60th Grammys Wrap Up

January 31, 2018 | By Davis Lemieux

The 60th Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden for the second year in a row, was a night of rap, remembrance, and a trip to Mars. 

 

Bruno Mars came out on top, unexpected for some, sweeping the major categories with wins in Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, as well as both Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance.

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Other notable winners included the late Carrie Fisher, winning spoken Word Album of the Year for “The Princess Diarist,” the late Leonard Cohen who won Best Rock Performance for “You Want It Darker,” and The Foo Fighters won Best Rock Song for “Run.” 

 

The performances were varied, from a riveting Elton John and Miley Cyrus combo to a spectacular tribute by Maren Morris. Other performers included rappers Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar, both of whom won Grammys of their own, for Best Traditional R&B Performance for Gambino and an impressive four wins for Lamar — Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
 

If you didn’t have time to watch the 4 hour show in its entirety, here is a quick selection of the songs worth a listen. 

 

The Foo Fighters “Run”

Bruno Mars “Thats What I Like”

The National “Nobody Else Will Be There”

Kendrick Lamar “Humble”

Leonard Cohen “You Want It Darker” 

Ed Sheeran's “Shape of you.” 

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