I could feel that again and see everybody dancing and everybody moving".

Lamar also took home best rap album with "DAMN".

Kesha performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. His "Chappelle's Show" was nominated for three Emmys in 2004 but won none. I guess Grammy voters remember young Bruno doing a neat job at his Super Bowl halftime gig back in 2014, or maybe they just liked hearing "24K Magic" at all of those wedding receptions last summer.

He also went off on Donald Trump's vile comments about immigrants from non-white nations, and addressed it by saying, "all the countries filled with culture and diversity and thousands of years of history".

Following the huge success a year ago of the London singer Adele, it was a disappointing night for British nominees, although the Halifax-born singer Ed Sheeran did win best pop vocal album with Divide and best solo performance with Shape Of You.

Another result that rankled: Ed Sheeran winning pop solo performance over Kesha and four other women.

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